Footloose Scot: Travels in a Time of Change

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Hillcrest Publishing Group, Oct 1, 2012 - Travel - 312 pages
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BIG BEND Sentinel Rambling Boy November 1st, 2012 Jim Glendinning: a traveler not a tourist By LONN TAYLOR Glendinning s life seems to have consisted of establishing innovative businesses, getting bored with them, disposing of them, and setting out on long and adventurous trips. In between he has walked over or ridden buses across most of the world. Near the beginning of his book he makes a distinction between the traveler and the tourist. The tourist, he says, takes cruise ships and taxis and stays at Hilton Hotels, and gets few surprises and little experience of other people s cultures. The traveler takes what he finds without trying to impose his own pattern on it and learns something from the experience. For Glendinning, this means never making advance hotel reservations; taking public transportation, hitchhiking, or walking; carrying his luggage on his back; and eating local food

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World traveler, local guidebook author, and newspaper correspondent Jim Glendinning was born in Scotland and came to Alpine 20 years ago. Through his studies and interviews, Legendary Locals of the Big Bend and Davis Mountains shares the stories of local characters and their lives in this rugged frontier land.

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