Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Travel

Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Travel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938778049
Publisher: Publishing Syndicate LLC
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Series: Not Your Mother's Book
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen have a combined 60 years in the publishing industry, mostly as travel writers and authors with nearly a million books sold. They coauthored many Chicken Soup for the Soul books and were also paid consultants and editors for Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. They are also the authors of the award-winning Best of California’s Missions, Mansions and Museums and the Wine Wherever series of winery-destination books. They live in Orangevale, California. Terri Elders is a licensed clinical social worker who lived overseas for 10 years in four developing countries (Belize, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Seychelles) as a member of the Peace Corps. Her award-honored work has allowed her to visit remote rural areas of many other countries, including Ecuador, Mongolia, Honduras, Moldova, Samoa, Guyana, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Ukraine, and Thailand. She lives in Colville, Washington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

Introduction xii

1 Keep an Open Mind 1

Catching a Cab in NYC Marlene Chism 2

Sunny Side Up in Panzano Risa Nye 6

Craving Creature Comforts Terri Elders 11

Half Right Sioux Roslawski 16

Always Look a Tiger in the Eye SuzAnne C. Cole 20

The Dark Side of the City of Light Gia Sola 25

In Search of Satisfaction Ken McKowen 31

2 Just the Two of Us 37

The Island of Bones-But Not Mine Ernie Witham 38

Geared Up in Guatemala Terri Elders 42

We'll Always Have Vectis Joyce Newman Scott 48

Smack-Dab Middle Kathe Campbell 54

Tracking Hurricane Bill Diana M. Amadeo 58

The Williamsburg Shuffle Annmarie B. Tait 64

Spanglish Jennifer Martin 72

3 Anchors Away! 77

High Stakes on the High Seas Pamela Frost 78

Priceless Dahlynn McKowen 84

Ordering À la Carte Linda O'Connell 89

No Bad Juju Allowed Sheree Nielsen 93

A Faux Pas in Paradise Mimi Peel Roughton 97

A Touch of Luck Nelson O. Ottenhausen 102

Murder on the Good Ship Lollipopooza Cappy Hall Rearick 105

4 Expect the Unexpected 109

One Night in Paris Eve Gaal 110

A Bawdy Night at Tahoe Carolyn T. Johnson 114

Inner Ear, Outer Limits Frank Ramirez 117

The Pits of Hell Dellani Oakes 121

International House of Band-Aids Cappy Hall Rearick 125

Dig a Hole J.D. Riso 129

I'm Ready for My Close-Up Erik Bundy 134

5 Planes, Trains and Automobiles 141

War in the Skies Stacey Gustafson 142

Surrealism Express Nancy Davis Kho 146

Moose Meadows Waterloo Kayleen Reusser 153

Corpus Christi Shrimp Run John Reas 158

When Pigs Fly Mary-Lane Kamberg 165

Only in Texas Kathleene S. Baker 168

We Didn't Take Any Pictures Al Batt 172

Alaska or Bust Arthur Bowler 176

Rules of the Road Dahlynn McKowen 179

6 The Great Outdoors 187

Uncle Roy vs. GPS Patrick Sisti 188

They Only Come Out at Night Gregory Lamping 191

Patience in Princeton, BC Lisa McManus Lange 197

Beauty and the Beasts Kathy Pippig 202

Lounge or Lunge Laurel McHargue 205

The Big One Cliff Johnson 210

Creature Feature Ernie Wilham 213

7 Hither and Yon 217

Glamour on the Go Dena Harris 218

How to Err in Italian David Carkeet 221

A Family Affair Janis Dale 228

Old Delhi, New Tricks Farah Ghuznavi 233

My Breakfast at Tiffany's Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow 239

There's a Small Hotel Nancy Julien Kopp 242

Rhodes Scholar Erika Hoffman 248

8 Wake-Up Call 255

Of Trust and Travel Samantha Ducloux Waltz 256

Imperial Benediction Sarah Chrisman 262

Celebrating Saint Somebody Todd McGough 267

Welcome to Cameroon! Eldon Dale 272

Aloha Spirit Revisited John J. Lesjack 279

The Potties of Guate Pat Nelson 287

Born Traveler Beth Green 292

NYMB Series Founders 298

NYMB Co-Creator 300

Contributor Bios 302

Story Permissions 310

Photo Permissions 311

Publishing Syndicate 312

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Not Your Mother's Book . . . On Travel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not big on the "we went here, we saw this, it was..." I'm more the kind that tends to want to read where you were when you finally found a laundromat! Or if there was Western Swing music in Singapore.... So, stories about a simple hairbrush, and the character at the coffee shop, are just my kind of thing. With this in mind, I hunkered down in a recliner and imagined myself in a first-class cabin with a good book. This book. Now, I've been to 37 foreign countries PLUS Texas. So, I was happy as a mule eating briars all the way to the end. WARNING: This is NOT your normal travel read. It's way better than that. But then, I guess you will just have to read it yourself to get the gist of it. I highly recommend that you DO.
BobbyBarbaraSmith More than 1 year ago
No passport needed! Travel from the comfort of your armchair. See the world through the eyes of experienced travelers.It's funny, it's heart-warming, a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book. A perfect travel companion. You'll want to read this on the plane. Funny stories about travels around the world. Made me want to book a flight!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Travel is a lot of fun, but sometimes things go wrong. And those things usually aren't funny...until later. This book is full of funny stories that must have been written after the fact, because I'm sure some of these happenings were not funny at the time. I love to travel and I love to read, so I found this book to be just perfect for me. The short stories allowed me to read now and then while waiting, or to read before falling asleep, and it was also the perfect book to read on the airplane. I read a story, dozed, woke up and ate some peanuts, read another story, etc. and before I knew it, I had read the whole book and I had arrived at my destination. That's the nice thing about an anthology of short stories. I had been many of the places that were written about, so could identify with the story. And those stories about places I had not been fueled my interest and imagination. This was a humorous book and I really enjoyed it.