Braving the World: Adventures in Travel and Retirement

Braving the World: Adventures in Travel and Retirement

In 2017 my husband Dave and I packed four suitcases and one beer cooler full of insulin and boarded a one-way flight to Italy for a year-long adventure. After a year of quarantine, travel-starved readers will enjoy this book called “…a breathtaking overseas journey that will warm your heart and make you smile.” Indies Today (5 star review)

“This book is a revelation about the ups and downs of European travel.”  -US Review of Book  

$4.99 on Kindle.

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The Art of Slow Travel

The Art of Slow Travel
For the travel curious and budget-conscious who dream of world travel for weeks to months or even years—The Art of Slow Travel, an unusual comprehensive guide, is filled with anecdotes, practical tips, hacks, and resources and encourages a perspective of conscious slow travel, discovery, and personal growth. $3.99 on Kindle.

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Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father

Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver's Paradise as a Father

When a midlife surprise upends his plans, will his dreams of exploration end…or begin anew?

Andrew Jalbert has always been an adventurer at heart. Drawn to the breathtaking island of Bonaire in his twenties, he transformed a passion for diving and natural beauty into a career as a writer and underwater photographer. But with goals to retire to the Caribbean paradise, he was unexpectedly gifted with fatherhood at age forty-three and the challenge of merging two seemingly incompatible lives.

Determined to pass on his appreciation for the dazzling theater of the sunshine and the artistry of undersea landscapes, Andrew annually took his son to the place he so loved. And over the course of their week-long excursion when the boy was five, the doting dad found the isle’s magic renewed by an insatiably curious child.

Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father is the compelling story of a man who thought he’d enjoyed all of life’s pleasures only to find them enriched by parenthood. Told in lyrical prose, Andrew recounts both his early days exploring the island’s treasures and the wonders of his kindergartner’s fascination. Along the way, he relates the history and culture of Bonaire’s people, illuminates the critical need for conservation, and realizes life seen through the eyes of the young is among the greatest visions imaginable.

Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father is an expertly woven travel memoir. If you like evocative descriptions, wisdom conveyed with humor, and educational asides, then you’ll adore Andrew Jalbert’s introduction to the tropics.

Winner of the 2020 BIBA Award for Nonfiction/Travel. $1.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Across Lviv

Across Lviv
Take a trip to somewhere in between. Have you ever thought about teaching abroad? Where would you go? In a country torn apart by corruption and violence, the idealistic Scottish author takes up a teaching post in an English language school in Ukraine circa 1996 determined to make a difference. Through a series of interconnected stories of deceit, betrayal, love and loneliness before the Orange Revolution and Euromaidan, the author encounters the people of Lviv in a time and place, though harsh, filled with romance, humour, and hope for the future. Free on Kindle.

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Craving London: Confessions of an Incurable Romantic with an Insatiable Appetite

Craving London: Confessions of an Incurable Romantic with an Insatiable Appetite
A delicious escape for hopeful romantics, travel lovers, and shameless foodies!

“Read Jessica Stone’s evocative memoir and prepare to be dazzled. When I grow up, I want to write like Jessica!” -Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of The Big Leap

Still single five years after a broken engagement, 29-year-old food lover Jessica Stone decides to leave New York City for a fresh start in London, hoping the change in scenery would finally usher in a new relationship. In this all-consuming memoir, she indulges in one culinary adventure after another while undergoing the trials and tribulations of trying to date in a different country. Would she finally find the winning recipe for lasting love?

Craving London is an intimate journey of the heart and palate. Join Jessica as she reinvents her life from scratch, reminisces about her Cuban roots, shares her favorite recipes, and attempts to unravel the nature of relationships…one rapturous bite at a time.

“Jessica Stone beautifully captures the crazy ups and downs that come from being able to make seemingly anything happen…except the happy, healthy love she desires. She’s a delicious, delightful writer whom you’ll fall madly in love with over and over again.” -Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Calling in “The One”. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Savoring the World: Hit and Misadventures (A Memoir)

Savoring the World: Hit and Misadventures - a memoir
I am an avid world traveler. I have lived in a variety of international locations, and I have both studied abroad and taught abroad. I have backpacked, camped out, stayed at youth hostels, and now, in my senior years, I have stayed in topnotch hotels and resorts. I have flown standby, and I have flown first class. I have hitchhiked, and I have taken public transportation, slow trains, fast trains, boats, and ships. These glimpses of my world journeys are poignant, funny, comical, inspiring, and sometimes frightening, but one thing is for certain: every word details precisely and truthfully how it all happened. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Kong Boys

Kong Boys

Seven Hong Kong boys. Thirty years of age. Eleven European Cities. One Summer. The enduring power of friendship disguised as a booze-soaked, contemplative travelogue.

Winner of 2020 Hollywood Book Festival

In summer 2006, twenty-year-old Gerald Yeung and his childhood friends from Hong Kong travel to South America and Africa on their parents’ dime. Confronted by challenges foreign to their privileged upbringing, the “Wannabe Backpackers” persevere in their Christian Dior clothes. They make plans to do it again when they turn thirty. The decade that follows doesn’t go exactly to plan. Gerald chases the American Dream in a town of twenty thousand and subzero winters. Others pursue a fast-and-furious life in Hong Kong. They all experience failed relationships, career setbacks, and a decreasing ability to impress girls at clubs. The summer of their thirtieth birthdays, they hit the road again to fulfill a lifelong dream — the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Set during European soccer’s most anticipated event, Kong Boys traces a friendship that transcends distance, culture, and time, dovetailing the different trajectories of seven boys in a decade of changes in Hong Kong. Kong Boys is a celebration of youth, brotherhood, and a sport of incomparable beauty. $0.99 on Kindle.

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The Art of Discount Travel: Your Guide To Cheaper Flights & Cheaper Nights

The Art of Discount Travel: Your Guide To Cheaper Flights & Cheaper Nights

The Art of Discount Travel (now revised and updated) is chock full of strategies and resources for lowering the cost of flights and accommodations. From significantly discounted to free – yes, free – multiple cost-reduction strategies are presented in detail. This book was written with you, the consumer, in mind. If a cost-cutting strategy is legal, ethical, and available to the general public, you will probably find it in The Art of Discount Travel: Your Guide to Cheaper Flights & Cheaper Nights.

Although the author takes his travel hacks seriously, the book is sprinkled with anecdotes that are both instructional and amusing. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
This is the reality of what it is like to actually hike the pathways of the Incas exactly how they did six hundred years ago, assuming they had porters running ahead of them to set up their tents, cook their meals, clean their toilets, administer oxygen, remind them to put on sunscreen, and pose them for pictures. It is an account of sixteen first world tourists on a quest for social media photos. In between humorous anecdotes I will attempt to, quickly, slip in some history, local facts, and culture. Don’t worry, you’ll hardly feel it. Free on Kindle

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Cruising Panama’s Canal

Cruising Panama's Canal
An Indie Excellence Awards finalist, this fascinating, feel-good travel memoir will inform and entertain. It maybe even entice you to grab your passport and start packing. $1.99 on Kindle.

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Free: Van Life in 50 States

Van Life in 50 States
Ever wonder what it might be like to explore all 50 states in a conversion van? Join bucket list chaser, Bianca, her ex-boyfriend (that’s right, EX-boyfriend) Jason, and their reliable (but bouncy) FedEx van-turned self-converted Sprinter van, Roo, as they do just that!

Van Life in 50 States, is a reminder that life is meant to be lived, dreams are meant to be chased and home is where you park it! Free on Kindle.

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Lost Angel in Paradise

California Coast-A Love Story.

Ready for a road trip on the coast from Malibu to Mendocino? If you love a beach stroll, or hike in a fern laden forest you will find your special day here. 32-Day trips from Malibu to Mendocino with images and links to the trailheads and eateries nearby. Download the free app on your phone. See price on Kindle.

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Lost Angel in Paradise 32 Daytrips on the Coast

Lost Angel in Paradise 32 Daytrips on the Coast
Escape with Linda Ballou as she takes you on her favorite power-packed outdoor days along the sun-splashed California Coast from Malibu to Mendocino. Let your spirit free strolling long stretches of sand in solitude. Breathe deeply of the restorative energy of fern forests shaded by towering redwood giants. Kick-start creativity while meandering among flower-infused meadows, listening to wind voices off a full-blown sea. Get the rust off your soul and find harmony in nature. When you are done with your hike, tuck into tasty treats at a sweatband-friendly eatery Linda has tested personally. You have earned your calories! $4.99 on Kindle.

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Savoring the World: Hit and Misadventures: A Memoir

Savoring the World: Hit and Misadventures: A Memoir
I am an avid world traveler. These glimpses of my world journeys are poignant, funny, comical, inspiring, and sometimes frightening, but one thing is for certain: every word details precisely and truthfully how it all happened.  $0.99 on Kindle.

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Unpack Your Travel Budget: Change Your Lifestyle and See The World

Unpack Your Travel Budget: Change Your Lifestyle and See The World

Have you ever wondered how people who don’t earn a lot of money are able to create a travel lifestyle?

Unpacking your travel budget has less to do with bargains and deals, and everything to do with examining your limited beliefs. When you explore and question your value system, you make space in your life for meaningful change. This change can assist you in shedding tired spending habits that are in direct conflict with your true and ultimate goals.

Travel is all about changing and expanding your perceptions of the world and your place in it. Creating a travel lifestyle starts with changing your perceptions about your everyday life. And guess what? This change can start TODAY.

Are you ready to unpack your travel budget and see the world? $2.99 on Kindle.

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Free: My Journey Around Mont Blanc

Free: My Journey Around Mont Blanc
My Journey Around Mont Blanc is a story of the fragility of human nature, testing its endurance and overcoming its fears, played out on the stage of one of the most beautiful and popular treks on earth. Free on Kindle.

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Journey To A Dream

Journey To A Dream
Sell up, move abroad, and live the good life. How difficult could it be?

Craig Briggs dreamt of a new life, free from the stresses and strains of modern living. Unlike most of us, he decided to follow his dream.

In May 2002, Craig, his wife Melanie and their dog Jazz packed all their worldly belongings into their ageing executive saloon and headed off to Spain. Not for them the tourist-packed Costas of the Mediterranean or the whitewashed villages of Andalucia. They chose Galicia, an unspoilt paradise in the northwest corner of Spain.

With help from the locals, they quickly settle in to their laidback lifestyle. Long, lazy lunches fill their days and lively village fiestas keep them up until the early hours.

It’s only when they start searching for a new home that the problems begin. They encounter a freelance estate agent of dubious character and risk life and limb tiptoeing through dirty, derelict, and dangerous buildings.

Worse follows: a brush with the law, a builder who downs tools, a floating swimming pool, and the mysterious disappearance of their life savings.

Join Craig, Melanie and Jazz along a colourful, bumpy and sometimes perilous journey and immerse your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Spanish adventure. $0.99 on Kindle.

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Berlin: Then and Today

Berlin: Then and Today
“Berlin: then and today” series of guides provide comprehensive and practical information about sites related to Nazi Germany in Berlin. The focus is on sites and places where authentic remains still exist today from that dark era.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a tourist for a few days or just someone wanting to see Berlin in a new light–there’s something in these guides for you.

The guides will clearly direct you to places where you can see and feel what survived from Berlin’s darkest past. It’s a straightforward and highly focused series of guides.

The guide’s chapters hold many lists of sites. Each chapter starts with a short overview of the relevant subject.

For each site you’ll be equipped with a brief explanation, the site’s address (“Street” in German is “Strasse” and it is often written: “Straße”) and its Google Maps address, and a “Getting there” section using Berlin’s public transportation system (the Bahn system). These books have many original pictures that will help you get the most out of your tour.

So what are you waiting for-start exploring!
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