Travel is my Passion [NOOK Book]

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The second edition of this book is a collection of twenty-nine articles, most of which have been published in American travel magazines. The plethora of stories within each article is personal, informative, entertaining and timeless.
In Latin America you will travel across rural Guatemala and socialistic Venezuela by minivan, visit the driest area on earth (in Chile), travel on a shoestring around Patagonia in Argentina, and explore mysterious ...

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Overview

The second edition of this book is a collection of twenty-nine articles, most of which have been published in American travel magazines. The plethora of stories within each article is personal, informative, entertaining and timeless.
In Latin America you will travel across rural Guatemala and socialistic Venezuela by minivan, visit the driest area on earth (in Chile), travel on a shoestring around Patagonia in Argentina, and explore mysterious Easter Island-the most remote inhabited island in the world.
In Europe you will cruise the coast of Norway and visit some small ports along the way; tour several capital cities in Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic; explore western and eastern Turkey; and take a very personal and entertaining cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg in Russia.
In Africa you will bus across South Africa’s famous Garden Route, travel by overland truck for six weeks from Cape Town to Nairobi, visit numerous tribes in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, tour famous archaeological sites in Egypt, discover the rarely visited island of Madagascar, and relax in the sun-baked Seychelles islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
In Asia you will experience India, Nepal and Tibet, cruise down the Yangtze River in China, tramp through the jungles of Borneo, attend the colorful Goroka Festival in exotic Papua New Guinea, and peek behind the “bamboo curtain” in North Korea.
In Oceania you will go camping in central Australia, visit Tasmania by minivan, and endure a hurricane in Tonga and meet the charming king of that island nation.
You will also take a fascinating sea voyage to Antarctica where you will visit various research stations and meet the local “residents” (penguins).
Finally, you will take a whirlwind tour around the world, traveling on the Trans-Siberian train across Russia and another train across the vast of Canadian landscape.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044336346
  • Publisher: Jim Hendrickson
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 283 KB

Meet the Author

Jim Hendrickson is a retired Professor of foreign languages. He speaks English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese as well as smatterings of many other languages. Jim has published more than 60 foreign language textbooks as well as articles on psycholinguistics.
He has taught at all educational levels: elementary school, high school, adult education, community college, college, and university. He has taught in California, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Massachusetts, Kentucky, and Washington. He worked as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in Bolivia and Chile, and a Language Consultant for the United States Peace Corps in Belize.
Jim has traveled in over 130 countries and is an avid long-distance tour bicyclist. He has cycled extensively in the United States, as well as in Europe, Africa, Australia, and on various islands in Oceania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    I sure got my money¿s worth when I bought this book! For less th

    I sure got my money’s worth when I bought this book! For less than a Starbucks I bought it from Barnes and Noble and read it over two weekends. It’s great! Lots of stories, good humor, fascinating places, and more.


    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    So many wonderful stories of the author¿s adventures. He amazed

    So many wonderful stories of the author’s adventures. He amazed me by his courage and his enterprising spirit. The author wrote a wonderful book of courage and exemplified his adventures in excellent prose.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    I gave this book a 5-star rating (which I rarely do) because it

    I gave this book a 5-star rating (which I rarely do) because it was just plain excellent from beginning to end. “Travel is my Passion” taught me a lot about our world, but most importantly, I learned that folks are nice everywhere in the world, including in North Korea, as exemplified in this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    A special tribute to Hendrickson for rendering a magnificent boo

    A special tribute to Hendrickson for rendering a magnificent book of his world travels. Well written and well organized from beginning to end.


    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    My grandma and I enjoyed reading this book together. She¿s 78 ye

    My grandma and I enjoyed reading this book together. She’s 78 years old and I’m almost 12 years old. I learned a lot about different places in the world. And so did Grandma.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    I sat down and read near one third of this excellent book in jus

    I sat down and read near one third of this excellent book in just one reading. That’s how taken I was with this book. Hendrickson writes extremely well, focuses on his subject without digressions, and engages the reader in discovering his or her own passions in life. A super read!


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    A 5-star book if I ever saw one, this exciting and adventure-fil

    A 5-star book if I ever saw one, this exciting and adventure-filled book is in excellent taste. It’s filled with passion, romance for the road, love of travel, and full of dreams. A wonderful volume, indeed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    Travel is my Passion was interesting to read because the author

    Travel is my Passion was interesting to read because the author describes his adventures in such realistic terms. He travels to a zillion countries, tells who he met there, describes the scenery and how he felt, and provides a great deal of knowledge about each nation he visited. A must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    An outstanding addition to non-fiction travel literature. Highly

    An outstanding addition to non-fiction travel literature. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    An amazing collection of well written travel stories based on He

    An amazing collection of well written travel stories based on Hendrickson’s travels around the world. A brilliant read!


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    Travel is my passion, too. I liked traveling vicariously with He

    Travel is my passion, too. I liked traveling vicariously with Hendrickson. In few words, he says a lot. I like his bravado, his insights into life, the places he visits, and the people he meets there. Thanks for taking me along with you, Jim Hendrickson! (I didn’t even have to pack my bags!)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Brilliantly written by an experienced craftsman of words. A true

    Brilliantly written by an experienced craftsman of words. A true poet, incredibly gifted, always admired. This book is one of a kind!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Great stories of passion, passionate travel, that is. Travel is

    Great stories of passion, passionate travel, that is. Travel is my Passion brings to life the many adventures that Hendrickson experienced on his very extensive travel throughout the world. Excellent essays, excellent stories, excellent coverage of many nations. A superb work!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    The author shares with us his extensive travels around the world

    The author shares with us his extensive travels around the world in an easy-to-read book. I bought it for my children, but thoroughly enjoyed reading it myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Few books are as exciting as this book: the theme is travel, tra

    Few books are as exciting as this book: the theme is travel, travel and more travel. I like the writer’s descriptions of the people he met as well as the so many interesting places he visits.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2013

    Well written narratives about the author¿s travels. Excellent re

    Well written narratives about the author’s travels. Excellent reading!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Hendrickson maintains a modest presence in this popular book cre

    Hendrickson maintains a modest presence in this popular book created to share with his readers his passion for world travel and for searching and finding more similarities between peoples rather than their differences—an admirable notion that permeates this work of art.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    At first glance I thought this would be another travel book of b

    At first glance I thought this would be another travel book of boring factual information, but when I began reading it, it drew me into the author’s heart and soul for traveling solo around the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    The pace of this book is admirable because it moves at a speed i

    The pace of this book is admirable because it moves at a speed in which the reader can easily visualize the author’s thoughts and feelings as he journeys around the world. A marvelous read!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Traveling as a supreme passion is at the crux of this book. Exce

    Traveling as a supreme passion is at the crux of this book. Excellent details of the author’s many, many adventures dominate the book’s content. An invaluable reader of adventure!

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