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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-912390-8
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 268 pages
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    • 978-1-03-912391-5
    • 8.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 268 pages
  • Keywords
    • world travel,
    • world photography,
    • Soviet Russia,
    • Canada travel,
    • travel preparation tips,
    • natural wonders,
    • architectural wonders

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Beyond the Postcard
One Man's Travel Adventures
by John R. Swatridge

Beyond the Postcard is a collection of one man’s world-spanning travel stories. From the humorous to the heart-warming, these tales each show how travel, despite the inevitable surprises, is rewarding in so many ways. It stirs emotions that reinforce and affect what we know about the world, about each other, and even about ourselves. Travel is one of the best safeguards against war, racism, and indifference to the less fortunate. Through quotes, stories, short philosophical comments, and his own pictures, Swatridge sketches a rich landscape that anybody with a sense of adventure will enjoy. Whether you love to travel or have never left your own backyard, you can experience the joy, challenge, and adventure of a life on the road through these stories.

John R. Swatridge photo

John R. Swatridge has made travel his life. As a licensed travel agent, he regularly sets up tour itineraries to South America, North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. He also personally guides those tours! Through work and privately, he has traveled extensively. As a Geographer, Swatridge taught a tourism course at the high school level for many years, and regularly enjoys speaking about his experiences to interested groups at libraries, travel clubs, schools, and other organizations. Swatridge lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with his wife Pamela. He has two children, Karli and Brendan, who he has had the joy of taking on several exotic trips, instilling in them an intense desire to travel and explore the world. When he is not traveling he is usually still in motion, whether that be playing ice hockey, pickleball, tennis, biking, golfing or tending to his beloved tomatoes. If he does sit still, it is usually on a piano bench or reading books at his cottage on Lake Superior. His passionate hope is that all readers of this book are motivated to explore the most fascinating and mind-blowing place of all----the EARTH!


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