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In Ethiopia with a Mule

by Dervla Murphy

Inspired by childhood stories of Prester John and the Queen of Sheba, in 1966 Dervla Murphy bought Jock, an amiable pack-mule, and set off to trek across the highlands of this awesome but troubled land. She...


Afrika Dispatches from the Outside Edge: An Epic Journey to Save and Improve Lives

by Kingsley Holgate

Driven by his passion for exploration and a sincere love of Africa, intrepid modern-day adventurer and humanitarian Kingsley Holgate and his family set off on an epic 64 327-kilometre, 33-country journey around...


The Watery Part of the World

by Michael Parker

Michael Parker’s vast and involving novel about pirates and slaves, treason and treasures, madness and devotion, takes place on a tiny island battered by storms and cut off from the world. Inspired by two...


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,...


Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

by James M. Mcpherson

“[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.”...


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...


Keeping Afloat: Up A French Canal Without A Paddle

by John Liley

Keeping Afloat is a light-hearted tale of John Liley's exploits on the canals of France. John was working for a boating magazine when he was overcome with a dream of owning and operating a hotel-barge in France....


Paddle: A long way around Ireland

by Jasper Winn

One summer, writer and musician, Jasper Winn set himself an extraordinary task. He would kayak the whole way round Ireland -- a thousand miles -- camping on remote headlands and islands, carousing in bars and...


Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents

by Elisabeth Eaves

Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new...


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...


The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

by Eric Weiner

Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case,...


Mexican Days: Journeys into the Heart of Mexico

by Tony Cohan

Tony Cohan’s On Mexican Time, his chronicle of discovering a new life in the small Mexican mountain town of San Miguel de Allende, has beguiled readers and become a travel classic. Now, in Mexican Days, point...


The Island Martinique

by John Edgar Wideman

In this compelling travel memoir, two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner John Edgar Wideman explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism....


To the Ends of the Earth

by Paul Theroux

"Travel writing at its best."

THE HOUSTON POST

Author and travel writer Paul Theroux does what no one else can: he travels to the isolated, unusual, and fascinating spots of the world, and creates an elegy to...


A Cat Abroad

by Peter Gethers

"Charming, witty, and winning...[A] delightful sequel."

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

Norton charmed even the most avowed cat haters in the bestselling THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS. Now, in Peter Gethers' and Norton's further...


The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

by Rachel Friedman

Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending...


Near Death in the Mountains: True Stories of Disaster and Survival

by Cecil Kuhne

“He wrapped the rope around his body, got ready to rappel and leaned back. Standing about five feet from him, I heard a sharp scraping, Suddenly Ed was flying. I could see him fall, wordless, fifty feet free,...


Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation or How He Became Comfortable Ea

by J. Maarten Troost

The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals returns with a sharply observed, hilarious account of his adventures in China—a complex, fascinating country with enough dangers and delicacies to keep...


The Spirit of Rome

by Vernon Lee

Italy springs to life in the pages of this collection of luminous essays, vignettes and observations from Vernon Lee. Presented as fragments from an old diary kept by an expatriate whose youth was spent in Rome,...


Nanda Devi

by Eric Shipton, Jim Perrin & Stephen Venables

‘When a man is conscious of the urge to explore, not all the arduous journeyings, the troubles that will beset him and the lack of material gains from his investigations will stop him.’ Nanda Devi is one...