Adventures of a Continental Drifter

Adventures of a Continental Drifter

For the most part, Jeredong lacks the heart-pumping terror rides you might find at
Great Adventure, Disneyland, or Six Flags. But the Pusing Lagi is quite another
story. “It's an SLC,” Milton said, wowing me with amusement park lingo.

Author: Elliott Hester

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429905428

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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In October 2002, Elliott Hester sold his car, abandoned his apartment, and took off alone on a trip around the world, during which he drifted to over fifty destinations. Elliott's tales about his travels range from the bizarre to the hilarious to the flat-out shocking. Travel with him as he: · Chases off transvestites in the South Pacific · Gets drunk on Estonian moonshine at the maker's eightieth birthday party · Impersonates Samuel L. Jackson at the 38th International Film Festival in the Czech Republic · Ponders the Finnish tradition of sprinting from steamy sauna to plunge into the frigid Baltic Sea—naked! · And much more. Only an around-the-world excursion could produce such outlandish, hair-raising, hysterical adventures. And only Elliott Hester could make such vivid observations and write such vibrant insights about life---and people---on the road.
Categories: Travel

Massachusetts Western Connecticut Adventure Guide

Massachusetts   Western Connecticut Adventure Guide

But adventure gets the blood flowing, the heart pumping. Walk along an island.
Climb a mountain trail. Canoe down a lake so silently that the loons don't dive
underwater but watch you instead, as they keep on crying their long, crazed
sorrows ...

Author: Elizabeth Dugger

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781588430571

Category: Travel

Page: 499

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"I bought this travel guide out of curiosity when I went back home to visit my parents. I grew up in N.H., went to school at UCONN, and spent a lot of time in Massachusetts - so I am familiar with the area. Sometimes, when you live in a place, however, you take your home for granted and don't see the sights in your back yard. Traveling 1500 miles back home, however, I felt like I needed to get my moneys worth (the sure sign of a native east coaster). This book led me to some incredible old towns and restaurants and shops that I had missed while living there.I highly recommend the book. It was great to have it on my laptop because after work, I was able plan the remainder of my day in a snap." -- Amazon reviewer. "I've been toting Elizabeth L. Dugger's new Adventure Guide to Massachusetts & Western Connecticut around for about a month now, ever since I received it. I had all the best intentions of being the first reviewer to publish my commentary on the travel guide, but with one project after another eating up my hours, I'm not sure that I can claim that honor. I have, however, really bulked up my biceps by lugging the Adventure Guide around! In a word, the book is "massive," and before I ever lifted the cover, I was perplexed as to how Dugger could possibly have found enough bungee jumping-, cliff diving-, and vine swinging-type adventures in the stately and somewhat subdued states of Massachusetts and Connecticut to fill 496 pages! When I opened to page 113 to find a section on "Antique Shopping on Cape Cod," I was surprised and delighted to realize that the range of adventures Dugger suggests includes those that pose great danger only to my credit card balance. In the book's introduction, Dugger explains that adventure travel "doesn't have to mean hanging from a cliff by your fingernails. " Her enormous catalog of exciting escapes includes family-friendly ideas, outdoor fun for people of all ages and abilities, out-of-the-ordinary sightseeing suggestions, and, of course, the full complement of hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and other recreational opportunities in central New England. "Adventure travel makes you feel alive, wakes you up to yourself as well as to your surroundings," Dugger explains. "Just being in open lands or along the coast, most of the time, can give you that get-away feeling. ...Adventure travel gets the blood flowing, the heart pumping." Also the author of the Adventure Guide to New Hampshire and the Adventure Guide to Vermont, Dugger quickly debunks the notion that Massachusetts is a tamer, less challenging playground than its mountainous northern neighbors. After a brief introductory section that includes a short history of Massachusetts, a map of and information on getting to the region, road rules, and safety information on such important topics as "avoiding bears," the book is broken up into six regional chapters: the Seacoast Region, Boston and Nearby Adventures, Central Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley, the Berkshires, and the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Within each geographic section, adventures are organized in category groupings: On Foot, On Horseback, On Wheels, On Water, On Snow & Ice, and In the Air. Each chapter has information on Eco-Travel and where to Stay & Eat, as well.While the emphasis of this guide is decidedly on the outdoors and on planning a Massachusetts vacation that takes you to the lesser known attractions that the state offers, it is actually one of the most comprehensive and delightful guides to the region available. While many travel guides contain the obligatory paragraph on each historic attraction and sightseeing venue, the Adventure Guide to Massachusetts & Western Connecticut artfully leads the traveler to those awe-inspiring, stimulating, and unique excursions that are likely to make for a most memorable trip. Detailed maps, black and white photos, cute graphics, and sidebars on special events, kid-friendly and accessible spots, recommended reading, and mor
Categories: Travel



Tel # (702)740-6969 New York-New York 3790 Las Vegas Blvd. Zip through a
heart-pumping adventure beneath a blast of kaleidoscopic light show at the
Fremont Experience. Flightlinez will make your Downtown experience truly ...

Author: Izobel Sturges

Publisher: Books, Travel & More LLC


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 61

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LAS VEGAS ... ARE WE THERE YET? is a colorful, hardcover, family guidebook written by local kids Izobel & Cianna Sturges, with the help of their parents. This one-of-a-kind souvenir is packed with bonus features like Sample Itinerary, Map, Packing Lists and Budget Checklist. Most of all, it is forever book memoir because of the journal and photo album section. Great gift idea for the Holidays! Grab one now!!!
Categories: Family & Relationships

Montana Wildfire A Historical Western Romance

Montana Wildfire  A Historical Western Romance

"...full of explicit sensual desire and heart pumping adventure. Tig' recoin' end this
book!” - -Nancy Compton, Reader from Boise, Idaho - "...full of explicit sensual
desire and heart pumping adventure. |. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR ...

Author: Rebecca Sinclair

Publisher: ePublishing Works!

ISBN: 9781614170778

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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Following her father's sudden death, Amanda Lennox has no money for the long trip from Boston to the ranch she's inherited in faraway Seattle. Then an advertisement for a "wilderness expert" to escort an eleven-year-old boy to Montana catches Amanda's eye, and the adventurous young woman jumps at the chance, never guessing she'll end up lost in the wilds of Idaho... with a twisted ankle. Half-breed ranch-hand Jacob Blackhawk Chandler knows from experience that prissy white princesses mean trouble--haughty, citified and utterly unequipped to survive in the wide open country. He can't leave the lovely minx alone and hurt... but he sure wouldn't be taken in by her sweet smile, either! REVIEWS: "Full of explicit sensual desire and heart pumping adventure. I highly recommend this book! ~Nancy Compton, Reader from Boise, Idaho. OTHER TITLES by Rebecca Sinclair California Caress (A Historical Western Romance) Perfect Strangers (A Historical Romance)
Categories: Fiction

Georgia Discovered

Georgia Discovered

HISTORIC BANNING MILLS, WHITESBURG For adrenaline junkies, there are
few destinations in the state that will get the heart pounding more than this self-
described “Adventure Resort” in western Georgia. Located at the site of an old
mill ...

Author: Chris Greer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493045389

Category: Travel

Page: 232

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From the mountains to the coast, city streets to expansive farmland, modern skyscrapers to charming antebellum homes, author and photographer Chris Greer has explored the vibrant state of Georgia to bring you the very best locations. The book includes a tremendous variety of destinations and activities for even the most discerning traveler, including craft breweries, lush vineyards, secluded hiking trails, and historical icons. No matter what you’re interested in, visitors and residents alike will find plenty to love in this book. Greer’s decades of experience as a photographer are on display from the beginning, with fine art photography featured throughout. You may never look at another travel book the same way.
Categories: Travel

Striking Distance I Team 6 A series of sexy thrilling unputdownable adventure

Striking Distance  I Team 6  A series of sexy  thrilling  unputdownable adventure

Lifting hay bales and trudging through deep snow had gotten his heart pumping
and filled his lungs with fresh mountain air. He'd felt alive again, strong. But the
best part about it had been working side by side with Nate. And still something
felt ...

Author: Pamela Clare

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472223173

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 986

Fans of Suzanne Brockmann, Maya Banks, Christy Reece, Julie Ann Walker and Cindy Gerard will adore Pamela Clare's expertly plotted romantic suspense series, which sets the pages alight with sizzling chemistry. For tension, thrills, romance and passion take a spin with the I-Team. TV reporter Laura Nilsson spent eighteen months in an Al-Qaeda compound after being kidnapped live on air. Two years later, she's still wondering why. No mission in Javier Corbray's career as a Navy SEAL affected him the way Laura's rescue did. And he wants her more than he's ever wanted anyone. As Laura and Javier's passion ignites, so does Laura's need to discover the mystery of her past. Especially when she learns that her abduction was not random - and that she's still a target for a killer with an impenetrable motive. Now Javier will have to rely on his skills to keep the woman he loves from being struck down before she dares uncover the truth... Sexy. Thrilling. Unputdownable. Take a wildly romantic ride with Pamela Clare's I-Team: Extreme Exposure, Hard Evidence, Unlawful Contact, Naked Edge, Breaking Point, Striking Distance, Seduction Game.
Categories: Fiction



A heart-pumping adventure where the excitement of defeating security guards
and burglar alarms far out-weighed the prospect of getting caught. It was like a
game of cat and mouse and the victor took the spoils. The spoils varied from cash
to ...

Author: Bernie Matthews

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781742625744

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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Intractable is a relentless and remarkable story of life on the inside of two of Australia's most brutal prison regimes - Grafton and Katingal - in the 70s. In 1969 Bernie Matthews was convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 10 years. A serial escapee, prison authorities soon classified Matthews as an intractable prisoner and he was transferred to the Alcatraz of the NSW prison system at Grafton. There, life was a routine series of bashings and solitary confinement, and as the systematic brutality of Grafton became a political scandal, Matthews and other prisoners found themselves transferred to a fresh hell in 1975 - Katingal Special Security Unit inside Sydney's Long Bay Jail, Australia's first super-max prison. A concrete bunker with no natural light or fresh air, Katingal replaced Grafton's bashings with sensory deprivation and psychological control. Suicide attempts and self-harm followed. One of the longest serving and surviving Katingal inmates, Matthews did not see daylight for two years, eight months. Intractable is not only a shocking story of what it's like to do time but also a history of one of the great political scandals of the 70s from a unique perspective (Katingal was pulled down this year). It's also the eye-opening story of a man who managed to turn his life around in the worst of Australia's prisons to become a writer and prison activist.
Categories: True Crime

The Ghost War

The Ghost War

FAITHIFUL SPY A John Wells Nowel “Heart-pumping adventure."—USA Today
THE GHOST WAR “A very sophisticated vision. . . . Front Cover.

Author: Alex Berenson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101163368

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 450

Another thrilling adventure featuring John Wells, the deep cover CIA operative from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Faithful Spy and The Deceivers John Wells barely survived his homecoming when it was thought he’d become too close to the terrorists. Though his wounds have healed, his mind is far from clear. He needs to get back in the fight. And there is a fight waiting for him. A power play in China is causing chaos around the globe. And even as Wells does what he does best, a mole within the CIA is preparing to light the final fuse that will propel an unsuspecting world toward open war and annihilation. And this time, there may be nothing John Wells can do to stop it...
Categories: Fiction

The Adventures of the Ketchup Kids

The Adventures of the Ketchup Kids

On hearing this news, Tim's heart started pumping fast. Although he felt sorry for
Jake and his parents, he was sure that the adventure was hotting up again,
convinced that the person who had burgled Jake's shop was the very same
person ...

Author: Andrew Burton

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781848767942

Category: Children's stories

Page: 136

View: 663

When Luke (10) and Michael Kingsman (6) got involved in a messy but hilarious ketchup fight in their garden, nobody could foresee the adventure it would lead them into. As a result of the ketchup fight, Luke’s best friend Whizzo starts inventing and creates a number of ketchup-firing weapons that the children plan to use in a series of friendly fights. With their newly created weapons, the children want a name for their gang and become the Ketchup Kids.During their first battle, the children discover a burglar’s kit in the woods and make a momentous decision – to become crime-busting heroes and solve the mystery themselves. The discovery catapults the gang into a thrilling adventure of a lifetime, involving lots of sticky red stuff and some mean and malevolent burglars who are out to catch the children. Will the Ketchup Kids apprehend the burglars – or have they gone a step too far into an adventure that should have been dealt with by grown ups?Prepare to get messy with The Ketchup Kids, a charming, light-hearted and humourous adventure story for 7-10 year old children. Beautifully illustrated, Andrew Burton’s tale gives the reader a story that could easily happen in real life. Reminiscent of The Famous Five and The Secret Seven, the book revives a long-forgotten and highly entertaining story format.
Categories: Children's stories

The Adventure of Food

The Adventure of Food

It's amazing how much abuse the human heart can take and still keep beating,
still keep pumping that vital fluid to all those organs to keep this organism alive.
Yes, keep breathing. Right now I feel as if: why bother? It's Labor Day, and a
friend ...

Author: Richard Sterling

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1885211376

Category: Travel

Page: 310

View: 824

Food -- its smells, textures, colors, flavors, and rituals -- is tied intrinsically to place. This heartwarming, surprising, and sumptuous collection of stories reveals our obsession with how food nourishes and sustains us, teaches us about other cultures, and creates community and connection with others. From the award-winning editor of Travelers' Tales Food, here is another collection of funny and sometimes frightening true stories of eating that will make your mouth water while helping you better understand other cultures. Notable authors include Jeffrey Steingarten, Frances Mayes, Jonathan Raban, John Krich, and Maxine Kumin.
Categories: Travel

Adventure Guide to Vermont

Adventure Guide to Vermont

But adventure gets the blood flowing , the heart pumping . Walk through an
orchard . Climb a mountain trail . Canoe down a lake so silently that the loons
don't dive underwater but watch you instead , as they continue their long ,
sorrowing ...

Author: Elizabeth L. Duggar

Publisher: Hunter Publishing (NJ)

ISBN: 1556507739

Category: Electronic book

Page: 230

View: 966

This guide is part of a series focusing on outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. Historical and other background information is provided, as well as comprehensive travel details.
Categories: Electronic book

My Scrapes and Escapes Or The Adventures of a Student

My Scrapes and Escapes  Or The Adventures of a Student

As I did so , I felt its little heart beating , and its breath panting away , as my own
had been a few minutes before . My first resolution was magnanimous . " I shall
set it free , ” said I . “ Go , poor wanderer of the wood and wild - liberty ' s a
glorious ...






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Stories of Adventure

Stories of Adventure

Having said this , I advanced toward the opening of the sombre gallery . My heart
beat wildly . I opened my lantern and seized the extremity of the wick . The
Professor , who was looking on , held his chronometer in his hand . “ Are you
ready ?

Author: Jules Verne


ISBN: UIUC:30112065533330

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 537

View: 645

I. Meridiana: the adventures of three Englishmen and three Russians in South Africa -- II. A journey to the centre of the earth.
Categories: Adventure stories

Tales of Adventure

Tales of Adventure

His pace of four miles an hour had kept his heart pumping blood to the surface of
his body and to all the extremities . But the instant he stopped , the action of the
pump eased down . The cold of space smote the unprotected tip of the planet ...

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y : Hanover House

ISBN: UCSC:32106006143637

Category: Adventure stories, American

Page: 531

View: 606

Categories: Adventure stories, American

Top Rated Pacific Region Adventures

Top Rated Pacific Region Adventures

From heart - pumping whitewater thrills to calm scenic floats , Redline River
Adventures has a river trip to suit your needs . Whether you prefer a oneday
excursion or a multi - day camping trip , we allow our guests to enjoy an
adventure at their ...

Author: Maurizio Valerio

Publisher: B2B Outdoors Llc

ISBN: 188980715X

Category: Travel

Page: 148

View: 510

Categories: Travel



Tis a clutched at his heart . giniral court ye should have He heard faintly the
sound of American Old Spud's eyes filled ... Above the pounding of his heart as it
be ' Reveille ' tomorry marnin ' with the sodjers gan pumping fresh blood through
his ...



ISBN: UTEXAS:059172131608303

Category: Adventure stories


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Categories: Adventure stories

Food Wine

Food   Wine

Adventure VES . We'll learn sc Hear that ? It's the beat of your heart getting faster
and faster . No need to panic – it happens all the time in Orlando . You see , there
is a lifetime of heart - pumping adventures waiting around every turn . You can ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924059687065

Category: Cooking


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Categories: Cooking

Outing Sport Adventure Travel Fiction

Outing  Sport  Adventure  Travel  Fiction

... notes of birds singing their medley flashed over him with sickening force . in the
trees about the house , the perfume An icy chill crept round his heart and of wild
flowers and red clover in a sunny seemed to still its beating , and a curious field ...



ISBN: PSU:000066983057

Category: Sports


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Categories: Sports

Adventure Lessons

Adventure Lessons

My heart kicked into a higher gear and I started to shake. I couldn't see over the ...
my eyes to work. I knew that my brain was pumping and that I would never be
able to remember anything ... the first problem and - 138- ADVENTURE

Author: Joe Grutzik

Publisher: Good & Brown

ISBN: 9780976891512

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 923

Grutzik hopes to shed some light on the rights and wrongs of living life on the edge of a self-inflicted chasm. This is a series of stories and rocket-loaded antics from a dad supercharged with the when, how, and why, and creamed with what he got from it all.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Dreams of adventure deeds of empire

Dreams of adventure  deeds of empire

The story of Napoleon was one of the great means by which the imagination of
Europe was charged with the deep and heart-pumping excitements of empire.
But in England, and somewhat less in America, that story was not available to
writers ...

Author: Martin Burgess Green

Publisher: Marboro Books

ISBN: UOM:39015008167358

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 192

Examines the tradition of adventure tales in English literature from Defoe to Conrad and Kipling to illuminate the conceptions that Western man has had of his imperial dominion
Categories: History