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Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World

by Janna Graber

Travel never goes quite like we expect. Planes are late, maps are misread and detours are made. When this happens, the twisting roads of travel can lead to adventures we never imagined -- and lessons we never...


The Best Women's Travel Writing 2011: True Stories from Around the World

by Lavinia Spalding

Since publishing A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious...


The Circumference of Home: One Man's Yearlong Quest for a Radically Local Life

by Kurt Hoelting

In the spirit of Gary Snyder, one man’s year spent traveling by kayak, bike, and on foot in his attempt to radically simplify his life


Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard: A Journey Through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan

by Nicholas Jubber

A journey through modern Iran and Afghanistan that sheds light on present conflicts by tapping the most surprising of sources—a thousand-year-old epic poem


Casting Off

by Emma Bamford

As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is...


Wanderlust: A Social History of Travel

by Laura Byrne Paquet

Where did passports come from? Why did 1930s stewardesses carry wrenches? And how did teetotalers shape the modern vacation? Wanderlust answers these questions and more, as author Laura Byrne Paquet delves into...


Billy Connolly's Route 66: The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip

by Billy Connolly

The best-loved comedian in Britain hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey. Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about...


Great British Journeys

by Nicholas Crane

Nick presents eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored and reported on the state of the nation. From Gerald of Wales who embarked on a seven week journey around the wild perimeter...


New Europe

by Michael Palin

Until the early 1990s, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, travelling behind the iron curtain was never easy. In undertaking his new journey through Eastern Europe, breathing in its rich history, and exquisite...


Himalaya

by Michael Palin

Having risen to the challenge of seas, poles, dhows and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard...


Sahara

by Michael Palin

Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but this was perhaps the greatest challenge yet: to...


Around The World In Eighty Days

by Michael Palin

The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger...


Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure

by Michael Palin

When Michael Palin was researching for his novel HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR his interest was stimulated by Hemingway's appetite for travel and 'Papa's' evocations of the places he knew. Hemingway remains a compelling...


At Home and Abroad

by V.S. Pritchett

Admirers of The Spanish Temper, Marching Spain and his wonderfully evocative books on London, Dublin and New York will need no reminding that V.S. Pritchett is one of the very great travel writers of our time,...


Journeys in Scotland: Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland, Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, The Clyde: River and Firth

by Samuel Johnson, Queen Victoria & Neil Munro

A collection of three classic Scottish travelogues, each offering a superbly descriptive narrative. Bundled by subject matter rather than author, the books create a compelling trilogy. "Palimpsest's eClassics...


National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, and Quirkiest

by Larry Porges & Tim Jepson

For London lovers of all stripes, National Geographic London Book of Lists chronicles this ever-changing city from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. Organized with a minimum of organization, the...


Postmarks from a Political Traveler

by Phil Karber

As spring and summer vacations beckon, this book invites and incites a whole new approach to travel. Postmarks from a Political Traveler is a series of travel recollections confronting the troubling topics of...


The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher

by Colin Fletcher

In books such as The Complete Walker and The Man Who Walked Through Time, Colin Fletcher has established a reputation as a literate and witty apostle of roughing it. His newest book is a highly personal celebration...


Irish Journal

by Heinrich Boll, Leila Vennewitz & Hugo Hamilton

A unique entry in the Böll library, Irish Journal records an eccentric tour of Ireland in the 1950's. An epilogue written fourteen years later reflects on the enormous changes to the country and the people...


Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

by J. W. Ocker

Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction! 

Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd. In Poe-Land, J. W. Ocker explores the physical aspects...