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Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Tales from Around the World
     

Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Tales from Around the World

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by Janna Graber
 

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Adventure can mean so many things. For some, it means climbing the peaks of Tibet, sailing the open seas or cycling through Europe. For others, adventure is conquering a fear or pushing yourself to a whole new level. And for many, adventure means bravely stepping into the unknown of a new culture, language or setting. Adventure travel, in its essence, means pushing

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Adventure can mean so many things. For some, it means climbing the peaks of Tibet, sailing the open seas or cycling through Europe. For others, adventure is conquering a fear or pushing yourself to a whole new level. And for many, adventure means bravely stepping into the unknown of a new culture, language or setting. Adventure travel, in its essence, means pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone to experience something novel and worthwhile. Join the wild, bumpy ride during these 24 adventures of a lifetime. • Get chased by monkeys in Indonesia • See what happens when you're stranded in the Gobi Desert • Play a game of naked Frisbee with a tribe in New Guinea • Hang out with polar bears in the frozen lands of Manitoba • Say goodbye to your love on a final trip to Venice • Get hopelessly lost during a scary jungle hike in Hawaii • Stare history in the face uncovering your roots in Latvia • Watch over your back for hippos on a Ugandan safari • Attempt to sail across Australia's wild Bass Strait • Travel by camel with the "Blue Men" of Mali • Step foot in Antarctica among icebergs and penguins And many more... Contributors include: • Robert N. Jenkins • Michael Engelhard • Kimberley Lovato • James Michael Dorsey • Todd Pitock • Maggie Cooper • Mariusz Stankiewicz • Erin Byrne • Darrin DuFord • Dan Leeth • Asia Nichols • Bruce Northam • Claire Ibarra • Mim Swartz • Janna Graber • Richard McCulloch • David Richard Teece • Gina Kremer • Peter Mandel • Aaron Paulson • Nayanna Chakrbarty

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"Two dozen pithy tales take the reader on different adventures around our globe. Written by travel correspondents, each with a different personality, one gains a kaleidoscopic view of the world. These stories bring out the humorous in encounters with the unfamiliar, show the spirit of adventure that impels the traveler to confront dangers while exploring different cultures, and reveals how understanding broadens with exposure to unknown challenges. These passages are quick reads; some stories are more compelling in that they take the reader into the visited territory, while others reflect more of the author's self-image." - San Francisco Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780990878636
Publisher:
Go World Communications
Publication date:
01/07/2015
Series:
World Traveler Tales , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
310
File size:
304 KB

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Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Tales from Around the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This unique collection of travel stories will no doubt keep you on your feet from start to finish. Each experience is as moving as the one  before, and has the ability to transport you to different places all around the world. What I like most about travel anthologies is their power to  combine various perspectives into one collective work, keeping you entertained and absorbed while you read. That was definitely the case when I picked up Adventures of a Lifetime. There is a story for everyone, no matter what type of travel you find rewarding. You can hear each  author's distinctive voice while reading about their experience, and that was something I especially valued in this anthology. The diverse places and people become real while you read, curing you of your wanderlust. Every author is truly passionate about delivering a great tale of adventure, and that is evident as you go from one to the next. I was able to finish this book almost too quickly due to the fact that I couldn't put it down. It is both energizing and engaging, leaving you eager to plan your next adventure. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who values a good travel experience, or simply looking for inspiration from around the globe.