Bill encounters the #1 international best-seller, Fresh Water for Flowers, an intimately told story about a woman who defiantly believes in happiness, despite it all.
Just days after Raynor Winn learned that Moth, her husband of thirty-two years, was terminally ill, they lost their home and livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they impulsively decided to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Living wild and free, at the mercy of sea and sky; they discovered a new, liberating existence – but what would they find at the journey’s end?
Gone Viking II features a series of remarkable excursions occuring over a number of years ― before, during, and after the voyages recounted in Gone Viking: A Travel Saga.
Howard White offers fifty funny sketches of life as he has come to know it in sixty-odd years of living along that hundred-mile stretch of monsoon-prone shoreline ironically known as the Sunshine Coast.
The List of Last Chances follows a pair of reluctant travel companions across the country, into an unexpected friendship, new adventures, and the rare gift of second chances.
This feature excerpt isa blend of travelogue and art history from Gone Viking: A Travel Saga and Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries ...
A Q&A visit Bill Arnott was privileged to have with Jeremy Bassetti of Travel Writing World, a touchstone for every reader, writer, and wanderer.
Welcome to Bill Arnott’s Travel Beat, a new feature at The Miramichi Reader. This series includes stories from the road and book reviews – new titles in addition to select publications from the past – books I feel warrant a closer look.
A stunning work of imaginative fiction, Last Hummingbird West of Chile spins a tale of adventure that is in turn comedic, violent, poignant and thoughtful.
In this installment of Bill Arnott's Showcase Interview, Bill speaks with Patti Shales Lefkos, author of Nepal: One Day at a Time.
To “go Viking” is to embark on an epic journey. For more than eight years, Bill Arnott journeyed throughout the northern hemisphere, discovering sites Scandinavian explorers raided, traded, and settled – finding Viking history in a wider swath of the planet than most anthropologists and historians ever imagined.
Franci Louann’s Argentina Poesia (Ekstasis Editions, 2020) blossoms with delightful poemoirs, a term she coins to define her unique blend of travel memoir and poetry.
From the Kathmandu Valley to the Middle Hills and the highest peaks on the planet, Glasnovic’s journey takes him through the cultural melting pot of northeastern Nepal and up into the Khumbu Valley, traditional homeland of the Sherpa people, finding his way eventually, and without any intention of actually climbing it, to the base of that most iconic of mountains, Everest.
Early on a May morning, a young Nova Scotia woman straps on a small backpack and leaves the Halifax Common to start her journey along the coastal roads of Nova Scotia. Planning to cover almost a marathon a day, she will walk the perimeter of the entire province in just under three months to raise awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Brigadoon Children's Camp Society. She billets with locals each night and meets countless Nova Scotians who come out to walk with her, support her project, and tell their stories.