The following is a list of all the books Brad Olsen has published to date:
Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations
The European continent features some of the first locations where humans erected their monuments devoted to the sacred. This guide to European holy sites examines the most significant locations that shaped the religious consciousness of Western civilization. "Sacred Places Europe" takes the reader far and wide, from Avebury to Wittenberg, to all corners of the continent. This travel guide examines the megaliths, mountains, sanctuaries, shrines, and pilgrimage routes long venerated by our ancestors. Readers of all ages will marvel to the discovery of 108 meaningful European destinations.
108 b/w photographs * 66 illustrations & graphics * 344 pages * 1st edition (March 1, 2007) * ISBN: 1888729120
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World Stompers: A Global Travel Manifesto (5th edition)
When you are ready to leave your job, load up your backpack
and head out to distant lands for extended periods of time, Brad Olsen’s
“Travel Classic” will lend a helping hand. It will save you hundreds
of dollars in travel expenses, keep you safe & healthy, find you a job
overseas, and get you psyched to travel the world! For a good time, read the
book Publishers Weekly called a “Quirky Chain Pleaser” and Library
Journal recommended as “A great addition to your collection.”
Film Director Oliver Stone hailed this title as a "subversive masterpiece
of travel writing."
ISBN 1888729058 * 288 pages * $17.95 * 5th edition (March 1, 2001)
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Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations,
"Want to visit wondrous, exotic, incredibly gorgeous locales and experience a sense of mystical transcendence? You don't need a plane ticket, a passport, or even a psychedelic drug. In fact, there's probably such a place within driving distance of your home." observed Fearless Books. “Pilgrimage is one way we can find ourselves and this book will provide a guide,” raved the Twin Cities Wellness paper. The venerable Midwest Book Review said: “Sacred Places North America is a revealing, useful, and enthusiastically recommended guide.” Spirituality and Health noted: “In this handy and helpful resource, Brad Olsen demonstrates his respect for sacred places.” And the Orlando Sentinel reviewed: “He offers information on each site, juxtaposing local folklore and Native American legend with scientific theories or physical evidence to provide context.”
108 b/w photographs * 39 maps * 16 color pages * ISBN 1888729139 * 406 pages * $19.95 * 2nd edition (April 20, 2008)
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Places North America: 108 Destinations (2nd ed.)
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Places Around the World: 108 Destinations, second edition
One earth. Upon it, 108 sacred places. Whether you are planning an epic world tour, or simply want to enjoy a reflective journey without leaving home, this comprehensive travel guide takes you to the most powerful spiritual sites on the planet. Across cultures and across the centuries, humans have always been fascinated by the mysterious energy of certain sacred places. From places of pilgrimage to age-old temples, these sites produce an emotional response so strong you can feel it physically. This book leads you on a vision quest through time, uniting your soul with the spirit of our ancestors.
Open it, and let the discovery begin …
108 b/w photographs * 66 illustrations & graphics * 288 pages * 2nd edition (February 1, 2004) * ISBN: 1888729104
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In Search of Adventure: A Wild Travel
In Search of Adventure celebrates the wild side of contemporary travel writing. This epic collection of 100 traveler’s tales applauds the roving prose of Tim Cahill, Marybeth Bond, Jeff Greenwald, Robert Young Pelton, Simon Winchester and 80 other brilliant writers. Revealing, humorous, sometimes naughty stories by acclaimed authors. Written and compiled by Bruce Northam and Brad Olsen.
ISBN 1-888729-03-1 * 465 pages * $17.95 * 1st edition (March 1, 1999)
Places Around the World, first edition
World travelers and armchair tourists who want to explore the mythology and archaeology of the ruins, sanctuaries, mountains, lost cities, and temples of ancient civilizations will find this guide ideal. Detailed here are the monuments and sites where ancient peoples once gathered to perform sacred rituals and ceremonies to worship various gods and to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Important archaeological, historical, and geological destinations worldwide are profiled, from the Great Pyramid in Egypt and the Forbidden City in China to the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia and Mount Shasta in California. Sites are described in historical and cultural context, and practical contemporary travel information is provided, including detailed maps, drawings, photographs, and travel directions.
* 1st edition (January 1, 2000) * ISBN: 1888729023 * 240 pages * $16.95
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Extreme Adventures Hawaii
This book contains dozens of supplemental adventures not always included in regular travel guides. Extreme Adventures Hawaii is a complete guide to all the alternative adventures that the Aloha State has to offer! ($13.95 / 236 pages * ISBN: 1556508093)
Extreme Adventures Northern California
This book contains dozens of supplemental adventures not always included in regular travel guides. Extreme Adventures Northern California is your complete resource for alternative fun in the northern part of the Golden State! ($13.95 * 236 pages * ISBN: 1556508085)