Billed as one of the largest book fairs in the world, the Miami Book Fair takes over the campus of Miami College downtown and hundreds of booksellers, authors and publishers present their best new and discounted books. For 4 years, AdventureTravelPress has been the first listing in the fair catalog and greets its fans with fantastic discounts on superb books in a choice of color or grayscale. See you there!
Make Friends with Different Cultures
By Jackie Chase
Bring cultures to life with real people! “Giraffe-Neck Girl” introduces ten-year-old Mucha and her family. Wearing the brass neck rings sets the Padaung apart as a unique tribe. Young readers are intrigued by how and why girls wear these heavy rings around their necks. Lush, colorful photographs show how this community maintains harmony. Become a part of Mucha’s family by sharing her daily activities, like catching locusts and eating them for a snack. Visit the school, play with children having water fights at the local well, help a father build a porch, and watch two neighbors roasting a pig. Then, go with Mucha to pick out a live duck for dinner in her small, rural village in northern Thailand.
A Travelers' Handbook
By Jackie Chase
“How to Become an Escape Artist” A Travelers’ Handbook is the tool that could save any traveler from disappointing mistakes, lost opportunities, and financial loss. If you’ve ever dreamed of traipsing through wet jungles, anchoring your boat off hidden islands, or tossing coins into a magic fountain, get this book. A “road map” for travel, it contains tips and strategies based on practical travel experience in over a hundred countries. You will learn about:
- Strange or familiar cultures, gestures, food, and customs
- The how-to details on travel research as one of 192 sections packed with hints
- Ideas for applying the lessons from inspiring stories and cautionary tales
- Valuable pointers to prevent/cure health issues
- Dealing with loneliness, compromising with co-travelers, and other personal issues
- Ways to prepare as a senior, parent, single woman, or a cautious newbie
- Opening your life to the rich variety of options for the traveler
You can take a journey vicariously or, armed with the author’s invaluable advice, visit exotic cultures yourself. Jackie Chase has more than four decades of travel experience in and out of over one hundred countries. She has lived temporarily in remote villages with tribal people and offers several fascinating books in this photo-journalism series. Links to hard-to-find websites help subgroups of travelers looking to share cruise cabins or swap homes or find guides or uncover other rare resources. Handy lists of all kinds, advice to request multiple entry visas, and the joys of communication without words make this a true handbook for everyone.