Regional Travel Books

available at The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters (17 S. Barstow St.)

Travel Story: A Buddy Movie with Explosives

a road trip of the great Northwest

We created games to pass the time involving the forklift, bought a remote controlled car, and played racquetball. We blasted music and drank beer. We were Ferris Buellers living a month in a giant warehouse filled with explosives.

Travel Story: A 'Junk' Trip in Vietnam

my introspective boat tour of Halong Bay

I hunkered in the doorway of an office building as gray clouds moved in, threatening to break open above me. Piles of luggage were stacked in the doorway, but I held tightly to my backpack. I was a solo traveler making my way through Vietnam.

Travel Story: Life on Mars

a volcano-traversing trip to Maui

Eventually the path brought us below the clouds, and the landscape turned into a verdant rainforest and savanna-like grassland. Our first night’s cabin sat at the base of a cliff dotted with trees, and we fell asleep after watching the moon.

Travel Story: Early Bird Gets the Whale

my laid-back family trip to San Joe del Cabo

The energy on the boat was electric. Someone would spot a whale, fingers would point, heads would turn, the guides would quickly move the sail so we could loop around and see the whales again. Everyone was buzzing with excitement.