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Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook:Travel

Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook:Travel   by Joshua Piven. Learn what to do when the tarantula crawls up your leg, the riptide pulls you out to sea, the sandstorm’s headed your way, or your camel just won’t stop. Find out how to pass a bribe, remove leeches, climb out of a well, survive a fall onto subway tracks, catch a fish without a rod and preserve a severed limb. An appendix of travel tips, useful phrases, and gestures to avoid will also ensure your safe return. Because you just never know...

Road Trip USA

Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen, celebrates the notion that freedom and discovery await us on the open road. This second edition lures travelers off the soulless interstates and into the world of the two-lane road and a view of real Americana. There are tips to the best diner apple pies, soda fountains, and out-of-the-way lodgings; call letters of lively radio stations, toll-free numbers for road conditions and coverage of minor-league baseball, RVing, camping and motorcycle touring,
Last Trout in Venice: The Far-Flung Escapades of an Accidental Adventurer Last Trout in Venice: The Far-Flung Escapades of an Accidental Adventurer by Doug Lansky  With a bottomless taste for the absurd, Doug Lansky takes the reader on a global odyssey. In Naples, reputedly the world’s worst place to drive, Lansky rents a car. In Berlin, he dons a latex jumpsuit and spiked collar for a visit to the notoriously erotic Kit Kat Club. And in Tokyo, determined to deepen his appreciation for sumo wrestling, Lansky takes lessons from a master and rediscovers how it feels to be lifted into the air by a wedgie. Other adventures include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in ill-fitting hiking boots, competing with the mobs to get picked for The Price Is Right, and tandem hang gliding with a daredevil pilot in New Zealand.
 
The Travel Detective: How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deals from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental Agencies The Travel Detective: How to Get the Best Service and the Best Deals from Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Ships, and Car Rental Agencies by Peter Greenberg  Renowned travel authority and NBC Today show travel editor Peter Greenberg shares his insider secrets.  Americans now travel more than ever before. Yet as our traveling has increased, the service we receive from airlines, hotels, and other agencies has deteriorated dramatically.The Travel Detective tells you the things most travel agents can't — or sometimes just won't -- like, the secret rule to know to avoid being bumped from a flight.
 
Motorcycle Journeys Through California Motorcycle Journeys Through California by Clement Salvadori  This book is about superb routes that offer some of the best year-round riding in the world according to moto-journalist Clement Salvadori.  Welcome bits of history, commentary, and notes from the author will give you plenty of good excuses to stop, as well as things to ponder, as the miles roll by. And should you be in the right place at the right time and wish to really take in the local motorcycle scene, you will learn which famous runs and roadhouses typically bring together like-minded riders to kick tires over coffee.
 
Storm : A Motorcycle Journey of Love, Endurance and Transformation Storm : A Motorcycle Journey of Love, Endurance and Transformation by Allen Noren  This haunting travel memoir is about a motorcycle journey around the Baltic Sea.  A beautifully written, stirring story that gets better and better as the journey worsens. A diehard traveler, Noren had been exploring the far corners of the world for years when he and his girlfriend, Suzanne, pinned a map of the world to their bedroom wall and plotted out an adventurous, three-month route around the Baltic Sea.
 
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, 4th Edition Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, 4th Edition by Chris Scott   The fourth edition, now published by Trailblazer, features an improved layout and graphics, a larger format and now covers wilderness riding in North America, as well as updates on adventuring in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Australian Outback. Plus there's detailed information on machine choice, preparation and equipment. Written with the support of cycle organizations worldwide, Adventure Motorcycling Handbook contains a dozen new Traveler's Tales and maps and over 100 photographs. This is the ideal guide for seeing the world on a motorcycle.
 
Road Trip USA: California and the Southwest Road Trip USA: California and the Southwest by Jamie Jenson Powered by the same restless, nostalgic heart that charmed readers and critics in the original Road Trip USA, this book focuses on the nation's most car-crazed quadrant: California and the Southwest. Author Jamie Jensen and his contributors deepen their top-down, radio blasting, coffee-swilling exploration of America's historic two-lane highways, which in this region include the western stretch of the Mother Road - Route 66 - as well as Highway 50, the "Loneliest Road in America"; the Pacific Coast Highway; and the old Southern Pacific Route, Highway 80.
Eat Your Way Across the U.S.a : 500 Diners, Farmland Buffets, Lobster Shacks, Pie Palaces, and Other All-American Eateries Eat Your Way Across the U.S.a : 500 Diners, Farmland Buffets, Lobster Shacks, Pie Palaces, and Other All-American Eateries  by Jane & Michael Stern      
Road Trip USA: New England Road Trip USA: New England by Jamie Jensen  Inspired by the idea that getting there is half the fun, this guide takes you to all the best places, and points out all sorts of great stuff to enjoy along the way -- from roadside trading posts selling rubber tomahawks to evocative historical sights. Included are essential tips on the best places to eat, hundreds of unique places to stay, and sound advice about everything you need to have a good time. Whether you want to take a Christmas sleigh ride around a village green, hop on a rollercoaster at a family-friendly beach resort, or relax by the side of a waterfall along the Appalachian Trail, Road Trip USA: New England has it all.

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