In 1962, with a Canadian friend, Andy Larson embarked on a journey driving across colonial Africa in a wartime jeep. Sleeping on the ground, the pair encountered civil wars, riots, and wild animals while seeing the continents fascinating scenery and meeting its interesting peoples.
In June 2010 Andy Larson embarked on another journey, this time sailing a 36 foot sailboat alone from Vancouver to Mexico, and then across the Pacific Ocean to Sydney Australia.
Alone at sea, he encountered whales and dolphins, endured solitude and loneliness, fought through storms, battled breakdowns, and sat for days becalmed in the heat of the doldrums.
This is the story of how, in his late 70's, against the wishes of his friends and family, he embarked on a journey that would test his skills and his endurance, and convince him to set out on an even more dangerous and far reaching journey.
Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Bernese Oberland Switzerland by Author Natacha Müller offers the inside scoop on Switzerland's picturesque Bernese Oberland. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination.
In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books.
Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and culture. By the time you finish this ...