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Under the Osakan Sun: A Funny, Intimate, Wonderful Account of Three Years in Japan

by Hamish Beaton

An intimate account of a college graduate's three years teaching English in Japan, this book follows a young man's experience diving headfirst into a new culture and way of life. From an elderly couple who take...


The Watery Part of the World

by Michael Parker

Michael Parker has created a wholly original world from two known facts: (1) Theodosia Burr Alston, daughter of the controversial vice president Aaron Burr, disappeared in 1813 while en route by schooner from...


Across the Continent - A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons and the Pacific States

by , Samuel Bowles

Samuel Bowles, editor of the Springfield Republican newspaper, accompanied Speaker of the House of Representatives Schuyler Colfax on this trans-continental trip in 1865. The pair travelled by rail from Springfield...


The Cairngorms: A Secret History

by Patrick Baker

The Cairngorms: A Secret History is a series of journeys exploring barely known human and natural stories of the Cairngorm Mountains. It looks at a unique British landscape, its last great wilderness, with new...


Words of Mercury: Tales from a Lifetime of Travel

by Patrick Leigh Fermor, Artemis Cooper & Rolf Potts

A career-spanning anthology from the greatest traveler—and travel writer—of the twentieth century.

The adventures of Patrick “Paddy” Leigh Fermor, Britain’s most beloved traveler, began in 1933, when...


Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying: From Scottish Lochs to Celtic Shores

by Justin Tyers

After Justin and Linda Tyers lost everything in a devastating house fire, they rebuilt their lives by building a classic wooden yacht from scratch � starting by felling the trees. This story was told in their...


A Pilgrim in Spain

by Christopher Howse

Christopher Howse has spent more than two decades exploring Spain. For him, its centuries-old cathedrals, monasteries and shrines demand pilgrimage more than tourism.

In a journey across the Castilian interior...


Shopping for Buddhas: 25th Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface by the Author

by Jeff Greenwald

Jeff Greenwald's classic travelogue follows his quest for the "perfect" Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters — from a passionate palmist to a flying...


Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

by Charlie Connelly

This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and novels...


Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

by Peter Matthiessen

A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise

Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed...


Blue Meridian: The Search for the Great White Shark

by Peter Matthiessen

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


Wild Voices: Journeys Through Time in the Scottish Highlands

by Mike Cawthorne

The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer – Neil Gunn, Iain Thomson, Rowena...


Dreaming Of Jupiter

by Ted Simon

Ted Simon is the author of the classic travel book JUPITER'S TRAVELS. It documents his four-year journey round the world by motorbike, travelling through Europe, Africa, South and North America, and Asia. A...


Cocaine Train: Tracing My Bloodline Through Colombia

by Stephen Smith

One of the most violent countries on earth, where the cause of death is regularly 'massacre', drink drivers play chicken and kidnap stories pass for dinner party conversation; nine times more dangerous than...


The Far Corner: A Mazy Dribble Through North-East Football

by Harry Pearson

A book in which Wilf Mannion rubs shoulders with The Sunderland Skinhead: recollections of Len Shakleton blight the lives of village shoppers: and the appointment of Kevin Keegan as manager of Newcastle is celebrated...


A Tall Man In A Low Land: Some Time Among the Belgians

by Harry Pearson

Most British travel writers head south for a destination that is hot, exotic, dangerous or all three. Harry Pearson chose to head in the opposite direction for a country which is damp, safe and of legendary...


Racing Pigs And Giant Marrows: Travels around the North Country Fairs

by Harry Pearson

Following his acclaimed book about football in the north-east, THE FAR CORNER, Harry Pearson vowed that his next project would not involve hanging around outdoors on days so cold that itinerant dogs had to be...


An Inland Voyage

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson's 1878 travelogue, An Inland Voyage, details his canoeing trip through France and Belgium in 1876. Pioneering new ground in outdoor literature, this was Stevenson's first book. He had...


Hidden Tuscany

by John Keahey

In Hidden Tuscany, acclaimed author John Keahey takes the reader into a part of Tuscany beyond the usual tourist destinations of Chianti, Florence, and Siena. The often overlooked western portion of Tuscany...


Tour the Twilight Saga Book One--The Olympic Peninsula

by C. D. Miller

Tour the Twilight Saga Book One is the first of four guidebooks designed to help you travel to Twilight-Saga-related sites. Book One takes Twilighters to the real-world places mentioned in Stephenie Meyer's...