These books and ebooks for travel will help to inspire personal journeys. We have published four books about great travel for you to pursue. We have also created six ebooks on classic journeys and walks. All our books and ebooks for travel will provide you with background information, and practical tips.
Travelling the Road to Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of St James are said to be buried, is one of the oldest and most interesting journeys in Europe. Many of us respond to the idea of pilgrimage. Pilgrims on the road to Compostela are as taken with the journey as with the destination. Pilgrims began, and still do, the long and arduous journey from the four main cities in France. These cities, Paris, Vezelay, Le Puy and Arles are still important starting points for this pilgrimage.
Odin’s Last Rune
There’s probably no more enjoyable way to learn about English history, the landscape, the folklore and its people, than to embark upon the classic English Coast to Coast Walk. It was developed by the great British fell-walker, Alfred Wainwright. Join us as we make our way along this classic walk, from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay near the North Sea. We cross the marvellous Lake District before walking through the Yorkshire Dales. We then cross the Yorkshire Moors. Along the journey we pass through old Viking country and walk along a Roman Road, before reaching Robin Hood’s Bay, a village once noted for smuggling.
On The Milford Track
Since the route was opened in 1888, everyone from experienced walkers to beginners breaking in their new boots, have all taken up the challenge of walking the Milford Track. After reading about New Zealand’s South Island and its amazing Fiordland area, we decided that the Milford Track was for us. We chose to go as independent walkers. We experienced the Track in its many guises – benevolent, rain-soaked, windy and occasionally serene.
Governor Lachlan Macquarie arrived in the colony to take control after the mutinous conduct of the NSW Corps. Macquarie transitioned control without bloodshed. In 1810 the new governor officially took over the reins and began implementing his vision of a colony worthy of the Empire. Macquarie built churches, school houses and barracks. He allowed emancipated convicts to participate in developing his plans.
The Macquaries spent 12 years in the colony and left behind a solid legacy. This was to be the foundation for a future Australia. The Macquarie story is a remarkable one and encompasses a number of memorable colonial undertakings.
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