VISIT TO A TRAPPIST MONASTERY
n July 13-16, 1998, I visited a trappist monastery in Trappist, Kentucky. Read about my adventure with the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani.
HEADFIRST INTO AMERICA
You may remember that on one of my journeys to Arkansas I met Marlene and Craig Graham as they were completing their 50 state journey across America. Their USA Road Trip pages were read by thousands each day.
Now their book is complete! You can order Headfirst Into America by writing:
Headfirst Into America
8405 W. Central #2507
Wichita, KS 67212
The cost is only $24.30 postpaid and worth every bid of it! Complete with over 500 pictures.
NEW TRAVEL JOURNAL
I have just discovered Michael Alessio's Travel Journals. They are comprehensive and worth reading it.
Did I get any e-mail from you? What is your favorite travel site? Where have you visited lately that is interesting? Let me know! I will check it out for our readers and explorers.
Send your e-mail please. Let the editor know what you want, ok?
Evelyn Hannon has done it again. An excellent guide for traveling to Holland. "Netherland Notes by women for women." Well designed. An eye catcher. Worth reading and saving.
This is a terrific list of travelogues. Bookmark it!
BEST NEW SITES OF THE MONTH
Ben Affleck's Web Page by my daughter Melinda Phillips!
Melinda's Home Page.
Ever need a Doctor while traveling? . Via Debra Steffen
Dan Phillips article for AmericaEconomia magazine in Chile. This article gives the history of travel on the World Wide Web. Worth studying! And it has really taken off with 20-30 hits a day.
If you wish to keep up with all of the ongoing travelogues this is the place. Lenghty - but good place to visit!
This is a new web page by Dan K. Phillips dedicated to Mark Twain, perhaps the greatest writer EVER in America.
This is the complete SITEMAP of all the travel writing of Dan K. Phillips. It is quite comprehensive. Worth bookmarking!
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"People always remember two things: who kicked 'em when they were down. And who helped 'em up.""
Interview with Paul Theroux
Travel At the Speed of Light
ANOTHER TRAVEL WRITER WHO WILL NOT BORE YOU !!!!!
"About ten years ago I took a job as a seasonal park ranger in a place called Arches National Monument near the little town of Moab in southeast Utah. Why I went there no longer matters; what I found there is the subject of this book. My job began on the first of April and ended on the last day of September. I liked the work and the canyon country and returned the following year for a second season. I would have returned the third year too and each year thereafter but unfortunately for the Arches, a primitive place when I first went there, was developed and improved so well that I had to leave." Edward Abbey - The introduction to Desert Solitaire.
Edward Abbey is the author of Desert Solitaire, one of the great travel books of all time.