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Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
"In many ways, I was an independent woman," writes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alice Steinbach. But somehow she had become dependent in certain ways. "I had fallen into the habit . . . of defining myself in terms of who I was to other people and what they expected of me." But who was she aw...
I'll Never Be French (No Matter What I Do)
Tired of Provence in books, cuisine, and tablecloths? Exhausted from your armchair travels to Paris? Despairing of ever finding a place that speaks to you beyond reason? You are ripe for a journey to Brittany, where author Mark Greenside reluctantly travels, eats of the crepes, and finds a second...
Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah
An intrepid journalist joins the planet’s largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries.Anna Badkhen has forged a career chronicling life in extremis around the world, from war-torn Afghanistan to the border regions of the American Southwest. In Walking...
The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World.
Jen, Holly, and Amanda are at a crossroads, feeling the pressure to hit certain milestones--scoring a big promotion, finding a soul mate, having 2.2 kids--before they reach their early 30s. When personal challenges force them to reevaluate their lives, they journey 60,000 miles across four conti...
The Wilder Shores of Love
Originally published in 1954, The Wilder Shores of Love is the classic biography of four nineteenth-century European women who leave behind the industrialized west for Arabia in search of romance and fulfillment. Hailed by The Daily Telegraph as "enthralling to read," Lesley Blanch's first book t...
Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving America's Main Street
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
He was known simply as the Blind Traveler - a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greates...
Dances With Luigi
Who was the gentle man whose dying thoughts after a factory accident were not of his mutilated body but of his responsibility to his family? And why would a man who was a hero to his home village in Italy suddenly break all ties and never speak of his homeland again? In this spirited memoir, vete...
Ten Degrees Of Reckoning: A True Story Of Survival
In 1993, Judith and Michael Sleavin and their two children set out to sail around the world. Three years into their incredible journey, a nearby freighter altered its course by a mere ten degrees - and everything changed... After forty-four hours in the icy water clinging to an overturned dinghy,...
Offbeat, charming, and filled with humour and insight, Beyond Belfast is the story of one man’s misguided attempt at walking the Ulster Way, “the longest waymarked trail in the British Isles.” It’s a journey that takes Will Ferguson through the small towns and half-forgott...
Babylon by Bus
Presenting an all-access, inside-out view of what the American occupation of Iraq really looks like on the ground, Babylon by Bus is the story of two young Americans who went to Baghdad without any real plan and discovered they weren't the only ones. Seeking deeper fulfillment than they had sell...
Following Fish - One Man's Journey into the Food and Culture of the Indian Coast
In India's long and diverse coastline, fish inhabit the heart of many aspects of life: food of course, and also culture, commerce, sports, history, and society. Journeying along the edges of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian delivers a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories. Following Fish conduc...
"How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian. "A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist of the twenty-first-century landscape? A historian of countercult...
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