Gifts for the Adventurous

Travel Author - Paul Theroux

It seems that the list of books I want to read grows weekly.  I finally got started on Born To Run after reading the free preview in Google books.  Now I have another one on the list.  It seems there is never enough time in the day to read them all. 

Father's Day Gift Guide 2011

Father's Day - June 19th 2011

Father's Day is coming up soon.  Get a jump on it with this quick gift list of items that I know I would want.  Whether your guy is a grill master, traveler, outdoors-man, sports junky or prep, there is something here for him.

Update:  Its still not too late to get something for Father's Day and let him pick it out himself.  Just print a gift certificate from Amazon.  Just Buy.  Select Print at Home.  and Stuff in a Card.  Done.

KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corp Fighting Knife, Straight - reproduction of the knife carried in WWII.
KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corp Fighting Knife, Straight

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with Speed Safe- slides in your pocket smooth, and opens smooth with the assisted opening action.
Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife with Speed Safe

Adventure Reading - Field Tested Books

Some deep thinking for this Sunday.

The company behind Field Notes, of which you know I'm a fan, has come up with the idea to test the theory that books and place affect one another.  Meaning where you read a book has just as much of an affect on your feelings about the book and what you feel while reading the content of the book as the book itself does.

I like that idea and it immediately made me realize that I can picture my surroundings the majority of the time while I read each book I have ever read.  Thus, in my mind, proving the theory.  Try it yourself, think of one of your favorite books and not only does the content of the book come to mind, but to me the place appears also.  This is greatly related to this blog because I am a fan of both travel and books among many other things.

Summer Road Trip - Travel Safety Gear

The Summer road trip is probably a tradition in lots of families.  I know it is in mine.
No one likes to think about bad things happening on their vacation, and with every other driver staring at their cell phone instead of the road, you never know what can happen.  Being prepared is the best way to prevent a bad situation from turning into a disaster.

Inspirations - "The Good Girls Guide to Getting Lost"

My Field Notes Notebooks Customized Dry Transfer ___Edition

Some of the best experiences while traveling can be the ones that weren't planned.  Although most people don't take it to the extreme this author did. This self-proclaimed 'good girl' took off after college to a place she had never been, which ended up being a year long adventure spanning multiple continents.