A Traveller not forgotten.Looking for a few books... by Halliburton - packed up somewhere... not unpacked yet... will i ever?
There were travellers, adventurers and authors like Hemingway, "Paddy" Fermor, Thesieger, v. Blixen, Hunter, and Freuchen.
We shall not forget Richard Halliburton with his spirit and passion for travel, fearless and determined to live a life of adventure. Born in 1900 in Brownsville, Tennessee. Lost at sea when he sailed a Chinese junk across the Pacific Ocean in 1939. Decided in his early youth to live a Travellers life. He knew Journalist Lowell Thomas as we all know he made T.E. Lawrence world famous.
He swam the lenght of the Panama Canal. He flew around the world in 1930 in an open cockpit biplane. His travels took him around world...and of course there is more...
Reading I recommend by Richard Halliburton:
The Royal Road to Romance (1925)
The Glorious Adventure (1927)
New Worlds to Conquer (1929)
The Flying Carpet (1932)
Seven League Boots (1935)
The Vagabond life is the logical life to lead if one seeks the intimate knowledge of the world we were seeking.
When my time comes to die, I'll be able to die happy, for I will have done and seen and heard and experienced all the joy, pain and thrills — any emotion that any human ever had — and I'll be especially happy if I am spared a stupid, common death in bed.