Travels with Tinkerbelle

Author: Susie Kelly
ISBN: 9781916426801
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The author and her husband devised a simple plan - to take a tent and the dog and drive around the perimeter of France. Like many simple plans it went wrong before it started and they ended up with two dogs and a campervan named Tinkerbelle. Starting in Brittany, they drive along the Atlantic Coast south to the Pyrenees, then follow the Mediterranean resorts to the Alps before juddering off towards the north coast along terrifyingly high mountain causeways. But on the second day of their journey Tinkerbelle begins to self-destruct, helped by the new dog who does his best to eat her from the inside out. This is their story, as they travel from sandy beaches to snow-topped mountains exploring the diverse cultures, cuisines and countryside making up the country called France. Their journey takes them to places out of the ordinary, meeting interesting characters and witnessing ancient traditions. While the dogs rejoice in the freedom they find running on the beaches, Susie and Terry spend a lot of time holding their breath, wondering whether their clapped out old campervan called Tinkerbelle will manage to negotiate impossible mountain routes and get them home before she completely disintegrates.

Those were the days

Author: Gordon Grindstaff
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467039969
Format: PDF
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Those were the days' is the third book in the `Travels with Susie' series. Like the first two, this book is a collection of essays, some of which first saw the light of day as the author's newspaper columns. The topics will appeal to almost everyone; containing a bit of fact, a little geography, some enjoyable history and of course, travel stories with a brand of quirky humor not found anywhere else. The topics will appeal to almost everyone beginning with a bit of nostalgia. We'll go back in time for a couple of tales, then learn how to cope with a 60 year old teenage love interest and finally, more of what living with Susie is really like. In the travel tales, we will ride along with Susie and the author as they spend a winter in Texas working on a National Wildlife Refuge, devote a wonderful summer to a National Historic Site in Washington State's San Juan Islands and enjoy with them their experiences in many of the other favorite places the author and his wife have visited. For those of you approaching retirement, there is a section that the author dubbed `Getting old; not for Sissies.' Here are stories with light hearted looks at the aging process that will strike a chord of familiarity and stories that guarantee both laughter and tears. Learn right along with the author what needs to be done when debilitating illness strikes. We all find ourselves in this sometimes frustrating but mostly enjoyable reality that we call life. For lovers of literary humor, `Those were the days' will reinforce the belief that there's never ending humor to be found in almost every situation we find ourselves in. All you have to do is hang in there. Thanks again for stopping by.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide

Author: Brenda Birmingham
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405346981
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Venice & the Veneto will lead you straight to the best attractions this city and region has on offer. Packed with photographs and illustrations of Venice and the Veneto, the guide includes in-depth coverage of Venice's must see sight from the historic Piazza San Marco and beautiful Grand Canal, to the city's finest opera and liveliest carnivals, unearthing the best of the city's stunning architecture, museums, galleries and parks in between. You'll find 3D aerial views of Venice's most interesting districts, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites, and detailed listings of the best hotels and restaurants in Venice and the Veneto for all budgets. The guide includes four 'Great Days Out' in Venice and the Veneto region and extensive practical information and insider tips from shopping and entertainment to choosing the best Italian cuisine. Whether you are finding a bargain on the Ponte di Rialto, enjoying a gondola ride or discovering the ancient city of Padua, the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide to Venice & the Veneto is indispensable. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Venice & the Veneto.

Educational Travel on a Shoestring

Author: Judith Waite Allee
Publisher: Shaw
ISBN: 0877882045
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shows parents how they can help their children learn--and have a blast--while traveling, offering practical information for parents who want to have more fun with their kids, build closer family ties, and enjoy richer educational experiences--all without spending a fortune.Original.

Lifetimes Ago

Author: Susie Schecter
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440199965
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the historical romance, Lifetimes Ago, a modern-day couple discovers through past life regression that their lives were once intertwined and unintentionally uncover a passionate 1930s love story. It is 1934 in Rensselaer, Indiana, when Elsie Wilkins meets John McDonald-a man unlike any other. After feeling an immediate and intense chemistry, Elsie cannot take her eyes off him. It's official-the handsome apprentice architect has just swept the independent-minded teacher off her feet. Despite the fact that Elsie is still married to a man who abandoned her without warning, she and John begin a fervent courtship as all social mores fall away. As the Great Depresssion continues to wreak havoc around them, John and Elsie feel no hunger other than for each other. Just when their infatuation transforms to a powerful love, Elsie's husband makes an appearance and suddenly, the joyful future they have planned together is threatened. Despite an unbearable tragedy, John and Elsie's deep love for each other transcends sixty-six years proving that true love never dies.

Queen of the Road

Author: Doreen Orion
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767930215
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A pampered Long Island princess hits the road in a converted bus with her wilderness-loving husband, travels the country for one year, and brings it all hilariously to life in this offbeat and romantic memoir. Doreen and Tim are married psychiatrists with a twist: She’s a self-proclaimed Long Island princess, grouchy couch potato, and shoe addict. He's an affable, though driven, outdoorsman. When Tim suggests “chucking it all” to travel cross-country in a converted bus, Doreen asks, “Why can’t you be like a normal husband in a midlife crisis and have an affair or buy a Corvette?” But she soon shocks them both, agreeing to set forth with their sixty-pound dog, two querulous cats—and no agenda—in a 340-square-foot bus. Queen of the Road is Doreen’s offbeat and romantic tale about refusing to settle, about choosing the unconventional road with all the misadventures it brings (fire, flood, armed robbery, and finding themselves in a nudist RV park, to name just a few). The marvelous places they visit and delightful people they encounter have a life-changing effect on all the travelers, as Doreen grows to appreciate the simple life, Tim mellows, and even the pets pull together. Best of all, readers get to go along for the ride through forty-seven states in this often hilarious and always entertaining memoir, in which a boisterous marriage of polar opposites becomes stronger than ever.

W SOMERSET MAUGHAM Novels Short Stories Plays Travel Sketches 33 Titles In One Edition

Author: William Somerset Maugham
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8027219450
Format: PDF, ePub
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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. Table of Contents: Novels: Liza of Lambeth (1897) The Making of a Saint (1898) The Hero (1901) Mrs Craddock (1902) The Merry-go-round (1904) The Bishop's Apron (1906) The Explorer (1908) The Magician (1908) The Canadian (The Land of Promise) (1914) Of Human Bondage (1915) The Moon and Sixpence (1919) Short Story Collections: Orientations (1899) The Punctiliousness of Don Sebastian A Bad Example De Amicitia Faith The Choice of Amyntas Daisy The Trembling of a Leaf: Little Stories of the South Sea Islands (1921) The Pacific Mackintosh The Fall of Edward Barnard Red The Pool Honolulu Rain Envoi Plays: A Man of Honour (1903) Lady Frederick (1912) The Explorer (1912) The Circle (1921) Caesar's Wife (1922) East of Suez (1922) Travel Sketches: The Land of the Blessed Virgin: Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia (1905) On a Chinese Screen (1922)

The Valley of Heaven and Hell

Author: Susie Kelly
ISBN: 9780993092299
Format: PDF, ePub
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Join Susie as she embarks on a marathon bike ride through a little-known area of northern France full of history and flowing with champagne. Susie has already walked 500 miles across France (Best Foot Forward) and driven its circumference (Travels With Tinkerbelle), but cyclist she is not. By suggesting an electric bicycle that will get her through the uphill slogs, her husband persuades her that travelling on two wheels is by far the best way to see the little-known, virtually undocumented part of France they plan to explore. And so, with not a few mishaps and misgivings, it turns out. Susie's cycling adventure follows the route taken by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette on their abortive escape from the French Revolution and their journey back to their executions. After a hair-raising journey through Paris that nearly ends in her own execution by traffic, Susie finds an area of calm waterways and tranquil countryside bursting with history. Idyllic territory for cyclists. Their route takes them from Paris and Versailles to the vineyards and champagne cellars of Epernay and Reims then through the Marne valley, the scene of unimaginable horror and devastation during World War 1. In three weeks Susie and Terry cycle 500 miles, dining sometimes in luxury and often on weird makeshift meals in their tent. Along the way there are traumas, epiphanies, occasional matrimonial disagreements and the odd glass of champagne. A quirky, highly entertaining and endearing mix of personal travel adventure and French history. "There are a handful of authors who achieve that elusive trick of making you laugh out loud. For me it's James Herriot, Bill Bryson and Susie Kelly." French Entree Magazine France, Cycling France, budget travel Europe, France humor, France humour, France memoir, cycling holidays, travel memoirs, Marie Antoinette, Champagne region, Champagne, France history, History France, French Revolution, budget vacations, cycling, electric bicycle, bikes