|About the Book|
Sixteen globe-spanning adventure tales from Richard Bangs, one of the nations best-known, award-winning travel writersRichard Bangs is the high-profile president of Outward Bound USA Theres something for everyone in this captivating collection of true-life adventures from paddling in Africa, to biking in Burgundy, and whale watching in British ColumbiaEarly spring release will attract and inspire readers loading up on pre-vacation dream fuelTravel dreamers and doers alike will cast away to the wild side of nature with these 16 adventure stories from Richard Bangs, master adventurer, award-winning author, and president of Outward Bound USA.The journey begins in Africa on the Kilombero and Rufiji rivers. The often treacherous rafting journey through standing waves, yawning holes, whirlpools and fast eddies whisks readers through herds of ornery hippos and snapping crocodiles--and thats in just the first hour of paddling! From Africa Bangs takes readers to France, where they discover with him the joy of abandoning maps, pointing down the road less traveled, and embracing whatever it may hold. Peru, Idaho, Borneo, Marrakech, Indonesia--Richard Bangs has visited adventure wherever it lives and written about it to share with those who want to take part in their own adventure or those who want a vicarious experience from the comfort of their own homes.Captivating, inspiring, and spiked with Bangs terrific sense of humor, travelers from all walks of life will enjoy these adventures.