The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
17 September 2017, 06:19
2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781742201924 | 46.88MB
So, you know you want to experience that ultimate overseas adventure - but where do you start? Right here, with the one-stop guide to planning the trip of a lifetime. The Big Trip is your ultimate guide to gap years and overseas adventures.
- Essential pre-trip planning: health, safety, kit costs, tickets, etc
- Volunteering and working abroad: from fruit picking to teaching, yacht-crewing and au pairing
- Regional overviews, maps and a diverse range of road-tested itineraries
- Tips and stories from travellers and experts
- Comprehensive directory of essential resources
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, George Dunford, Matthew Firestone, Anthony Ham, Vivek Wagle, Jenny Walker
I'll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair [EPUB]
26 June 2017, 04:51
2017 | EPUB | 14.45MB
Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime.
Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other’s weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he’d never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin.
So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick’s immediate response was: “I’ll push you.”
I’ll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You’ll discover how love and faith can push past all limits―and make us the best versions of ourselves.
The Insulin Express: One Backpack, Five Continents, and the Diabetes Diagnosis That Changed Everything [EPUB]
26 June 2017, 04:47
2017 | EPUB | 10.12MB
A travel memoir through thirty countries, a thousand insulin injections, and one man’s journey from despair to confidence. With tips and information from the American Diabetes Association.
In the middle of a yearlong backpacking trip around the world with his wife, Oren Liebermann is teaching English to young Buddhist monks in Pokhara, Nepal, when his body begins to fail him. He is constantly thirsty and exhausted, and by the time he steps on a scale, he has lost forty-five pounds. At a local clinic, a doctor gives him a diagnosis that will change his life forever: “I’m sorry to tell you, my friend, that you are a diabetic.”
Devastated, Liebermann is trapped in a freezing hospital room, trying to recover enough to fly home. His friends and family urge him to call off the rest of his trip. He had quit his job as a TV news reporter for this dream-come-true journey, but the nightmare diagnosis has thrown his world into disarray. However, Liebermann and his wife, Cassie, make a decision. They have an adventure to finish, and he has the rest of his life to live.
Bold, raw, and poignantly candid, The Insulin Express tells the story of what happens when the best-made travel plans are subject to the ever-present chaos of life, and how a major setback can turn into the opportunity of a lifetime. Despite struggling with a chronic disease that almost kills him in the Himalayas, Liebermann hikes along the Great Wall of China, conquers the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and sips cobra whiskey in Laos. What begins as a travel chronicle across thirty countries transforms into a single journey of resilience and self-discovery—going from hopelessly lost and then wonderfully found.