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The Gentle Art of Tramping

by Graham Stephen

I suppose one should draw a distinction between professional tramping and just tramping, especially as this whole book is to be called THE GENTLE ART OF TRAMPING. I am not writing of the American hobo, nor of...


Carsick

by John Waters

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdo

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he...


Give Me the World

by Leila Hadley

Leila Hadley, twenty-five years old, divorced, restless, bored with her succesful career, set off for the Far East with her six-year-old son for an adventure that would last a lifetime. Now available for the...


Who Goes There

by Nick Griffiths

Who Goes There; is the sequel to Nick's hugely popular Doctor Who memoir, Dalek I Loved You (Gollancz, 2007 & 2008). It's a travel book with Doctor Who at its core. Nick travels England and Wales, seeking locations...


A Handful of Honey

by Annie Hawes

Aiming to track down a small oasis town deep in the Sahara, some of whose generous inhabitants came to her rescue on a black day in her adolescence, Annie Hawes leaves her home in the olive groves of Italy and...


Iceland, Defrosted

by Edward Hancox

This is the story of one Englishman's obsession with a half-frozen, roughly duck-shaped island in the cold North Atlantic. 'Iceland, Defrosted' is less about wars over cod, flight-halting volcanoes and globe-shattering...


Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living (In the Heart of France)

by Ken McAdams

One year and one arduous home-renovation into their marriage, Ken and Bing head to the French countryside to celebrate their long-delayed honeymoon, swearing they're getting out of the home-fixing business for...


The Naked Tourist

by Lawrence Osborne

From the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east—and of the tour itself

Sick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer,...


Travels in Siberia

by Ian Frazier

A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains

In his astonishing new work, Ian Frazier, one of our greatest and most entertaining storytellers, trains his perceptive, generous eye...


Walking Across Egypt

by Edgerton Clyde

"An unpretentious, finely-crafted novel that will linger with the readers like the last strains of a favorite hymn. It is more enjoyable than a pitcher full of sweet tea and one of Mattie's home-cooked dinners."--...


The Best American Travel Writing 2011: The Best American Series

by Sloane Crosley & Jason Wilson

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010.


The Watery Part of the World

by Michael Parker

Calling all Hamilton fans! Spend more time with the remarkable Theodosia Burr by reading this fascinating novel inspired by a little-known incident in her life. It's the stuff of song.

Michael Parker’s vast...


What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain's Camino de Santiago

by Jane Christmas

To celebrate her 50th birthday and face the challenges of mid-life, Jane Christmas joins 14 women to hike the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Despite a psychic’s warning of catfights, death, and a sexy,...


Yes, I Would...: An American Woman's Letters to Turkey

by Katharine Branning

Yes, I Would... comprises a series of imaginary letters written to Lady Mary Montagu, whose famous Embassy Letters were written in 1716-1718 during her stay in Turkey as the wife of the English ambassador. The...


Along the Bosphorus

by Orhan Pamuk

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection

 

The Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.

 

From the ghostly yalis, splendid waterside...


A First Year in Canterbury Settlement

by Samuel Butler

On the verge of entering the Anglican clergy, Samuel Butler experienced a sudden change of heart and instead decided to set sail for New Zealand, where he established a sheep farm. Butler chronicles his rocky...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau

In 1854, Thoreau published the book by which he will always be best known, Walden, or Life in the Woods. It is by far the deepest, richest, and most closely jointed of his books. It shows Thoreau at his best,...


Life On The Mississippi

by Mark Twain

When Mark Twain was seventeen he went back to the home of his boyhood resolved to become a pilot on the Mississippi. How he learnt the river he has told us in 'Life on the Mississippi,' wherein his adventures,...


Roughing It

by Mark Twain

"Roughing It" is another one of Mark Twain's chronicles of his wandering years, this one being the prequel to "Innocents Abroad." His adventures take place in the Wild West, Salt Lake City and even in Hawaii...


Europe from a Backpack: Real Stories from Young Travelers Abroad

by Mark Pearson & Martin Westerman

If you've ever wanted to backpack in Europe... If you want to relive your adventures... If you love good travel writing... Better than guidebooks, these first-person accounts paint vivid pictures of a traveler's...