“The Trail” by Ethan Gallogly

“The Trail” will no doubt make readers want to go hiking in the great wilderness—maybe not tackling such a feat like the JMT or the Pacific Crest Trail (which is mentioned by some hikers Gil and Syd come across), but it will spark the desire to go outside and explore the beauty of Mother Nature. … More “The Trail” by Ethan Gallogly

“Stories from Ecuador” by Tyrel Nelson

First off, I don’t know the wanderer personally who wrote this book, but I want to thank him for the slew of pictures that showed some of the most beautiful locales, memorable locals, and cool wilderness/nature scenes that he got to explore and meet along the year-long journey he took. These first-hand accounts make even the most basic sight—such as escorting a backpack-laden mule up a mountain—truly remarkable. … More “Stories from Ecuador” by Tyrel Nelson

“Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail Volume 1” by Ghlee E. Woodworth

Readers of “Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail Volume 1” may never have heard of Newburyport, Massachusetts, but after reading this thorough volume of nine self-guided tours through history, they will quickly add it to their next travel destination. … More “Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail Volume 1” by Ghlee E. Woodworth

“Travel Mania: Stories of Wanderlust” by Karen Gershowitz

“Travel Mania: Stories of Wanderlust” by Karen Gershowitz is a journal of travels that begins when the author was a very young child. The enjoyment of discovering new places became a treasured thing when she was small, and instead of fighting it, she began to travel, learn, and discover countries around the world. This book takes the reader on those travels in a way that keeps one turning the pages. … More “Travel Mania: Stories of Wanderlust” by Karen Gershowitz

“To Find: The Search for Meaning in Life on the Gringo Trail” by J.R. Klein

“To Find: The Search for Meaning in Life on the Gringo Trail,” by J.R. Klein, is an unforgettable travel memoir about a burned-out graduate with a doctoral degree and the promise of MIT looking to recover from torpor in 1980. … More “To Find: The Search for Meaning in Life on the Gringo Trail” by J.R. Klein

Points North by Mikel B. Classen

POINTS NORTHMikel B. ClassenModern History Press (2019)ISBN 9781615994908Reviewed by Robert Leon Davis for Reader Views (04/2020) Mikel B. Classen is an explorer and adventurist specializing in exploring many places in the United States, with a specialty of visiting locales in the Michigan Upper Peninsula area. He’s visited ghost towns, museums, various wilderness areas, and many … More Points North by Mikel B. Classen

“This Is San Francisco: The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of the City by the Bay” by Alexander Barrett

THIS IS SAN FRANCISCO: THE UPS, DOWNS, INS, AND OUTS OF THE CITY BY THE BAYAlexander BarrettMicrocosm Publishing (2019)ISBN 9781621068129Reviewed by Robert Leon Davis for Reader Views (10/19) “This is San Francisco,” authored by Alexander Barrett, explores the city of San Francisco. As stated in the subtitle, the book speaks of the ups, downs, ins, … More “This Is San Francisco: The Ups, Downs, Ins, and Outs of the City by the Bay” by Alexander Barrett