Have you ever wanted to travel? How about traveling solo? How about traveling solo as a female? Do you wish for continuous travels? Or even wish to live somewhere else for a while? This guide is for all ofyou who are: Aspiring female solo travelers Lusting to live out your wanderlust dreams Willing to give up your comforts for the unfamiliar Once you’ve made traveling a priority and want to make your dreams a reality, go ahead and pick up this quick guide! Or maybe you have a friend who could use this. Now that you’ve decided to travel, what are the next steps? Have you thought about where you want to start? What about how to budget for your travels? What about your birth control? In this guide, I’ll cover everything you need to know! It will help you manage details from trip preparation to your return home. I’ll even discuss concerns you might forget during your initial excitement. Topics include: Mapping your travels Budgeting for your tripSexual harassment VisasVaccinations Health insurance Cellphones Travel apps Homesickness Culture shock VolunteeringFinding work After listening to the guide, you’ll feel more confident to globe-trot to whatever country you want. Even more importantly, you’ll be ready to face any challenge that comes your way. About the expert: Rebecca Friedberg graduated in 2017 from The Ohio State University, where she pursued a degree in classical languages and a minor in business administration. After graduating, she traveled the world solo for six months. Her travels took her to Spain, France, Germany, and Romania in Europe. In Asia, she traveled to Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Rebecca decided to travel after her first year in university. She knew traveling held endless and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Courtney Lucien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133217/bk_acx0_133217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Brein´s Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine Issue No. 5 for November 2014 contains among the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. The 10 travel tales that are featured for November, as well as each following month, include a fascinating mix of travel stories as well as a few brief vignettes. These are, simply said, great travel stories! The November issue features such tales as ´´The Black Book´´, ´´Confessions of a Customs Officer´´, and ´´Confessions of a Stewardess´´, whereby travelers get themselves into trouble by behaving and acting in ways that make them guilty of doing dubious things while traveling overseas. It is difficult enough to stick to the straight and narrow back home. But what are the consequences of acting and behaving illegally or immorally in a foreign land? And in one of our featured stories for this month, the Black Book, our traveler toys dangerously with several U.S. Federal authorities and becomes her own worst enemy! And even worse, and unbelievably, a Pan Am stewardess gets in over her head by daring to become the mistress of the president of an Asian country! How sensible or dangerous is that? Acting in ways contrary to good common sense, we have in this month’s issue a number of travelers who dare to taunt fate in the face of possible dangerous and disastrous consequences. And, finally, you will also see some aspects of travel that you, yourself, may not ever have even considered before. And, once again, you will certainly experience vicariously those odd vagaries of travel-life that can await you and can suddenly appear just around the corner at just about any turn along the way. Winding up this month´s issue is George Wingfield, our guest contributor for this month, who describes the hilarious anti 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027335/bk_acx0_027335_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With its shimmering peaks, dramatic vertical rock faces, lively resort towns, Alpine hamlets, and world-class ski resorts, the Dolomite Mountains are a retreat for climbers, skiers, mountaineers, and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. In the southern Alps between the Adige and Piave Rivers, the Dolomites are a tourist mecca in winter and summer, drawing visitors from around the globe for apres-ski in fashionable Cortina díAmpezzo, summertime glacial skiing on the region’s highest peak, Marmolada, and spectacular hiking from early summer through fall. The Dolomite range stretches over the northern Italian provinces of Belluno, Trentino and Alto Adige, but Cortina, along with several other lively resort towns are located in the Veneto´s richly diverse province of Belluno. From its more densely populated southern district between Feltre and Longarone, the land rises steadily through the valleys and forests to the crests of the jagged Dolomite Mountains, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009. Dropping down in size but certainly not beauty, the Dolomites gently slope toward the smaller mountain groups and plateaus that form the pre-Alpine zone, including Belluno, Mt. Grappa, the Mt. Baldo Range and the Asiago plateau. Here is the most detailed guide to the hiking, biking, and skiing options, the resorts and other places to stay, the best restaurants, what to see and do in this unforgettable region of Northern Italy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David L. Stanley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022764/bk_acx0_022764_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A thrilling new adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times best seller Shadow Divers. Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. While he was at large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th century, Bannister´s exploits would have been more notorious than Blackbeard´s, more daring than Kidd´s, but his story and his ship have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history - it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren´t enough to track down Bannister´s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate´s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, and battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it´s only when they learn to think and act like pirates - like Bannister - that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ray Porter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004135/bk_rand_004135_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Persimmon Wind - part memoir, part martial arts history, and part travelogue - relates Dave Lowry´s experiences as he travels to Japan to reunite with his sensei, visit the graves of others of his martial lineage, and explore a country and culture that profoundly influenced his life. Lowry´s account reveals a Japan unlikely to be witnessed by the average Westerner. Drawing on his deep knowledge of the martial arts, Lowry acts as an interpreter of sorts, deftly describing for the listener the myriad ways in which Japan´s subtle, yet rich customs and rituals inform and enrich the seemingly mundane practices of life. On his journey, he interweaves musings from his daily encounters - his introduction to an old ryokan-keeper; a contemplative visit to Kyoto´s Daitokuji, ´´Temple of Great Virtue´´; he even spots a ghost or two - with reflections on local history and the philosophies and origins of the Shinkage-ryu, one of Japan´s oldest schools of classical swordsmanship. At the same time, Lowry´s experiences in Japan serve as an unexpected opportunity, bringing him to terms with the extraordinary relationship that exists between teacher and student, with his own past, his place in the long line of swordsmen from whom he has come, and with the challenge he faces in integrating the cultural streams of East and West. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Nishii. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017545/bk_adbl_017545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Early one May, Sam Neumann arrived in the breathtaking wilderness of Denali, Alaska with a smile on his face and adventure in his heart. But less than 24 hours later, both had evaporated as he stood behind the counter of a filthy gas station - his new place of employment - and tried to piece together what exactly had gone wrong. Memoirs of a Gas Station is a New York Times best-selling personal account of a summer trapped in a convenience store on the edge of Denali National Park. It is a journey across the Alaskan tundra and headlong into the ridiculous world of seasonal employment. The summer began with shock, horror, and denim shirts as Sam struggled to accept his new role as a gas station employee. To escape it, he took to the forests of Denali at every free moment, soon finding himself face-to-face with an angry adult moose, shivering numb trying to last the night on a frigid mountainside, and being seduced by a Mormon divorcee. Often satirical, sometimes introspective, and always brutally honest, Memoirs of a Gas Station takes you on a raucous ride through the best and worst summer of one man´s life. From booze-soaked employee parties to one very awkward romantic episode in a tree house, Sam learned more than he ever planned about the Last Frontier. But weekends spent stumbling through seedy Alaskan bars and hitch-hiking to remote destinations gave him a unique perspective on life, and led him to find friendship, adventure, and love in the most unexpected places. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel David Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/016123/bk_acx0_016123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you´re right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her. Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will French bureaucracy ever cut her a break? Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is a delicious cocktail of the humor of Tina Fey, the candor of Amy Poehler, and the self-deprecating charm of Mindy Kaling. You´ll feel as if you´re chatting over a bottle of wine with your new best friend, one who drinks as much as Chelsea Handler and makes you laugh as much as Sophie Kinsella. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Em Eldridge. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008677/bk_tant_008677_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I never set out to hike 10,000 miles. It just sort of happened over the course of a decade. And so goes Lawton Grinter´s compelling collection of short stories that have been over ten years and 10,000 trail miles in the making. I Hike brings the reader trailside with blissful moments on the highest mountain ridges to the mental lows of mosquito hell and into some peculiar situations that even seasoned hikers may find unbelievable. Between jobs and in search of something more, Lawton Grinter spent the better part of a decade hiking America´s longest trails. In doing so he came face to face with things that go bump in the night, the kindness of strangers, a close encounter with hypothermia and the absurd rights of passage common to the eccentric people that call themselves long-distance hikers. Anyone who´s ever stepped off the pavement will appreciate these humorous and sometimes agonizing accounts of trail life. I Hike will make you laugh, cry, cringe and leave you wanting to read more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawton Grinter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024740/bk_acx0_024740_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.