Travel Tales Collections: Airplane Stories is part of Michael Brein´s Collections travel tales series and contains some of the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of travel tales, which he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Travel Tales Collections are groups of very interesting, similar travel stories that address a variety of very specific travel subjects, themes, or countries, such as close calls, great escapes, pickpocketing, scams, safety and security in travel, Paris, Morocco, Mexico, and so on. Eventually, hundreds of Collections titles on all sorts of specific travel subjects, themes, and countries will be available. An airline story is in the news today! And so it goes. There´s hardly a day now that an airline incident of some sort or another is not in the news. We´re taking a lot closer look at air travel these days than ever before. Therefore, as regards the psychology of travel, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens on airplanes. So, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, that´s exactly what I do. Air-travel-life stories include the full range of the human air travel experience, from preboarding incidents to arrivals; from the cabin to the loo; from the public and private lives of airline personnel as well as passengers - from the pilots, to the stews, to you; from that which makes us laugh to that which makes us cry as well as, unfortunately, to that which creates abject fear and terror in the skies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035604/bk_acx0_035604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A crash landing at a remote island airstrip...a scary encounter with an octopus...green ants that defend their tree by attacking anyone who touches it...a mysterious lava-tube cave with hikers´ flashlights floating like fireflies down into its blackness...fruit bats noisily lobbing mangos onto your cabin´s tin roof...the beauties - and dangers - of the crocodile-infested Kakadu National Park...a rugby match in Northern Territory (and why Aussie girls never root for their teams)... In this colorful and remarkable book, written by a colorful and remarkable woman pilot, you´ll find the most enjoyable way to discover Australia - by flying a light airplane to its places of greatest interest while watching the exotic landscape unroll beneath you: vistas of giant paisley patterned earth, caused by underlying salt strata; stunning views of red landscapes, uplifted and contorted during the earth´s primordial boil; the enormously long white beaches of Western Australia, lonesome and edged by brilliant aquas; and the Indian Ocean to the south, marked by hundreds of miles of cliffs (whales breed there.... You could get lucky). You don´t have to be a pilot to enjoy this book. The author also wrote it for nonflyers, in nontechnical terms, to let you see amazing things that pilots experience from their very special perspective. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelee Morgan Cabot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/045352/bk_acx0_045352_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Overcome Fear of Flying guided self-hypnosis program was designed to assist the listener in releasing fears of flying, gaining positive associations with air travel, gaining flexibility and resiliency while traveling, and getting to sleep on airplanes. The hypnosis induction features isochronic tones, which are a form of brainwave entrainment to help achieve deeper relaxation. Also included within this program is an extended affirmations track; a meditation track (partly guided, with ancient Solfeggio frequencies); and, as an extra bonus, an exciting and powerful drum-journey bodywork track. Using an alternate induction, hypnotic drum beats, and posthypnotic suggestions related to overcoming fear of flying, this drum journey is designed to get the listener out of the brain and back into the body. Many find this useful for releasing energy blocks and healing and integrating the mind, body, and spirit. Written and narrated by Anna Thompson, MA, MHP, LMHC, advanced clinical hypnotherapist. Life is short; live it well. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028926/bk_acx0_028926_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Brein´s Travel Tales Monthly Bookazine Issue No. 11 for May 2015 contains among the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales that he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Remember the funny movie with John Candy called Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Well, actually, trains, buses, cars, taxis, VW buses, vans, tuk-tuks, camels, and other miscellaneous transport-related stories are what this issue of Travel Tales Monthly is all about. Not airplanes and ships stories this time, mind you; these are covered elsewhere in the Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series with audiobooks specifically devoted to these particular subjects. In this issue A train, bus, car, ship, airplane, taxi, or other form of travel transport is invariably in the news today. And so it is: there´s hardly a day now that a transportation-related incident or accident of some sort or another is not in the news somewhere. Therefore, we´re a lot more concerned about the modes of transport that form a very significant part of our travel lives, so, naturally, we´re taking a lot closer look at our travel transport these days than we have ever done before. And regarding the psychology of travel, in particular, we should take a much closer look at what actually happens to us on the various forms of transport that we take in our travels and how this all impacts our travel-lives. And so, in The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales Series, this is exactly what I do. Transportation stories include the full range of the human land, sea, and air travel transport experience, including a variety of forms of travel transportation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039007/bk_acx0_039007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From its inception in the 1880s, The Norfolk & Western Railway primarily carried freight but as a sideline, it always provided passenger service. A profitable, well-run company, N&W only accepted the very best. As World War II ended, N&W offered several named trains along its main line, including the Cavalier, the Pocahontas, and its daytime flagship the Powhatan Arrow. Pulled initially by the magnificent Class J steam locomotives that N&W manufactured at its Roanoke Shops, the Powhatan Arrow provided fast, luxurious, and memorable service for three decades before passenger service was discontinued, giving way to automobile and airplane travel nationwide. The corridor traversed by the Powhatan Arrow is a wonderfully complex, geographically fascinating, socially diverse, and economically mixed path through Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. The vicissitudes of time have endowed the communities along the way with a broad spectrum of fortunes, branching from prosperity to failure. With railroads no longer carrying passengers, Michael Abraham duplicated the route as closely as possible by car, motorcycle, bicycle, and even canoe, gathering each area´s history and culture and profiling entrepreneurs, historians, railfans, and everyday people in this enlightening, humorous look at a swath of America´s past, present, and future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Cruse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086355/bk_acx0_086355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Michael Brein´s Travel Tales Monthly bookazine, no. 10, April 2015, contains some of the best travel stories from Michael´s huge collection of about 10,000 travel tales, which he has gathered in interviews with nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers during his four decades of travel to more than 125 countries throughout the world. It´s ´´award time´´ so to speak! It´s now that I choose to pause for a bit and select the very best of the best so far, from approximately the first third of some 600 hours of roughly 10,000 recorded travel tales told to me over the last four decades by nearly 1,750 world travelers and adventurers, whom I´ve encountered during my many journeys across our globe. In the campgrounds, on safaris, on cruise ships, on airplanes, during mealtimes, and at coffee, as well as during drunken Sunday morning pubfests, where Brit airline crew members even fought for my microphone to blurt out their best tales, I garnered this huge collection of travel stories for the purpose of sharing them with you throughout my published eBook and audiobook series. Oh yeah, I´ve spread a huge number of them so far across this series of Travel Tales Monthly and Travel Tales Collections. And I´ve said it many times: ´´You wouldn´t believe the incredible stories people have told me about their travels.´´ And now is the time to choose the most incredible of them - the very best of the first batch of the whole darned deal! We´ll pause again later on to present a continuation of the best of the next third of all the travel tales I´ve gathered so far. Then, as we wind our way through the final third of my collection of travel stories, we´ll take a break to present the next, final best of the best. Finally, at some point, towards the completion of the The Travel Psychologist Travel Tales series, I´ll present in one final edition - the very best of the best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037963/bk_acx0_037963_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For author Mike Honeycutt, there’s nothing more exciting than a remote trip with great scenery. In Mike Honeycutt’s World of Hunting and Fishing, he shares a travelogue that speaks to his passion for traveling the world to exotic locales to hunt and fish for unusual animal species. Based on his extensive travel experiences, Honeycutt narrates stories from all over the world on all continents. From the savannas of Northern Cameroon to the jungles of Southern Cameroon, and from the mountains of the Rocky Mountains in the US to a Himalayan tahr hunt in the mountains of New Zealand, he describes an array of real-life experiences and excursions. He tells about bird hunting in Argentina, turkey hunting in Old Mexico, and looking for the Gobi Argali sheep in Mongolia. From airplanes to snowmobiles, to boats, horses, jeeps, four-wheelers, and pickups, Honeycutt has traversed the world experiencing an array of terrain, cultures, religions, food, and personalities. He offers insights into his travel in Mike Honeycutt’s World of Hunting and Fishing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Marcin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142001/bk_acx0_142001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What began as a wild idea turned into the adventure of a lifetime - this is the story of how I traveled around world at age 19, and who I met on the journey. Cult members and college students, chain smokers and cameramen, this story recounts a slew of traveling adventures and misadventures. It’s about holding your cool while detained in airports, extreme and convoluted economizing, and getting lost at all hours of the night. It includes everything from hitchhiking at five a.m. to trying on a $1,140 dress on a dare.Gratitude and wonder are the hallmarks of my voyage, both for the opportunity to see and experience iconic sites (Louvre, Great Wall of China, Leaning Tower of Pisa) but also for the chance to meet so many wonderful people (and some strange ones, too). It’s being overwhelmed in the Vatican and petting kangaroos on Mount Fuji, but it’s also making friends on airplanes and being so engrossed in conversation that you don’t notice an entire night slip away. This 225-day adventure was the fruit of months of planning, years of working, and a lifetime of dreaming - and no amount of preparation could have helped me anticipate all the outlandish and lovely experiences that awaited me along the way.A trip around the world in 225 days described in about 25,000 words.This story spans three continents, beginning/ending in Philadelphia, PA, and going through Hawaii, Japan, China, Vietnam, England, Wales, France, Italy, the Vatican, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Hungary. It includes places that were familiar to me (Hawaii, Japan) and places that were brand new and overwhelming (e.g., the Vatican).Everywhere I went, I managed to be both awed and a little homesick - not just for my home but for the places and people I had already left behind.Some places I spent more time in than others, so some places get two chapters (France) while other countries share (e.g., Belgium, the Netherlands, and Hungary).T 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teresa Tucker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150589/bk_acx0_150589_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this witty and entertaining collection of travel tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with trains - and what his rail journeys have taught him about culture and identity. ´´I´ve gone around the world in installments. Every trip has been a revelation. I´ve watched regions, nations, and continents change moods and I´ve met more people on trains than in 40 years of airplane flights. Every train trip has been a spectacle. Trains are stages, cafés, bazaars. The only talk show that will never go off the air....´´ Beppe Severgnini has spent his life traveling the world, and not just because he´s a journalist; he´s a passionate, unflagging train buff. Off the Rails recounts some of his favorite trips across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United States, each journey bringing listeners not only to a different place but to a different time, from his honeymoon on the Trans-Siberian Express (in a four-person compartment!), to a winding journey from Russia to Turkey during the last summer of communism, to a recent coast-to-coast trip with his son from Washington, D.C., to Washington State. Off the Rails is the perfect getaway for anyone with a touch of wanderlust, who dreams of escape or just likes to laugh. Filled with memorable characters and perceptive observations, it demonstrates - hilariously - what unites us. With the world in chaos and life in perpetual fast-forward, it´s always the right time to hop on board with Beppe Severgnini and meet your charming, hapless, quarrelsome, romantic, shifty, quirky, endearing neighbors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004332/bk_peng_004332_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.