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LONDON (Eat Like a Local)
A London food tour in your pocket, with everything you need to drink, shop, cook, and eat like a local.Includes more than 100 recommendations from in-the-know locals, short essays that give a real insight into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in your ...
A funny and heartwarming story of one woman's attempt to walk off a lifetime of fear--with a soulmate, bad shoes, and lots of wine.Torre DeRoche is at rock bottom following a breakup and her father's death when she crosses paths with the goofy and spirited Masha, who is pursuing her dream of walk...
The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them
In The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them, veteran travel writer Thomas Swick reflects on what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel”: anticipation, movement, break from routine, novelty, discovery, emotional connection, and heightened appreciation of home. Coupled with the...
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...
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...
Icons of England
This celebration of the English countryside does not only focus on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. Many of the contributors bring their own special touch, presenting a refreshingly eclectic variety of personal icons, from p...
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...
Best. State. Ever. A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets...
Eat My Globe: One Year in Search of the Most Delicious Food in the World
Now in paperback, an internationally popular food savant and blogger chronicles his yearlong, worldwide search for everything delicious.
Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude
A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of traveling soloIn our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the expe...
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 ...
This Is Cuba: An American Journalist Under Castro's Shadow
Fidel Castro is dead. Donald Trump was elected president. And to most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never seemed more uncertain. Yet those who look close enough may recognize that signs of the next revolution are etched in plain view.This is Cuba is a true story that begins in the summer of 200...
NEW YORK (Eat Like a Local)
A New York food tour in your pocket, with everything you need to drink, shop, cook, and eat like a local.Includes more than 100 recommendations from in-the-know locals, short essays that give a real insight into the city's idiosyncratic food culture, and a handful of iconic recipes to cook in you...
AA Gill is Away
A. A. Gill is one of the most feared writers in London, noted - according to the New York Times - for his "rapier wit." Some even consider the mere assignment of a subject to Gill a hostile act. But when the notice "AA Gill Is Away" runs in the Sunday Times of London, the city can rest peacefully...
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium
Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana...
Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke (Completely Revised and Updated)
In this completely updated edition of Off Track Planet's comprehensive, uncensored travel guide, you have all the tools at your fingertips to reignite your sense of adventure and travel the world to over 100 destinations.The editors of Off Track Planet specialize in inspiring the young, sexy mass...
Journeys Home: Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History
Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy's featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family's Irish his...
The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris (Writer and the City)
A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to man...
TSA Baggage: An Inside Look at the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at America's Airports
Scott Becker spent over 12 years working for the TSA at Chicago’s O’Hare airport and served it in numerous capacities, from baggage screener to manager. He brings to TSA Baggage a wealth of experience and stories that have something for everyone:•Candid Cameos: Several stories in TSA Baggage feat...
The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.
Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer
Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he pioneered the luxury tent safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today Kent takes thousands of adventurers hungry for extraordinary and life-changing experiences, to the planet's wildest frontiers.I...
The Turk Who Loved Apples: and Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World
While writing his celebrated Frugal Traveler column for the New York Times, Matt Gross began to feel hemmed in by its focus on what he thought of as “traveling on the cheap at all costs.” When his editor offered him the opportunity to do something less structured, the Getting Lost series was born...
The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart
One life-changing night, reeling from her beloved brother’s sudden death, a devastating breakup with her handsome engineer fiancé, and eviction from the apartment they shared, Emily Nunn had lost all sense of family, home, and financial security.After a few glasses of wine, heartbroken and unmoor...
Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalized world, bringing together for the first time the very best of their 'Psychogeography' columns for the Independent. The introduction, 'Walking...
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