Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hike Around Istanbul

TRAVELS with TOM. Walk around Istanbul for 1 minute and 21 seconds.

My heart dangled in my chest, suspended from cords of blood with splashes of love. Join Tom and Ben on their exciting travels around Europe while driving a Volkswagen Beetle during the summer of 1976.

TRAVELS with TOM  Publishing Summer 2018. Look for it on amazon in eBook and Paperback editions.

Travel far enough, and you meet yourself. In Aldous Huxley words: To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Driving Through Swiss Alps 3

Take another minute and share your love. A third drive through the Swiss Alps. Click on Travels with Tom: Travels with Tom and share great traveling experiences around Europe during the Flowerchild movement in the USA, and the Bohemian movement in Europe in 1976. Take a peek.

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Driving Through Swiss Alps 2

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Driving through the Swiss Alps was cleansing. Follow TRAVELS with TOM, driving around Europe during the Cold War, in the upcoming novel TRAVELS with TOM. Publication date set for the summer of 2018.

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Driving Through Swiss Alps 1

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Travels with Tom shares unique traveling experiences around Europe during the Flowerchild movement in 1976. Take a peek.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Alexander Crown was a character who came to me while I lived in Dubrovnik, Croatia. What I thought was an accident meeting while I stood on the marina docks, had turned out to be a purposeful encounter. He brushed up against me on a warm afternoon while I was looking across the sea. The Adriatic was a vast, deep blue pool of liquid. The sun was a blazing inferno. The warm breeze carried the spicy honey scent of baklava.

My height, a little more muscular in his loose fitting black suit, he wore a pearl white opened collar shirt. Plain black Alani loafers, a five-day growth of beard, piercing golden eyes, and hair thick shoulder length like Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, he actually resembled the drawing with large eyes and furious expression.

I want you to write a story about Croatia, how the Croats search for democracy led Serbia to bloodshed and rape and devastation of thousands of innocent people, Croatians and otherwise.

His drew me into a tailspin. The educated, literate man was indeed a master of something. Was he a genius, artist, prodigy or marvel, perhaps a military veteran, a person with special knowledge and skills in the art of killing and living?

He told me his story, and I wrote Dubrovnik in his exact words. 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Travels with Tom

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An organized yet convoluted journey of a lifetime. Don't forget to like Ben Campbell Novels on Facebook.

Publication Late Summer 2018

Swim naked in the Adriatic, as well as in the Black and Mediterranean Seas.
Receive an offer to kill two Germans in Dubrovnik.
Nursemaid a mugged boy back to health.
Passports confiscated by Serbian military.
Driving a Volkswagen Beetle in hurricane storms.
Pick up gorgeous Dutch girls hitchhiking toward Turkey.
Experience an opium den in Istanbul.
Fender-bender in Athens.
Play fookie-fookie with sheep.
All that and more, happened  during our European tour in 1976 after landing in Luxembourg, after living on a racing yacht in communistic Dubrovnik for a few weeks, and before touring Europe in a beat up red Volkswagen Beetle.

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