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Old Men Can't Wait: A Septuagenarian Odyssey through the Americas

by Simon Gandolfi

Run down by three trucks, leg in plaster, not a good first day... So begins septuagenarian Simon Gandolfi's ten-month ride on a pizza delivery bike, from the tip of South America to New York. This epic exploration...


Snake Lake

by Jeff Greenwald

In a circular valley beneath the looming peaks of the Himalaya lies Kathmandu, Nepal. It’s a city of shimmering prayer flags, sacred cows, lavish festivals, and violent political turbulence—and a world that...


Mobile Narratives: Travel, Migration, and Transculturation

by Eleftheria Arapoglou, Mónika Fodor & Jopi Nyman

Emphasizing the role of travel and migration in the performance and transformation of identity, this volume addresses representations of travel, mobility, and migration in 19th-21st-century travel writing, literature,...


Delirious Delhi: Inside India's Incredible Capital

by David Prager

When the Big Apple no longer felt big enough, Dave Prager and his wife, Jenny, moved to a city of sixteen million people—with seemingly twice as many honking horns. Living and working in Delhi, the couple...


The Lure of the Honey Bird: The Storytellers of Ethiopia

by Elizabeth Laird

In 1967, at the age of 23, Elizabeth Laird set off for Addis Ababa to take up her first teaching post. She was introduced to Haile Selassie, made a pilgrimage across the mountains on foot to the ancient city...


A Tramp Abroad

by Mark Twain

Cast in the form of a walking tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy, A Tramp Abroad sparkles with the author's shrewd observations and highly opinionated comments on Old World culture, and showcases...


A Guide to Hemingway's Paris

by John Leland

Retracing for modern-day visitors the Paris of "The Sun Also Rises" and "A Moveable Feast," of James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ezra Pound, thsi guidebook uncovers the cafes, hotels, restaurants,...


On a Shoestring to Coorg: A Travel Memoir of India

by Dervla Murphy

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Reeling In Russia

by Fen Montaigne

In the summer of 1996, award-winning journalist Fen Montaigne embarked on a hundred-day, seven-thousand-mile journey across Russia. Traveling with his fly rod, he began his trek in northwestern Russia on the...


The Log from the Sea of Cortez

by John Steinbeck

In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck's masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite...


Roughing It

by Mark Twain

A fascinating picture of the American frontier emerges from Twain's fictionalized recollections of his experiences prospecting for gold, speculating in timber, and writing for a succession of small Western newspapers...


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

by Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat trip is a finely crafted tapestry of travel writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of natural phenomena, the rural landscape, and local characters...


Colonial American Travel Narratives

by Various

Four journeys by early Americans Mary Rowlandson, Sarah Kemble Knight, William Byrd II, and Dr. Alexander Hamilton recount the vivid physical and psychological challenges of colonial life. Essential primary...


A Russian Journal

by John Steinbeck

Steinbeck and Capa's account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing.

Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John...


Into Thin Air

by Jon Krakauer

When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned...


Essays of Travel

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Any reader who has spent some time with Robert Louis Stevenson's body of work won't be surprised to learn that the Scottish author was an inveterate traveler and world explorer from early adulthood. Later in...


Paris Light

by Moira McCarthy

In the spring of 2008, an Australian woman arrives in Paris to fulfil a dream of discovery and to immerse herself in French history and culture. Hoping to capture memorable photographic images, the writer experiences...


Counting Our Blessings

by Di Perkins & Bill Perkins

Di, an historian, and Bill Perkins, a geologist, are possibly on their "last trip" overseas and are determined to make it a memorable experience. This collection of "missives and reflections", sent to family...


Drive Around the World

by Danny Rosner Blay & Sandra Khazam

'We've driven around Australia, how about we drive around the world?' And with this one fanciful remark, the seeds were sown for what would become a worldwide adventure for one Melbourne family.Fuelled by itchy...


Charting the Unknown: Family, Fear, and One Long Boat Ride

by Kim Petersen

A humorous and thought-provoking celebration of life and spirit while living on a handmade boat with 2 high octane teenagers.