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Wilderness Essays

by John Muir

Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident...


The Oregon Trail

by Francis Parkman

On April 28, 1846, Francis Parkman, who had already decided that he was going to write the history of the settling of America, and Quincy Adams Shaw set forth from St. Louis up the Missouri River and onto the...


Lost In The Tule

by Yadessac

This article, "Lost in the Tule," from the March 1852 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, describes an incident of boat travel in Northern California. 


From Napa with Love

by Alexis Swanson Traina

Napa Valley is a wonderland boasting beautiful weather, exquisite vistas, bespoke hotels, Michelin-rated restaurants, and world-class wineries. From Napa with Love is equal parts travel- and lifestyle-guide...


When Hollywood Came to Utah

by James D'Arc

A profusely illustrated history of moviemaking in Utah, from the early twentieth century to the present.

For more than 100 years, the magnificent scenery and locales of Utah have played host to hundreds of Hollywood...


Wild life in the Far West

by James Hobbs

This work is an account of the personal adventures of the author during a long and wild life in the far West. He belongs to that class of pioneers and trappers, now become nearly extinct, of which the famed...


Adventures of a Mountain Man

by Zenas Leonard

Zenas Leonard (1809 – 1857) was an American mountain man, explorer and trader, best known for his journal Narrative of the Adventures of Zenas Leonard.

Leonard was born in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. As...


Wanderlust Wining Colorado

by Stefani Jackenthal

Wanderlust Wining Colorado is a fun, delicious journey through many of Colorado's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties. It's a one-stop-read to crafting active...


Wanderlust Wining Pacific Northwest

by Stefani Jackenthal

Wanderlust Wining Pacific Northwest is a fun, delicious journey through many of the area's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties. It's a one-stop-read to crafting...


Wanderlust Wining Napa Valley

by Stefani Jackenthal

Wanderlust Wining Napa Valley is a fun, delicious journey through many of Napa Valley's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties. It's a one-stop-read to crafting...


Wanderlust Wining Sonoma

by Stefani Jackenthal

Wanderlust Wining Sonoma is a fun, delicious journey through many of Sonoma's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties. It's a one-stop-read to crafting active wine...


Wanderlust Wining Washington State

by Stefani Jackenthal

Wanderlust Wining Washington State is a fun, delicious journey through many of Washington's finest wine countries; exploring their outdoor activities and wine tasting specialties. It's a one-stop-read to crafting...


My First Summer In the Sierra

by John Muir

First published in 1911, My First Summer in the Sierra incorporates the lyrical accounts and sketches he produced during his four-month stay in the Yosemite River Valley and the High Sierra. His record tracks...


California Coast Trails; A Horseback Ride from Mexico to Oregon

by J. Smeaton Chase

In 1911, Chase journeyed 2,000 miles on horseback from Mexico to Oregon and intimately recorded his experiences along the way.

In his journals, Chase poetically provides a glimpse of California’s towns and...


My First Summer in the Sierra

by John Muir

‘Divine beauty all. Here I could stay tethered forever with just bread and water, nor would I be lonely.

In the summer of 1869, John Muir joined a group of shepherds in the foothills of California’s Sierra...


Muir and More

by Ronald Turnbull

John Muir – a life, but also a hike. Muir is 200 miles of high-level granite and pine, but also the inventor of a clockwork self-awakening bed and the American national park system. Muir is East Lothian’s...


Taste of... Americas

by Juri Signorini

The idea behind ??this book is to provide travel enthusiasts like me, a tool that allows them to live fully the travel experience. I think in fact that a trip should involve all the 5 senses, and what better...


Encounters in the American Mountain West

by Ian R Mitchell

Over the past 14 years Boardman-Tasker award-winner Ian R Mitchell has been a frequent visitor to the wilds of Utah and the surrounding US Mountain States. His motive has been not only to learn about the area...


Birding Hot Spots of Central New Mexico

by Judith Liddell & Barbara Hussey

From pine forest to desert scrub, from alpine meadow to riparian wetland, Albuquerque and its surrounding area in New Mexico offer an appealing variety of wildlife habitat. Birders are likely to see more than...


Birding Hot Spots of Santa Fe, Taos, and Northern New Mexico

by Judith Liddell & Barbara Hussey

In their second guide to birding in New Mexico, Judy Liddell and Barbara Hussey share their experiences and intimate knowledge of the best places to find birds in and around Santa Fe and other areas in northern...