50 FABULOUS GAY-FRIENDLY PLACES TO LIVE with free CD Gregory A.Kompes
If your looking for a gay-friendly place to call home but can't decide among the urban hustle of New York the laidback seaside of Key West or the open daily life of Minneapolis this book is for you. Travellers urban pioneers gay families and those searching for a new hometown now have a easy-to-read book that profiles 50 of America's gay-friendliest cities. Most guidebooks reduce coverage of the local gay community to lists - lists of bars lists of dance clubs lists of hotels lists of resources. 50 FABULOUS PLACES TO LIVE surveys each location from a local's point of view. It features cities that are fun places you live work and visit because they encourage and nurture diversity. Each location is described in detail with special attention paid to information the gay community most wants to know including Gay-positive local politics and policies A dynamic gay community with well-sponsored activities and events Cultural and recreational opportunities. Positive gay health and outreach programmemes
Explorer-at-large for fifty years Henry Field has led expeditions around the world tracing the track of man. In these stories Field captures the spirit of the people who lived or worked in the North Arabian Desert in the years between the two great wars; of the Bedouins who pitched their black tents on its vast expanse and tended their herds of camels and sheep; of the foreigners who took the oil from thousands of feet beneath its sandy surface; of pilgrims travellers scholars and workers who adventured upon it. Published in 1976 this book is a collectors item.
ART OF PILGRIMAGE The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred Phil Cousineau
First published in 1998 and updated with a new preface by the author, THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE is a sacred travel guide in book form that is full of inspiration for the spiritual traveler.
Award-winning writer and filmmaker, Phil Cousineau, weaves stories, myths, parables and quotes from famous travellers with practical suggestions and accounts of modern-day pilgrims to show that there is something sacred waiting to be discovered in virtually every journey. Connecting these voices is a series of meditations that suggest different ways to practice what pilgrims and poets have done for centuries, to see with the “eyes of the heart.” With over 60 photos, this book is for the traveller who longs for something more than diversion and escape.
THE ART OF PILGRIMAGE shows that every journey can be sacred, soulful and transformative if it is undertaken with a desire for spiritual risk and renewal. Whether travelling to Mecca or Memphis, Stonehenge or Cooperstown, one's journey becomes meaningful when the traveller's heart and imagination are open to experiencing the sacred.
Reviews of The Art of the Pilgrimage
“If Joseph Campbell, the Dalai Lama, and Bill Moyers were to have collaborated on a book about journeys. . . I suspect it would look very much like The Art of Pilgrimage.” -- Austin American Statesman
“Pilgrim, read this book. Whatever your longing, path, or destination, Phil Cousineau gives you the most valuable gear you could pack in your satchel – how to travel outward to the edges of the world while simultaneously journey to the depths of your soul.” -- Anthony Lawlor, Foundation for Consciousness in Architecture
“Sorely needed in this dispirited and disenchanted world.” -- Bill Moyers
CALL OF THE CAMINO Myths, Legends and Pilgrim Stories on the Way to Santiago de Compostela Robert Mullen
Call of the Camino commences as an account of a walk along the Camino Francés from the French town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, at the foot of the Pyrenees, to the shrine of Saint James at Santiago de Compostela and then on to Finisterre, the westernmost point of Spain. Something of the history of the Camino is recounted, as well as various of the myths, legends and miracle stories which have over time become attached to the Camino and which have, since the Middle Ages, given special meaning to this itinerary.
The creation of Camino lore, however, is by no means at an end. The next strand to be woven into this work is an examination of the personal myths - the stories that we tell ourselves about ourselves – and the processes through which present-day pilgrims on the Camino may come to “rewrite” those stories. All manner of pilgrims, from all corners of the world and for a great diversity of reasons, continue to be drawn to the Camino. The “miracle” associated with today's Camino, for the author of this book, is how many of today's post-modern pilgrims, whatever their backgrounds or expectations, will come to consider the pilgrimage afterwards as having been one of the defining experiences of their lives.
2010 is the Jacobeo, the holy year of Saint James (a year when the saint's day falls on a Sunday.) The number of pilgrims expected to walk the Camino during the course of the year will be much higher than the 100,000 or more who have been walking it in recent “normal” years.
In 1986 only 2,491 walked the Camino whilst in 2007 (the last year we have seen the records for) 114,026 pilgrims walked the Camino.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO MAPS - Fifth Edition St. Jean Pied de Port/Roncesvalles to Finisterre via Santiago de Compostela John Brierley
A complete set of maps and town plans translated into English, Spanish and French make up this an indispensible guidebook for spiritual seekers and travellers wishing to walk the way of Saint James. Covering the sacred route from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago, including the Finisterre extension for modern-day pilgrims who wish to reach the ocean, this pocketsize book of maps makes the perfect companion for adventurers attempting to heed the spiritual calling. Revised and updated to include the most recent information, this book is light enough to carry while walking long distances each day. The maps show the location of all pilgrim hostels en route, the distances between villages and points of interest, as well as contour guides, alternative routes and accommodation.
• A must-have guide for any pilgrim journeying on the Way of St. James • Full-colour, easy-to-use maps for a pilgrimage that continues to increase in popularity • Maps drawn up by a cartographer--so accurate and detailed
CAMINO PORTUGUES MAPS Second Edition Lisboa-Porto-Santiago John Brierley
Spiritual seekers and travellers will find all the resources they need to walk the Way of St. James in this complete set of maps and town plans covering the sacred route from Lisbon, via Porto, to Santiago de Compostella. This newly updated, pocket-size travel companion is light enough to carry while walking long distances each day and contains maps with the location of all pilgrim's hostels, the distances between villages, and points of interest, as well as alternative routes and accommodations. The entire guide is in four languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and German.
• A must-have guide for any pilgrim journeying on the Way of St. James via the Portuguese route • This is THE standard reference for this subject. No other book of maps to the Camino Portuguese exists. • Maps drawn up by a cartographer--so accurate and detailed
In this second reprint of the rare 1930s travel book by Illion, the German traveller continues through Tibet and is given the directions to a strange underground city. As stated in the original publisher's remarks, this is a rare account of an underground city in Tibet by the only westerner ever to enter it and escape alive.
EVERY WOMAN'S GUIDE TO ROMANCE IN PARIS An "A" List of Things to Do and Places to See to Fall in Love in the City of Light Caroline O'Connell
Paris - City of Culture - with fun-filled days and romantic nights. Now, in this informative guide, Caroline O'Connell reveals the intimate secrets and pleasures of one of the world's most exciting and beautiful cities. Caroline tells you where to look, what to do and how to do it. She gives you an insider's view of the romantic side of Paris - the Paris that dreamers dream about, writers write about and French lovers know. Most important, she guides you in sharing the city with that special someone.
Caroline fills you in on hotels and hideaways; restaurants and bistros; antique stores and flea markets; museums, historic sites, bookstores and concerts; street markets and gourmet stores and so much more. And from intimate cafés to romantic country chateaus, this guide steers you to the very best that Paris and its environs have to offer, including Caroline's “A” list of romantic spots. Caroline even offers French phrases that you can use when conversing with your chéri.
If you're looking for an experience to cherish, welcome to EVERY WOMAN'S GUIDE TO ROMANCE IN PARIS.
This is the top guide to British monastery lodging for Western tourists. Peaceful, safe and very inexpensive, these historic monasteries, ancient castles, villas and abbeys welcome visitors of all faiths. The monks and abbesses embrace visitors as family for the duration of their stay with hearty, wholesome food and helpful tips for enjoying the region. From London to small, enchanting villages and everywhere in between, Britain has never been so affordable and authentic. The wealth of information offered here includes:
* complete contact information, including driving directions, public transport, email addresses and web sites * in-depth personal interviews with residents and staff of each monastery * reservation form letters * photographs for each listing * an overview of accommodations and prices
This is the top guide to French monastery lodging for Western tourists. Peaceful, safe and very inexpensive, these historic monasteries, ancient castles, villas and abbeys welcome visitors of all faiths. The monks and abbesses embrace visitors as family for the duration of their stay with hearty, wholesome food and helpful tips for enjoying the region. From Paris to small, enchanting villages and everywhere in between, France has never been so affordable and authentic. The wealth of information offered here includes:
* complete contact information, including driving directions, public transport, email addresses and web sites * in-depth personal interviews with residents and staff of each monastery * reservation form letters in English and French * photographs for each listing * an overview of accommodations and prices
Staying at an Italian monastery is an exceptional experience that allows travellers to enjoy an unspoiled, more traditional Italy.
Usually at daily budget rates -- often including meals -- a monastery holiday is filled with Italy's rich history, spectacular architecture and quaint local customs. The unique opportunity of staying in a monastery is relatively unknown, but now, all tourists have access to this remarkable resource.
The comprehensive, new third edition is the key to planning an unforgettable adventure that combines true value with gracious hosts.
· All monasteries revisited for up-to-date information · Monastery websites and email for easy reservations · Dozens of new institutions added · Over 200 monasteries in separate section for retreats · Complete contact information · Italian and English reservation form letters · Driving and public transportation directions
These historic monasteries, beautiful centuries-old castles, villas and abbeys, are:
· immaculately renovated · welcome to visitors of all faiths · peaceful and safe · very inexpensive
The monks and abbesses embrace visitors as family for the duration of their stay. The food is hearty, wholesome and generous - and many monasteries are filled with priceless, rarely-seen art.
The book offers a wealth of unbiased, in-depth information so tourists can choose the perfect destinations. From Madrid to the white cities and everywhere in between, Spain has never been so affordable and authentic.
· Compiled from personal interviews with residents and staff of each monastery · Detailed guides to local towns and sights · Brief history of each locale · Overview of accommodations and prices
IN SECRET MONGOLIA Sequel to Men and Gods in Mongolia Henning Haslund
The first book in Henning Haslund's Mongolia series, this book was originally published in 1934. This rare travel book has been out-of-print for 50 years but is now back in print. Haslund was a Danish explorer who also accompanied the Sven Hedin expedition in Central Asia. Haslund takes us into the barely known world of Mongolia, a country isolated from the world for centuries. Haslund's camel caravan takes him across the Gobi Desert where he meets with renegade generals and warlords, god-kings and shamans. Haslund is captured, held for ransom, thrown into prison, battles black magic and portrays in vivid detail the birth of a new nation. Meet the reincarnated gods: the 'Mad Baron' Ungern-Sternberg and Dambin Jansang, the dreaded Tushi Gun Lama of the Black Gobi, trek across the Gobi Desert, and go back in time to Shamanic Mongolia. Mongolia is a country which has only recently opened up to the world.
A reprint of a 1930s travel book. Illion was a German traveller who not only spoke fluent Tibetan, but travelled in disguise through forbidden Tibet when it was off-limits to outsiders. His incredible adventures make this one of the most exciting travel books. Includes illustrations of Tibetan monks levitating stones by acoustics.
ISRAEL A SPIRITUAL TRAVEL GUIDE 2nd Edition Revised and Expanded Rabbi Lawrence A Hoffman
The only travel guide to Israel that will help you to prepare spiritually for your visit. Combining in quick reference format ancient blessings medieval prayers biblical references and modern poetry it helps today's pilgrim tap into the deep spiritual meaning of the ancient and modern sites of the Holy Land. For each of 25 major tourist destinations-from the Western Wall to Masada to a kibbutz in the Galilee-it gives guidance in sharply focused four-step sections: · Anticipation: To read in advance. Information to help orient you in the site's historical context. · Approach: To read on the way there. Readings from traditional and modern sources to orient you in the site's spiritual context. · Acknowledgment: To read at the site. A prayer or blessing to integrate the experience into your spiritual consciousness. · Afterthought: Journaling space for writing your own thoughts and impressions. More than a guidebook: It is a spiritual map of the Holy Land.
MAP OF THE ANCIENT LANDSCAPE AROUND GLASTONBURY Energy Centres, Ancient Remains, Ley Alignments, Coasts And Islands Palden Jenkins
This eagerly awaited map of ancient Glastonbury and its surrounds is unique in that its design is based on energy centres, ancient remains, ley alignments, and coasts and islands. The map shows ley alignments between sacred sites big and small. It highlights Somerset's hills and the wetlands of the ancient 'Summerlands'. Also featured are the giant effigies of the Glastonbury Zodiac.
Glastonbury's spiritual heritage spans 5000 years or more, embracing the pre-Megalithic, Megalithic, Bronze Age and Celtic/Druidic cultures, Roman and Saxon times, the high Middle Ages, secular urbanism and, today, a New Age subculture. All these features of the Glastonbury landscape and its environs are written about on the reverse side of the map. It is a map that will draw you in to the magic of the Moors and Levels, the legendary hills and monuments, and it will take you back in time to the Isle of Avalon when it was surrounded by bogs, marshland, and the sea.
NO HOLIDAY 80 Places You Don't Want to Visit Martin Cohen
In this first Disinformation Travel Guide, Martin Cohen visits exotic locations (80 of them!) but with a different aim than the usual travel book: to seek out the suffering and injustices, not to skirt them. We will see the dark red waters of "Murdering Creek" in Australia, silent testament to the ongoing genocide of the world's oldest people... we will visit the olive groves of Palestine where the helicopter gunships of the Israeli Army patter by like so many gigantic marauding insects, and we will queue up to see not museums and art galleries, but the more sinister monuments of politics, like the academy of terror funded by the CIA at Fort Benning in Georgia, or the poisoned shores of the Aral Sea revealing an abandoned biological warfare center...
We will visit not the great "sights" but the great "sores," the forever cursed cites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where so many died, as Churchill might have said, for so little. We'll enter the no-man's lands of the demilitarized zones of past conflicts--between North and South Korea, between Syria and Israel, even between Catholic and Protestants in Northern Ireland.
PILGRIM'S FRANCE A Travel Guide to the Saints James and Colleen Heater
While France is known for the romantic grandeur of Paris, beautiful chateaux, lush vineyards and gourmet cuisine it also offers an exceptional opportunity for those seeking more meaningful travel experiences at its many inspiring spiritual shrines.
THE PILGRIM'S FRANCE leads the spiritual adventurer from Normandy to the Pyrenees, from Mont-St-Michel to the Riviera and from Brittany to the Alps, inviting the pilgrim to encounter the deep blessings of many sacred places. This unique guidebook explores seven shrines of the Virgin Mary and more than thirty saints providing fascinating biographies of these revered souls. Stories of well-known historical figures, such as St Joan of Arc, come to life as well as ancient legends including St Radagund and her battle with the dragon of Poitiers. For those seeking spiritual serenity and inspiration with a Gallic flavour, this book will serve as a faithful companion to experience the heart and soul of France.
· Inspiring biographies of saints
· Location of hidden rooms with saints' relics
· Instruction on how to meditate with the saints
· How to find quiet areas for meditation and prayer
· Useful maps and directions
· Helpful references for lodging in monasteries
PILGRIM'S GUIDE TO THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO 10th Edition St. Jean Pied - Roncesvalles - Santiago John Brierley
Now updated to include newer maps and photos - and lighter in weight to support carefree travelling - this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James. Overview route planners plus daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with all the advance preparation they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travellers to plot adequate nightly stopping points. All reference information is accompanied by helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker's inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage. Otherwise known as the Camino Francés, the main route covered in this volume is the most popular sacred route through Spain, from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago.
• A must-have guide for any pilgrim journeying on the Way of St. James • Full-colour, easy-to-use maps for a pilgrimage that continues to increase in popularity • Maps drawn up by a cartographer - so accurate and detailed