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Tales of a Female Nomad

Tales of a Female Nomad

Living at Large in the World

  • Author: Rita Golden Gelman
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780307421746
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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The true story of an ordinary woman living an extraordinary existence all over the world. “Gelman doesn’t just observe the cultures she visits, she participates in them, becoming emotionally involved in the people’s lives. This is an amazing travelogue.” —Booklist At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita Golden Gelman left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of travelling the world, connecting with people in cultures all over the globe. In 1986, Rita sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita’s example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.

Female Nomad and Friends

Female Nomad and Friends

Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World

  • Author: Rita Golden Gelman
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 0307588025
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 288
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In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter—against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter. In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels. The stories are funny and sad, poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. They will make you laugh and cry and maybe even send you off on your own adventure. Also included are fabulous international recipes such as vegetarian dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chiles topped with a white cream sauce with walnuts and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds), and ho mok (an extraordinary fish-coconut custard from Thailand). Happy reading—and bon appétit, selamat makan, buen provecho!

Female Nomad & Friends

Female Nomad & Friends

Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World

  • Author: Rita Golden Gelman
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780307588012
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 335
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A collection of stories and recipes about travel and the joys of cross-cultural connections, featuring selections from more than forty authors.

Finding My Brave Space

Finding My Brave Space

A Black Girl's Tale of Wanderlust

  • Author: Kimberly Raina James Ed D
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780998186993
  • Category:
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Kimberly grew up believing that international travel was not meant for black people. When taken, vacations meant visiting family and staying within the borders. Finding My Brave Space: A Black Girl's Tale of Wanderlust tells the story of an African-American woman, whose dream inspired her to buck tradition and ultimately led to her traveling to over sixty countries. Going against the expectations of her family, friends and community, she traveled the world finding her voice while coping - often very poorly - with the cancer that runs through her family. This unique memoir alternates between chapters about her first visit to each continent and chapters about her relationships with her family and community. Finding My Brave Space: A Black Girl's Tale of Wanderlust not only appeals to a wide range of travelers, and those yet to make the leap, but also to people who have been affected by illnesses in their family. This book is a compelling and often-unheard perspective of an African-American woman traveling to all seven continents; it will inspire you to find your brave space and live life to the fullest. Bravo! Kim has shared the magic and joy of international travel in a narrative designed to lure our black population into taking off and discovering the world...and themselves in the process. The how-to details emerge from the compelling personal story of a young black woman who refuses to play by the rules. Anyone, whatever the color, who has ever wondered what's "out there," will be swept into Kims' adventures and leave grateful to have been invited into her life. This book will change lives. Rita Golden Gelman, author, Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

A Reader's Guide to Travel Narrative

  • Author: Robert Burgin
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 161069385X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 572
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Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Free as a Global Nomad

Free as a Global Nomad

An Old Tradition with a Modern Twist

  • Author: Päivi Kannisto, Santeri Kannisto
  • Publisher: Drifting Sands Press
  • ISBN: 0985009624
  • Category:
  • Page: 174
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How does it feel to be forever on the move? Who are global nomads? Why did they leave their former lives? How do they finance their travels? And, ultimately, what is the meaning of life for them? In this book our fellow global nomads, travelers who wander the world without a permanent job or home, answer these intriguing questions. They are modern-day adventurers and vagrants, no one's property. Global nomads value freedom and mastery of their own lives. Their ideas draw from the everyday life and dreams of explorers, philosophers, and vagrants, some notable pioneers including Alexander the Great, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and George Orwell. This book shows how global nomads revive the ancient ideals of a simple and beautiful life. In the process, home, nationality, freedom, and travel get a new meaning that will permanently change the way in which we perceive the world.

Get Between the Covers

Get Between the Covers

Leave a Legacy by Writing a Book

  • Author: Neil Shulman, M.D.,Eric Spencer
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1425975070
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 255
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What publishing experts have to say: "You can die with the book inside you or you can discover how to leave your legacy with Get Between the Covers. Many people in the world need to know what you've learned and experienced." -Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual, http: //ParaPublishing.com "Shulman and Spencer have put together an incredible book...it's a must read if you feel that you have 'a book in you' and would like to write it in your lifetime." -Rick Frishman, President of Planned TV Arts, co-author AUTHOR 101 book series, WWW.AUTHOR101.COM "Get Between the Covers is chock-full of sound advice from all the notables in the field, plus inspiring success stories. It's concise. Readable. Motivational. Every aspiring author needs this book! What an impressive contribution to the existing body of literature on book writing and publishing." -Marilyn Ross, co-author of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Companion, Jump Start Your Book Sales, and founder of SelfPublishingResources.com From the Authors: Get Between the Covers is a user-friendly and motivational tool designed to inspire the masses to write at least one book in their lifetime. Unlike others, we believe that everyone CAN write their own book, and the book takes you through the process from day 1 all the way to your publication options and even what to do once the book is out...with plenty of author success stories (coming from authors of all levels of readership), anecdotes, and humor along the way. It is completely updated for 2007 and builds on the groundwork of the 100+ books that have been written in this market over the past 20 years by packaging it into aninteresting read that is highly informative and concise for the millions who would like to write a book.

Doodler Doodling

Doodler Doodling

  • Author: Rita Golden Gelman
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0688166458
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 24
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Teachers teach, flyers fly, painters paint, climbers climb--and teachers fly, climbers paint ....

Voice of a Voyage

Voice of a Voyage

Rediscovering the World During a Ten-year Circumnavigation

  • Author: Doann Houghton-Alico
  • Publisher: Sunstone Press
  • ISBN: 0865349908
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 274
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In 2001, sixty-year old author Doann Houghton-Alico and her husband embarked on a ten-year sailing circumnavigation visiting forty-one countries and sailing over 43,000 nautical miles. As an award-winning author of both technical books and poetry, she brings her love of research into the tangents of the stories she encountered and her lyrical voice to create a picture of the world few of us know. The author, an adept observer and an enthusiastic participant in what life has to offer, writes of her love of the sea at night far away from land, but she also describes such exotic places as remote islands of the South Pacific where black magic and wives bought for three boar tusks are the norm. She evokes the spirit of people and places by revisiting their cultural and natural history and exploring beneath the surface. Her portrayals are riveting, drawing the reader quickly into an intimate chronicle of tragedy and beauty. Doann’s poetry and photographs add additional dimensions to her evocative writing. Doann relishes places like the sandy, forbidding, uninterrupted views of the Sudanese desert from the marsas—inlets of the Red Sea, where flamingoes and camels abound—but also addresses the more serious issues she witnessed such as survival in areas of exploding populations, decreasing food supplies, climate change, and the impact of war. She describes both in a visceral, yet insightful way. Her inquisitiveness, the allure of exploration, and a strong curiosity about the world inspire her writing. Whether floating in the sea eye-to-eye with a humpback whale, escaping pirates, or drinking tea in a bombed-out Eritrean alley with refugees, Doann takes you there. Visit her website at www.doannhoughton.com.

French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond

French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond

  • Author: Susan Spano
  • Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
  • ISBN: 1938901266
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 188
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Susan Spano, America’s original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan’s passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan.