Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Two Travel Stories, a Road Trip and a Backpacking Trip

If you like travel adventure (and who doesn't?), then hit the road or the hiking trail this weekend, with a free ebook, from Amazon.

It's Time for a Road Trip – On the Road with Bronco Billy

It's late summer, and the day's are beginning to get shorter.  But there is still time for a road trip, with help of “On the Road with Bronco Billy”.  Sit back and go on a ten day trucking trip in a big rig, through western North America, from Alberta to Texas, and back again.  Explore the countryside, learn some trucking lingo, and observe the shifting cultural norms across this great continent.  Then,  try it out for yourself, some time.
It’s free this week (Aug 18 to 22, 2016) on Amazon, 99 cents otherwise.

Amazon Canada:

A Walk on the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail, free on Amazon this Weekend (Aug 18 to 22, 2016)

If you are a hiker, you know that nothing says great memories like a backpacking trip.  And what could be more memorable than a spectacular hike on the wild western shore of Vancouver Island?

The hiking journal "A Walk on the Juan de Fuca Trail" is free this weekend on Amazon. After that, it's all of 99 cents. Here is a summary.

The Juan De Fuca Marine is considered by many to be one of Canada’s finest hiking trails. It hugs the southwestern shore of Vancouver Island, between Jordan River and Port Renfrew for a distance of about 48 kilometres. Like its (perhaps) more famous neighbouring hiking trail just to the north, The West Coast Trail, it features both beach and forest hiking along a rugged coastline. The hiking is a nice test of one’s fitness, the views are spectacular, the wildlife (marine and forest) is plentiful and the people are friendly. What more could one ask for? 

What follows is a journal of a five day trip, taken in early September of 2002. It is about 13,000 words in length (60 to 90 minutes reading), and contains numerous photographs of the trail. There are also sections containing a brief history of the trail, geology, flora and fauna, and associated information.


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