Free travel Kindle books for 19 Dec 13

A Surfing Adventure in the Mentawai Islands

by Clive Woodward

A Surfing Adventure in the Mentawai Islands follows a group ten surfers on an exciting surfing boat tour of the famed, yet isolated, Mentawai Islands that lie off Sumatra. The author puts the reader right into his reef booties so they feel they are with him chasing perfect surf, sharing laughs and facing fears on the sharp coral reef breaks.

The writer’s evocative style lets the reader dive into the aqua blue tropical ocean tasting the salty water, feel the warmth of the hot sun and paddle into empty line-ups. The tale is entertaining for surfer and non-surfer alike. The descriptions of hunting surf and riding waves, away from the cares of the world give a real sense of the rhythm of the days and cycles of the swells as they pass by. But, A Surfing Adventure in the Mentawai Islands is much more than a trip diary. It also delves into the art and history of surfing itself. There are detours into interesting stories that include eyewitness accounts of events such as a massive typhoon that swept an island clean of its inhabitants a century ago, a duel to the death between a Pacific Islander, armed with just a knife, and a Tiger Shark before such traditions were lost, a surfer getting scalped on a sharp reef and the destruction of a surf charter boat in the 2010 Tsunami.

A fellow companion on the trip noted that, “Clive is not just a humble diarist and waterman, but also a raconteur, poet, philosopher, romantic and comedian all rolled into one”. When combined with a cast of characters who are not your typical young professional surfer stereotypes and the longer book format, the writer’s approach adds enjoyable dimensions and nuances to the story. Non-surfers who read it will at last understand why so many people travel the world to far way islands and dangle their legs into deep, dark water in the pursuit of waves. Surfers will savour a classic surf travel story well told.

Please Hug Me–I’ve Been Delayed: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need to Help You Survive These Not-So-Friendly Skies (Please Hug Me Series)

by Jeff Michaels

A Perfect Combination of Humor and Information for Travelers of all Types

If you are one of the nearly eight hundred million passengers who struggle to remain sane in the insane world of air travel each year, this book is for you. Jeff Michaels offers his off-kilter observations on everything from earplugs and SkyMall shopping to air marshals and overbooked flights, along with practical tips on how to improve the flying experience, such as

– Secrets to scoring the lowest possible airfare

– Moves for getting through security in five minutes or lessâ??every time

– Clever and entertaining techniques for wasting time in airports

– A five-minute program for overcoming the fear of flying

– Suggestions for handling Chronic Seat Kickers (CSKs) of all ages

– Tear-out forms for surviving an overnight stay in the airport

With humor and sincerity, Michaels takes you from the ground to the air and back again, offering well-researched, surprising, and unusual air travel trivia, such as why it’s virtually impossible for the wings to fall off an airplane, what you should really do in the event of a water landing, why you get sick when you fly (clue: it’s not the recycled air doing you in), and what’s really going on in that cockpit. Perfectly suited for the frequent flyer (and even the not-so-frequent), this book will keep you smiling no matter how bumpy the flight, how tasteless the food, or how long the delay.

Making Your First Cruise a Success (Plus Helpful Cruising Tips)

by Katrina Abiasi

Hello Friends!
My name is Katrina Abiasi and I’ve been an avid cruiser for around the past 5 years.  In my opinion, going on a cruise is BY FAR the most fun vacation you can have!  However, many people who have never been on a cruise feel nervous and overwhelmed simply because they have never gone on this type of vacation before!  They have no idea what they’re supposed to do and what it’s going to be like.  I know the feeling…I felt the exact same way before my first cruise!

So I wrote this book to help people who are complete beginners to cruising.  This cruising guide will walk you step-by-step through exactly what to expect from the moment you decide you want to go on a cruise, to the moment you walk off the cruise ship after your first fun-filled cruise vacation!

What’s Inside The Book:

  • How to find the BEST cruise deals on the internet!  Contrary to popular belief, cruise travel CAN be affordable!
  • How to choose whether to take a Caribbean Cruise, Mediterranean Cruise, Alaska Cruise, or a cruise to a different location.
  • What to do once you’re on the cruise ships to make sure you have a BLAST!
  • DETAILED and ACCURATE information on everything you need to know about cruising no matter what cruise lines you’re using.  The information in this book applies to Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Princess Cruises, and every other cruise line.
  • TONS of awesome cruise tips you won’t find in any other cruise books!

…And More!  
There’s even a FREE BONUS at the beginning of the book!

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Katrina Abiasi

Postcards From Bangkok

Where do the locals eat in Bangkok? Where are the best places to stay? And what are the hidden gems that other tourists have never heard of?

The â??Postcards From’ series is a collection of five short essays on different elements of a destination. Our travel writers look for interesting and unusual elements to a city, composing a collection of portraits that will introduce the reader to some of the least known aspects of the destination. These collections are essential reading for the would-be traveller. Each book is around 7,500 words in length.

Beautiful scenery of Europe

by Asuka Syun

He traveled Europe several times and it photographed historied and traditional beautiful rows of houses and scenery in the photograph.
In it, this drew the beautiful scenery which remains in the recollections ! on the wash drawing. Although it was the amateur’s awkward wash drawing, the impression of the trip was described in the prose.
He thinks that language which remains in the heart slowly was attached.

Description was added to the end of a book.

In addition, the link to other pages was prepared as follows.
If it clicks *XX of each prose, it links to description.
If it clicks *XX of each description, it links to a wash drawing.

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Vienna (Austria), Salzburg (Austria), Linz (Austria), Prague (Czech),Ä?eský Krumlov (Czech), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Rhine River (Germany), Heidelberg (Germany), Rothenburg (Germany), Lindau (Germany), Fussen (Germany), Lauterbrunnen (Switzerland), Grindelwald (Switzerland), Seine Riverï¼?Franceã?»Parisï¼?, Paris street corner ï¼?Franceã?»Paris), Moulin Rouge ï¼?Franceã?»Parisï¼?

(The length of the book of paper: 44 pages)

Machu Picchu: Guide and Pictures

by Brian May

Machu Picchu is one of the most fascinating historical sites in the world. This book describes the history of this amazing place. Within this book you will find information on visiting Machu Picchu, how to get there, and the costs associated with visiting. This is the perfect book if you are planning a trip to Peru to visit this amazing site!

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