Archive for Items Categorized 'Travel', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

America’s Greatest Road Trip!

by Tom Cotter and Michael Alan Ross

A couple thousand miles, a couple thousand photos and, hey presto, a book! And for once he’s not on the trail of the next barn find. Initially he thought he’d drive an ‘80s Corvette. That would have been a whole different trip! Instead a brand-new Ford Bronco and Airstream trailer—provided free by their respective makers—do the honors.

P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years

by Ruth Artmonsky and Susie Cox 

After 175 years of plying the seas, there’s a story to be had. From paddle steamers hauling mail to today’s cruise ships, P&O made the world a smaller place. This fantastically well illustrated book will absorb you.

The Coca-Cola Trail

by Larry Jorgensen

Forbes ranked Coca-Cola as the world’s sixth most valuable brand in 2020. It is sold in over 200 countries to the tune of over 1.8 billion daily servings—something its cocaine and alcohol-addicted inventor would have considered a hallucination when he brewed up his first “temperance drink.”

Around the World in a Napier – the Story of Two Motoring Pioneers

by Andrew M. Jepson

Around the world in 80 days?? Nah. Make that six years—and 46,528 miles, and 39 countries. They literally went were no one had been before. And you can follow them here.

Legends & Lore Along California’s Highway 395

by Brian Clune

Have a need to visit  a house shaped like a lemon? Or, more sobering, the Manzanar Internment Camp? Or check if there really are 80,000 hubcaps in the hubcap capital of the world? Heck, that stop counts as a twofer because the 25-ft-tall woman lives here too. Go West, young wo/man!

Model T Coast to Coast, Slow Drive Across a Fast Country

by Tom Cotter

Go on an adventure from sea to shining sea, Atlantic to Pacific. Your ride is Something Special. No, really. That’s the name of the car, a 1926 Model T. Your route is the Lincoln Highway with a few side trips. And the entire saga is a wonderful, enjoyable read illustrated with equally fine images shot along the way.

Red Tape and White Knuckles: One Woman’s Motorcycle Adventure through Africa

by Lois Pryce

No fancy bike, no fancy gear, no fancy Adventure Tours outfit—just one woman and her little Yamaha taking on the Dark Continent. Sadly, no fancy photographs either—you’ll have to use your imagination.

Home Sweet Anywhere

by Lynne Martin

Ah, to chuck it all and just . . . leave. Want to test-drive the idea? Read this book!

India: In My Eyes

by Barbara Macklowe

Been there/done that? Even if you have, you probably haven’t seen what—or how—Barbara Macklowe sees.

Transcontinent 1910: The Automotive Adventures of Two Young Men

by Mark Chaplin

See the USA in your . . . Oldsmobile. From Massachusetts to Oregon. And back. Did they make it? Read about it in the autoists own words.

It’s About That Time: Miles Davis On and Off Record

by Richard Cook

This original book about an original musician is partly biography and partly discography and looks at 14 major albums to examine the life of the “Evil Genius of Jazz.”

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole

by John Huston and Tyler Fish

Forward, ever forward. This journey across the ice is also a journey into the characters of the two seasoned adventurers who test the limits of their physical endurance, willpower, and friendship.