500 places where you can make a difference...
leads you to places around the globe where you can serve
communities while exploring them in an unique, connected
way. From caring for orphans in Delhi, India, to teaching
English on the beaches of Salvador, Brazil, to tracking
dolphins in Oahu, Hawaii, or building a school in Madagascar,
you'll find an adventure that matches your interests and
lets you see your destination with new eyes.
Author: Andrew Mersmann
with Carrie Havranek and Kisha Ferguson
Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.
From this Book: Be a volunteer at the
Festival of Books In Los Angeles, USA. Every spring, America's
largest literary event takes over the beautiful UCLA campus.
Hundreds of volunteers pitch in to make this 2-day gathering
of writers and readers as idyllic as the weather. Nearly
100 author events, signings, and readings - plus 300 exhibitor
booths and 140,000 attendees- celebrate great writing
and some literary stargazing. Further information at:
Los Angeles Time Festival of Books Website: www.troutco.com/fob
Night & God Bless...
has long been a tradition of religious orders and throughout
Europe unused monks and nuns' cells are being quietly
refurbished and opened as accommodation. Good Night And
God Bless is the modern travelers Bible. This unique guide
lists details of atmospheric and affordable accommodation
in convents, monasteries, abbeys and Christian hotels
across Europe. Volume Two of a series, this book centers
on France, United Kingdom and Ireland. Volume One covered
Austria, Czech Republic and Italy.
Author: Trish Clark
Juicy tip from this book:
More House, a Catholic Chaplaincy Centre for the Universities
of London is located in South Kensington, London. Single
and double rooms are let to tourists during university
holidays (July and August). The guestrooms are basic,
but adequately furnished; shared bathrooms are located
on each floor. Continental or full English breakfast is
the only meal served but cafes and restaurants are only
a short stroll away. Coin operated washers and dryers
available. One of the advantages of staying at More House
is its premier position, just yards from the main underground
line (Gloucester Road Station on the Piccadilly Line)
to Heathrow Airport. Website: www.morehouse.co.uk
for quieter rooms at the rear of the building.
MPH: The Adventure of One Woman's Walk Around the World...
the spirit of adventure and an altruistic goal of raising
global awareness and funds for breast cancer, Polly Letofsky
broke down the barriers and walked across four continents,
22 countries, and covered over 14,000 miles in five years
to be the first American woman to successfully walk around
the world. Polly takes us deep into the pain and glory
of being a woman that paid attention to her heart's desire
and went in search of all that the world had to offer.
Author: Polly Letofsky
Juicy Excerpt From This
Book: "I don't know that you'd be
happy going with me,' I suggested. ' I might want to saunter
through town and take photos, maybe stop at a cafe and
have a mochaccino while reading the newspaper. I might
attempt the crossword, then give up and go and see a movie
and change my mind three times about what I want to see.
I might call a couple of friends and not worry about someone
waiting for me, then stop at a bookstore and wander through
the books, looking for nothing in particular. I might
sit on a park bench and just watch people without making
conversation. I want to be alone to discover, peruse,
reflect, ponder, meander and chill.'
on travel and books...
There is no frigate like a book
to take us lands away.
(Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, American poet)
Books have always been an essential part of travel for
wherever I go, my armchair adventures commingle intimately
with actual ones.
(Tracy Johnson, American writer)
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by
description; one must travel through it one's self to
be acquainted with it.
(Lord Chesterfield, 1684-1773, English statesman)
Most people who travel look only at what they are directed
to look at.
Great is the power of the guidebook-maker, however ignorant.
(John Muir, 1838-1914, Scottish-born American naturalist)
There should be a bit of the author's blood in
the ink of a travel book.
(Edward Hoagland, American novelist)
It is far easier to travel
than to write about it.
(David Livingstone, 1813-1873, Scottish explorer)