Throughout the course of the year the Stanley Cup travels more than two hundred days, covering the width and breadth of the globe. Whether it's a celebration with the Stanley Cup champions as they take hockey's greatest prize back to their hometowns or spreading the hockey gospel according to Stanley, the trophy is recognized and revered everywhere it goes. And Phil Pritchard, the keeper of the cup, is with Stanley every step of the way. Travels with Stanley chronicles many of these visits. But this is a book that is as educational as it is entertaining. In each unique photograph, the Stanley Cup is pictured in an iconic setting, and readers are given a lesson in the history, geography, or trivia of the location. Whether visiting Elvis Presley's beloved Graceland, or NASA in Florida, Travels with Stanley is a totally unique, entertaining look at the world through the eyes of hockey's Holy Grail--the Stanley Cup.
The Labow Rules of Travel are not for everyone: carryon luggage only, money and passports must be stowed on your body, and you only make hotel reservations on the day of your arrival. These rules have, however, served Roz and her husband, Stanley, well since they married in June 1961. They have taken trips to 129 countries over fifty-five years, including ten years of traveling with their sons. In Travels with Stanley, Rozs tales of missed flights, fights with taxi drivers, illnesses and accidents, and interactions with wildlife make for great entertainmentand also offer insights on how to get the most out of expanding your horizons. Drawing on her travel diaries, each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of travelwhether its one of Stanleys missions to Nicaragua as a plastic surgeon, visiting mountain gorillas in Rwanda, strolling the streets of Havana, Cuba, or researching their Jewish heritage. There is no perfect way to travel, and that is, in part, what the book is intended to narrate. But youll appreciate how fun it can beand get plenty of guidance on how to enjoy your own adventures to their fullest.