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Venice on Foot

by , Hugh A. Douglas

This early work on Venice is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a travel guide to the sights of interest and Grand Canal routes through the city of Venice. This is a fascinating...


Oil Safari: In Search of the Source of America's Fuel

by Paul F. Salopek

Would Americans pay more attention to their sources of petroleum—the lifeblood of their car-centric society—if gasoline came with a price tag tallying the explicit human costs of each fill-up? What untold...


Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road

by William Least Heat-Moon

From the acclaimed author of Blue Highways, PrairyErth, and Roads to Quoz, a dazzling collection of travel tales from the road.

HERE, THERE, ELSEWHERE draws together for the first time William Least Heat-Moon's...


Reports from Beyond: A Journey Through Life to Remote Places

by Patrick Richardson

This book gives a short glimpse into the author’s colourful and adventurous life and beautifully describes his unusual journeys to remote and fascinating cultures. Its 384 pages include 14 handsome maps and...


Moron to Moron: Two Men, Two Bikes, One Mongolian Misadventure

by Tom Doig

Uncrossable rivers! Hospitable nomads! Rabid dogs! Marijuana fields! Hailstone flashfloods! Maidens on horseback! Underpants wrestling! Toxic mountain-top lakes! Stupid westerners! And the mountain-biking -...


Are We There Yet?: Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism

by Alison Byerly

Are We There Yet?: Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism connects the Victorian fascination with "virtual travel" with the rise of realism in 19th-century fiction and 21st-century experiments in virtual reality....


The Bondage and Travels of Johann Schiltberger - A Native of Bavaria - In Europe, Asia, and Africa 1396-1427

by , J. Telfer

This early work on the life and travels of Johann Schiltberger is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the conquests of Tamerlane, the politics of the Turks, the Greek religion and...


Through the Caucasus to the Volga

by , Fridtjof Nansen

Originally published in 1931, this early work on exploration is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains Nansen's account of his expedition through the Caucasus and is a fascinating...


Early Voyages and Travels in the Levant

by , Thomas Dallam

This early works is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject containing I. - The Diary of Master Thomas Dallam, 1599 - 1600 and, II. - Extracts from the Diaries of Dr. John Covel, 1670 - 1679, with...


One's Company - A Journey to China

by , Peter Fleming

Peter Fleming was special correspondent for The Times in the 1930s, He was tasked with 'investigating the communist situation in south China', little did his bosses realise he would create a new type of travel...


Happy Herbivore Abroad: A Travelogue and Over 135 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes from Around the World

by Lindsay S. Nixon

In the last 10 years, Happy Herbivore chef Lindsay S. Nixon has lived in eight states, visited 46, spent a year as an expat on a Caribbean island, and traveled to more than 35 places abroad. As a celebration...


Libyan Sands: Travel in a Dead World

by R.A. Bagnold & Stephen Bagnold

In the 1920s and 30s, a band of British officers stationed in Egypt began to explore the Western Desert which straddles the borders with Libya and the Sudan. Adapting a series of Model T Fords, Bagnold and his...


A Pattern of Islands

by Arthur Grimble

Arthur Grimble was sent to the Gilbert and Ellice islands as a colonial administrator in the twilight of the Edwardian era. He lived there for the next twenty-five years and developed a rare passion for the...


Begums, Thugs and White Mughals: The Journals of Fanny Parkes

by Fanny Parkes & William Dalrymple

Fanny Parkes lived in India between 1822 and 1846 and was the ideal travel writer – courageous, indefatigably curious and determinedly independent. Her journals trace her transformation from prim memsahib to...


92 Acharnon Street: A Year in Athens

Dolman Best Travel Book 2008

by John Lucas & Pamela Browne

Greece has always had its admirers, though none seems to have cherished the Athenian tavernas, the murderous traffic and the jaded prostitutes, the petty bureaucratic tyrannies, the street noise and the heroic...


Travels on my Elephant

by Mark Shand

With the help of a Maratha nobleman, Mark Shand bought an elephant named Tara and rode her over six hundred miles across India to the Sonepur Mela, the world’s oldest elephant market. From Bhim, a drink-racked...


The Pharaoh's Shadow: Travels in Ancient and Modern Egypt

by Anthony Sattin

In a ruined temple on the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with a child. Later in central Cairo he experiences the exuberant celebrations of a saint’s day...


Birds of Passage: Henrietta Clive's travels in South India 1798-1801

by Henrietta Clive & Nancy K Shields

The journals of Lady Henrietta Clive, a feisty, independent-minded traveller, are among the very earliest written accounts of India by a British woman. Married to Lord Edward Clive, son of Clive of India and...


It's All About Australia, Mate

by Denis Gregory

One of Australia's most distinguished journalists takes a light-hearted but factual and comprehensive look at the Australian way of life. Our icons, indigenous peoples, sport, our pubs and culture, taxi drivers,...


Elizabeth Sinkler Coxe's Tales from the Grand Tour, 1890-1910

by Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq

The international adventures of a Southern widow turned patron of historical discovery