From the Journeywoman's Bookshelf
and Pearls -- Life lessons from Solo Moments on the Road
with Gina Greenlee and other women travelers as they share 118 'postcards'
filled with life lessons learned while traveling on their own. Whether
they drove to New Jersey, hopped a freighter to Bora Bora, or biked
across Alaska, women from age 20 to 72 discover the joy of honoring
their own rhythms, the confidence of know they can take care of
themselves and the reward of making lasting life changes.' Who knows?
Maybe reading this book will inspire readers to plan a journey of
their own -- toward the best life they can imagine.'
Author: Gina Greenlee
Publisher: Avertine Press
Juicy Tip From Book:
'I had to have an ao dai - the national attire of the elegant women
of Vietnam - a high-collar, long-sleeve, ankle-length tunic with
a tight-bodice that is slit from the waist down and worn over complementary
slacks. I was feeling unattractive, what with alternating two pair
of pants, rotating four tops and my hair crying for its overdue
perm. My only pair of dress shoes - soft, black walking clogs -
was scuffed, dusty and caked with mud. And my nail polish had chipped
into tiny views of the world map. So, I took what little glamour
I could get. I stopped at the tailor's shop. Miss Lam outlined my
measurements, promised to sew through the night and then express
mail the purple silk creation to me in Hanoi. We were giddy with
fatigue as we studied my itinerary, working through the final logistics
of our transaction. In Hanoi, my last night in Vietnam, I tried
on Miss Lam's ao dai. It fit perfectly. Who are these incredible
women who whip up silk dresses in the middle of the night and before
getting started, escort you back to your hotel on their motorbikes?
I checked the full-length mirror, smoothing the purple silk along
my waist. With a fresh set of nails, my hair in a twist and a shoeshine
from Saigon, I felt like a million bucks'.
at the World
you ever wanted to leave everything behind and travel the world?
Joyce Major rented her houseboat, sold her car, left her successful
real estate career and took off for a trip around the world - alone!
at the world covers the volun-turism gamut from a 12th Century farm
restoration project in Italy to a sustainability sactuary in New
Zealand; from newspaper reporting in Ireland to teaching English
in China; from wildlife sanctuaries in Africa, Australia, Thailand
and England to riding the Trans-Siberian Express and more. Whether
you're a woman ready for an extended travel break or a relaxed armchair
traveler, this book is a guaranteed 'fun' read.
Author: Joyce Major
Publisher: Alegro Publishing
Juicy Tip From Book:
'Hotel, safety, food, a shower, and a bed. I spent the evening curled
up watching Italian TV and listening tolaughter and music in the
streets below. But the following day, Sunday, I found that everything
in the town, including the trains, was shut down. ..But it was my
first day in Italy, the 4th of July, and I had a huge smile on my
face. Eating my first Italian breakfast of fruit, hard rolls with
crunchy crusts, soft cheese, strong espresso, and blood-orange juice,
I was quite content.'
to Live Large on a Small Budget
this book has only a small section on travel, we thought it would
be a good idea to include it in this list anyway. We can always
use new ideas for ways to spend less. Too many books on frugal living
focus on the negative, throwing around words such as “sacrifice”
and “responsibility” like there was a fire sale at the
Boring Store. WiseBread.com and this book offer much more—useful
information in a folksy and relatable format based on the candid,
hilarious, and sometimes painful personal experiences of the writers.
The writers at Wise Bread believe the key to financial wellness
isn’t a ramen-eating, vacation-skipping, fun-depriving life.
Far from it. The best way to ensure that readers will stick to a
budget, especially in tough economic times, is to help them create
a lifestyle that is as much fun as it is practical.
What kind of tips can you expect from this money-saving
book? How about such items as: (1) 3 Easy Steps to Finding Great
Airfare Deals (2) 8 Tips for Bridging the Gap from Dining Out to
Eating In (3)
25 Great Gifts for $5 or Less (4) 10 Easy Ways to Find Money for
Charity (5) 13 Ways to Be Nice that Will Cost You Nothing (6) 8
Tips for Getting the Most from All-You-Can-Eat Buffets (7) 9 Great
Ways to See the World for Free and much, much, more. Our advice?
The cash you save from following these rules should go towards paying
for your next holiday.
Author: The writers of Wise Bread
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Juicy Tip From Book: Secrets
to eating cheaply while traveling abroad: Order the soup. I was
able to stretch my food budget during my stay in Ireland by ordering
the soup, and I've been able to use the same technique in a lot
of places. As long as you enjoy chowders and stews of all kinds,
you're set. Most restaurants will add in a basket obread, and I've
never been hungry after a good-sized bowl of soup and some bread.
are the carriers of civilization. Without
books, history is silent, literature dumb, science
crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
(Barbara Tuchman, 1979)
My home is where
my books are.
(Ellen Thompson, 1909)
I only really love
a book when I have
read it at least four times.
(Nancy Spain, 1964)
When I was about
eight, I decided that the most
wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a
(Margaret Walker, 1989)
Fitting people with
books is about as difficult as
fitting them with shoes.
(Sylvia Beach, 1956)