52 Weird Weekends for the Imaginative Traveller

Chiswick’s Andrews Eames gives us something a little different


Something Different For The Weekend is published by Bradt Guides.

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Described as an adventurous, insightful and sympathetic observer, Chiswick author Andrew Eames’ latest book entitled ‘Something Different for the Weekend’ offers a year’s worth of weird and wonderful weekends, arranged season by season.

The guide, published by Bradt and available from February 8th, was written and road-tested by Andrew who is deemed one of the most prolific contributors to UK newspaper travel sections.

Aimed at the traveller who has already done the standard trips to Prague, Paris and Amsterdam and is now looking for something different and more adventurous, Andrew’s idiosyncratic collection is divided into Home Front (UK), Europe and Further Flung.

Included in the range are adventures such as renting a wigwam in a converted quarry in Cornwall, steelworks tours in Germany and travelling on a floating lodge in tropical Gambia. As well as an entertaining read, this is a practical guidebook containing enough information to allow readers to experience these out-of-the-ordinary trips for themselves. "Although some of the practical stuff is a bit last year." says Andrew.

“This is not boutique or mainstream travel,” he continues “It’s really aimed at the ‘s level’ traveller who’s not afraid of breaking out and can cope with going off the beaten track.”

Andrew, who lives with his wife and two children in Grove Park, has written a number of travel books including Crossing the Shadow Line: Travels in South-East Asia and The 8: 55 To Baghdad which recreates the romance and adventure of Agatha Christie's ride on the Orient Express.

Aside from his writing, Andrew manages to finds the time to coach young rowers at Chiswick’s Tideway Scullers and is a vocal supporter of Chiswick Community School where his two children attend.

He is currently working on his latest book about the Danube which he expects to be published in October.

Something Different For The Weekend is published by Bradt Guides ISBN: 978 1 84162 209 5 (9781841622095). For stockists email info@bradtguides.com.

February 7, 2008