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Previous Convictions: Assignments from Here and There

by A. A. Gill

A.A. Gill is probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertains readers of the Sunday Times with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant...


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.


The Cevennes Journal

by Robert Louis Stevenson

'For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.' - RLS

In September 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson travelled by donkey through the Cevennes region...


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...


Uneasy Rider

by Mike Carter

A broken heart and a moment of drunken bravado inspires middle-aged, and typically rather cautious, journalist Mike Carter to take off on a life-changing six month motorcycle trip around Europe. Never mind that...


An unusual observer

by Federic One

Who are the guests who spend only a few days in a wonderful Roman home? What are their interests and how do they interact with their hosts? As told from the viewpoint of an unusual observer.


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...


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,...


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...


Roman Daze

by Bronte Dee Jackson

'It took only three days to fall in love with Rome. Like all infatuations, I expected it to wear off. I decided that I would leave when I no longer noticed the Coliseum. I am still waiting.' Twenty years ago,...


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...


Libation, A Bitter Alchemy

by Deirdre Heekin

For many years, Deirdre Heekin has been creating an unusual, revitalist wine archive of rare and traditional Italian varietals at Osteria Pane e Salute, the nationally celebrated restaurant and wine bar she...


In Late Winter We Ate Pears: A Year of Hunger and Love

by Caleb Barber, Deirdre Heekin & Rowan Jacobsen

More than a cookbook, In Late Winter We Ate Pears is a love affair with a culture and a way of life. In vignettes taken from their year in Italy, husband and wife Caleb Barber and Deirdre Heekin offer glimpses...


Scales of the Dragon

by Michael Adams

'Scales of the Dragon: The Vietnam Experience' offers an introduction to Vietnam in all its facets: people, customs, history, and emergence from poor to rising star in the modern world. It is distilled from...