For Armchair Travellers

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Beginning with the dramatic events surrounding his birth--including a paddlewheel ferry heading for destruction, a legendary rowboat trip, and a life-and-death race against time--Ferguson moves on to recreate adventures involving loophole ceremonies, life-saving encounters with indigenous medicines, tea dances, stolen hockey sticks and a boy lost in the woods.

Village of the Small Houses A Memoir of Sorts, Ian Ferguson, Douglas & McIntyre

"In this breathtaking travel memoir and adventure guide, the legendary founder of the world's premier luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, Geoffrey Kent takes readers on a whirlwind tour around the globe, sharing his best-kept secrets and the story of his success and his life."--Provided by publisher.

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.

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.

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.

Burmese Lessons is a love story. Unlike conventional love stories, this one takes the reader into a world as dangerous and heartbreaking as it is enchanting.

Amazing book, one of my favourites. This book partly introduced me to my fascination with Burma/Myanmar.

Sihpromatum (Sip-row-may-tum) is a memoir series of one family's incredible four-year, 80 country backpacking adventure. The first installment, I Grew My Boobs in China, takes the reader through China and Mongolia.In 2005, 14-year-old Savannah Grace's perfect world is shattered when her mother unexpectedly announces that she, her mother (45), brother (25) and sister (17) would soon embark on a trip around the world.

Sihpromatum - I Grew my Boobs in China by [Grace, Savannah]

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