There are many things I enjoy when
I am in the Las Vegas area: Lake Mead; Hoover Dam; Mount Charleston;
cheap meals; an occasional show; and once -- a wild cab ride to Casear's
Palace where Thomas "Hitman" Hearns was fighting 'Marvelous" Marvin
Hagler. The man riding with me, the man in a hurry, tipped the driver
a hundred dollars. In shock, I walked to the front
of Caesar's Palace and spent the entire fight time talking to a gambler
from Boston, flown in for the fight free because of the immense amount
of money he spent gambling. "I don't care about fights," he said. "They
fly me to all of these things, but I'm just a gambler. I don't go to
the shows." I didn't know whether he was telling the truth or not.
(From Dan's Book,
Four Corners - A Literary Excursion Across America. Click
here for more of this story)
Dan, Check out a new Irish travel website
- www.wildireland.com - dealing
with walking and hiking tours in Ireland. As well as regular guided
tours, the site allows you to browse and book online themed tours such
as spiritual, cultural and celtic tours. Well worth visiting! (Colm
your complete rafting resource: Greatest rivers of the world and the
leading outfitters who run them. http://www.riversearch.com
Here are the latest discounts and other
news about small ships throughout the world as reported by the
information center www.smallshipcruises.com
As owner and manager of nyuszi96 City
& Excursion Tours, We operate a very unique service. When someone
checks in with us and wants to use our services, we have one of our
agents personally meet them at the airport. We begin with a welcome
bouquet of flowers for all the ladies. One of our luxurious air-conditioned
cars will take our clients to their hotel. A professional tour guide
will then design a 3-hour personalized tour so they can enjoy all that
Budapest has to offer. When their trip to Budapest is over, we will
take them back to the airport and as a departing gesture we will surprise
them with a bottle of famous Hungarian wine. Check us out at www.citytour96.com
Dan - Your site is very informative.Another
travel information site is www.stayout.freeservers.com.
Their guestbook adds more fuel.(Bill Phiffer)
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.
Send your e-mail please.
Let the editor know what you want, ok?
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"There should be monasteries such as that.....small
places, disposable places, dispensable - not expensive and impressive
layouts. Places a peacock would enjoy. Places where people pray -
not elaborate, beautifully tailored prayer, but plain and simple,
honest as the psalms."
Father Matthew Kelty - My Song is of Mercy)
ONE OF BEST
Great site never seen before titled
the Nepenthe Journal.
Worth the effort to view it!
First and foremost, have enjoyed your
website and have a link to your site in http://users.erols.com/hmmd/garage.html
(Howie)--This is a great site! Try
GIANTS by Ronald H. Gruner- ABSOLUTELY ONE
OF THE BEST TRAVEL SITES I HAVE EVER SEEN! Nothing quite like it!
Better not let this one get away.
Eurotrip - Your backpacking
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 terrific list of travelogues. Bookmark it!
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
Travel At the
Speed of Light
TRAVEL WRITER WHO
WILL NOT BORE
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.