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Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years¿and a World of Change Apart

by Diccon Bewes

A travel diary from 1863 inspires author Diccon Bewes to retrace Thomas Cook's historic train trip that revolutionized tourism forever.


Immortal Milk: Adventures in Cheese

by Eric LeMay

Is there a food more delightful, ubiquitous, or accessible than cheese? This book is a charming and engaging love letter to the food that Clifton Fadiman once called "milk’s leap toward immortality." Examining...


Roughing It

by Mark Twain

Originally published over one hundred years ago, Roughing It tells the (almost) true story of Mark Twain’s rollicking adventures across the United States. A hilarious account of how the author tried finding...


Reflections of Sunflowers

by Ruth Silvestre

The final book in the Sunflowers trilogy sees Ruth Silvestre and her husband returning to Bel-Air de Grèzelongue, their much-loved home in the south-west of France. In 1976 their dream of owning a peaceful...


The Travels of Sir John Mandeville: The Fantastic 14th-Century Account of a Journey to the East

by John Mandeville

This fascinating work, ostensibly written to encourage and instruct pilgrims traveling to biblical lands, recounts the author's alleged experiences in the Holy Land, India, China, and beyond.


The Path to Rome

by Hilaire Belloc

This 1902 memoir of a pilgrimage on foot across the Alps and Apennines in order to "see all Europe which the Christian Faith has saved." Includes 77 of the author's original line drawings.


The Innocents Abroad

by Mark Twain

Bestselling classic records Twain's keen wit and amusing observations during his trip to Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. Edition also includes all of the original work's charming illustrations. 234 black-and-white...


Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route into Spain

by Jack Hitt

When Jack Hitt set out to walk the 500 miles from France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, he submitted to the rigorous traditions of Europe's oldest form of packaged tour, a pilgrimage that has been walked...


Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

by Mark Twain

Fascinating humorous account of 1897 voyage to Hawaii, Australia, India, New Zealand, etc. Ironic, bemused reports on peoples, customs, climate, flora and fauna, politics, much more. 197 illustrations.


The Travels of Ibn Battuta: in the Near East, Asia and Africa, 1325-1354

by Ibn Battuta & Samuel Lee

An engrossing account of a 1326 pilgrimage to Mecca provides vivid details of Morocco, Russia, India, China, and elsewhere. "The ultimate in real life adventure stories." — History in Review.


My New Orleans: Ballads to the Big Easy by Her Sons, Daughters, and Lovers

by Rosemary James

From famous writers and personalities who call the city home, whether by birth or simply love, these pieces written in the wake of Hurricane Katrina serve as a timeless tribute to New Orleans.

Sentimental, joyful,...


In the Belly of the Elephant: A Memoir of Africa

by Susan Corbett

Everybody needs to run away from home at least once. Susan Corbett told people she was out to save the world, but really she was running--running from her home as much as to anywhere. Like many women, she was...


Wings Of Ice: The Air Race To The Poles

by Jeff Maynard

Was American Richard Byrd really the first to fly to the North Pole? And why did enigmatic Australian explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins disappear from the history books?With the rise of aviation at the beginning of...


Hidden Cuba: A Photojournalist's Unauthorized Journey to Cuba to Capture Daily Life 50 Years After Castro's Revolution

by Jack Watson

Renowned American photographer Jack Watson traveled to Cuba on a legal humanitarian visa. He chronicled his journey with breathtaking, and often heartbreaking, images of the Cuban people, cites, and countryside....


Reflection on America's Great Loop: A Baby Boomer Couple's Year-Long Boating Odyssey

by George Hospodar & Patricia Hospadar

Adventure is not just for the young! Though "I own a boat!" was the opening phrase to their courtship and eventual married life, little did "Baby Boomer" couple, George and Pat Hospodar, know then that those...


Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take On the Garden State

by Irina Reyn

Mobsters. Big hair. The smelly Turnpike. The poor cousin of its glittering neighbor Manhattan. Could that really be all there is to New Jersey? In Living on the Edge of the World, the best and brightest young...


Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

by Anthony Doerr

From the author of the acclaimed #1 New York Times bestseller All the Light We Cannot See, a "dazzling" (Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran) memoir about art and adventures in Rome.

Anthony Doerr...


Lost Cosmonaut: Observations of an Anti-Tourist

by Daniel Kalder

Daniel Kalder belongs to a unique group: the anti-tourists. Sworn to uphold the mysterious tenets of The Shymkent Declarations, the anti-tourist seeks out the dark, lost zones of our planet, eschewing comfort,...


Circle to Circle

by Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix

Plenty of retirees take a holiday. When Brian Rix retired after 36 years as a policeman in Victoria rather than hitching up the caravan, he put his wife, journalist Shirley Hardy-Rix, on the back of his motorcycle...


Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service

by James McCommons & James Kunstler

During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year...