Practical Nomad books

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

"A Look at the 1997 Edition of The Practical Nomad"

In a welcome counterpoint to the occasional flames I get from readers of older editions of The Practical Nomad; How to Travel Around the World complaining about things I said that I've changed, removed, or updated in more recent editions of the book, Matt Long has a fascinating article in... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 11 December 2012, 09:47 ( 9:47 AM) | Comments (0)

Monday, 27 August 2012

"Gelezen"

I've made a special effort in writing and updating The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World to provide advice that will be useful to readers around the world. So I'm especially pleased when I get positive feedback from readers in countries other than the USA. Special thanks, therefore,... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 27 August 2012, 18:31 ( 6:31 PM) | Comments (1)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Perceptive Travel reviews the 5th edition of "The Practical Nomad"

Many thanks to William Caverlee for his review of the 5th edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World in this month's edition of Perceptive Travel (part of the USA Today Travel Alliance). "The most detailed round-the-world travel book... The Practical Nomad is a stunning achievement of... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 2 May 2012, 17:18 ( 5:18 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Review of "The Practical Nomad" by Wayne Bernhardson

Southern Cone expert Wayne Bernhardson is one of the best guidebook writers I know: knowledgeable, observant, thoughtful, and opinionated -- in the fine tradition of personal voices of Moon Handbooks authors -- yet able to communicate enough of the basis for his opinions that I can tell from his description... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 26 January 2012, 08:46 ( 8:46 AM) | Comments (0)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Now in stores! 5th Edition of "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World"

The new revised and updated 5th edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World is now in stock in bookstores, and shipping to those of you who pre-ordered it. I've already heard from the first reader to receive their copy! Order online from Powells.com Order from... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 12 October 2011, 21:35 ( 9:35 PM) | Comments (2)

Monday, 22 August 2011

5th edition of "The Practical Nomad: How To Travel Around The World" available for pre-ordering

Look for the new edition (larger image of cover) in bookstores worldwide in October 2011. Pre-order online from Powells.com Pre-order from your local independent bookstore More places to buy or pre-order (If you can't wait, the 4th edition (2007) is still available in hardcopy or as a Kindle Edition... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 22 August 2011, 21:56 ( 9:56 PM) | Comments (0)

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Coming soon: New edition of "The Practical Nomad"

As I've mentioned, I'm busy finalizing the forthcoming 5th edition of The Practical Nomad: How To Travel Around The World, which will be in bookstores, "inshallah", this fall. (Of course, you can still get the current 4th edition now.) I'd like your help designing my new book! I've just gotten... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 23 February 2011, 17:43 ( 5:43 PM) | Comments (20)

Friday, 7 January 2011

Entering radio silence

This winter I'm in the final crunch of revisions and updates for the forthcoming 5th edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World, scheduled for publication later this year, including updates to incorporate the lessons of my own most recent 13-month trip around the world and other... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 7 January 2011, 08:59 ( 8:59 AM) | Comments (3)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Kindle for Windows: Now you can read "The Practical Nomad" on your PC

If you've been wanting to read The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World on your PC, now you can -- if, and only if, your PC is running Windows. Amazon.com has released a beta version of Kindle for PC software that you can download for free, and use... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 12 November 2009, 15:54 ( 3:54 PM) | Comments (6)

Sunday, 1 November 2009

"The Practical Nomad" Kindle Edition (e-book for Kindle, iPhone, or iPod Touch)

The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World" is now available as a Kindle Edition e-book that you can download and read on your Kindle, iPhone, or iPod Touch. The Kindle edition contains the complete text of the most recent (4th edition, 2007) print edition of the book. As... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 1 November 2009, 15:11 ( 3:11 PM) | Comments (2)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

"The Practical Nomad" coming soon to Kindle and iPhone

The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World will be on sale later this month through Amazon.com in electronic form for reading on the Kindle e-book reader device or on the iPhone or iPod Touch with the Kindle reader app. Amazon.com approached my publisher (Avalon Travel) and I last... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 6 September 2009, 09:33 ( 9:33 AM) | Comments (9)

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Travel reading, travel writing, and the public library

[The Fells Branch of the Wellesley Free Library, where I got my first library card] I spent the weekend in Sacramento, where I was interviewed by Jeffrey Callison on Capital Public Radio's Insight show (the segment with me is from 20-35 minutes into the audio archive) and gave one of... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 15 March 2009, 19:45 ( 7:45 PM) | Comments (3)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

"The Amazing Race" resumes February 15th

I don't pick the schedule (or the contestants, despite hundreds of comments in my blog from people wanting to be in the cast), but The Amazing Race reality-TV show about travel around the world will be back for its next series much sooner than usual: the first episode of The... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 7 January 2009, 17:03 ( 5:03 PM) | Comments (0)

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

"The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Travel Marketplace"

I've been informed today by my publisher, Avalon Travel , that one of my books, The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Travel Marketplace (published in 2001), has been deemed officially out of print. Fortunately, that may be a good thing for would-be readers, and for me. The book got... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 30 December 2008, 19:23 ( 7:23 PM) | Comments (1)

Sunday, 16 March 2008

AP and Chicago Tribune review new edition of "The Practical Nomad"

It's always fun to get good news from back home while travelling. In my case, the news that's reached me here in Sana'a, Yemen (a delightful place to visit, if you ever get the chance, with the first high-speed Internet connection we've had in weeks) is of a couple of... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 16 March 2008, 09:42 ( 9:42 AM) | Comments (1)

Sunday, 26 August 2007

4th edition of "The Practical Nomad" available for pre-ordering

I'm delighted to announce that the newly revised and updated 4th edition of "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World" is now available for pre-ordering. You can order it now through your local independent bookstore or online from Powells.com or any of the other usual suspects, and... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 26 August 2007, 20:18 ( 8:18 PM) | Comments (1)

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

We're off on a trip around the world!

I leave tomorrow with my partner Ruth Radetsky, who is taking a sabbatical from her job teaching high school, on a year-long trip around the world. We're headed for Silver Bay (New York, USA), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Recife (Brazil), Lisbon (Portugal), Aleppo (Syria), Istanbul (Turkey), Doha (Qatar), Zanzibar (Tanzania), Addis... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 26 June 2007, 16:29 ( 4:29 PM) | Comments (1)

Friday, 12 January 2007

Avalon Publishing to be acquired by Perseus Books

Avalon Publishing Group -- which includes the publisher of my Practical Nomad books, Avalon Travel Publishing -- has announced that they are to be acquired by Perseus Books Group . This should have no affect on readers or buyers of my books, and hopefully will have little effect on me... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 12 January 2007, 14:10 ( 2:10 PM) | Comments (4)

Friday, 24 March 2006

Sacramento Bee review of "How To Travel Around the World"

Writers aren't usually notified when our books are reviewed or mentioned in print. So I only I just received a clipping in the mail of a very nice review of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World in the 23 October 2005 edition of the Sacramento Bee by... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 24 March 2006, 07:54 ( 7:54 AM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 23 February 2006

BellaOnline review of "The Practical Nomad"

Most book reviewers focus on new first editions. It's hard to get them to notice a new edition or an established "backlist" title that wasn't just published. So my thanks to Kimberly Button, Budget Travel Editor for BellaOnline ("The Voice of Women"), for her new review of the 3rd edition... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 23 February 2006, 07:11 ( 7:11 AM) | Comments (0)

Monday, 18 April 2005

"The Practical Nomad" gets honorable mention from BATW

The 3rd edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World has won an honorable mention from the Bay Area Travel Writers as one of the best travel books published in 2004. Entries in the BATW contest for travel writing by high school seniors in the San Francisco... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 18 April 2005, 22:12 (10:12 PM) | Comments (0)

Sunday, 25 July 2004

"How to Travel Around the World" reviewed in the Chicago Tribune

The 3rd edition of The Practical Nomad: How To Travel Around the World (February 2004) is reviewed today in the travel section of the Chicago Tribune (registration and cookie acceptance required): THE RESOURCEFUL TRAVELER By Toni Stroud Tribune staff reporter Travel reference The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 25 July 2004, 12:40 (12:40 PM) | Comments (0)

Thursday, 5 February 2004

Newly revised and updated 3rd edition of "The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World" now in bookstores

Worldwide retail and wholesale ordering information (In stock as of today for immediate shipping from all major USA bookstores and distributors -- ask your local bookstore to order a copy) Reviews of previous editions Reader feedback Booksignings and other author events (more to be announced) PracticalNomad.com If you've pre-ordered... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 5 February 2004, 23:04 (11:04 PM) | Comments (0)

Sunday, 18 January 2004

New book. New events.

This week for my birthday I received the first advance copy of the 3rd edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World (grin) along with the news that by the time printing and bindery work is completed and the books are shipped first to distributors and then... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 18 January 2004, 13:29 ( 1:29 PM) | Comments (1)

Monday, 10 November 2003

Lowell Thomas Award for PracticalNomad.com article on travel and privacy

I was notified today by the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation that my article, Total Travel Information Awareness, as first published on this Web site (PracticalNomad.com and Hasbrouck.org) has been selected as the bronze medal winner in the "Travel News/ Investigative Reporting" category of the 19th annual Lowell Thomas... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 10 November 2003, 15:56 ( 3:56 PM) | Comments (0)

Monday, 20 October 2003

Motionsickness Magazine promotion

Motionsickness Magazine is currently offering a steal of a deal, as follows: for US$20, you get a copy of The Practical Nomad Guide to the Online Travel Marketplace , including shipping in the USA (regularly $17.95 plus shipping) and a one-year (6 issue) subscription (regularly $15) to the most excellent... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 20 October 2003, 19:06 ( 7:06 PM) | Comments (0)

3rd edition of "How to Travel Around the World"

Today Avalon Travel Publishing and I put I put the final touches on the cover copy for the 3rd edition of The Practical Nomad: How to Travel Around the World . It looks loverly, if I do say so myself. Most of the changes from the 1st to the 2nd... (...Read Entire Entry)
Link | Posted by Edward, 20 October 2003, 18:50 ( 6:50 PM) | Comments (0)

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