gypt Adventure 1999 refers to a trip taken by Kevin Lamb. From January 28 to February 10, 1999, Kevin Lamb took a Contiki 9 day tour of Egypt. Check out his website to listen to his adventures. The pictures are excellent. If there were only a camel along the route!
The Mountain refers to the new book, Running to the Mountain, by Jon Katz. Jon has become a personal friend through our e-mail responses and our similar interest in Thomas Merton. Katz book was reviewed in February in USA Today and numerous other magazines. It describes a trip he took to a mountain cabin on the edge of New York. His experiences there rival the works of Thoreau and Walden and, in a sense, are reminders of Traveling with Charlie by John Steinbeck.
I did a lengthy review of Running to the Mountain. Check it out!
The Spirit of the Black Hills Seminar led by Chief Joseph Chasing Horse, an ordained Sun Dance Chief, will take place June 21-25, 1999.
Marlene Graham's second 50 state tour has begun. It keys on discovering KINDNESS in our world. Try the redesigned USA Trip Site.
The Travel Health Website, edited by traveldoc Dr. Stephen Blythe is worth a visit.
Del Trobak's, the 50 Plus Independent Traveller, has travel videos and other tidbits for the 50 plus club.
Vincent Stephenson's Inca Trail in Peru is now available. If you are going to Peru, this is a starting place.
Evelyn Kaye sent a copy of her book, Amazing Traveler Isabella Bird. A terrific read! Isabella Kaye was a victorian adventurer who ended up travelling around the world when it was not fashionable for women to do so. "I am doing what a woman can hardly do - leading a life fit for a man," said Isabella Bird in 1873. You can contact Evelyn Kaye by e-mail at email@example.com. It is published by Blue Panda Publications, 3031 Fifth Street, Boulder, CO 80304-2501. Cost is $19.95.
Did I get any e-mail from you? What is your favorite travel site? Where have you visited lately that is interesting? Let me know! I will check it out for our readers and explorers.
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QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"By heaven! cried my father, springing out of his chair, as he swore, - I have not one appointment belonging to me, which I set so much store by, as I do by these jack-boots, - they were our great-grandfather's, brother Toby, - they were hereditary."
John Graves - Goodbye To A River
This is a terrific list of travelogues. Bookmark it!
BEST NEW SITES OF THE MONTH
The Back Packer
Miami, Florida by Audrey Parker
Dan Phillips article for AmericaEconomia magazine in Chile. This article gives the history of travel on the World Wide Web. Worth studying! And it has really taken off with 20-30 hits a day.
If you wish to keep up with all of the ongoing travelogues this is the place. Lenghty - but good place to visit!
This is a web page by Dan K. Phillips dedicated to Mark Twain, perhaps the greatest writer EVER in America.
This is the complete SITEMAP of all the travel writing of Dan K. Phillips. It is quite comprehensive. Worth bookmarking!
Interview with Paul Theroux
Travel At the Speed of Light
ANOTHER TRAVEL WRITER WHO WILL NOT BORE YOU !!!!!
"About ten years ago I took a job as a seasonal park ranger in a place called Arches National Monument near the little town of Moab in southeast Utah. Why I went there no longer matters; what I found there is the subject of this book. My job began on the first of April and ended on the last day of September. I liked the work and the canyon country and returned the following year for a second season. I would have returned the third year too and each year thereafter but unfortunately for the Arches, a primitive place when I first went there, was developed and improved so well that I had to leave." Edward Abbey - The introduction to Desert Solitaire.
Edward Abbey is the author of Desert Solitaire, one of the great travel books of all time.