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Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World
It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor - acclaimed actor and self-confessed bike nut - noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It...
God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre
Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rules of law and society have never taken hold in t...
Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York
New Yorker cartoonist and NYT bestselling author Roz Chast, native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan--the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers, the fascinating range of dres...
Figures in a Landscape: People and Places
Paul Theroux’s latest collection of essays applies his signature searching curiosity to a life lived as much in reading as on the road. This writerly tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of li...
Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace
An indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace’s Infinite Jest tour.
Around the World in 50 Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth
Around the World in 50 Years is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during which he blasted his way out of minefields, survived a seriou...
Harris, Eddy L.
Since the publication of his first book, Mississippi Solo, Eddy L. Harris has been praised for his travel writing. In this exciting reissue of his classic travelogue, readers will come to treasure the rich insightful prose that is as textured as the Mississippi River itself. They will be taken by...
Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of "Ask a Mexican" Gustavo Arellano presents a tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine's tremendous popularity north of the border. Arellano's fascinating n...
"[A] smart, evocative and sharply observed memoir . . . Giridharadas's narrative gusto makes the familiar fresh." - The Wall Street Journal Anand Giridharadas sensed something was afoot as his plane from America prepared to land in Bombay. An elderly passenger looked at him and said, "We're all t...
The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World
Follow the inspirational journey of a former stockbroker who leaves his unfulfilling desk job in search of a meaningful life. He sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike, determined to circumnavigate the globe surviving only on the kindness of strangers. Incredibly, he makes his way acros...
Oh, Florida! - How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country
Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it's a paradise. To others, it's a punchline. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these -- and, more importantly, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up inf...
Travels Through the French Riviera: An Artist's Guide to the Storied Coastline, from Menton to Saint-Tropez
Saturated with the limpid colors of sea and sun, the dazzling greens of verdant gardens, and the rose and ochre of sunbaked villas and joyous with paisleys and blue-striped sailor’s shirts and the riotous look of a patisserie window filled with confections, Travels Through the French Riviera is a...
With his unfailing charm, Durrell tells the story of how he finally fulfilled his childhood dream of founding his own private zoo, the Manor of Les Augres, on the English Channel island of Jersey. With the help of an enduring wife, a selfless staff, and a reluctant bank manager, the zoo grows, an...
A Florida State of Mind: An Unnatural History of Our Weirdest State
Wright, James D.
There's an old clip of Bugs Bunny sawing the entire state of Florida off the continent - and every single time a news story springs up about some shenanigans in Florida, someone on the internet posts it in response. Why are we so ready to wave goodbye to the Sunshine State? In A Florida State of ...
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...
The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Moha...
The White Road: Journey into an Obsession
de Waal, Edmund
An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn o...
The White Road: Journey into an Obsession
de Waal, Edmund
An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.
Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents
Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves's insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exo...
Sorcerer's Apprentice: An Incredible Journey into the World of India's Godmen
An apprentice to one of India’s greatest illusionists shares the tricks of the trade in this extraordinary travelogue through modern India.Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the amazing story of Tahir Shah’s improbable apprenticeship to one of India’s master conjurers, Hakim Feroze, and his initiation into...
Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it.At age thirty-four, Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and was engaged three months later. But before long, Jo found herself riddled with quest...
Paddle to the Amazon
When Don Starkell and his teenaged son Dana put their 21-foot canoe in the water they had a simple plan: they would paddle south into the Mississippi system and keep going until they reached the mouth of the Amazon. Two years and 12,000 miles later Don and Dana had each paddled nearly 20 million ...
A Fortune-Teller Told Me
Warned by a Hong Kong fortune-teller not to risk flying for a year, Tiziano Terzani, a vastly experienced Asia correspondent, took his first step into an unknown world. Traveling by foot, train, bus, car, and boat, and consulting soothsayers and shamans along the way, Terzani discovered as never ...
Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart (Vintage Voyages, Bk. 10)
A British journalist retraces the legendary 1874 expedition of H. M. Stanley in this “remarkable marriage of travelogue and history” (Max Hastings, author of Armageddon).When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to Africa in 2000,. he quickly became obsessed with the Congo River and...
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