The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel is not exactly the best literature to read when your plane is already cruising at 33,000 ft.
On May 12, 2005, high-altitude mountaineer Ed Viesturs finally summited Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world. It was probably one of his most memorable climbs since this particular massif has denied him the summit twice in the past.
To say that Sketchtravel is a 'beautiful compilation,' would be a gross understatement however. It is definitely that of course, but what Daisuke, Gerald and all the other artists came up was also mind-blowing, staggering and awesome at the same time.
Before I left Manila, I gave a good friend a copy of Anthony Bourdain's first graphic novel -Get Jiro. It tells the story of a Japanese sushi chef, caught in the middle of a culinary war in Los Angeles.
Into Thin Air is Jon Krakauer's personal account of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy. On May 1996, Everest claimed the lives of several climbers, some of which are experienced guides that have been to the world's tallest mountain several times already.
In 2002, Rory walked across post 9/11 Afghanistan in the footsteps of Babur, the first Emperor of Mughal India. He started in Herat and ended his incredible journey at Kabul.
Three Weeks chronicles the travel that Nick and his brother Micah took in between January and February of 2003.
The premise sounds like a heartbreaking memoir of one man who is just afraid to commit to a serious relationship. One fine morning he just decided to find his true self that probably got lost amidst a high paying corporate job or a terribly perfect marriage. That may just remind you of a Julia Roberts movie, but thankfully that is not the case here.