openPR Logo
Press release

Brandon Wilson’s Award-Winning Adventure Tales Go Digital

06-28-2011 09:21 AM CET | Leisure, Entertainment, Miscellaneous

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

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Brandon Wilson’s Award-Winning Adventure Tales Go Digital here

News-ID: 181199 • Views: 2080

More Releases from Pilgrim's Tales, Inc.

Brandon Wilson’s Award-Winning “Along the Templar Trail" Published in German …
Brandon Wilson’s inspiring book, "Along the Templar Trail," has been published in a new German edition, "Auf dem Templerweg: Sieben Millionen Schritte für den Frieden." The English edition won the 2009 Lowell Thomas Gold Award for BEST TRAVEL BOOK. Paia, HI, November 29, 2011 - In this time of political grandstanding, it is refreshing to hear about someone who quite literally, “walks the talk.” Recently, author/photographer Brandon Wilson and his 68-year-old
“Over the Top & Back Again” by Brandon Wilson Receives 2010 Book of the Year …
"Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps," the latest travel adventure book by Brandon Wilson, has been named 2010 Book of the Year Bronze Award winner (travel essay division) by ForeWord Reviews. The announcement was made on June 25, 2011 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans. Wilson’s book was selected by librarians and reviewers from 1400 entries in 56 genres, representing more than
Over the Top & Back Again is Short-Listed for 2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
Over the Top & Back Again: Hiking X the Alps, the latest travel adventure book by Brandon Wilson, has been named a finalist in the 2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS by ForeWord Reviews. It was selected from 1400 entries in 56 genres, representing more than 350 publishers. Over the Top & Back Again chronicles Wilson’s 1200-mile (1900-km.) hike with his wife for 111 days on the recently formed Via Alpina.
New Spanish Edition of Award-Winning Book, Yak Butter Blues, Leads Readers on an …
A Tibetan Journey of a 1000 Kilometers Began with One Bold Step. “Impossible” was what everyone told Brandon Wilson and his wife Cheryl when they spoke of hiking a 1000-kilometer (650-mile) pilgrimage trail across Tibet from Lhasa to Kathmandu. There were plenty of cards stacked against them, but those “impossibilities” only made them more determined. Their quest to become possibly the first Western couple to trek this path across the earth’s

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Travel

Travel Mobile Application Developers
we have extensive experience in creating high performance, feature-packed native mobile applications for all the major platforms including iOS, Android..Travayoo Mobile App Development takes its best position and strives to work with the growing outline. Rather than mobile app development, our company also works on B2B , B2C booking engine system. Our mobile application development process integrates design and development to come up with a flexible process that delivers result. INGENIUM
Las Vegas Travel Tips
The city of Las Vegas is known as a universal goal of betting in the clubhouse that are situated over this city and the nightlife that is offered to the voyagers, who visit this goal from various parts of the world. For single ladies voyagers to Las Vegas, the season of New Year ought to have stayed away from as the city is uncommonly swarmed amid this time. Nonetheless, the
Trending travel platform
LetsGo2 App is the modern platform for travelers coming in & out of Los Angeles. Airport Shuttle: Premium shuttle service from LAX & most airports in the surrounding to all major cities across California. Our unique feature allow travelers to book their trip weeks ahead. Private tour: Explore Los Angeles with our various tour options. We start from your residence and bring you back home. Hollywood tour: Hollywood Sign, Walk
City Travel Briefing: Paris
Paris has been resilient as one of the world's leading tourist destinations despite a host of challenges related to security, accommodation and overcrowding. With a clear focus on reinventing the city for the modern traveller by transforming its infrastructure, culture and attractions, Paris is well placed to compete with emerging cities vying to become the tourist destination of choice. This report outlines Paris's strategy in attracting new (and old) holidaymakers
Global Travel Vaccines Market
Health related complications are greater in developing countries and rural areas because of dissimilarities in sanitary conditions, available food and water bases. The immunization Practices Advisory Committee of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) mentions that travelers should be up-to-date on routine immunizations, irrespective of travel plans. The target population for the travel vaccines market include outbound travelers. The travel vaccines for the prevention of hepatitis A, hepatitis
Tonga Travel Guide Launched
South Pacific Travel has launched its online Tonga Travel Guide with 125 pages of maps, photos, drawings, and travel information. Tonga.SouthPacific.org is based on the Kingdom of Tonga chapter from Moon Handbooks South Pacific, now fully updated by the original author David Stanley. The 11 digital map files used in the printed book have been modified for web use. The site outlines the many sports and recreation opportunities in Tonga. The