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April 3, 2013 Posted by tahir in Books

New Releases from My Backlist

TS ebook series backlist

I’m very pleased to share with you the release of my travel backlist as ebooks. Each book has been updated with a new introduction, with the exception of Travels With Myself, my 2011 release. Trail of Feathers will also be available very soon.

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10 favourite places we visited on our US trip

If you’ve been following my random updates on Facebook, you have an idea of some of the places we visited during our month-long road trip across the US. Here is a list of our top 10 favourite places that we visited.

1. Berkeley, because it beats to a rhythm of its own.

2. Malibu, where our great friends live. An affluent slice of Paradise.

3. Death Valley, because it meant we’d escaped Las Vegas.

4. Panguitch, Utah (photo to the left), which is a real Wild West frontier town.

5. Meadowlark Motel, Nebraska, because it took us in when we needed it most.

6. Omaha, Nebraska, because I never quite believed it existed at all.

7. Providence, Rhode Island, which reminded me of visiting Rach there half a lifetime ago.

8.Marblehead, Mass., a fragment of the Great Gatsby.

9. Hudson, New York, which is beyond amazing, and must be seen by all.

10. Central Park, where you can be whoever you want to be.


10 of the best things about our US trip

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you’ve seen a few random updates of our month-long road trip from West to East across the US. Here are the top 10 best things about our trip:

1. The extraordinary swathes of empty space (especially between Arizona and Utah), which so reminded me of eastern Africa.

2. The politeness between total strangers.

3. The fact that there’s an abundance of free ice in all hotels and motels.

4. The chance it gave me to chit-chat to each and the kids.

5. Seeing the landscape change, mile by mile, from one ocean to the next.

6. The fact that you can get a simple egg cooked in a thousand ways and as the customer, you’re always right.

7. The cost of gasoline. Ohhhh, how that’s a wonder in itself.

8. The way there’s a sign ready to warn you of anything from a bend in the road to the chance of falling rocks.

9. Reaching the Atlantic and seeing it gleaming in the moonlight.

10. The sight of corn, corn and much more corn, in Nebraska and Iowa.