Billy: A Campground Chronicles Short Story recounts the true story of the author, who worked as a campground host, and a special needs teen who stayed at the campground with his family for two weeks. It offers the reader an inside view as hosts, rangers, and campers alike are challenged to deal with Billy’s spirited ways. Journey with the author as Billy’s energy, humor, and open heart help to soften her own view of the world.
Italy has Tuscany, France the Loire, and Romania has Palincashire in beautiful Transylvania. Little known until now, Palincashire is located south of fact and east of fiction. In Palincashire, all your guidebooks come true, and if you believe that you’ll believe anything. Following his critically acclaimed 2008 debut, ’Never Mind the Balkans, Here’s Romania’, Mike Ormsby returns with his inimitable wit and sense of wonder to put Palincashire on the literary map. Join him in his adopted home!“Funny, moving, beautiful, and true to life.” Lucy Abel-Smith, Author, ‘Travels in Transylvania’ Blue Guide“Affectionate, entertaining, and very funny.” Nick Hunt, Author, ‘Walking the Woods and the Water’“Mike conjures scenes with a lovely light touch and distinctive humour.” Nigel Shakespear, Editor, ‘Times New Romanian’“Like 65 proof palinca offered at 10 a.m., these stories fill you with both happiness and sadness.” Raluca Feher, Author, ‘America Dezgolită de la Brâu în Jos’“Humorous affection dusts every finely-honed phrase.” Douglas Williams, Editor, OZB magazine“A colourful picture of people, lifestyle, and customs, painted by an Englishman with an exceptional sense of humour.” Ruxandra Biro, Reference Librarian, Cluj County Library
In my quest to run a half marathon in every state, I’ve done a lot of traveling, met many interesting people and had some amazing experiences. I have so many stories to share that they won’t all fit in one book. This is the first in a series of books containing stories about my running adventures. It covers the Southeastern United States.
Besides my own stories, you’ll also find information about the races themselves and their host cities that I got by interviewing race directors and city officials. If you’re planning to travel to do one of the races that I wrote about in this book, I’m hoping that you’ll get some useful information for your trip. Each chapter contains race facts along with suggestions about what to see and do and where to eat while you’re in town. I also included some of my own tips that I hope will help you save money when you travel.
You have seen the movie, you have read all the novels, now you want to walk “The Way” yourself – the Camino de Santiago. But you have questions, many questions:What does the daily life of a pilgrim actually look like? How big should your backpack be and do you need xyz? What is the best time to walk the Camino? Is it dangerous to walk alone, especially as a woman? What about the dangerous dogs you have heard so much about? Are there gender-separated showers and toilets in the pilgrim hostels? And when nature calls when you are on the trail, will there be outhouses or not? How can you prevent blisters and other health problems? Will you find enough places to buy food from or restaurants to eat in? And what about if you are vegetarian – will you find adequate food to keep you going? Do you need to speak Spanish to walk the Camino? Do you need to be religious and / or baptized to do The Way? Where does the Camino start and how long does it take to walk “The Whole Way”? And, and, and … If these are your questions, then this book is for you. Read about what you need to know beforehand, what you need to take, and what you can leave at home – which is the most important bit! Read about how to prepare for the Camino de Santiago in a book written by two experienced pilgrims and hospitaleras that, between them, have walked more than 10,000 km / 6,000 mi on European pilgrimage routes in Spain, France and Italy and have looked after, over the years, ten thousands of pilgrims in over twenty different refugios (pilgrim hostels). Some of the many topics covered in this book are:Introduction into the daily pilgrim life – So that you know what to expect and what not. Movies like “The Way” are not always true to reality ;-)Which way and when? – Choosing the right Camino for you, and yes, there is a choice! And choosing the right time to go, plus many insider tips on how to experience a somewhat quieter Camino, even in the midst of the pilgrim season.A detailed explanation of the few things you need to take, where best to buy them and what to look out for when buying them. And a longer list of things you don’t need to take and the reasons why.A lot of practical background information covering pretty much every aspect of the pilgrim life.Plus pilgrim stories out of our real life experience to make it a more entertaining read and a large appendix with many useful addresses and texts. Also included is a free download link to a template that will allow you to create your very own, personalized packing list for your very own Way.If you are still unsure if this is the book you are looking for – just use the “Click to look inside” function here on Amazon to get a good impression of it. In all cases, we want to wish you a ¡Buen Camino! – A Good Way! And yes, you will pick up a few essential Spanish pilgrim terms in this book also …
Former U.S. marshal Rip Lane is traveling through Missouri when he picks up a female hitchhiker in his motor home. The woman is being pursued by the Mob. When the criminals come after Rip he seeks his revenge.
From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Dima Zales, an intense new techno-thriller that pushes the limits of what it means to be human. With billions in the bank and my own venture capital firm, I’m living the American dream. My only problem? A car accident that leaves my mother with memory problems.Brainocytes, a new technology that can transform our brains, could be the answer to all of my problems—but I’m not the only one who sees its potential.Plunged into a criminal underworld darker than anything I could’ve imagined, my life-saving technology might be the death of me.My name is Mike Cohen, and this is how I became more than human.Please note: This book was formerly titled Human++.
Have you ever had a dream to do something but didn’t know how you would ever do it? Read how one little dog inspired his mom to not only live out a dream but change the course of her life! It started with a dog fitness company and turned into an adventurous journey around the USA. All so she could spend more time with Jack.
Dawn and her 10 year old Cairn Terrier, Jack, are a team. Together they traveled to 25 states, over 10,000 miles in 10 weeks in their custom RV named Spirit. Just a gal and her dog living life! They hiked, paddle boarded, met new friends, taught dog fitness classes and just had FUN!
Join them on their journey and allow them to INSPIRE you to travel in this beautiful country, live your dreams and try new activities..with your DOG! They will help you with travel and dog tips and Jack will even give you his commentary on what “really” happened! Sit back and get ready to be entertained, educated and INSPIRED!
First book in the Alex Destephano series.
It’s Mardi Gras season in post-Katrina New Orleans. With only one week until the big day, thousands of tourists have flocked to the city, paralyzing traffic and jamming the French Quarter with drunken crowds and garbage. City officials are hoping for record crowds and record revenues to generate the biggest boost to the Crescent City since the “big storm.”
Alexander Lee Destephano, legal counsel for Crescent City Medical Center, a world-class hospital, is excitedly anticipating her third Mardi Gras Season and most of all, her date with dashing art historian Mitch Landry. The couple has tickets to the Endymion Extravaganza, the biggest Mardi Gras Ball in New Orleans at the Super Dome on Saturday evening. After many months, life is good again and Alex is determined to experience and appreciate everything it has to offer. She can hardly wait until Saturday evening.
But, things change. Alex is stat-paged to the Medical Center at 6:00 am on Monday morning only to learn from her boss, Don Montgomery and her former husband, Dr. Robert Bonnet that Grace Raccine, a cancer patient at CCMC and the first lady of Louisiana has been found unconscious in her room covered with blood with no visible injury. To compound matters, patients are leaving CCMC against medical advice and staff are refusing to work creating crisis and chaos in the Obamacare hospital environment. By the end of the day, the night with Mitch at the Endymion Ball is the last thing on Alex’s mind!