I’ve been a fan of Audible for over a year now and have found that it’s a great way to get through a variety of different books. I can listen to Audible books at home and in the car. As a lover of all things cruising, I thought it would only be right to share the books I’ve been listening to around the theme of cruising and travel.
A true look at what it’s really like to work on a cruise ship. It’s not all glitz and glamour for the crew, who work long hours to ensure that passengers have a great time. It doesn’t stop them letting their hair down and having fun though… This book is written Brian David Bruns, who decided to take a job with Carnival Cruises for a year.
The Dark Tourist
If you like the idea of travelling off the beaten track, this book is a funny and insightful look at some unusual destinations that you are unlikely to find in the travel agents’ window. How about a ski holiday to Iran, or perhaps a day trip to Chernobyl?
The Year of Living Danishly
A fantastic insight into what it’s like to live in Denmark – the world’s happiest country. The author, Helen Russell, moves to Denmark, when her husband takes a job with Lego. The little quirks and traditions of the Danish come to light as she tries to settle into the Danish way of living.
More Ketchup Than Salsa
This book by Joe Cawley, tells the story of how he moved to Tenerife to run a bar. It’s the dream for so many people who want to escape the rat race and live in sunnier climates but things aren’t all plain sailing. I admire Joe’s grit and determination to make his venture work. He gives an honest account of his experiences of life as a bar owner in Tenerife.
The Truth About Cruise Ships
This frank account of working on a cruise ship comes from Jay Herring, who joined Carnival Cruises to work in IT. Through the trials and tribulations of aclimatising to ship life, Jay offers an insight into life onboard from the perspective of a cruise ship officer.
Neither Here Nor There
Bill Bryson needs no introduction as the forerunner in travel writing. In ‘Neither Here Nor There’ he takes a trip around Europe, where he gets robbed by gypsies in Florence and tries his best not to order eyeballs in Germany!
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