Here, Belloc writes of a trip through Sweden and Denmark in 1938, a nostalgic trip taken forty-three years after his first Scandanvian trip in 1895.This volume includes Belloc´s history and topography of the area. Hilaire Belloc (1870- 1953) was born in La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France, and raised in England. Educated in Birmingham before voluntarily serving his military term of service in France, Belloc then returned to England to study History at Baliol College, Oxford where he graduated with a First class degree. Writing on everything from poetry to war and travel in between, Belloc has been called one of the Big Four of Edwardian Letters, along with H.G.Wells, George Bernard Shaw, and G. K. Chesterton, all of whom debated each other into the 1930s. Belloc was closely associated with Chesterton, and Shaw coined the term Chesterbelloc for their partnership. A deeply religious Catholic, Belloc wrote considerably about his faith, and throughout his literary career he was concerned with the problems of social reform. He was a political activist and an MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910 for the Liberal party, and his written non-fiction work criticized both capitalism and aspects of socialism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde-White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009225/bk_adbl_009225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Exclusively from Audible Somerset Maugham´s success as a writer enabled him to indulge his adventurous love of travel, and he recorded the sights and sounds of his wide-ranging journeys with a unique urbane, wry style. The Gentleman in the Parlour is an account of the author´s trip through what was then Burma and Siam, ending in Haiphong, Vietnam. Whether by river to Mandalay, on horse through the mountains and forests of the Shan States to Bangkok, or onwards by sea, Maugham´s vivid descriptions bring a lost world to life. Nearly 100 years later Somerset Maugham is still considered one of the best travel writers. The audiobook gives the listener an honest depiction of colonialist Burma. His gift with words evocatively paints beautiful descriptions of incredible landscapes and offers the audience a historical account of a world where attitudes were very different. William Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author of the 1930s. His first novel, Liza of Lambeth, sold out in a matter of weeks, prompting Maugham to leave medicine and embark on a 65-year career as a man of letters. By 1914 he was famous, with 10 successful plays produced and 10 novels published. In 1917, he was asked by the British Secret Intelligence Service (now MI6) to undertake a special mission in Russia; an experience which would go on to inspire Ashenden, a collection of short stories about a gentlemanly spy that influenced Ian Fleming´s James Bond series. Maugham´s most famous works include Of Human Bondage, a semiautobiographical novel, The Moon and Sixpence, Cakes and Ale and The Razor´s Edge. His writing has inspired a string of over 35 film adaptations and has influenced many notable authors, including Anthony Burgess, George Orwell, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Narrator Biography 1. Language: English. Narrator: Philip Bird. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010246/bk_adbl_010246_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
So you´ve decided that you want to live abroad. You don´t want to simply travel, you want to move to a country and work there, so you can get to know it on a personal level. You don´t want to try WWOOFing, you don´t want to work in hospitality, you want to do something more fulfilling: You want to teach! Moving to another country is stressful in itself. Choosing a country and teaching job that will fit your needs can make the process even more stressful, if you don´t know for what to look. This helpful guide gives you all the information you need to help you pick the right place for you, and it tells you all the right questions to ask when job searching. Do you want a placement that provides housing? Do you want a coteacher? This guide discusses the pros and cons of each, and equips you to make the right decision that will maximize your time living and traveling abroad. Start your successful adventure teaching English in a foreign country. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096044/bk_acx0_096044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For years, British journalist Cash Peters trekked around Europe and America visiting some of the tackiest attractions in the world for his hugely popular public-radio series, The Bad Taste Tours. But a guy can only take so much. Now, as Peters prepares to leave his travel-reporting days behind forever, he takes us along on some of the more ridiculous journeys and adventures of his career. Good-bye, Kansas Barbed Wire Museum; au revoir, Paris sewer system tour; auf Wiedersehen, Sound of Music locations tour.Join Peters on this outrageous behind-the-scenes look at the frustrations of a travel reporter on the road. Marvel at his ongoing battle with PR people and at his fights with men dressed in foam costumes, and gloat because you don´t have to visit the Museum of Bad Art, the Precious Moments Theme Park, or the Museum of Dirt - and he does. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cash Peters. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002214/bk_blak_002214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is the new sixth edition of this remarkable travel guide. We travel to grow - our adventure guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven´t turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That´s what makes our guides unique. Barbados is fascinating, a mixture of Africa and Britain in the Caribbean. The easternmost of all the Caribbean islands, Barbados is uniquely situated to avoid virtually all hurricanes. Its 166 square miles of forests, cliffs, fishing villages, wildlife, nightlife, and beaches are surrounded by miles of coral reef teeming with an incredible array of sea life and shipwrecks. Some of the best sailing in the Caribbean is here, with southeasterly trade winds to carry you across the water. This is a land rich in history and culture, with an abundance of wildlife, beauty, and nature. There are few other guidebooks on the island and most are badly out-of-date. With 500,000 tourists visiting per year, Barbados is a major attraction with very little guidebook competition. We detail the best diving spots, all types of accommodations, dining, tours, local lore and festivals, services. Extensive background on the history, government, and economy of the island. The author has been a regular visitor for over 20 years. The audiobook is filled with inside information on which festivals are worth your time, where to find the best Bajan music, classes that will teach you the local cooking and artistic styles. None of the o... 1. Language: English. Narrator: JoBe Cerny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021663/bk_acx0_021663_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whenever you hear about St. Barts, it is usually in connection with which celebrities are partying there. It is definitely known as the island of the stars. Why is that? Well, it may be because of the island´s pristine beauty. And while it is small - only eight square miles - there are a lot of hills, inlets, coves, beaches, and tropical landscapes packed into that space. Driving around the island, wherever you go, the villages are neat, the houses are well tended, roads are good (although narrow and winding), and even the cemeteries are beautiful. Then there are the hotels and villas. The hotels have been carefully planned to be small and precious, with emphases on exquisite service and guaranteed privacy. Luxurious private villas outnumber the available hotel rooms and overlook the sparkling turquoise sea. The villas are self-contained residences with waitstaff, pools, Jacuzzis, and home theaters, ideal for hiding from crowds of admirers and paparazzi. But wait, there are also the restaurants. The French heritage shines through loud and clear, and the island´s fusion of French and Creole cuisines is offered in gorgeous settings. Even the plentiful beach restaurants turn typical barbecue and burger fare into gourmet experiences. But the choices also include American favorites. After all, this is St. Barts, and the watchword is: ´´You want it? You got it.´´ With its long history as a duty-free port, you know there are bargains to be had. Shops in Gustavia and St. Jean offer couture clothing, accessories, jewelry, and more. This is Parisian shopping in paradise. There´s no doubt that a big part of the allure of the island comes from what the island does not have: flashy casinos, high-rise hotels, and crowded beaches. The real draw of St. Barts, whether you are rich or poor, is the chance to enjoy the ambiance and character of France in a tropical setting. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036044/bk_acx0_036044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Up until a few years ago, St. Kitts and Nevis were the type of islands that tourists delighted in discovering. Seemingly untouched by modern times, they seemed like the old Caribbean; small, intimate hotels, pristine beaches, uncluttered roads, with acres of cane fields and rainforests dominating the landscape. But now two large chain hotels - the Marriott in St. Kitts and the Four Seasons in Nevis - have broadened the options. Along with the resorts have come three golf courses, a new cruise ship port area with duty-free shops and a marine park. But you still find hints of the old laid-back islands here, especially in the delightful plantation inns on both islands. These small hotels, built around historical buildings and sugar mills, still have a colonial charm. They are furnished with Caribbean antiques and emphasize the old-fashioned standards of warm, personalized service. So it is possible to sample both the charm of the old world and the activities of the new. This is a uniquely valuable guide to these islands, excerpted from our complete guide to the Leeward Islands, with complete details on where to stay, where to eat and what to do while you are there. If you stay on St. Kitts, be sure to allow at least one day to visit Nevis, which is just a short ferry ride or a 10-minute flight away. The main port city there, Charlestown, is a study in historic preservation. Many of the skirt-and-blouse structures, where the first level is stone and the second is wood siding, are still standing and are now being used for offices and stores. The stately old churches such as St. John´s Anglican and the historic Cottle Church reinforce the sense of history. In addition, the Nevis Botanical Gardens offer a beautiful respite from the world, where you can learn about the unique plants of the Caribbean and enjoy the beauty of carefully designed gardens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory Austin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022513/bk_acx0_022513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the web´s popular ´´Ask the Pilot´´ feature, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety The real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airport The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service Cockpit Confidential covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying but also the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It´s a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Thurston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005708/bk_tant_005708_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The title says it all: what we have and where we are. This travel memoir, the sequel to Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure, follows our French exploits as we endeavor to rebuild our lives in another new country, after spending four and half years in Australia. Our goal, or hope for the immediate future, is to focus positively on the present so that we can start a new, optimistic future back in Europe. Our main aim is to be nearer to the children, leaving the dark clouds of the challenges we faced in Australia as a distant memory. Journey with us as we arrive in rural South West France; enjoy my reflections, thoughts, and observations about my family, our new surroundings, and our lifestyle. Follow the journey of my writing career and how we start our renovation project while managing our convoluted family life. Once again, we will laugh, cry, and enjoy life to the fullest with a generous helping of positive spin thrown in for good measure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sandra Garston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047093/bk_acx0_047093_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The San Luis Valley is a study in contrasts, evident in the 7,000-foot elevation gain from the low-lying valley floor to 14,345-foot Blanca Peak. The Great Sand Dunes are reminiscent of the Sahara Desert. Fourteen-thousand-foot peaks, the spire-like Crestone Needle, and its neighbor Crestone Peak - pride of the Sangre de Cristo ("Blood of Christ") Range - are the natural landmarks for the valley´s eastern boundary. At the northern end of the area are the Valley View Hot Springs, which harness some of the steaming water that pours from the ground. In Crested Butte, trails set out into the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness from the vicinity of Gothic and Schofield Pass. Short day hikes into the alpine meadows are one option. Or, those seeking a longer experience can hike the 13 miles over spectacular East Maroon Pass on into Aspen. The state that brings you Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek, and Telluride is renowned for its skiing and snowboarding. Justly so. Colorado has a greater number of ski resorts and areas than almost any other US state or Canadian province. In all, you can ski at two dozen places that vary in size, from giants like the Aspen complex to rustic alpine Loveland Basin. Non-skiers find activities at the Colorado resorts as well. Experts have counted some 200 species of wildlife in the Rocky Mountain National Park. More than 400 miles of trails, many of them gentle, others challenging, provide hikes to beautiful alpine mountain lakes surrounded by snow-capped peaks. No visitor to this part of Colorado should miss Rocky Mountain National Park. Its 300,000 acres are filled by stunning mountain views and, thanks to the Park Service, remain largely in their natural state. Nearby is Steamboat Springs. Summers here guarantee you an adrenaline rush. Where to stay, where to eat, how to get around, what to do - we cover it all in detail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Chekijian. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020732/bk_acx0_020732_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.