Travels with Macy

One Man and His Dog Take a Journey Through North America in Search of Home


Author: Bruce Fogle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 009189915X

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 1645

After a thirty-year career as a high profile vet, columnist, presenter and author Bruce Fogle - the UK's bestselling cat & dog writer - decided to leave urban Britain and take a journey with his dog Macy. Travelling in the footsteps of the great American novelist John Steinbeck, who published Travels with Charley - his standard poodle - in the '60s, Fogle set off in search of the North America of his childhood. Would he, after all this time, be able to work out whether home meant the UK or America? Would he find the welcoming, peaceful backwaters of his youth unchanged? Together with Macy, Fogle retraced Steinbeck's steps through the length of North America, meeting people, cadging meals, and indulging in some of the world's best dog-walking territory. What Bruce found in a changing America surprised and delighted him. What Macy found (thousands of miles of unspoilt wilderness) made her very happy. And hungry. An entertaining and evocative journey in the company of a very, very happy dog.

Travel 101

A Band Director's Guide for Planning Student Travel


Author: Andrew M. Yaracs

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491863099

Category: Travel

Page: 88

View: 5655

Have you ever thought to yourself “I wish I knew then what I know now” or “hindsight is 20/20”? When I think back to the day that I began planning my first band trip those sentiments are true. I wrote this book as a resource to help band directors who are interested in planning student travel opportunities. While the main focus is on travel and performance with a marching band the information can be adapted and applied to almost any group whether you’re an orchestra or choir director, classroom teacher or club advisor. The content is a compilation of the things I learned through personal experience, networking with other band directors and dealing with several different travel companies over a fifteen year period from 1997 to 2012 as the director of the Butler High School Golden Tornado Marching Band in Butler, Pennsylvania. Travel 101 is a comprehensive guide that will provide a step by step blueprint for planning and executing a safe and successful experience for your students. The book covers a wide spectrum of travel related topics and is a valuable resource for either the novice or experienced group planner. Why travel? What are the benefits of a travel program? You’ll get the answers to these and other questions as well as advice and guidance on: Getting Started, Applying for major events i.e. Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Choosing a Travel Company, Creating a Budget, Planning Your Itinerary, Making Transportation Choices i.e. Bus, Commercial or Charter Air, Fundraising, Managing Student Accounts, Safety and Security, Travel Do’s and Don’ts, Liability Issues, Chaperones, Medical Concerns, Student Supervision, Dealing with Uniforms and Equipment, Public Relations, Meetings and Methods of Communication, Rooming Assignments, Packing Guidelines, Preparing for Your Performance, and Managing the Trip to name just a few. In addition I have included a resource section in the back of the book with links to various travel and event websites, a major events list, information on several travel associations and several sample forms and letters you can adapt for your own use.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City


Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465461655

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 9792

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York City is your in-depth guide to the very best of the "Big Apple." From unearthing archaeological treasures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to biking through Central Park to strolling the streets of the artsy Soho and East and West Village neighborhoods, experience all that New York City has to offer. Plus, check out the best of the boroughs with suggested highlights for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, and Upper Manhattan. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York City. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. + Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York City truly shows you what others only tell you.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide New York City


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465433341

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 6447

The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York City is your indispensable guide to this amazing part of the world. This fully updated guide will lead you straight to the best attractions New York City has to offer, from unearthing archaeological treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to biking through Central Park to discovering the city's hottest neighborhoods on walking tours. Plus, check out the best of the boroughs with suggested highlights for Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, and upper Manhattan. This guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. This new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations that lead you straight to the best attractions. This uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide will help you discover everything region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to the best hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of New York City effortlessly.

Macy's on Parade

A Pop-up Celebration of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


Author: Pamela Pease


ISBN: 0966943325

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 3845

Describes the planning, preparation, and marching order of Macy's annual New York City Thanksgiving Day parade, and discusses the bands, floats, clowns, balloons, celebrity entertainers, and arrival of Santa Claus.

Clearing Land

Legacies of the American Farm


Author: Jane Brox

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466807296

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 2632

Though few of us now live close to the soil, the world we inhabit has been sculpted by our long national saga of settlement. At the heart of our identity lies the notion of the family farm, as shaped by European history and reshaped by the vast opportunities of the continent. It lies at the heart of Jane Brox's personal story, too: she is the daughter of immigrant New England farmers whose way of life she memorialized in her first two books but has not carried on. In this clear-eyed, lyrical account, Brox twines the two narratives, personal and historical, to explore the place of the family farm as it has evolved from the pilgrims' brutal progress at Plymouth to the modern world, where much of our food is produced by industrial agriculture while the small farm is both marginalized and romanticized. In considering the place of the farm, Brox also considers the rise of textile cities in America, which encroached not only upon farms and farmers but upon the sense of commonality that once sustained them; and she traces the transformation of the idea of wilderness--and its intricate connection to cultivation--which changed as our ties to the land loosened, as terror of the wild was replaced by desire for it. Exploring these strands with neither judgment nor sentimentality, Brox arrives at something beyond a biography of the farm: a vivid depiction of the half-life it carries on in our collective imagination.

Greening of the Self


Author: Joanna Macy

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 15

View: 7861

The premise of Greening of the Self is that we are not individuals separate from the world. Instead we are always "co-arising" or co-creating the world, and we cannot escape the consequence of what we do to the environment. Joanna Macy's innovative writing beautifully demonstres that by broadening our view of what constitutes "self" we can cut through our dualistic views and bring about the emergence of the "ecological self." Part of the Parallax Press Moments series.