Travel (178)

Saving Our Skins

ISBN: 9781849536097

Author: Caro Feely    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud bu...


Frost can be fatal to a fledgling wine business... gorgeous glitter with a high price tag. On a winter’s day it is beautiful, but on a spring day after bud burst it spells devastation.



For Sean and Caro Feely, a couple whose love affair with wine and France has taken them through financial and physical struggle to create their organic vineyard, it could spell the end. Until they receive an unexpected call that could save their skins…



This book is about life, love and taking risks, while transforming a piece of land into a flourishing vineyard and making a new life in France. Caro Feely is a certified wine educator and writes from the organic vineyard and wine school in France that she set up with her husband. She spent 15 years working as a business and IT consultant with multinationals such as IBM and Accenture before following her dream to make wine in France.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Publication Date: 07-07-2014


Tags: July 2014   Biography   Travel
$29.99
The Friendship Highway

ISBN: 9781849535908

Author: Charlie Carroll    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Tibet was not just on the horizon, it capped it. Four thousand metres above this city was a country of stone and ice, and, even though it was officially closed,...


Tibet was not just on the horizon, it capped it. Four thousand metres above this city was a country of stone and ice, and, even though it was officially closed, there was still a way in.

A compelling and unforgettable encounter on the roof of the world…

Hoping to reach Tibet after a twenty-year obsession, Charlie Carroll travelled to China. Contending with Chinese bureaucracy, unforgiving terrain and sickness-inducing altitude, Charlie experienced twenty-first-century Tibet in all its heartbreaking beauty.

Tibetan-born Lobsang fled the volatile region over the Himalayas, on foot, as a child in 1989. An exile in Nepal, then a student in India, he was called back to Tibet by love. At the end of the road known as the Friendship Highway, he met Charlie and recounted his extraordinary life story, exemplifying the hardship, resilience and hope of modern Tibetan life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 05-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Travel
$24.99
Flying Kiwis : A History of the OE

ISBN: 9781877578267

Author: Jude Wilson    Publisher: Otago University Press

Leaving home to see the world is something that succeeding generations of young New Zealanders have dome in ever-increasing numbers. 'Overseas experience' or th...


Leaving home to see the world is something that succeeding generations of young New Zealanders have dome in ever-increasing numbers. 'Overseas experience' or the 'OE' has been the topic of countless individual travel accounts, and has provided the subject matter for plays, films and novels.
Until now, there hasn't been a history of the OE. Based on the oral accounts of several hundred travellers, across all seven decades of the OE, this vibrant history shows how the OE has changed over time. Well illustrated with the ephemera of popular culture surrounding youth travel, the book traces the emergence of the OE and the transport, media and other networks that have supported it.
Flying Kiwis is an essential read for anyone who has arrived in London with a few dollars and the address of a friend's cousin.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 295


Dimensions: 202 x 202 x 18 mm


Publication Date: 17-02-2014


Tags: History   New Zealand   Travel
$45.00
Extreme Hotels

ISBN: 9783940874672

Publisher: Gingko Press

In a prison, igloo, or treehouse, on top of a mountain, or under the stars what's the next stop? Architecture and leisure meet in this glimpse into the craziest...


In a prison, igloo, or treehouse, on top of a mountain, or under the stars what's the next stop? Architecture and leisure meet in this glimpse into the craziest places to stay while on the road. The new ideas, transformed spaces, and new interpretations of lodging in Extreme Hotels all prioritize fun. Compiled within are 40 of the most exciting and unusual "overnights" in Europe, from converted lodges, art gallery hotels, geodesic domes, eco pods, and a bustling lounge hostel on a converted houseboat to a one room lodging extended in mid-air within the shell of a functioning wharf crane. Each hotel is described in terms of its architectural and design ingenuity, placed in context on a map of Europe, and introduced with key details including address, phone and fax numbers, date of establishment, and number of rooms and suites. Illustrated beautifully, the volume appeals to both the adventurous tourist and the armchair traveler.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 172 x 242 mm


Publication Date: 14-01-2014


$59.99
A Hundred Thousand Welcomes

ISBN: 9781849535205

Author: Clare Gallagher    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.’ Anonymous

Enjoy this leprechau...


‘We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.’ Anonymous

Enjoy this leprechaun-sized guide to all that’s best about the Emerald Isle, from myths and legends to must-see places to visit, interspersed with hilarious one liners,jokes and plenty of Irish charm.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 03-02-2014


$17.99
Bottoms Up In Belgium

ISBN: 9781849532471

Author: Alec Le Sueur    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Brussels and all those Eurocrats on the gravy train? It’s just so boring. Why, youcan’t even name ten famous Belgians!’

Until 1993, Alec h...


‘Brussels and all those Eurocrats on the gravy train? It’s just so boring. Why, youcan’t even name ten famous Belgians!’

Until 1993, Alec had never been to Belgium, so it came as some surprise when in August that year he found himself at the altar of a small church in Flanders, reciting wedding vows in Flemish. It was the start, for better or for worse, of along relationship with this unassuming and much maligned little country. He decided to put worldwide opinion to the test: is Belgium really as boring as people say it is? Immersing himself in Belgian culture – and sampling the local beer and ‘cat poo’ coffee along the way – he discovers a country of contradictions; of Michelin stars and processed food, where Trappist monks make the best beer in the worldand grown men partake in vertical archery and watch roosters sing (not necessarily at the same time). This colourful and eccentric jaunt is proof that Belgium isn’t just a load of waffle.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 06-01-2014


Tags: February 2014   Travel
$24.99
L'Amour Actually

ISBN: 9781849534192

Author: Melanie Jones    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The woman was one of those irritating expat types who felt she owed it to the world to impart on her all her superior knowledge of life in France. I realised th...


The woman was one of those irritating expat types who felt she owed it to the world to impart on her all her superior knowledge of life in France. I realised that if I didn’t stop her now, she’d be bending my ear all the way to Bergerac.
‘Actually,’ I said, leaning in toward the woman, ‘I’m planning to integrate my way into the boxers of the first good-looking Frenchman I see. Can’t think of any better way to learn the language myself. You wouldn’t happen to know the French for "fancy a shag?" would you? Voulez-vous coucher avec moi just seems a bit nineteen-seventies these days.’

After one particularly bad day at work, advertising executive and confirmed city girl Melanie Jones decides to give up her old life in search of something new and simpler in South West France. With little knowledge of the country, even less of the language and just the memory of a disastrous school French exchange and a few day trips to Calais, she embarks on her adventure with a suitcase full of optimism and not a little bit of naivety. After all, how different can life in France be?
After a series of adventures with skirt-ripping tractors, handsome twin farmers, celebrity not-quite-beens, unusual toilets and a bonkers ex-pat community, all topped up, of course, with lashings of rosé, Melanie begins to discover that her new life in France isn’t quite what she’d thought it would be.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-06-2013


Tags: June 2013   Biography   Travel
$24.99
New Zealand South

ISBN: 9780473101152

Author: Gilbert van Reenen    Publisher: Clean Green Press

Pages: 80


Dimensions: 195 x 275 mm


$39.95
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