GADTravel is a new imprint of GAD Publishing Company, devoted to publishing the travelogues of Jason Pettus and eventually a series of small travel guides. Books so far published by GADTravel include Slacker Wedding: Essays about Columbia, MIssouri, Porn Stores are Scary: A tour journal of northern California, and Das Ist Kool: A tour journal of Germany.
The newest book in the GADTravel catalogue will be This Other Eden: A tour journal of the UK and Ireland, being written in October 2004 and eventually for sale in 2005. You can pre-purchase a copy of this book right now, if you'd like your purchase to help go directly to the tour being more and more successful. Click here to go find out the latest about the tour, and to learn how to make a financial contribution towards it.
Also in 2005, GADTravel will be publishing its first traditional guide-style travel book, appropriately enough entitled The GADTravel Guide to the UK and Ireland. It will not be a comprehensive book per se, but rather detailed information on the things that Pettus saw during his stay, places he ate and drank at, museums, internet cafes, poetry slams, etc. Guides will also be filled with irrelevant sidebars, like on drug policies and quirky habits of the natives. Plus, every guide will start with a comprehensive general tutorial for the American who wishes to travel abroad, including step-by-step information on how to apply for a passport, how to find cheap international fares, transit options for the country in question, where to best exchange money, what to pack, how to get through international airports, and special cultural issues when it comes to the American traveling overseas. This and future guides will be given out for free at the website, as a promotional tool for the main travelogue.