Book Review: Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy and Broke

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Need some travel inspiration? Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy and Broke is like travel porn—with its colorful photographs tantalizing you on every page and with new tidbits from around the world, like “Where in the World is Jesus?” (where you can find the Jesus sculptures), art and design in major cities (i.e. […]

Book Review: The Longest Way Home and Interview with Andrew McCarthy

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It’s been called the male version of “Eat, Pray, Love.” And while we don’t find actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy dumping his skinny jeans for “fat pants” while devouring carbs in Italy, we do find him in a similar quandary to Elizabeth Gilbert in her now-cult favorite memoir. The parallel? Going as far […]

Excerpt from Dan Woog’s “We Kick Balls”

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Dan Woog is a writer, award-winning soccer coach (and former Johnny Jet newsletter editor). His new book – We Kick Balls: True Stories from the Youth Soccer Wars – takes readers on a journey from Europe to Brazil to Australia, chronicling his more than 30 years as a youth and high school soccer coach. According […]

Flight Reading: Two New Travel Books

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Travel styles are as different as the people who travel.  With this in mind, I recently read two books that don’t pretend to be for everyone and are better for it. Let me be clear, as clear as author Josh Dinar is in his introduction – “Dining Out, a No-Nonsense Guide to America’s Favorite Chain […]

Book Review: Predators I Have Known by Alan Dean Foster

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It’s that time of year… good ol’ summer in the office. The hours drag on a bit longer. Glances at the clock from your cubicle become more frequent. And instead of googling the best spots for happy hour… you’re searching “immunization shots needed for the Amazon.”   “Who am I?” you ask yourself. Maybe it’s the stillness […]

Open Road Media Contest Inspired By Travel Memoir, Predators I Have Known

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It’s that time of year… good ol’ summer in the office. The hours drag on a bit longer. The glances at the clock from your cubicle become more frequent. And your Google searches aren’t looking up the best place for happy hour… instead you’re looking up immunization shots you need for the Amazon. Who are […]

Ride The Storms Book Review

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Within the span of four years Dr. Richard Levy was rejected from 99 medical school programs but he persisted, knowing in his heart that he could make a real difference in the medical field. Eventually, he was accepted by Boston University and went on to earn his PhD from UC Berkeley—where he was a star […]