Travelers Tales Greece

Travelers  Tales Greece

A literary tour of Greece shares true accounts of such topics as the Oracle at Delphi's modern secrets and the ancient charms of a contemporary Athens neighborhood, in a collection that includes contributions by such writers as Paul Theroux ...

Author: Larry Habegger

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1885211996

Category: Travel

Page: 319

View: 848

A literary tour of Greece shares true accounts of such topics as the Oracle at Delphi's modern secrets and the ancient charms of a contemporary Athens neighborhood, in a collection that includes contributions by such writers as Paul Theroux, Patricia Storace, and Henry Miller. Original.
Categories: Travel

Travelers Tales Brazil

Travelers  Tales Brazil

True Stories Annette Haddad, Scott Doggett ... He is a coeditor of Travelers '
Tales Greece and the author of Rapture : How Biotech Became the New Religion
and Green Cathedrals : A Wayward Traveler in the Rain Forest , from which this ...

Author: Annette Haddad

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361057

Category: Travel

Page: 409

View: 708

Filled with wonderfully astute, sensual, and sometimes disturbing observations of Brazil, this celebration of South America's largest country includes contributions from Joe Kane, Bill McKibben, Joe Kane, Diane Ackerman, Paul Rambali, and others. Original.
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Travelers Tales American Southwest

Travelers  Tales  American Southwest

Europe. GREECE. True Stories of Life on the Road Edited by Larry Habegger,
Sean O'Reilly & Brian Alexander ISBN 1-885-2 11-52-X $17.95 "This is the stuff
memories can be duplicated from." ...

Author: Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1885211589

Category: Travel

Page: 301

View: 972

An exploration of the wonders of America's legendary Southwest is told through a collection of poignant stories and essays that illustrate a wide physical and mythic terrain by such acclaimed authors as Tony Hillerman, Barbara Kingsolver, Edward Abbey, and Barbara Beckwith. Original.
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The Spiritual Gifts of Travel

The Spiritual Gifts of Travel

The Best of Travelers' Tales Travelers' Tales (Firm) James O'Reilly, Sean O'Reilly
... Mystery Naxos Nights 87 LAURIE GOUGH Travelers ' Tales Greece
Spiritwalker 99 HANK WESSELMAN Travelers' Tales Hawai'i Under the Brush
Arbor 105 ...

Author: Travelers' Tales (Firm)

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1885211694

Category: Travel

Page: 206

View: 673

A lively collection of travel writing emphasizes the spiritual benefits of leaving home, with contributions from Phil Cousineau, Jan Morris, David Yeadon, and others. Original.
Categories: Travel

Travelers Tales France

Travelers  Tales France

True Stories James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, Sean O'Reilly. Country and
Regional Guides America , Australia , Brazil , Central America , Cuba , France ,
Greece , India , Ireland , Italy , Japan , Mexico , Nepal , Spain , Thailand ;
American ...

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1885211732

Category: Travel

Page: 495

View: 357

Including contributions from Peter Mayle, Jon Krakauer, Mort Rosenblum, and Alice Kaplan, a delightful collection of stories capture the culture, history, and spirit of the land, the food, and the irrepressible people of France, providing personal perspectives on one of the most beloved countries in the world. Original.
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Travelers Tales Thailand

Travelers  Tales Thailand

True Stories James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger. Country and Regional Guides
America, Australia, Brazil, Central America, Cuba, France, Greece, India, Ireland,
Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Spain,Thailand; American Southwest, Grand Canyon
, ...

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361803

Category: Travel

Page: 488

View: 189

Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book, this newly designed collection paints a unique portrait of a complex and captivating land. One contributor lives as a monk for a month, gaining an inside look at monastic life. Another discovers Bangkok’s riverine pleasures, a world away from its car-choked streets. Yet another finds refuge as the houseguest of an isolated tribesman. Through these engaging personal stories, readers witness how Thailand satisfies just about any traveler’s hunger for the exotic, the beautiful, the thrillingly different. Writers include Pico Iyer, Norman Lewis, Diane Summers, Simon Winchester, Ian Buruma, Thalia Zepatos, and Tim Ward. “The breadth and color of the collective portrait [the contributors] provide of Thailand is remarkable.” — Los Angeles Times
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Travelers Tales Paris

Travelers  Tales Paris

True Stories James O'Reilly, Sean O'Reilly, Larry Habegger. Country and
Regional Guides America, Australia, Brazil, Central America, Cuba, France,
Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Spain, Thailand, Tibet,Turkey;
American ...

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609520748

Category: Travel

Page: 424

View: 997

Paris is one city that you should endeavor to know over the course of a lifetime, and not just in one or two visits. It is the center of the civilized universe, and it belongs to everyone—even to those who see it only in their dreams. The City of Light has bestowed on millions the gift of the incandescent present, an image or experience into which all life is condensed and reflected upon for years to come. Travelers’ Tales Paris captures the romance of the world’s favorite city through stories that entertain, inform, and touch the heart. John Gregory Dunne reveals the manic pleasures of driving in the city’s chaotic traffic. Joseph Diedrich and Katya Macklovich explore romantic encounters that could only happen here. Herbert Gold and David Applefield take aim at the nostalgia surrounding The Left Bank, one reveling in its literary past, the other urging the visitor to reach out to a new, modern Paris in the outlying area of Montreuil. Tim O’Reilly and Coleman Lollar evoke the appeal of unexpected tourist sites, and Marcel Laventurier recounts his harrowing escape from the Nazis on a train bound for occupied Paris in a tale you will never forget.
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Travelers Tales Alaska

Travelers  Tales Alaska

True Stories Bill Sherwonit, Andromeda Romano-Lax, Ellen Bielawski. Country
and Regional Guides America, Australia, Brazil, Central America, Cuba, France,
Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Spain,Thailand,Tibet, Turkey;
 ...

Author: Bill Sherwonit

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609520724

Category: Travel

Page: 326

View: 524

In Travelers' Tales Alaska, contemporary adventurers, seekers, and lifelong Alaskans take you into the "Last Frontier" for wild and poignant adventures. Walk among bears, witness the Inupiat taking of a bowhead whale, and spend time "weathered-in" on the Bering Sea coast. Follow the seasons of commercial fisherfolk in the world's most dangerous seas, sail the Inside Passage, or flight-see with bush pilots famed for high-stakes navigation around Denali, North America's highest mountain. Discover the 49th state’s quirky side, including an entire town that lives in a single World War II-vintage high-rise, a "Hairy Man" who roams the Bush, and backcountry gourmands who communicate with edible plants. Drive the Alaska Highway or head north along the pipeline Haul Road to the Arctic coast, not simply to get there, but to be there. Get the inside view as Alaskans share their stories of learning a new land or guiding tourists through Native culture. Whether you choose camping at Wal-Mart or casting for grayling on a lake named Paradise, whether you travel the Great Land in actuality or in your armchair, these stories bring Alaska alive, in all its latter-day complexity and glory.
Categories: Travel

Travelers Tales India

Travelers  Tales India

I walked on, thinking about the line, “...the glory that was Greece and the
grandeur that was Rome. ... the landscape, towered the Virupaksha Temple with
its eleven-story gateway glistening white in the last rays of the 192 Travelers'
Tales * India.

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361797

Category: Travel

Page: 496

View: 527

India is among the most difficult—and most rewarding—of places to travel. Some have said India stands for "I’ll Never Do It Again." Many more are drawn back time after time because India is the best show on earth, the best bazaar of human experiences that can be visited in a lifetime. India dissolves ideas about what it means to be alive, and its people give new meaning to compassion, perseverance, ingenuity, and friendship. India—monsoon and marigold, dung and dust, colors and corpses, smoke and ash, snow and endless myth—is a cruel, unrelenting place of ineffable sweetness. Much like life itself. Journey to the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, the world’s biggest party, with David Yeadon and take "A Bath for Fifteen Million People"; greet the monsoon with Alexancer Frater where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet; track the endangered Indian One-Horned Rhinoceros through the jungles of Assam with Larry Habegger; encounter the anguish of the caste system with Steve Coll; discover the eternal power of the "monument of love," the Taj Mahal, with Jonah Blank; and much more.
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The Best Travel Writing 2011

The Best Travel Writing 2011

This is the 8th volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing.

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609520083

Category: Travel

Page: 313

View: 119

This is the 8th volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
Categories: Travel

A Woman s Europe

A Woman s Europe

Filled with stories about women who found pleasure and inspiration in Europe, this collection of feminine travel tales reveals women reveling in the art and culture of the continent, but also sifting through cultural differences and ...

Author: Marybeth Bond

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 159

Filled with stories about women who found pleasure and inspiration in Europe, this collection of feminine travel tales reveals women reveling in the art and culture of the continent, but also sifting through cultural differences and feelings of loneliness. Original.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mykonos

Mykonos

The author, an artist and poet, describes the ten years she spent on the Greek island of Mykonos, and shares her impressions of the island's people and culture

Author: Nancy Raeburn

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002119814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 118

View: 689

The author, an artist and poet, describes the ten years she spent on the Greek island of Mykonos, and shares her impressions of the island's people and culture
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Venturing in Southern Greece

Venturing in Southern Greece

Entertaining and poignant, the essays capture all the charms, both ancient and modern, of this delightfully undiscovered region.

Author: Barbara J. Euser

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361456

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 449

Made famous by Homer, the stunning hillsides and islands of southern Greece seem to have been forgotten by modern tourists. This exciting anthology invites travelers to expand their itineraries beyond Athens and explore the territory once roamed by Odysseus. Filled with vivid accounts that transport the reader to the Peloponnesus, the collection depicts many facets of life in this beautiful region, from award-winning wineries to hiking trails, from household olive groves to ancient ruins. No longer threatened by the Cyclops, the island of Elafanisos is now a haven of beaches and tavernas. Monemvasia's citadel is in ruins, but the town and surrounding vineyards thrive. The writers plunge into Greek village life with abandon, learning to sing folksongs and dance to the bazouki, and sampling local wines, olives, and savory dishes. Entertaining and poignant, the essays capture all the charms, both ancient and modern, of this delightfully undiscovered region.
Categories: Travel

100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go

Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there.

Author: Amanda Summer

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609521080

Category: Travel

Page: 360

View: 205

Told in a series of original essays with practical sidebar information, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is for all lovers of Greece and the Greek way of life. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. A combination of keen travel advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of Greece, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion, a must-have in your carry-on for the flight to Athens. Author Amanda Summer draws on a quarter century of traveling and living in Greece to lead you through the country as an insider would, to reveal the vineyards, cooking classes, archaeological treasures and contemplative hikes from Athens to Zakynthos, the Peloponnese to Crete. Along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating Greek women of myth and history and the places they influenced. These 100 stories capture art, culture, food, history and style with jaunts through the cities, the islands, and the interior backcountry. From sexy to mythological, from spiritual to romantic, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is for the smart and curious traveler who wants to see Greece, her way.
Categories: Travel

The Best Travel Writing 2009

The Best Travel Writing 2009

True Stories from Around the World James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger, Sean O'
Reilly. Travelers'. Tales. Books. Country and Regional Guides America,
Antarctica, Australia, Brazil, Central America, China, Cuba, France, Greece, India,
Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, Spain, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey; Alaska,
American ...

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361988

Category: Travel

Page: 376

View: 313

The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing 2009 are global, and the themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity, misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas on where to head next. This edition takes the reader on a harrowing raft ride off the coast of Panama, on a whirlwind tour from Florence to Santorini, into the wilds of Patagonia, and to a colorful village in Ghana.
Categories: Travel

Trailing Pythagoras

Trailing Pythagoras

Author: George Galt

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055119252

Category: Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)

Page: 200

View: 720

Categories: Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey)

From Stonehenge to Samarkand

From Stonehenge to Samarkand

An Anthology of Archaeological Travel Writing Brian Fagan, Professor of
Anthropology Brian Fagan, Brian (Emeritus Profsesor of ... The history of
archaeology as an emerging science is as much entwined with stirring tales of
adventure and discovery as it is with travelers' tales. ... Olympia, Greece, in the
1870s, and before Thomas Cook organized steamship tours up the Nile in the
late nineteenth century.

Author: Brian Fagan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195160916

Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 724

A noted archaeologist and popular writer offers an engaging historical account of the enduring love of ancient architecture--the irresistible impulse to visit strange lands in search of lost cities and forgotten monuments.
Categories: Religion

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration Michael
Shapiro. Country and Regional Guides America, Australia, Brazil, Central
America, China, Cuba, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal
, Spain, ... Diner, The Adventure of Food, The Ultimate Journey, Pilgrimage
Special Interest The Best Travelers' Tales 2004, Not So Funny When It Happened
, The Gift of Rivers, ...

Author: Michael Shapiro

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361810

Category: Travel

Page: 312

View: 140

In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.
Categories: Travel