Teardrops and Tiny Trailers

Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423602743
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers-the smaller the better-has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being "teardrops," first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are "canned ham" trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend. Photographer/writer Douglas Keister has authored thirty-six critically acclaimed books. His books on classic recreational vehicles include Ready to Roll, Silver Palaces, and Mobile Mansions. In addition, he has authored twenty-five books on architecture, including Inside the Bungalow, Storybook Style, Red Tile Style, Classic Cottages, and Cottages. Keister also writes and illustrates magazine articles and contributes photographs and essays to dozens of magazines, newspapers, books, calendars, posters, and greeting cards worldwide. He lives in Chico, California.

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66

Author: Karen West,Susan Ford-West
Publisher: RJW Publishing, distributed by Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1591521645
Category: Travel
Page: 144
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In 2014, a group of bold women decided to make history and embark on an unforgettable adventure down America's most famous road—a journey of exploration and sisterhood where they could fulfill every woman's fantasy of leaving-it-all-behind. Their rules were simple: no men, no pets, no kids, and… be nice. Their motto: "We have more fun than anyone!"

Sisters Get Their Kicks on Route 66, by Karen West and Susan Ford-West, chronicles the epic 2,448 mile adventure that may have set a world record. Share the wild ride of over 300 adventurous "Sisters" from the national outdoor women's group, Sisters on the Fly, as they tow their vintage trailers and tell their stories while crossing America's Mother Road from Chicago to Santa Monica. Along the way, experience Route 66's iconic tourist sites, rodeos, dances, karaoke, shopping, museums, flea markets, catered dinners, national parks, parades, dirt roads, and wrong turns.

Through over 500 color photographs and the Sisters' stories of courage and empowerment, grief and moving on, sisterhood and camaraderie, this photo journal of their spirited journey across America's legendary Route 66 will hearten readers young and old to embark upon their own bucket-list adventures.

Segeln für Dummies

Author: J. J. Isler,Peter Isler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527709495
Category: Sailing
Page: 404
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Surfen und Segeln gehoren zu den schonsten Vergnugen im Urlaub am Meer. Wieso also nicht teilhaben am Wasserspa und selber einmal im Boot uber die Wogen flitzen? Bleiben Sie kein Suwassermatrose und lernen Sie, dass aufschieen, wenden und halsen keine mittelalterlichen Foltermethoden sind! Das Autoren- und Ehepaar JJ. und Peter Isler erklart Ihnen humorvoll und kompetent die wichtigen Grundbegriffe des Segelns, zeigt Ihnen die verschiedenen Techniken sich vom Wind treiben zu lassen und gibt Ihnen viele Tipps und Tricks rund um's Boot. Also rein in den Sudwester und lassen Sie sich den Wind um die Nase wehen! Sie erfahren: * Wie die einzelnen Schiffstypen heien und weshalb es sie gibt * Was die ganzen seltsamen Segelbegriffe eigentlich bedeuten * Wo Luv und wo Lee liegt * Wie Sie Sicherheit an Bord herstellen * Was Sie uber Wetter und Navigation wissen mussen * Tipps zum Kauf und Chartern von Segelbooten * Wie die Regatta-Regeln aussehen * Welche Seemannsknoten es gibt und wie sie geknupft werden

Mobile Mansions

Taking "home Sweet Home" on the Road
Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1586857738
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
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What do Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Mae West, Howard Hughes, John Madden, the Partridge Family, Ken Kesey, The Who, and Barbie have in common? Each had a home on wheels-be it an old converted school bus, a massive RV cruiser, or elegant house car. These celebrity motorhomes are only the frosting on the cake in Douglas Keister's entertaining and informative new book Mobile Mansions.

How to shit in the Woods

Author: Kathleen Meyer,Dieter Großelohmann
Publisher: Conrad Stein Verlag
ISBN: 9783866861039
Page: 127
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Aufgeräumt macht glücklich!

So entrümpeln Sie Schränke, Räume und den ganzen Rest
Author: Francine Jay
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641236320
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
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Wer kennt das nicht? Im Laufe der Zeit sammelt sich unnützes Zeug in der Wohnung an, und bald hat man vor lauter Staubfängern und nutzlosem Plunder kaum mehr Platz für sich selbst. Francine Jay geht dem Phänomen intelligent auf den Grund und erkundet unser zutiefst menschliches Sammelverhalten. Sie zeigt, wie wir uns von unnötigem Ballast befreien können, und macht mit praktischen Anregungen und einer überzeugenden Konsumkritik Lust aufs Loslassen.

Living Off the Grid

A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More
Author: David Black
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1602393168
Category: House & Home
Page: 288
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This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.

Tent for Two

Author: Paul and Marnie Kalkstein
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387625535
Page: N.A
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Autumn in Summer

Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781470027247
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Percy Peabody has it all, a spectacularly beautiful wife, a well-paying job, two picture-perfect children, a designer house in the suburbs, a ready smile and a firm handshake. He has everything but his heart. A mysterious symbol tattooed on the leg of a young woman named Autumn take him on a journey to a place where most journeys end. A place where he has a chance to find his heart. Autumn in Summer's theme of love, loss and redemption will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted a second chance. Douglas Keister has authored and co-authored thirty-nine critically acclaimed books. Autumn in Summer is his second novel. He lives in Chico, California. Visit him at www.douglaskeister.com.

Classic Cottages

Simple, Romantic Homes
Author: Brian Coleman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
ISBN: 1586853325
Category: Architecture
Page: 160
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Takes a close-up look at the design, architectural details, decorating possiblities, furnishings, and accessories of a wide array of cottages throughout North America, along with 170 full-color photographs and a host of historical and cultural trivia about the cottage home.


Schnitzen - Das Handwerk und die neue Kultur vom Holz
Author: Barn the Barn the Spoon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783038009832
Page: 224
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The Drive for Independence

The Illustrated History of Rv Travel & Camping in America
Author: Janet Groene
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889937069
Category: Camp sites, facilities, etc
Page: 244
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RV ownership is a way of life -- and a commitment to discovering North America's best camping and vacation spots. This look at the phenomenon includes a history of RVs, travel options and campground facilities, RV resorts and events, and profiles of top RV companies and entrepreneurs, along with side trips into such subjects as camping with kids, celebrity RVers, the senior set, and the sporting scene.

Glamping with Mary Jane

Glamour + Camping
Author: MaryJane Butters
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423630823
Category: Travel
Page: 224
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MaryJane Butters’ go-to guide for putting glamour into camping."Glamping, or glamour camping, one of the MaryJane's pet concepts, is about the juxtaposition of rugged and really pretty, grit and glam, diesel and absolutely darling."-The New York Times.Glamping-unleashing your inner wild while wearing a pair of fishing-lure earrings-is for every woman (or man!) who ever had a get-away-from-it-all fantasy (with a few frilly embellishments thrown in). Learn about the never-fail campfire, cooking with cast iron, how to change a flat, and much, much more. Follow the growing Glamping movement at maryjanesfarm.org and nationalglampingweekend.com.Like the infamous Calamity Jane, who said, “I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one,” MaryJane Butters coined the term glamping years ago when she founded her unusual Idaho canvas wall-tent bed & breakfast, which was featured in The New York Times Magazine and Travel & Leisure as “the place to be.” Legend status achieved, MaryJane lives in Moscow, Idaho, where she runs her many businesses, which include a successful organic farm, product lines, a bed & breakfast, and MaryJanesFarm magazine. This is her fourth book.


More Tips, Tales, and Tricks for a Disney World Fix: All You Need to Know for a Perfect Vacation
Author: Bill Burke
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609520238
Category: Travel
Page: 488
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A guidebook with a decidedly different approach, the second edition of Mousejunkies is a collection of humorous travelogues and insider how-to secrets compiled after scores of trips to Walt Disney World. The book draws on the insights of a panel of Disney fanatics — The Mousejunkies — following dozens of personal vacations, trade shows and press trips in recent years. This second edition brings everything up to date with countless new tips, tricks, and tales. Mousejunkies provides tips and travel plans told through personal accounts – something that sets it apart from all the other guides. All of the most important topics are covered: When to go, where to stay, what to do and where to eat. But readers will also learn how to indulge in an all-day chicken wing and beer football orgy at Walt Disney World, how to extract your family from Fantasmic with your sanity intact, where to catch a mid-afternoon catnap in the theme park, and even how wrong a Disney cruise can go. Mousejunkies is more than one travel writer’s experiences at one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. The Mousejunkies are a group of seemingly well-adjusted adults who have found themselves inexplicably drawn to Walt Disney World, again and again. Each has taken his or her own path, finding their way separately. When the smoke cleared, the group found itself back in reality, staring at one another over a pile of discarded annual passes and a useless collection of novelty hats. The stories - wry, humorous and told with an affection gained through years of Disney addiction - paint vivid portraits of a creatively engineered world, where unexpected surprises create lasting memories. The tips – valuable information designed to help readers get more out of their vacations – are told with a sly wink and the desire to share the secrets that make trips to central Florida more memorable. From touring plans to tongue-in-cheek reviews of the theme parks’ restrooms, Mousejunkies provides readers with useful information couched in obsessively-detailed narrative with a humorous touch.

Vintage Trailer Style

Buying, Restoring, Decorating & Styling the Small Place of Your Dreams
Author: Lisa Mora
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 9781446304525
Category: Design
Page: 144
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Presents retro interior design ideas for vintage trailers and offers advice on buying, restoring, and decorating a vintage trailer.