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Adventure Travel

By Nancy O'Hare
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Places most people never see, hiking, trekking, ancient sites
Dust in My Pack

Few places offer the opportunity to summit a country’s highest peak in one day. Volcán San Cristóbal offered such a rare opportunity. From its peak, the Pacific Ocean, sugar cane crops and peanut fields looked minuscule below. Not only can you reach its apex, but it is humbling to set foot atop one of the more active volcanoes in the region. The pain and the pleasure remain etched in my memory.

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This book covers places on all seven continents, grouped by interest such as trekking or ancient sites, and mixes travel stories with guidance to help readers plan their own trip. It captures the author's favourite destinations from twenty years of travel.
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"Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives"

"Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives"

editorial coordination by Jason Schoonover

In Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives, 120 outstanding individuals representing a who''s who of international exploration recall the indelible moment in their youth when the dream that launched their remarkable lives was born. As they recount the turning points to fulfilling those dreams - often overcoming enormous physical, emotional or other obstacles - we learn how incredibly inspirational their lives are.

Included are Meave and Louise Leakey, Buzz Aldrin, Robert Ballard, balloonists Bertr …

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Inner Ranges

Inner Ranges

An Anthology of Mountain Thoughts and Mountain People
also available: Paperback

Winner of the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Award for Climbing Literature
Winner of the 2019 National Outdoor Book Award for Outdoor Literature
Shortlisted for the 2019 Boardman Tasker Award

Inner Ranges brings together an enlightening and entertaining selection of mountain writing by one of Canada’s most respected adventure journalists and thinkers.

This collection of original and previously published pieces includes provocative editorial and opinion work about the state of adventure, personal tales …

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To Timbuktu for a Haircut

To Timbuktu for a Haircut

A Journey Through West Africa
also available: Paperback Paperback
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Short-listed for the Oklahoma Book Awards, 2013
Timbuktu: the African city known to legend as a land of scholars, splendour and mystery, a golden age in the Sahara Desert. But to many it is a vaguely recognizable name. With this fabled city as his goal, author Rick Antonson began a month-long trek. His initial plan? To get a haircut.
Rick narrates the history of this elusive destination through the teachings of his Malian guide Zak, and encounters with stranded tourists, a camel owner, a ri …

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