Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 416
ISBN : 9781418489670

About the Book

Fifty years ago as a young schoolboy living in a small mining village in North East England, geography used to fascinate me. Dreams were plentiful of those unknown places in the UK, across the water in Europe and much further away in America, Africa, Asia and far-off Australia.


At that time the world to me seemed a vast place that would remain largely unseen. However, the second half of the 20th century saw the advent of air travel and of package holidays that together heralded the massive growth of international leisure travel.


Journeys of a Lifetime reflect those developments. Hope you enjoy my travels around the world, that made those early dreams of mine become reality.

About the Author

Len Coates was born in Cambois, Northumberland, England in Apri1 1939.

From a very early age he had a passionate interest in travel.

First of all it was within the UK. After that travel widened to Europe, then he was off to Zambia in Africa for two years.

Transatlantic travel followed and he has now been to North America, thirty times. In subsequent years his travels has taken him several times to the Far East, Australia and the sub-continent of India.

He has been married since 1967 and with his wife Pauline, has visited over seventy countries/islands spanning five continents.

Since his retirement in 1997 has written travel items for newspapers and magazines.