Vagabonding

Vagabonding

Author: Rolf Potts

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780679647423

Category: Travel

Page: 242

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss • “Vagabonding easily remains in my top-10 list of life-changing books. Why? Because one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. And Vagabonding teaches you how to travel (and think), not just for one trip, but for the rest of your life.”—Tim Ferriss, from the foreword There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Now completely revised and updated, Vagabonding is an accessible and inspiring guide to • financing your travel time • determining your destination • adjusting to life on the road • working and volunteering overseas • handling travel adversity • re-assimilating back into ordinary life Updated for our ever-changing world, Vagabonding is an indispensable guide for the modern traveler.

Vagabond Globetrotting 3

Vagabond Globetrotting 3

Author: M. L. Endicott

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411604711

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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The definitive how-to book for world travel, Vagabond Globetrotting was first published in 1984 at the dawn of the information age. A second, updated edition appeared in 1989. Endicott's next book "The Electronic Traveler" introduced readers for the first time to the nascent travel resources available in the then largely unexplored cyberspace. This twentieth anniversary edition of Vagabond Globetrotting has been extensively revised and includes hundreds of essential web sites for travelers as well as indispensable tips, checklists, and resources.

Backpack Ambassadors

Backpack Ambassadors

Author: Richard Ivan Jobs

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226462035

Category: History

Page: 369

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In Backpack Ambassadors, Richard Ivan Jobs tells the story of backpacking in Europe in its heyday, the decades after World War II, revealing that these footloose young people were doing more than just exploring for themselves. Rather, with each step, each border crossing, each friendship, they were quietly helping knit the continent together.

Morocco Bound

Morocco Bound

Author: Brian Edwards

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822387121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 383

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Until attention shifted to the Middle East in the early 1970s, Americans turned most often toward the Maghreb—Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and the Sahara—for their understanding of “the Arab.” In Morocco Bound, Brian T. Edwards examines American representations of the Maghreb during three pivotal decades—from 1942, when the United States entered the North African campaign of World War II, through 1973. He reveals how American film and literary, historical, journalistic, and anthropological accounts of the region imagined the role of the United States in a world it seemed to dominate at the same time that they displaced domestic social concerns—particularly about race relations—onto an “exotic” North Africa. Edwards reads a broad range of texts to recuperate the disorienting possibilities for rethinking American empire. Examining work by William Burroughs, Jane Bowles, Ernie Pyle, A. J. Liebling, Jane Kramer, Alfred Hitchcock, Clifford Geertz, James Michener, Ornette Coleman, General George S. Patton, and others, he puts American texts in conversation with an archive of Maghrebi responses. Whether considering Warner Brothers’ marketing of the movie Casablanca in 1942, journalistic representations of Tangier as a city of excess and queerness, Paul Bowles’s collaboration with the Moroccan artist Mohammed Mrabet, the hippie communities in and around Marrakech in the 1960s and early 1970s, or the writings of young American anthropologists working nearby at the same time, Edwards illuminates the circulation of American texts, their relationship to Maghrebi history, and the ways they might be read so as to reimagine the role of American culture in the world.

The 1960s Cultural Revolution: Facts and Fictions

The 1960s Cultural Revolution: Facts and Fictions

Author: Joel P. Rhodes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440876301

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 885

This book uses evidence-based primary source analysis to provide students with the historical perspective necessary to think critically about the romantic memories, stubborn stereotypes, misperceptions, deliberate falsehoods, distorted myths, and old grudges that distort our popular perceptions of the 1960s.

Planet Earth Vagabond

Planet Earth Vagabond

Author: Catherine “Cat” Nesbit

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491831076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 227

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Tangents on topics from a committed vagabond. Throughout my life, travel has provided some of my greatest pleasures. Sharing those pleasures can only double the fun. Join in on my nomadic adventures around the globe.

From Vagabond to Journalist

From Vagabond to Journalist

Author: Robert M. Farnsworth

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826210600

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

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Beginning with Snow's youthful ambition to travel the globe and concluding with his notable, if unobtrusive, role in the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between America and China, Farnsworth weaves a spellbinding narrative. Snow's adventure in Asia began in Yokohama, where he landed as a stowaway from Hawaii. Then, just steps ahead of Japanese port police, he made his way to China, where he soon empathized with the suffering of the Chinese people and became curious about the role Communism might play in the rebellion against colonialism. As he traveled throughout the continent during the next thirteen years, Snow established contacts with many important people and won extraordinary personal access to the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. In 1936 he became the first Western journalist to visit the Chinese Red forces and report on a detailed interview with Mao Tse-tung after the completion of the epic Long March.

You Can Travel Free

You Can Travel Free

Author: Kirk, Robert Wm.

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455614505

Category: Travel

Page: 500

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After 500,000 miles of free travel, this expert advises how to receive free accommodations, cruises, package tours, and more. He reveals that "there is such a thing as a free lunch, (and) one can eat it in Tahiti, Bermuda, Singapore, Rio, or wherever one chooses".

Mad Travelers

Mad Travelers

Author: Dave Seminara

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 9781642938593

Category: Travel

Page: 401

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At twenty-three, William Simon Baekeland was well on his way to becoming the world’s best traveled person. The “billionaire” heir to a great plastics fortune had already visited 163 countries, but his real passion was finding ways to visit the world’s most challenging destinations—war torn cities, disputed territories, and remote or officially off-limits islands at the margins of the map. He earned rock-star status in the world of extreme travel by finding ingenious ways to bring the world’s most widely traveled people to difficult-to-reach and forbidden places. But when his story began to unravel, an eccentric group of hyper-well-traveled country collectors were left wondering how they had allowed their obsession to blind them to the warning signs that William Baekeland wasn’t who they thought he was. Mad Travelers: A Tale of Wanderlust, Greed and the Quest to Reach the Ends of the Earth delves deep inside the subculture of country collecting, taking readers to danger zones like Mogadishu and geographical oddities like Norway’s nearly impossible-to-reach Bouvet Island. Along the way, this raucous tale of adventure and international intrigue illuminates the perils and pleasures of wanderlust while examining a fundamental question: why are some people compelled to travel, while others are content to stay home? Mad Travelers is a perceptive and at times hilarious account of how the pursuit of everywhere put the world’s greatest travelers at the mercy of a brilliant young con man. Soon to be an HBO documentary.