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Brandon Wilson’s Award-Winning Adventure Tales Go Digital

Press release from: Pilgrim's Tales, Inc.
Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace, Best Travel Book Gold Award Winner
Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace, Best Travel Book Gold Award Winner


Pilgrim’s Tales, publisher, is proud to announce that Brandon Wilson’s award-winning series of four travel adventure books is now also available from Amazon.com for Kindle.

Brandon Wilson, a Lowell Thomas Gold Award-winner and Explorer Club member, is most recently author of “Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps” (ISBN 9780977053636/ 9780977053629), which received the 2010 Book of the Year Bronze Award (travel essay category) from ForeWord Reviews. It is the story of an intrepid midlife couple who dig deep to face their most gonzo escapade ever—hiking the daunting 2000-kilometer Via Alpina across eight countries. Besides promising total immersion into Alpine life and wilderness, it meant climbing the equivalent of 12 Mt. Everests—and facing their greatest fears. Join them in this empowering, original, and wildly subversive tale. Includes photos and maps by the author and illustrations by Ken Plumb.

Other books in Wilson’s true-adventure series include “Along the Templar Trail: Seven Million Steps for Peace” (ISBN 9780977053698/9780977053681). This heartwarming and impassioned odyssey was named 2009 Best Travel Book by the prestigious Society of American Travel Writers, and chosen as a Book of the Year Finalist by ForeWord Reviews. Following in the footsteps of the legendary first Knights Templar, an American and a 68-year old Frenchman embark on an inspiring quest. Traveling simply on foot and trusting in the kindness of strangers, they carry a message of peace across two continents to Jerusalem. After the Middle East erupts in war, everything remains uncertain—except their steadfast and perhaps life-threatening resolve. Includes photos and maps by the author. A new German edition will be published in late 2011.

Wilson is also the author of “Dead Men Don’t Leave Tips: Adventures X Africa” (ISBN 9780977053650/9780977053643). After their overland “dream” safari from London to Cape Town turns into a living nightmare, a honeymooning couple sets off to discover Africa’s heart and soul on their own. Adventure is their companion as they cross the Sahara, climb Kilimanjaro, whitewater raft the Zambezi, hunt dik-dik with Pygmies, photo stalk mountain gorillas, and hop the gun-run through war torn Mozambique. This darkly humorous travel adventure offers an un-sanitized look at day-to-day life on a wild trip into the unknown. Includes photos by the author.

“Yak Butter Blues” (ISBN 9780977053674/9780977053667) is the final in this series and his debut book. Join Wilson, his wife Cheryl, and their Tibetan horse, as they become the first Western couple to trek an ancient 1000-kilometer pilgrim's path from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu. Facing lung-searing altitudes, slow starvation, illness, blizzards, Chinese bureaucracy and bullets, their incredible odyssey provides a riveting tale of human endurance, a look at the kindness of strangers—and at a Tibetan culture teetering on the edge of extinction. Little could prepare them for this ultimate test of resolve, faith... and very survival. An IPPY Award Winner. Includes photos by the author. A Spanish edition (ISBN 9780977053605) was published in 2010.

Pilgrim’s Tales, Inc. publishes true stories of adventure, discovery and enlightenment. Their books are available worldwide in hardcover, paperback and digital formats (Kindle and Kindle apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, Blackberry, Android-based devices, and Windows Phone 7), from your favorite bookstore or Internet bookseller. Based in Hawaii, they are members of the Travel Publishers Association.

Visit www.pilgrimstales.com for sales information, video trailers, photos, reviews, excerpts, interviews and more.

Pilgrim's Tales publishes books of adventure, discovery and enlightenment. Members of the Travel Publishers Association, they are based in Hawaii.

Pilgrim's Tales, Inc.
P. O. Box 854
Volcano, Hawaii 96785 USA

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