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  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Special Interest / Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Pages:350
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667884134

E Z Directions to Adventure

by Nicholas E Z Street

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This book includes travel and adventure in most of the world, including nearly everywhere in Europe, all of Central America, the majority of South America, North America, Asia, and Africa. Not to be left out is most of the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.
You will be reading just reality here. Fiction is not my bag and some of the happenings you may not believe, and they may be embellished or possibly untrue, but it wasn't on purpose. I just didn't remember exactly perhaps, but that shouldn't make any difference, and maybe you wouldn't know anyway. If you like x-rated stuff, bad language, and things of that nature, sorry, you won't find it here. Possibly I'm a prude in today's society, but that's what I've chosen, and most of the people I know respect that. Believe me, I'm no goody-goody, and I've done things, like everyone else, that I wasn't too proud of, but I can't see writing all about it. This will include travel and adventure in most of the world, including nearly everywhere in Europe, all of Central America, the majority of South America, North America, Asia, and Africa. Not to be left out, most of the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia. If I forgot somewhere, it was unintentional, and I've been to many of these places multiple times. I feel that I've been everywhere in the world that I've thought I wanted to go to, or that I've ever heard was somewhere not to be missed. I've lived in the Midwest, California, Florida, Arkansas, Paris and Hawaii and earned a couple of college degrees. You'll read about my military experiences as well as hiking through Patagonia, going on several safaris in Africa and India, skiing some of the most famous places in Europe and elsewhere, swimming with piranhas and sharks (including whale sharks), going to the top of every one of the tallest buildings ever built, rubbing elbows with famous movie stars and athletes (kissing the most famous female sex symbol at the time), and even catching a world record fish. I left Iowa for California when I was 17 and rode a bus for two days and two nights to get there. After college and the army, I worked in Southern California and quit before I turned fifty. We moved to a house on Kauai that we already owned, and after two more houses, I've lived here with my wife of 64 years, Pauline, for 35 years to date. All three of our kids are grown and have families and college degrees. In the first chapter I'm going to tell you about one of our most exciting trips (that was in 1991). It included going into the depths of Khufu, Egypt's largest tomb, to visit the sarcophagus of Ramses II. Pauline was with me as we next went on sixteen African safaris and everywhere else in the world. The experiences we had in the few weeks we spent in Egypt and other parts of Africa would be enough for most people for a lifetime.
About the author
E Z has been around the world many times and everything in the book has been observed by him personally. He and Pauline have also visited all the states and much of Canada, but that will have to be written about another time. Going on 16 safaris in Africa and India, over 40 cruises, many guided and personally conducted trips over 40 years have provided plenty of information to write about. Often, nearly half of each year was spent "on the road." He grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, and was totally consumed with sports of all kinds. In high school he owned state and city records in the hurdles and made enough of a name for himself in football to earn a full athletic scholarship to Whittier College in California, where he competed in track and football for four years. He also played football for SHAPE in Paris and made the all-European team. While in Europe for the US Army in the occupation of Paris after WWII, he met and married Pauline, his wife of 64 years as of 2022. Daughter Nicole was born there and Vicki in California. Son Stefan was found later in Israel and became part of the family that includes grand children and great grand children. E Z coached in college and high school in Southern California for a few years and had several individual and team champions, including undefeated teams. He started buying, selling, and managing commercial and residential properties of his own, which led him to buying property in Kauai, Hawaii. He and Pauline were still in their 40s when they "retired" and sold almost everything and moved to their present location in Princeville, Kauai, where they have been for 37 years as of 2022. Continuing with sports on the island, he has been involved with outrigger canoe paddling, golf, and tennis, and has collected championship medals and trophies. He has been encouraged for many years to write about his travel adventures. He admits that the writing may not be all that great, but the adventures are fantastic! Enjoy.