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A trip to Las Vegas doesn't have to break the bank.

When someone is killed in a car accident down the street from where he worked Chris "Cleanshave" Miller decides to get out of town and see Las Vegas. Despite having very little money in the bank, and with only a few things in a backpack he hops the first flight west.

At $10 a night the Hostel on the Strip becomes a temporary home away from home where he shares a dorm room with strangers and searches for meaning in the first post industrial city on Earth.

This is the true story of how one person found themselves and experienced a personal transformation in Sin City.

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The Pulp Travel Series is to Travel Literature what Pulp Magazines were to Literary Fiction. The series is loosely based on the now long forgotten zine format. A small circulation, self published collection of writing where profit is not the primary intent of publication.

Each addition to the series will focus on one part of the low budget traveling lifestyle from a personal perspective. Either a short adventure that begins by thumbing a ride to an unknown city, being dropped off at a trailhead for a long hike or riding a cheap bicycle down forgotten roads.

Although zines were mostly photocopied, this series of short travel related adventures is an evolution of that model of creation and distribution as demanded by the logistical limitations of being homeless and without an income while living on the road.

As such the Pulp Travel Series often involves the use of foul language, adult situations, imaginative use of sentence structure and has a general lack of copy editing.

Please do not buy this book/zine if that is going to be a problem for your personal enjoyment.

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