125 nature hot spots in Alberta : the best parks, conservation areas and wild places
McAdam, Leigh, 1957- author
Arlow, Jake Maia, author
"Would-be amusement park aficionado Dalia only has two items on her summer bucket list: (1) finally ride a roller coaster and (2) figure out how to make a new best friend. But when her dad suddenly announces that he's engaged, Dalia's schemes come to a screeching halt. With Dalia's future stepsister Alexa heading back to college soon, the grown-ups want the girls to spend the last weeks of summer bonding--meaning Alexa has to cancel the amusement park road trip she's been planning for months. Luckily Dalia comes up with a new plan: If she joins Alexa on her trip and brings Rani, the new girl from her swim team, along maybe she can have the perfect summer after all. But what starts out as a week of funnel cakes and Lazy River rides goes off the rails when Dalia discovers that Alexa's girlfriend is joining the trip. And keeping Alexa's secret makes Dalia realize one of her own: She might have more-than-friend feelings for Rani" -- Amazon.com.
King, Thomas, 1943- author
Borders is a masterfully told story of a boy and his mother whose road trip from Alberta to Salt Lake City is thwarted at the border when they identify their citizenship as Blackfoot. Refusing to identify as either American or Canadian first bars their entry into the US, and then their return into Canada. In the limbo between countries, they find power in their connection to their identity and to each other.
Allen, Sarah Elisabeth, author
During a road trip, thirteen-year-old Olivia, a budding photographer, tries to recreate a Treasure Hunt she once shared with her sixteen-year-old sister, Ruth, while watching for signs that Ruth's depression is back.
Driving the Green book : a road trip through the living history of Black resistance
author Hall, Alvin, 1952-
An award-winning broadcaster and educator presents his experiences following the path of African Americans who traveled the country during the age of segregation using The Green Book, a guide which helped Black people travel safely.
Toten, Teresa, 1955- author
Samantha finds out that the mother she thought had died years ago has actually just passed away. Added to this charged secret is her recovering alcoholic grandfather's strange behaviour and sudden insistence that he take Sami back to Chicago to retrieve her mother's body. Luckily, Sami's beloved neighbour and surrogate mother figure, Aggie, insists on coming on the road trip, bringing along her quirky sense of humour and fantastic wig collection. The eight-day journey takes us from Toronto to Chicago and back again, as Sami, an American living with her grandfather in a Muslim-dominated apartment complex in Toronto, struggles to find out who she is and where she belongs. Infused with warmth and love, even as family struggles and secrets are torn open, Eight Days is ultimately about forgiveness and strength in community. It is truly a novel for our times.
The fabulous Zed Watson!
Sylvester, Basil, author
The literary scavenger hunt of a lifetime, starring an endlessly endearing non-binary tween Zed Watson loves a few things: their name (which they chose themself!), their big rambunctious family, and—oh yeah—monsters. When Zed discovered the mystery surrounding an unpublished novel called The Monster's Castle, they were completely hooked. Now Zed is a member of a small but dedicated legion devoted to finding the long-buried text. When a breakthrough discovery leads Zed to the route that they are sure will take them to the treasure, they know it's time for a road trip. And with the help of their shy, flora-loving neighbour, Gabe, and his sister, Sam, a geologist who is driving back to college in Arizona, Zed and company are soon off on a wild adventure following cryptic clues. But it's not all fun and games. Gabe doesn't like Zed's snacks, Sam is a bossy driver with total command of the ancient Impreza's stereo, and Zed is often misgendered. It's a good thing they also encounter kind strangers, potato-themed dance-offs and lots and lots of ice cream along the way. If Zed and Gabe can combine their strengths, survive Sam's wrath and best the greedy historian who's also hot on the book's trail, they just might find the greatest treasure of all.
The great Western Canada bucket list : one-of-a-kind travel experiences
Esrock, Robin, 1974- author
Kings of B'more
Thomas, R. Eric, author
Propelled by his best friend's impending move out of state and inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off, sixteen-year-old Harrison plans a farewell through Baltimore that includes a road trip, their first Pride, and a rooftop dance party.
The list of last chances
Myers, Christina, author
At thirty-eight years old, Ruthie responds to David's ad looking for someone to drive his aging mother, Kay, and her belongings from PEI to Vancouver. But once they're on the road, Kay reveals that she's got a list of stops along the way that's equal parts sightseeing tour, sexual bucket-list, and trip down memory lane.
Case, Jonathan, author, illustrator
In the twenty-second century, a sun shift has made it impossible for mammals to survive in the daylight, and ten-year-old Elvie and her caretaker, Flora, are studying the migration route of monarch butterflies along what used to be the western coast of the United States, hoping that something in the butterflies wing scales can be used to protect people from the sun and save humanity from extinction.
The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise
Gemeinhart, Dan, author
Living on the road in an old school bus with her dad after losing her mother and sisters, 12-year-old Coyote devises an elaborate plan to convince her father to make a first trip home to Washington state in five years, a journey marked by an eclectic group of passengers they meet along the way.
The road trip survival guide : tips and tricks for planning routes, packing up, and preparing for any unexpected encounter along the way
Taylor, Rob (Family travel blogger), author
"Make the most of your next road trip with these essential tips and tricks for planning the ultimate epic adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
The road trip
O'Leary, Beth, author
Four years ago, Dylan and Addie fell in love under the Provence sun. Two years ago, their relationship officially ended. They haven't spoken since. Today, Dylan's and Addie's lives collide again. To get to their friend Cherry's wedding - along with Dylan's best friend, Addie's sister, and a random guy on Facebook who needed a ride - they squeeze into a space-challenged Mini and set off across Britain. Cramped into the same space, Dylan and Addie are forced to confront the choices they made that tore them apart - and ask themselves whether that final decision was the right one after all.
The summer seekers
Morgan, Sarah, 1948-2013 author
Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she's not having any of it ... Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can't get her life together ... When Martha sees Kathleen's advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers ... Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?
Tilly and the Crazy Eights
Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- author
When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket-list road trip, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows it, Tilly has said good-bye to her family and is on an adventure that will transform her in ways she could not predict, just as it will for the elders who soon dub themselves the "Crazy Eights". They each choose a stop, somewhere or something they've always wanted to experience, on the way to their ultimate goal, the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque. Their plan is to travel to Las Vegas, Sedona, and the Redwood Forests, with each destination the inspiration for secrets and stories to be revealed. The trip proves to be powerful medicine as they laugh, heal, argue, and dream along the way. By the time their bus rolls to a stop in New Mexico, Tilly and the Crazy Eights, with friendships forged and hearts mended, feel ready for anything. But are they?
Two for the road
Guertin, Chantel, 1976- author
Beyond the walls of her romance bookstore, Gigi Rutherford is out of stock when it comes to her own love interests. Then, she's presented with the chance of a lifetime: a ten-day bus tour through the hills of the English countryside, in the presence of Zane, the man of her dreams, as he leads the tour. But things don't go as planned. When Gigi arrives at the bus terminal in London, Zane is nowhere to be found. She's stuck with an eclectic group of fellow travellers she'd rather not be with on a long road trip, and then there's the brooding bus driver, Taj, who Gigi finds infuriating but also incredibly alluring...
Van life : every essential for nomadic adventures
Dawson, Ben, author.
"This essential guidebook for anyone looking to hit the road, from the weekend warriors to the full-time nomads, combines practical information, inspirational photography, and engaging stories of travel and adventure"-- Provided by publisher.
Vantastic : van living, sustainable travel, food ideas, conversions
Ulman, Kate, author
Pack down and hitch up, it's time for the freedom of the road with Vantastic, your guide to life with a van or RV! In this revised edition, seasoned traveller Kate Ulman, of the popular blog and Instagram accounts Foxslane, provides practical tips and advice as well as comprehensive information on turning your dream of a #vanlife road trip into reality. Start by learning to speak van, as Kate helps you to choose the perfect van or RV, as well as ways to retrofit a second-hand van to suit your purposes. Then dive into planning your itinerary, checklists, cute ways to 'dress' your van, and how to pack and hitch up. And then, when you're ready to go, take note of essential #vanlife know-how including budgeting and sustainable travel advice, and handy apps. This guide also covers van-friendly recipes (including many vegan dishes), craft projects, fun family activities and mindfulness on the road, tips and tricks, and roadside tales.
VenCo : a novel
Dimaline, Cherie, 1975- author
Meena Good, one of the most powerful witches, is called to bring together seven special witches and seven special spoons. With only one more spoon to find, a very powerful adversary has Meena's coven in his sights - Jay Christos, a roguish and deadly witch-hunter. Meena sends Lucky St. James on a dangerous, sometimes hilarious, road trip in search of the seventh spoon - where Lucky's final showdown with Jay Christos will determine whether the coven will be completed, ushering in a new beginning, or whether witches will be forced to remain forever underground
We sold our souls
Hendrix, Grady, author
In the 1990s, heavy metal band Dürt Würk was poised for breakout success-- until lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity. Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western. When a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite with the rest of her bandmates and confront the man who ruined her life. It's a journey that will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a music festival from hell. -- adapted from Amazon info.