Continental Drifter


Author: Marianna Harris

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462859542

Category: Travel

Page: 182

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The pull of the land on the soul. The healing of the heart from the Source. For thousands of years, Red Rock Country has been a spiritual haven for the indigenous peoples of North America and settlers from across the world. Author Marianna Harris travels the Grand Circle of the Colorado Plateau to bring you the mysteries of the “living landscape” of the American desert southwest. Join a Continental Drifter on adventures filled with humor and insight in confronting the human condition as she uncovers the transformative, healing power of the spirit through nature. Feel the red earth, red rock monoliths, desert sun and summer rainstorms permeate your consciousness and soothe your mind and heart. Nature. Geology. “It’s not just science.”

Adventures of a Continental Drifter

An Around-the-World Excursion into Weirdness, Danger, Lust, and the Perils of Street Food


Author: Elliott Hester

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429905425

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 4242

In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he: · Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific · Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker's eightieth birthday party · Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic · Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea—naked! · And much more. Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life---and people---on the road.

Continental Drifter

Taking the Low Road with the First Grand Tourist


Author: Tim Moore

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 9780349114194

Category: Europe

Page: 384

View: 5267

They stuck their coaches on ride-on, ride off ferries, whisked through France and Italy moaning about garlic and rudeness, then bored the neighbours to death by having them all round to look at their holiday watercolours' Many people associate the Grand Tour with the baggy shirted Byrons of its 19th century heyday, but someone had to do it first and Thomas Coryate, author of arguably the first piece of pure travel writing, CRUDITIES, was that man. Tim Moore travels through 45 cities in the steps of a larger-than-life Jacobean hero incidentally responsible for introducing forks to England and thus ending forever the days of the finger-lickin'-good drumstick hurlers of courts gone by. Coryate's early 17th century bawdy anecdotes include being pelted with eggs, pursued by a knife wielding man in a turban and, finally, being vomited on copiously by a topless woman with a beer barrel on her head:- For once, Tim Moore has no trouble keeping up the modern-day side. And his authentic method of travel to replicate these adventures? A clapped-out pink Rolls Royce, of course.

The Grand Tour

The European Adventure of a Continental Drifter


Author: Tim Moore

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312300470

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 5217

Spring/Summer 2002

Continental Drifter


Author: Dave Cameron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781897109007

Category: Travel

Page: 236

View: 5582

In August 2000, a young Dave Cameron sets out on a four-month trip from Dawson City, Yukon, to Key West, Florida, leaving the comforts of home to go out and explore the unknown. Continental Drifter is the record of that journey. Although a journalist by training, Cameron is reluctant to play the role. Nor does he want to be a tourist. He hopes merely to observe quietly, collect experience. He comes to realize, accept, and enjoy the fact that he's a writer who needs material, and that he's out there looking for stories to tell. He has an ear for the interesting tale, an eye for the telling detail and the thoughtful sensibility of the true traveller. On the road he meets a variety of strangers, some more strange than others - from the Dawson City gold miner in designer sunglasses, the evangelistic co-ed, and a number of alcoholics (some more recovering than others) to the owner of a shrine to Elvis, the Crocodile Lady, and the sunbaked senior intent on squeezing out as much fun in the sun as his pension will permit. Collecting stories and mementos as he goes, by the end of his travels he has also acquired a richer sense of the possibilities of his own life. Equal parts travel picaresque and coming-of-age memoir, Continental Drifter is at once an interpretation of many fleeting individuals and a gradual discovery of one in particular.

Continental Drifter


Author: Michael J. McRae

Publisher: Burford Books

ISBN: 9781558212435

Category: Travel

Page: 213

View: 3452

Essays from a professional wanderer with an eye for the absurd. "Travel writing at its best."-- Joe Kane. Black & white photographs.

On Waters North and South

Fishing and Safari Stories of a Continental Drifter


Author: Thomas E. Grove Ph. D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456745654

Category: Nature

Page: 108

View: 7683

These selected stories of fishing, travel and safaris explore the dynamics of group behavior, male bonding and thoughts concerning the remaining wildernes in an era of changing values and environmental crisis. The central themes include friendships, responsibility, change, self-evaluation, and the constant influences of bodies of water on the author. Beginning with fishing trips in the 1980's and 90's, Grove drifts into the present as he recounts his travels from Canada and the USA to Zambia, Zanzibar, and continental Tanzania. Through a series of short stories he moves from the self assuredness of his early forties into personal assessments and ponderings of his early sixties. Personal observations, social comment, humor, bounded exaggeration and the crankiness of aging accompanied by travelogue, complement his observations and thoughts along the way.

Messin' With The Blues Harmonica Crossword Puzzles


Author: Aaron Joy


ISBN: 1365278077

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 38

View: 4066

Music reviewer, podcaster, historian Aaron Joy presents his series of blues music crossword puzzle books, stemming from his series of rock music crossword puzzle books. A great starting point for growing a music collection, winning the next game of music trivia or honoring great blues musicians. This volume of 15 puzzles features the topics: Carey Bell, Billy Branch, Shakey Jake Harris, Sugar Blue, Slim Harpo, Charlie Musselwhite, Little Walter, Darrell Mansfield, Magic Dick, Paul deLay, Louisiana Red, Little Sonny, Big Walter Shakey Horton, Billy Boy Arnold, Grady Champion, Curtis Saldago, Sonny Terry, Jerry Portnoy, Snooky Pryor, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Paul Butterfield, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Junior Wells, John Popper & Blues Traveler, James Cotton.

A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean

A Grump in Paradise Discovers that Anyplace it's Legal to Carry a Machete is Comedy Just Waiting to


Author: Gary Buslik

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361723

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 7639

"If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of tropical adventure. Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts another island-hopping, culture-clashing crisis that pits the homesick author against falling coconuts, hospitals that remove wrong organs, insects as big and dangerous as stealth bombers, ticket agents that put him on hold for hours, mysteriously calculated currency exchanges, over-proofed rum, livestock, singing Rastafarians, garbage-bin sex, peanut-crazed children, Idi Amin, flesh-eating monkeys, dentists, cricket, steel drum bands, and the French. Fortunately, even when making fun of his West Indian hosts, the curmudgeonly author's essential good nature and devotion to his wife twinkle through, and in the end his stubborn geocentricity gives way to a heartfelt appreciation of his island hosts.

Travelers' Tales Thailand

True Stories


Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361804

Category: Travel

Page: 488

View: 6085

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