The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and … an Entertainment Pimp.
For years, the call of Africa has echoed in Dashiel’s heart. Finally, he can deny it no longer. He and his wife decide to sell everything, pack up the kids, and follow his dream to Africa. But before the move, he realizes that emotionally he wants—no, needs—his father to understand his reasons for leaving. Just as he is about to broach the subject, his father launches into the story of his own dream, as a teenager in Jamaica, of becoming an American. His father’s fascinating tale of narrow escapes, love and war, and unwavering trust in the helping hand of the Universe becomes a guiding light for Dashiel on his journey in Africa . . . and in life.
This is Africa is an account of these symmetrical quests, sixty years apart, which Dashiel Douglas artfully interweaves into one uproarious, inspiring, and unforgettable story. Through his adventures in Africa, Dashiel not only quells his ever-searching heart—with the help of an assortment of outlandish characters and the side-splitting observations he makes along the way—but also unwittingly discovers the ultimate treasure of any journey.
Msomi and Me: Tales from the African bush by Brian Connell
Msomi & Me (M&M), is one of the all-time best reads of a lifetime. In fact, it IS a lifetime, one of which you've never experienced or ever possibly could! Intriguing, colorful, unforgettable protagonists, cute & naughty little bush animals wreaking havoc on the tourists in the Lodge, and camera shots of dangerous African animals' eyes taken with a mere 135mm lens thanks to a genuine old African "animal whisperer." Adventure, love, playfulness, tragedy, calamity, wild animals (one especially stands-out), denouement....what more do you want? Blood? Well, there's that too! It"s...
More than 40 years after leaving Kenya, Susie unexpectedly finds herself returning for a safari organised by an old friend.
With her husband Terry, Susie sets off for a holiday touring the game reserves, but what she finds far exceeds her expectations. In this, her seventh, travelogue, she takes readers from five star hotels to luxury tents in the wilderness, and to poverty in Nairobi's slums, describing a journey of joy, excitement, discovery, nostalgia, of new friendships and encounters...
Travels with Rachel: In Search of South America by George Mahood
Knee-deep in a swamp in the depths of the Bolivian jungle, hunting for anacondas in a pair of sandals, it occurred to George that perhaps he should have booked that all-inclusive honeymoon to the Maldives after all.
Join George and Rachel on their hilarious journey through the wilds of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, as they climb volcanoes, fish for piranhas, trek through the Amazon rainforest, take death-defying bus rides, sample some of the continent’s strangest delicacies, and try to get to Machu Picchu.
Armed only with a basic knowledge of Spanish, small backpacks, and bags of enthusiasm,...
Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa by Heather Ellis
As you travel Africa, you will find the way of ubuntu – the universal bond that connects all of humanity as one. At the age of twenty-eight, while sitting in a friend’s backyard in the remote mining township of Jabiru, Heather Ellis has a light-bulb moment: she is going to ride a motorcycle across Africa. The idea just feels right – no matter that she’s never done any long-distance motorcycle travelling before, and has never even set foot on the African continent. Twelve months later, Heather unloads her Yamaha TT600 at the docks in Durban, South Africa, and her adventure begins. Her...
Two Old Fools in Turmoil by Victoria Twead
When dark, sinister clouds loom, Victoria and Joe find themselves facing life-changing decisions. Happily, silver linings also abound in this, the fifth Old Fools chronicle. A fresh new face joins the cast of familiar characters but the return of a bad penny may be more than some can handle. What does the future hold for the Spanish village of El Hoyo and the two old fools?
"Full of warmth, laughter, and some emotional tugs. I gave 5 stars before but Victoria just gets better, so how can I improve on that rating? 5 stars again but the BIGGEST, twinkliest stars." Julie Haigh, Amazon Top 1000...
Elephants Are People Too: More Tales from the African bush by Brian Connell
Elephants Are People Too (EAPT), picks up where M&M ends off, and focuses more on the highly entertaining antics about trying to run a game lodge. You'll also meet a cheetah with a killer sense of humour, a rhino every man would pay anything NOT to meet , a special leopard, and an apple-addicted elephant! The PERFECT follow up to Msomi & Me, told with candour, passion, and great humor.
Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds: Living the Dream in Rural Ireland by Nick Albert
Nick and Lesley Albert yearn to leave the noise, stress and pollution of modern Britain and move to the countryside, where the living is good, the air sweet, with space for their dogs to run free. Suddenly out of work and soon to be homeless, they set off in search of a new life in Ireland, a country they had never visited. As their adventure began to unfold, not everything went according to plan. If finding their dream house was difficult, buying it seemed almost impossible. How would they cope with banks that didn’t want customers, builders who didn’t need work, or the complex issue of...
I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry by Susie Kelly
Readers will shed a tear at her losses and laugh at her predicaments in this sometimes hilarious, often heartbreaking, true story that gives a moving and often shocking insight in to the earlier life of the much-loved travel author famed for her humour and her honesty.
Susie recalls a 1950s childhood in post-war London's every shade of grey and the splendours of Africa as, with her glamorous mother and father, she boards a ship bound for exotic, technicolor Kenya. Then in its final decade as a colony, Kenya was peopled with larger-than-life characters who had helped to forge its identity....
RESTLESS: MEMOIR OF AN INCURABLE TRAVELLER by Heather Hackett
Amazon #1 Bestseller This travel memoir will not tell you how to travel, or where to go. It will simply show you why you should. Restless is a book of true stories, of connections with people in situations that stretched the limits of the author's perseverance and often left her frustrated and angry at the world.
It led her down some strange and wonderful alleyways, into situations she would never have found herself in if she had never left the comfort of her home and family. But by making those choices, and walking those paths, she changed her perspective and outlook on the world.
What Did You Do With That Bug Repellent? by Kevin Warner
"If David Sedaris operated an African Safari tour, the result would be something like this." (Dr. Volmer Enghausen, zoologist and stand-up comic)
Everyone loves to travel. So why is so much travel writing such a snore? In WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THAT BUG REPELLENT? you won't find anything about hotel linen thread-counts, or where to go for the best pan-fried prawns. What you do get is an account of an African Safari that is by turns laugh-out-loud funny and unexpectedly poignant. In a two-week tour of Tanzania, Mr. Warner and his traveling companions encounter: a blitzkrieg of insects, giants...