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Honeymoon for One: Gay Romance
by Keira Andrews

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 27, 2018

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<b>The wedding is off, but the love story is just beginning.</b><br /><br />Betrayed the night before his wedding by the supposed boy of his dreams, Ethan Robinson escapes the devastating fallout by going on his honeymoon alone to the other side of the world. Hard of hearing and still struggling with the repercussions of being late-deafened, traveling by himself leaves him feeling painfully isolated with his raw, broken heart. <br /><br />Clay Kelly never expected to be starting life over in his forties. He got hitched young, but now his wife has divorced him and remarried, his kids are grown, and he鈥檚 left his rural Outback town. In a new career driving a tour bus on Australia鈥檚 East Coast, Clay reckons he's happy enough. He enjoys his cricket, a few beers, and a quiet life. If he's a bit lonely, it's not the end of the world. <br /><br />Clay befriends Ethan, hoping he can cheer up the sad-eyed young man, and a crush on an unattainable straight guy is exactly the safe distraction Ethan needs. Yet as the days pass and their connection grows, long-repressed desires surface in Clay, and they are shocked to discover romance sparking. Clay is the sexy, rugged <i>man</i> of Ethan鈥檚 dreams, and as the clock counts down on their time together, neither wants this honeymoon to end.<br /><br /><i>Honeymoon for One</i> is a gay romance by Keira Andrews featuring an age gap, sexual awakening, a slow burn of newfound friends to lovers, first-time m/m sex, and of course a happy ending.
In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson

Language

English

Pages

436

Publication Date

September 01, 2000

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<b>Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. This time in Australia.</b><br /><br />His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller <i>A Walk in the Woods</i>. <i>In A Sunburned Country</i> is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously funny, fact-filled, and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor, wonder, and unflagging curiousity.<br /><br />Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else, including sharks, crocodiles, snakes, even riptides and deserts, Bill Bryson adores the place, and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path. Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful, extroverted, and unfailingly obliging, and these beaming products of land with clean, safe cities, cold beer, and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book. <br /><br />Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide.
Two Old Fools Down Under
by Victoria Twead

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English

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Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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*New York Times bestselling author* <br />When Vicky and Joe wave goodbye to their beloved Spanish village, they face their future in Australia with some trepidation. Now they must build a new life amongst strangers, snakes, and spiders the size of saucers. Accompanied by their enthusiastic new puppy, Lola, adventures abound, both heartwarming and terrifying.<br />Will the Two Old Fools embrace the Aussie way of life or is it time to stop gallivanting around the globe and return to Britain?
Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
by Rita Golden Gelman

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

December 18, 2007

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<b>The true story of an ordinary woman living an extraordinary existence all over the world.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淕elman doesn鈥檛 just observe the cultures she visits, she participates in them, becoming emotionally involved in the people鈥檚 lives. This is an amazing travelogue.鈥澛犫€?lt;i>Booklist</i></b><br /><br />At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita Golden Gelman left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of travelling the world, connecting with people in cultures all over the globe.<br /><br />In 1986, Rita sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita鈥檚 example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.
Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greate...
by Jeff Gordinier

Language

English

Pages

222

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b>A food critic chronicles four years spent traveling with Ren茅 Redzepi, the renowned chef of Noma,聽in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer.</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>鈥淕ordinier takes us into the fabulously obsessive realm of the world鈥檚 most fascinating chef鈥攁nd he does it with the voice of a poet.鈥濃€擱uth Reichl, author of聽<i>Save Me the Plums</i></b><br />聽<br /><i>Hungry</i>聽is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection. Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef Ren茅 Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. A restless perfectionist, Redzepi was at the top of his game but was looking to tear it all down, to shutter his restaurant and set out for new places, flavors, and recipes.<br />聽<br />This is the story of the subsequent four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure, with Gordinier joining Redzepi as his Sancho Panza. In the jungle of the Yucat謾n peninsula, Redzepi and his comrades go off-road in search of the perfect taco. In Sydney, they forage for sea rocket and sandpaper figs in suburban parks and on surf-lashed beaches. On a boat in the Arctic Circle, a lone fisherman guides them to what may or may not be his secret cache of the world鈥檚 finest sea urchins. And back in Copenhagen, the quiet canal-lined city where Redzepi started it all, he plans the resurrection of his restaurant on the unlikely site of a garbage-filled lot. Along the way, readers meet Redzepi鈥檚 merry band of friends and collaborators, including acclaimed chefs such as Danny Bowien, Kylie Kwong, Rosio S謾nchez, David Chang, and Enrique Olvera.<br /><i>聽</i><br /><i>Hungry</i>聽is a memoir, a travelogue, a portrait of a chef, and a chronicle of the moment when daredevil cooking became the most exciting and groundbreaking form of artistry.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>Hungry</b></i><br /><br />鈥淚n聽<i>Hungry,</i>聽Gordinier invokes such playful and lush prose that the scents of mole, chiles and even lingonberry juice waft off the page.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Time</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭his wonderful book is really about the adventures of聽<i>two</i>聽men: a great chef and a great journalist.聽<i>Hungry</i>聽is a feast for the senses, filled with complex passion and joy, bursting with life. Not only did Jeff Gordinier make me want to jump on the next flight (to Mexico, Copenhagen, Sydney) in search of the perfect meal, but he also reminded me to stop and savor the ride.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠ani Shapiro, author of聽<i>Inheritance</i></b>
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
by Tony Horwitz

Language

English

Pages

496

Publication Date

August 01, 2003

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<p><b>In an exhilarating tale of historic adventure, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>Confederates in the Attic</i> retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world</b></p><p> Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the 18th century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000 miles, from the Artic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. When Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, a third of the globe remained blank. By the time he died in Hawaii in 1779, the map of the world was substantially complete. </p><p>Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes the captain encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, cannibal feasts, human sacrifice. He also relives Cook's adventures by following in the captain's wake to places such as Tahiti, Savage Island, and the Great Barrier Reef to discover Cook's embattled legacy in the present day. Signing on as a working crewman aboard a replica of Cook's vessel, Horwitz experiences the thrill and terror of sailing a tall ship. He also explores Cook the man: an impoverished farmboy who broke through the barriers of his class and time to become the greatest navigator in British history.</p><p>By turns harrowing and hilarious, insightful and entertaining, BLUE LATITUDES brings to life a man whose voyages helped create the 'global village' we know today.</p>
By Ship, Train, Bus, Plane & Sometimes Hitchhiking
by Walt Christophersen

Language

English

Pages

205

Publication Date

September 13, 2013

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Veteran travel writer Walt Christophersen chronicles his experiences as he journeys around much of the world in the 1960s and 70s, with an emphasis on getting from one place to another. The reader tags along as he hops across the Pacific visiting dozens of islands between Tahiti and Yap, sails down the Amazon and travels mostly overland from Beirut to Tokyo, witnessing Afghanistan at peace and Vietnam at war. The book provides a look at what travel was like half a century ago when admission to Madame Tussaud鈥檚 London wax museum was 70壟, a high class hotel room in Rangoon went for $10.25 and Royal Nepal Airlines flew over the Himalayas for $2.13. Included are a number of travel articles as they were printed in the early 70s, along with updates and background information.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
by , Ella Morton

Language

English

Pages

481

Publication Date

September 20, 2016

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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.<br /><br /> Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders鈥攖he dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.<br /><br /> Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer.<br /><br /> Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.
Lonely Planet New Zealand (Travel Guide)
by , Sofia Levin

Language

English

Pages

704

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand </i></b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Waikato & the Coromandel Peninsula, Taupo & the Central Plateau, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast, Wellington & Around, Marlborough & Nelson, the West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland & Southland</li> </ul> <p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>New Zealand鈥檚 North Island </i></b>or <b><i>New Zealand鈥檚 South Island </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Fodor's Essential Australia (Full-color Travel Guide)
by Fodor's Travel Guides

Language

English

Pages

672

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<p><b>Ready to experience Australia? The experts at Fodor鈥檚 are here to help. Fodor鈥檚 Essential Australia travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Australia, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sail the Whitsunday Islands, or explore Aboriginal art in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. </b></p><p></p><p>This new edition has been <b>FULLY-REDESIGNED</b> with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning!</p><p></p><i>Fodor鈥檚 Essential Australia includes:</i><p></p><ul><b>鈥?AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE </b>that visually captures the top highlights of Australia.</ul><ul><b>鈥?SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES</b> throughout, including special features on diving the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal Art, hiking in the Blue Mountains, driving the Convict Trail in Tasmania, and exploring Australia鈥檚 renowned wine regions.<p><b>鈥?INSPIRATIONAL 鈥淏EST OF鈥?LISTS</b> that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more.</p></ul><ul><b>鈥?MULTIPLE ITINERARIES</b> for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. </ul><ul><b>鈥?MORE THAN 70 DETAILED MAPS </b> to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. </ul><ul><b>鈥?EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS</b> with options for every taste.</ul><ul><b>鈥?TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS </b>including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events.</ul><ul><b>鈥?LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE</b> on where to find under-the-radar gems including: Western Australia鈥檚 Best Beaches, Tasmania鈥檚 Top Hikes, 10 Unique Places to Stay, and 20 Things to Eat and Drink in Australia.</ul><ul><b>鈥ISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS </b>to add perspective and enrich your travels. </ul><ul><b>鈥?COVERS:</b> Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Northern Territory, Perth, and Western Australia and includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains National Park, the Gold Coast, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Bondi Beach, Daintree National Park, Cairns, and more.<p>ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor鈥檚 has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.</p><p>Planning on visiting New Zealand? Check out <i>Fodor鈥檚 Essential New Zealand.</i></p></ul>

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