I could have Sworn that Bear was Smiling at me…
Welcome to the fifth volume of our popular travel and outdoor humor series, a line of books that has produced bestselling titles such as Mugged by a Moose and A Beaver is Eating My Canoe. Join thirty-one intrepid travel writers who will take you on a journey from Alaska to the Amazon to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s another helping of zany, absurd and downright preposterous tales of misadventure, some of which are hardly believable. We hope you enjoy!
* Meet a bear that breaks into the remote Alaska home of Scott and Suey Linzmeier in search of … the bathroom?
* Join fisherman Donnie Grant in an epic battle with a Mirimichi salmon that lasts more than twenty-four hours.
* Tag along with Don Wilkinson on an extreme off-road adventure in Canada’s Yukon, where he confirms firsthand that Toyotas don’t float.
* Watch Sarah Lolley at a Vietnam zoo as she barters with a monkey for one of her boyfriend’s prized possessions.
* Encounter a mysterious wild animal in Ontario’s Algonquin Park that seems bent on ransacking David Lee’s campsite.
* Join sailor Stuart Reininger and his fourteen-year-old daughter as they attempt to save a drowning pigeon while battling a storm in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
And many more stories….
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About the Author
A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier’s Business Administration program in Waterloo, Canada, Matt Jackson was lured away from the corporate world by the thrill of adventure journalism while still a university student. He is now an author, editor, photojournalist and professional speaker, and is the president of Summit Studios, a publishing company specializing in books about travel, humor and the great outdoors.
Matt’s first book, "The Canada Chronicles: A Four-year Hitchhiking Odyssey," is a Canadian bestseller and won the IPPY award for best North American travel memoir in 2004. He has edited eight anthologies of short stories, including bestselling titles "Mugged by a Moose," "A Beaver is Eating My Canoe," and "Never Trust a Smiling Bear." His writing and photographs have also been featured in more than two dozen popular magazines such as Canadian Geographic, Equinox, Backpacker, Explore, Canoe & Kayak, and BBC Wildlife.
He lives with his wife Stacey and daughter Louise in Victoria, BC, where they spend as much time hiking and kayaking as possible.