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Thomas Merton Monk and Poet A Literary Excursion Across America

Editor: Dan K.Phillips-------------- E-mail-------------APRIL, 2000


DAN'S FAVORITE TRAVEL BOOKS

Dan's Stories
A Literary Excursion Across America
Abbey of Gethsemani
Cape Cod
Jekyll Island
Las Vegas, N.M.
Las Vegas, Nv.
Natchez Trace
Reno, Nv.
San Francisco
Savannah, Ga.
Tucumcari, N.M.
Grand Rivers, Ky.


Directions

Spiritual Directions
Spiritual Journal
Dan's Journal
Conferences led by Dan
Pilgrimage to Abbey of Gethsemani
Solitude Journal
Thomas Merton Site


Travelogues

American Borders.
Circle the Globe
Far Journeys
Mad Rush to Europe
Queensboro Ballards
Four Corners - The Book
Out-Of-Bounds
Tran-Siberian Railroad
Travels With Samantha
Traveller's Tales
Yahoo - Travelogues
USA ROAD TRIP


Magazines

Culturekiosque
Conde Nast/Epicurious
Great Outdoors
National Geographic
Outside
Out West
Texas Monthly

Maps

Gold Maps
Adventurous Traveler
Automap
Mapquest


Explorations

Mountain Zone
Terraquest
Galapagos
Mungo Park

Lodging

Home Exchange
Hostelling Intl-Canada
Triple 1 B&B
Natl B&B Assoc
National Lodging Directory



Packing
Complete Carry on Traveler
Walk About Travel Gear
1000 Travel Tips

Reservations
TRAVEL NOW


Travel-Zines

Americanwest
Let's Go Cruising
Polynesian Netsurfer
Randy's Travel Page
San Francisco Heart
SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO ONLINE!
SPLIT
Travel Assist
Travel At Speed of Light
Traveldex (UK)
Travelmag (UK)
Trav Book Reviews
Web Week Review
Travelnet
Travel the Net
Travel Channel
Vagabond Monthly
Vapor Trails



Travel-Guides

Alaskan Center
Alaskan Internet Travel Guide
Beyond French Rivera
Cape Cod Info
CityNet
CitySearch
Discover India
Fodor's Travel
Gayot Guides
Go Caribbean!
Greenland Guide
Ireland Travel
Wonderful India
Jamaica
Japan Natl Tour Org
Lonely Planet
Mexico Connect
Montreal Guide
Moon Travel Handbooks
Northern Canada
Pacific Islands



For Women Only

Journeywoman
Rainbow Adventures
Sacred Journeys


Here and There

Chip's Mardi Gras
CNN Travel News
Colo. Dude Ranch Vac
Great Outdoor Rec Pages
The Travel Photography Home Page
Virtualroadtrip

Voyage of the Beagle
Virtual Voyages
 

LAS VEGAS

Dan Phillips

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)

TIDBITS

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 Dolan)

RIVERSEARCH.COM 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 (Otto Rona)

Dan - Your site is very informative.Another travel information site is www.stayout.freeservers.com. Their guestbook adds more fuel.(Bill Phiffer)

E-MAIL NEEDED!

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 NEW SITES!!

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 it.

SILENT 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 Europe Site.

TRAVEL ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB.

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.

YAHOO'S ONGOING TRAVELOGUES

If you wish to keep up with all of the ongoing travelogues this is the place. Lenghty - but good place to visit!

ONLINE 96 TRAVELOGUES .

This is a terrific list of travelogues. Bookmark it!

MARK TWAIN

This is a web page by Dan K. Phillips dedicated to Mark Twain, perhaps the greatest writer EVER in America.

SITEMAP OF DAN K. PHILLIPS

This is the complete SITEMAP of all the travel writing of Dan K. Phillips. It is quite comprehensive. Worth bookmarking!

WEB SURFER TRAV JOURNAL - A YEAR AGO



DESTINATIONS

Interview with Paul Theroux

Far Journeys

Travel At the Speed of Light




ANOTHER TRAVEL WRITER WHO WILL NOT BORE YOU !!!!!

Edward Abbey

"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.


    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!

Open Directory Project at
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BEST-SELLING TRAVEL BOOKS

1.A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson

2. Encore Provence - Peter Mayle

3. Bella Tuscany - Frances Mayes

4. Under the Tuscan Sun - Frances Mayes

5. I'm A Stranger Here Myself - Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away - Bill Bryson

 

 

 

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