Just Give Them a Hug . . . and the Rest Will Be Easy, Brett H. Weiss

NonFiction, Nonprofit Organizations & Charity, Travel & Travel Guide

In 2009, Brett Weiss decides he wants to volunteer in Kenya. A teacher in high school economics, US history, and international relations, he has a particular interest in experiencing immersion in a community where he will learn firsthand about the difficulties of the aftermath of colonialism. Determined to ask questions and listen, he makes his … Read more

Follow The Joy: A Memoir, Jason Scott Kurtz

Memoir & Biography, NonFiction, Travel & Travel Guide

When I was 27, I felt lost and confused.  More than anything, I wanted to find a career that inspired me, but I didn’t know what that would be.  After years of trying different career paths, all I had was a string of failures, and my future looked increasingly dim.  Other people had careers, families…I … Read more

Left at Hiva Oa, Malia Bohlin

Action & Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Travel & Travel Guide

This captivating tale takes place on the open ocean as two proud Merchant Marine Academy graduates leave their promising careers to follow a dream of sailing the world on the 40’ schooner the Gracias.  Even with careful planning and abundant enthusiasm, things go drastically awry, changing plans, the crew, and eventually the course of the … Read more

Florence: A Traveler’s Guide to its Gems & Giants, Patty Civalleri

NonFiction, Travel & Travel Guide

Created for today’s attention-challenged traveler, this Florence city guidebook links the back-stories of the Renaissance giants with the historical sites throughout the city. It uses micro-content and visual richness to enable the reader to come away as the smartest person in the room, without the commitment of heavy reading. Think: “PEOPLE Magazine” meets the Michelanagelo … Read more