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The Snow Leopard

by Peter Matthiessen & Pico Iyer

An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), the National Book Award-winning author of the new novel In Paradise

In 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field...


To a Mountain in Tibet

by Colin Thubron

This is the account of a journey to the holiest mountain on earth, the solitary peak of Kailas in Tibet, sacred to one-fifth of humankind. To both Buddhists and Hindus it is the mystic heart of the world and...


Mission to Tibet: The Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Account of Father Ippolito Desideri S. J.

by Ippolito Desideri, Michael J Sweet & Leonard Zwilling

Mission to Tibet recounts the fascinating eighteenth-century journey of the Jesuit priest ippolito Desideri (1684 - 1733) to the Tibetan plateau. The italian missionary was most notably the first european to...


Roughing It

by Mark Twain

Books such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn have firmly established Mark Twain's reputation as one of the best-loved American humorists, but the author's non-fiction works...


Under the Southern Sun

by Paul E. Paolicelli

Recently there has been a seemingly endless stream of books praising the glories of ancient and modern Rome, fretting over Venice’s rising tides and moldering galleries, celebrating the Tuscan countryside,...


100 Best Routes On Scottish Mountains

by Ralph Storer

From gentle afternoon strolls to challenging scrambles in remote mountain sanctuaries, this revised and updated guide covers walks in the Scottish highlands. All walks are circular and accessible by road. No...


Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World

by Lynne Martin

"Nearly every page has some crack piece of travel wisdom ... an accessible, inspiring journey." -Kirkus

The Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life!

Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of...


Life is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

by Bruce Weber

Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast.

Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list...


The Loss of the Ship Essex, Sunk by a Whale

by Thomas Nickerson, Owen Chase & Thomas Philbrick

The gripping first-hand narrative of the whaling ship disaster that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick and informed Nathaniel Philbrick's monumental history, In the Heart of the Sea.

In 1820, the Nantucket whaleship...


The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy

by Antal Szerb & Len Rix

In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit...


Giant Steps: The Remarkable Story of the Goliath Expedition: From Punta Arenas to Russia

by Karl Bushby

In Punta Arenas, Chile, in November 1998, Karl Bushby set out on one of the most remarkable journeys of modern times. His plan is as simple as it is extraordinary: to walk up the Americas, across the Bering...


Pasquale's Nose: Idle Days in an Italian Town

by Michael Rips

Everywhere hailed for its quirkiness, its hilarity, its charm, "Pasquale's Nose" tells the story of a New York City lawyer who runs away to a small Etruscan village with his wife and new baby, and discovers...


American Sky

by Fred Tribuzzo

American Sky is the story of a young man going to work for a father and learning the skills for starting a Lycoming or Continental engine on a hot summer day, as well as the daily humor, courage, and vision...


Desiring Italy: Women Writers Celebrate the Passions of a Country and Culture

by Susan Cahill

Under the spell of la dolce vita . . .

For centuries Italy has been many things to many people. In this brilliant anthology and traveler's companion, twenty-eight first-rate women writers reveal why the land...


Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

by José|Hopkinson, Amanda Saramago & Nick Caistor

When José Saramago decided to write a book about Portugal, his only desire was that it be unlike all other books on the subject, and in this he has certainly succeeded. Recording the events and observations...


My Car in Managua

by Forrest D. Colburn

Histories of revolutions often focus on military, political, or economic upheavals but sometimes neglect to connect these larger events to the daily lives of "ordinary" people. Yet the peoples' perception that...


Guatemalan Journey

by Stephen Connely Benz

Guatemala draws some half million tourists each year, whose brief visits to the ruins of ancient Maya cities and contemporary highland Maya villages may give them only a partial and folkloric understanding of...


The Terracotta Madonna: Destiny in the Hills of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi

Set twenty years after VANILLA BEANS & BRODO and ten years after BEL VINO, THE TERRACOTTA MADONNA continues the story of Australians Isabella and Luigi, who gave up their lives to move to the medieval Montalcino,...


Bel Vino: A Year of Sundrenched Pleasure Among the Vines of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi

Isobel and Lou moved to Montalcino and became Isabella and Luigi ten years ago and they have now been embraced by the locals and immersed in their antiquated customs and age-old feuds. In BEL VINO Isabella takes...


Vanilla Beans And Brodo: Real Life In The Hills Of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi

When Isobel Dusi visited Italy with her Australian husband Lou, little did they imagine that life would change forever. But, utterly besotted with the fragrant warmth and good-natured conviviality of Southern...