Cruising from Boston to Montreal (Bargain Book)

Discover historic wonders and modern delights guaranteed to enlarge your heart and expand your understanding of Canada and its people.

Veteran travelers Al and Sunny Lockwood share their adventures and misadventures on this scintillating cruise of exploration.

Join them for an unforgettable journey through part of the largest country in the Western Hemisphere.

In “Cruising from Boston to Montreal” readers will:

– attend a rousing baseball game at Boston’s Fenway Park

– Learn Alexander Graham Bell’s involvement with Canada’s first airplane flight.

– Visit the Prince Edward Island farm that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables books.

– Discover how lobster graduated from barnyard feed to gourmet fare.

– Sail Canada’s greatest waterway, the mighty Saint Lawrence River.

– View breath-taking cathedrals and romantic lighthouses.

– Discover Halifax’s heart-breaking connection with the Titanic tragedy.

– and much more.

This travel memoir will introduce you to the fascinating heroes, stunning beauty and staggering tragedies that have helped shape Canada’s Maritimes, Quebec City, and Montreal.

The first-person descriptions read with the drama of fiction and the excitement of journal writing….” – Midwest Book Review


Meet Al & Sunny Lockwood

Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled by foot, car, rail, air and cruise ship. They’ve camped in national parks, hiked mountain trails, photographed springtime flowers in Death Valley and wintry surf along the rugged beaches of Northern California.

They’ve watched July 4th fireworks over Lake Tahoe, explored the Taos Pueblo and ridden the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad through forests ablaze with autumn colors.

They’ve ridden Scotland’s amazing Falkirk Wheel, Norway’s Flam Railway, and Ushuaia’s train at the end of the world.

They’ve photographed Gibraltar’s Barbary apes and Gentoo Penguins frolicking in the surf on Falkland Island beaches.

From North Carolina’s Outer Banks to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Al and Sunny love to wander and wonder and enjoy.

Everywhere they go, they capture unforgettable moments with their cameras and notebooks, moments to share with their readers. Their work has been published in magazines and newspapers. It has been recognized with awards from the National Federation of Press Women, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, Seven Sisters Book Awards, and The Independent Author Network Book Awards.

“We write to encourage others to travel, to take a break from their ordinary routine and discover the many rewards of traveling with your eyes wide open,” Sunny said. “Go somewhere new, even if it’s only in the next county. And have fun exploring the sites, the sounds and flavors of the place. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you’ll have.”

Al added, “We also write to share the wonder of our own travels. To help you feel what it’s like to be on a cruise ship, or wandering the back alleys of Venice, Italy. We hope our books give readers a real sense of our travel adventures.”

The Portal of Gods

Professor Steinbrook is undermined and humiliated by his colleagues and ignored by his students. He and his assistant, Ellie, come across an archeological artifact with ancient engravings on it. The symbols are from several ancient civilizations from all around the world and from different eras. Upon performing a ritual from a mysterious book, the Book of the Dead, they discover it is not merely an archeological object, but a portal to other worlds. Steinbrook and Ellie quickly realize they are not freeing souls attached to objects, but dealing with gods. They are, however, unaware of its dangers, the plan, and who is behind it. Steinbrook’s and Ellie’s lives will never be the same.

Meet Lillian J. Walker

Bryce Canyon National Park Photo Hiking

Join Debbie & Anthony on their Photo Hiking trek through Bryce Canyon National Park. This chronological photographic recap of their trek across this beautiful National Park.

Debbie is the photographer. Anthony is the outdoors lover. He also enjoys his responsibility as an aspiring Photo Assistant. They compromised on a mixture of hiking and Debbie’s passion for photography. In essence, Photo Hiking tours of the U.S. National Parks.

Follow Debbie & Anthony on their Photo Hiking trek

This Photo Hiking book is a visual tour and recap listed in chronological order of their visit to Bryce Canyon National Park in March of 2021 as a mid-50’s couple. Debbie and Anthony, beginning in their early 50’s, started in earnest to visiting many of the 63 National Parks. They provide tips, tricks, and lessons learned from their 40+ National Parks visited during their middle-aged years with the hope it will make your National Park experience more enjoyable.

The Adventures of Mat Rufs: Mexican ‘Jewel’

Voted ‘Fiction Book of the Year’ by Corporate Live Wire!
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Mat Rufs loves to hop on a plane and travel to a destination—by himself and on the spur of the moment—to explore and immerse.

This time he is lost in a Mexican cave, near the Volcán de Colima, and finds himself amid a heart-racing thriller with a historical twist and an international scope that will keep you up at night.

This book is about travel, adventure, unexpected turns, ancient customs, intuitive decisions, pandemics, international business, and life as it happens!

So are you ready for a thought-provoking adventurous journey?

Then grab your copy of The Adventures of Mat Rufs, and hop on and join the ride!


Meet A. Liachenko

Anna Liachenko is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and author of The Adventures of Mat Rufs series which has won the Fiction Book of the Year award from the Corporate Live Wire. Alongside her writing, Anna leads Montreal-based marketing agency ZZINC health marketing inc. as its Chief Executive Officer. She is also a real estate investor, a mother of two wonderful boys, and an enthusiastic world traveler, having explored more than 30 countries with her partner, alone or with her family.

She left in the night

What happened to Alissa? Maria can’t find an answer to that question. Years have passed since she met Alissa and Simone for the first time: on a party weekend in Turkey. Looking back to that trip, so many things just seemed off. Did she get involved with the Mafia? Did her new acquaintance try to sell her to other men? Who was the girl sleeping in her bed? Who was the man, waiting for her outside the hotel? Based on true events, Maria travels back to Turkey to find out why her friend disappeared.

Meet V.M. Hill

Cruising the Mediterranean

A shared passion for exploration. The Mediterranean trip of their dreams.
There’s no better time for adventure than right now.


Enthusiastic explorers Al and Sunny Lockwood treasure the challenge and excitement of travel. From train rides through the Smokies to campouts in Yellowstone, they’ve documented their travel adventures to critical acclaim. With retirement, they expand their horizons and ship off for a new adventure in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Come along with Al and Sunny as they experience the dazzling beauty of the Greek Isles, the mouthwatering delights of Italian cuisine, the unique calls to prayer chanted from Istanbul’s minarets.

You’ll hold your breath riding the sky-high Acropolis lift, marvel at the lacework canals of Venice, and lose yourself in the rich wares and aromas of the Grand Bazaar.

Their daily excursions will expand your mind and deepen your understanding as you find yourself immersed in the Mediterranean’s vibrant array of cultures and history.

In Cruising the Mediterranean you’ll discover:
– Personal reflections, insights and humor
– Intriguing facts about Mediterranean history, landmarks and cultures
– Tips for pacing your daily outings to conserve energy and maintain interest
– Ways to adopt an adventuresome spirit so that obstacles or disappointments
don’t ruin your pleasure
– The emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual benefits of travel and much,
much more!

Cruising the Mediterranean is a breathtaking travelogue for explorers who refuse to let
aging limit their adventures.

If you like warm personal stories, cultural journeys, and actionable tips for planning your own cruise adventure, then you’ll love Al and Sunny Lockwood’s inspirational memoir capturing the heart of the Mediterranean.

Buy Cruising the Mediterranean today and join them on a timeless, unforgettable journey!


Meet Al & Sunny Lockwood

Al and Sunny Lockwood met after he’d retired from engineering and she’d retired from daily newspaper reporting. They spent much of their time exploring California, Al with his camera and Sunny with her notebook and pen. But a serious car wreck changed their lives.

In 2012, while they waited at a red light, a driver paying more attention to her phone than her driving, slammed into them at 60 miles per hour. The collision totaled both cars and filled the Lockwood’s summer with doctor appointments, pharmacy visits, and endless wrangling with insurance companies.

The wreck also woke them up to the reality that life is fragile and there’s no guarantee you’ll have it for long. “We decided to stop putting off our travel dreams for some day in the future,” Sunny says. “We’ve made ‘someday’ today.”

Their first dream cruise was through the Panama Canal.

Then Al and Sunny visited Amsterdam and cruised the Mediterranean, stopping at Venice, Athens, Istanbul, Ephesus, and various Greek islands.

Together Al and Sunny have visited more than 30 countries.

“We write to encourage people to make their travel dreams come true,” Sunny says. “We want our readers to know that travel enhances health and enriches life. So step out of your everyday routine and take a chance on adventure and fun.”

Into Africa a Personal Journey

A remarkable and intriguing story about a journey to the land of Blackwood’s ancestors. Into Africa a Personal Journey, begins in Nigeria with exposure to the tight control by the military that causes Blackwood to experience fear as never before. Her journey continues to take her on an exploration of a new mysterious world where she experiences joy and wonderment as she shares in the lives of family members, friends and new acquaintances. “A fresh and engaging memoir that spans continents and decades. “a reader review

Meet Yvonne Blackwood

Yvonne Blackwood is the author of three adult non-fiction book―Into Africa a Personal Journey, Will That Be Cash or Cuffs? and Into Africa the Return. She has published three children’s picture books—Nosey Charlie Comes to Town, Nosey Charlie Goes to Court, and Nosey Charlie Chokes on a Wiener! She is an award-winning short-story writer, columnist, and retired banker. Yvonne has contributed to several anthologies including Human Kindness, Canadian Voices, and WordScape. She has published articles in More of Our Canada, InTouch, Adelaide, and Green Prints magazines. As a columnist, she wrote columns for The Toronto Star, Pride News Magazine and The African Connection.

SPANISH FOR TRAVELERS: EASY SPANISH

The goal of this book is to provide essential Spanish Travel Phrases every traveler needs to know, and some basic Spanish grammar rules. It is useful to learn Spanish phrases which can be useful in different situations as you travel. The travel bug, once caught, is hard to get out of our system. But deep down we know that we don’t understand the locals well – or maybe not at all. Could it be important to be able to converse with those in authority? English, at best, is a second language in those parts of the world, spoken by a few. Group travel is fine, but to rely on the group leader to always be at hand to explain restricts one’s freedom. It feels great to be independent! Learning Spanish can help you communicate with locals. It is especially important to be able to speak Spanish if you plan a trip to a Spanish speaking country. You will find that natives will respect you more if you at least appear to be trying to learn and speak their language. Even though most Spanish speaking people can speak English (even a little), you may come across several who have no English skills at all. This is a key reason for learning how to speak Spanish. It will go a long way toward making your trip more enjoyable. Spanish is native to Spain of course; but the Spanish explorers travelled around. So, you can be sure that South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean and even the Philippines are all quite proficient in this lovely language. The dialects differ from place to place, even within the same country, and the influence of Spanish may even be heard in Arabic, Portuguese, Tagalong, and other world languages. Spanish is an easy language to learn, thanks to its consistency of vowel sounds and relatively simple syntax. There are no tonal elements as exist in the Asian languages – another big plus for Spanish learners. Some Spanish words do vary in meaning from country to country, but it is more a cultural difference than a linguistic difference. For instance, a “tortilla” is always pronounced the same way, but in Mexico it is a corn or flour wrap for meat or beans. In Puerto Rico it is the equivalent of an American omelette. Just as foods may vary, so does the meaning of certain words taken in or out of context.

Meet Daniel Estruga

Author Bio: https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ADaniel+Estruga&s=relevancerank&text=Daniel+Estruga&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 Email: [email protected]

Murder at the Wedding: A Sri Lankan Mystery Book 2

Set in rural in Sri Lanka, this story follows the efforts of two female sleuths as they race against the clock to unearth another killer. Embodying all the elements of a cozy mystery this tale will appeal to those who enjoy a light-hearted, fast-paced read with contemporary social issues, memorable characters, and a unique setting. 15 guests… 1 victim… What do you do when a Murder Mystery Party Game goes tragically wrong? When the guests are due to depart in 48 hours? When a killer is lurking in the background? This is the dilemma faced by amateur sleuths Kiyama Fernando and Vinodhini Dias. Three months after the initial events of Book 1, Kiyama Fernando, an English teacher from Colombo, has settled in to small-town life with her best friend while attempting to escape a failed marriage. Hoping to enjoy a short vacation, they participate in an event that turns out to be more than they bargained for…

Meet Nadishka Aloysius

Nadishka Aloysius is a teacher, actor, author, and book reviewer. Being a teacher of Drama and English Language with 20 years’ experience, and a mother of two sons who love story time, she finds inspiration in the little everyday details of life. Although all her books are based in her home country of Sri Lanka they are generic enough for an international audience.

The Body in the Paddy Field

Enjoy a cozy mystery set in a small town in Sri Lanka discounted for a limited time only Kiyama Fernando, an English teacher from Colombo, is fleeing a failed marriage. She visits her good friend Vinodhini Dias in a small town far away from her troubles. But, little does she know that trouble is about to come knocking soon enough… When the body of a local teacher is found abandoned in a paddy field and her friend becomes the prime suspect in his murder Kiyama concludes that the only way to help her friend, is to solve the murder before the police. As their investigation leads them from a paddy field, to a rubber plantation, a gambling den, and a school the two friends realise nothing is as it seems. Will they uncover the killer before Vinodhini is taken away in handcuffs? Can they decipher friend from foe? Will the secrets they unearth lead them to an early grave? The cast of quirky characters include a crafty money lender, a vociferous cook, and a handsome landowner.

Meet Nadishka Aloysius

Nadishka Aloysius is a teacher, actor, author, and book reviewer. Being a teacher of Drama and English Language with 20 years’ experience, and a mother of two sons who love story time, she finds inspiration in the little everyday details of life. Although all her books are based in her home country of Sri Lanka they are generic enough for an international audience.