Travels of Ibn Battutah Review

Title: The Travels of Ibn Battutah Author: Ibn Battutah, edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith Year Published: 1356AD; this version 2002 Places Explored: Northern Africa, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, the Maldives, Indonesia, China, Spain, West Africa My Rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Review: “I have traveled through the countries of the world and I have met their kings.” – Ibn Battutah This quote provides a pretty good summary of The … Continue reading Travels of Ibn Battutah Review

Review of Out of Africa by Karen Blixen

Out of Africa Review

Title: Out of Africa Author: Isak Dinesen (pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen) Year Published: 1937 Places Explored: Kenya, especially Nairobi and the Ngong Hills area My Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ Review: I knew basically from the iconic first line, “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of Ngong Hills”, that I would enjoy this book and I’m so glad I read it! The basic outline … Continue reading Out of Africa Review

Under a Lucky Star by Roy Chapman Andrews

Under a Lucky Star Review

Title: Under a Lucky Star – A Lifetime of Adventure Author: Roy Chapman Andrews, American naturalist, explorer, and director of the American Museum of Natural History Year Published: 1943 Places Explored: The Arctic, The South Pacific, Japan, Korea, China, Mongolia My Rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Review: I first heard of Roy Chapman Andrews about eight years ago, when I was in high school and picked up a book called Dragon … Continue reading Under a Lucky Star Review

14 Quotes to Inspire You to Take a Hike this Fall

Autumn is a great time for hikes–the beautiful fall colors, the crisp air… Recently we’ve been visiting some state parks and such around to get out of the house and walk our dog. To inspire you to take a nice fall hike of your own before the snow falls, I’ve compiled this list of 14 quotes from poets, authors, travelers, and others!   An early morning … Continue reading 14 Quotes to Inspire You to Take a Hike this Fall

Inspiring Quotes from 30 Female Explorers and Adventurers

In honor of Women’s History Month this year, I decided to compile a list of inspiring quotes from female explorers and adventurers from history. I’ve finally finished and the month of March is almost over. It took a lot longer than I thought–I’d planned on doing 10 or 12 quotes but then I kept finding more fascinating women, and I finally had to stop at … Continue reading Inspiring Quotes from 30 Female Explorers and Adventurers