Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps: Twelve Countries in Twelve Months

Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps: Twelve Countries in Twelve Months

by Irene Butler

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Trekking the Globe with Mostly Gentle Footsteps: Twelve Countries in Twelve Months by Irene Butler

After more than 35 years of treading the work-wheel, author Irene and her husband Rick defied routine and took to the highways of the world for a year. The craving to go beyond their borders and saturate their senses with other cultures was realized as they experienced the wonders and joys of new lands: a sky-burial in Tibet; a toe-dipping in the Danube; a charging Yak while climbing to Mt. Everest base camp; a gun-point encounter at the Polish border; a peaceful contemplation of the perfect lines of Michelangelo's David and many others.

Irene and Rick are in the first wave of the unstoppable tsunami of free-spirited travelers dubbed "baby-boomers" or "zoomers" (boomers with zip). "If not now... when?" will rise to a crescendo during the next decade - the new mantra for the 77 million Americans and 9.9 million Canadians who have recently retired or will retire in succession and restyle their lives. This massive group will have the time, vitality and urgency to fulfill their once-distant dreams, and statistics reveal that travel is "Number One" in the "Top Ten Most Desired Retirement Activities" for North Americans.

Boomers and intrepid world travelers will relish an inside scoop from "one of their own." Trekking the Globe is the inspiration arm chair travelers need to abandon their couches. It is a must-have companion guide to the adventures of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781894694797
Publisher: Granville Island Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2010
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements iv

Foreword vii

Prologue ix

Chapter 1 Beginnings 1

Chapter 2 Australia 9

Chapter 3 China 43

Chapter 4 Tibet 87

Chapter 5 Nepal 100

Chapter 6 India 128

Chapter 7 Italy 175

Chapter 8 Austria 193

Chapter 9 Hungary 203

Chapter 10 Slovakia 215

Chapter 11 Switzerland 220

Chapter 12 Germany 222

Chapter 13 France 233

Chapter 14 United States 237

Chapter 15 Back Home 239

Rick's Budget 242

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