Sit back, fasten your literary seatbelt, and get ready to journey to far-away places, and exotic adventures, all from the comfort of your favourite place to read, complements of the North Vancouver City Library
Geoff Kent is a modern pioneer. Founder of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, the veteran jet-setter talks about his memoir "Safari," his meticulousness when it comes to planning and where he's going next.
It doesn't take much - "100 is usually sufficient" - to persuade Tony Hawks to take off on notoriously bizarre and hilarious adventures in response to a bet. And so it is, a pointless argument with a friend concludes in a bet - that Tony can't beat all eleven members of the Moldovan soccer team at tennis.
Fifteen years before Lewis and Clarke Scotsman Alexander Mackenzie, looking to open up a trade route, set out from Lake Athabasca in central Northern Canada in search of the Pacific Ocean. Mackenzie travelled by bark canoe and had a cache of rum and a crew of Canadian voyageurs, hard-living backwoodsmen, for company. Two centuries later, in a spirit of organic authenticity, Robert Twigger follows in Mackenzie's wake.