At the start of 2005, 18 months after his wife Loretta lost her battle with cancer, Ray Uzanas sold his house in Rhode Island and began a journey of self discovery, renewal, and adventure. Ray's was a 21st century odyssey where he not only came to accept his past loss but also passionately and privately experienced the challenges and joys of traveling around the lower 48 states. For 20,000 miles, over a period of nearly six months, Uzanas crossed the country on its less traveled byways with little advance planning, using only the logistics of the situation and his interests to determine his route. Finding the elusive Venus fly trap growing in the wild, sleeping in a tree hut in the forest of Georgia, solo hiking within the barren White Sands of NM, encountering a curious and hungry bear in Sequoia, talking photography with a former Ansel Adams student in Mendocino, often crossing the path of Lewis & Clark's 1803/05 expedition, observing the predator/prey drama in Yellowstone's Lamar Valley, meeting tribal elders of the Crow Indians in Montana, participating in a Nebraska cattle auction, walking the Field of Dreams baseball diamond - and much more - are part of his unforgettable odyssey. His visits to such places as Wounded Knee, South Dakota, his (strictly investigational) stop at a Nevada brothel, and exploration of several dinosaur fossil beds provide insightful, provocative perspectives. Uzanas takes the reader on a trip to both the well-known and the off beat treasures of U.S. history and culture, and he accomplishes this with unbridled curiosity and enthusiasm. Ray's odyssey is a personal memoir and travelogue that stimulates the reader's sense of adventure and learning. It will be especially inspirational to baby boomers, retirees, and young people interested in independent travel, and it is one man's attempt to cope with the loss of a loved one.
Providing a detailed examination of the issues that affect the long term health of aircrew, cabin crew and passengers, <i>Air Travel and Health</i> offers guidance to engineers designing aircraft in the difficult field of legislation and product liability. Examining the facts, anecdotes and myths associated with health and travel, Seabridge and Morgan draw balanced conclusions on which the aircraft operations and design communities can act to provide cost-effective solutions. The authors present a useful reference for aircrew, regulatory authorities, engineers and managers within the aerospace industry, and medical and human factor specialists, as well as an informative resource for undergraduate and graduate students.
Living in a world that is increasingly 'on the move' means that many of us now rely on mobile devices, social media, and networking technologies to coordinate togetherness with our social networks even when we are apart. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the emerging practices of 'interactive travel'. Today's travellers are more likely than ever to pack a laptop or a mobile phone and to use these devices to stay in touch with friends and family members - as well as to connect with strangers and other travellers - while they are on the road. New practices such as location-aware navigating, travel blogging, flashpacking and Couchsurfing now shape the way travellers engage with each other, with their social networks, and with the world around them.
Travel Connections prompts a rethinking of the key paradigms in tourism studies in the digital age. Interactive travel calls into question longstanding tourism concepts such as landscape, the tourist gaze, hospitality, authenticity and escape. The book proposes a range of new concepts to describe the way tourists inhabit the world and engage with their social networks in the twenty-first century: smart tourism, the mediated gaze, mobile conviviality, re-enchantment and embrace.
Based on intensive fieldwork with interactive travellers, Travel Connections offers a detailed account of this emerging phenomenon and uncovers the new forms of mediated and face-to-face togetherness that become possible in a mobile world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, tourism and hospitality, new media, cosmopolitanism studies, mobility studies and cultural studies.
Black Beauty has been one of the world's favorite animal stories for over one hundred years. Follow Black Beauty as he experiences the joys of kind caretakers, and the hardship of harsh treatment in industrial-era England.
This classic focuses on compassion for those less powerful and tenderness toward all of God's creations. As one character in Black Beauty says, "If we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt."
WHENEVER: A time travel romance Ever have to give a suck-tastic speech? Hayley does. In front of a Prince no less. As Hayley polishes off her Building Blocks of DNA speech, an idea hits her: Use the hot, visiting royal prince in her demonstration. Stand close to his highness-the untouchable. Go over his traits. Touch him. Win the crowd. Stomp all over Trallwyn Prep. Yes! No. The more she talks, the closer she comes to exposing a hurricane-sized secret--the stunning Irish prince may not be a prince at all. In fact, a fellow Trallwyn High School senior may be the true heir to the throne. Saying, "I'm sorry" isn't enough. Not for Prince Callum and not for the danger she's brought down on her team. Hayley will have to visit Ireland to discover the truth. Ireland: a land of tragic trinities, ancient artifacts, and time travel. Time Travel with a Prince! When she lands in medieval Ireland, getting the truth comes in second to getting home. www.EmilyEvansBooks.com
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