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Tales of the City

Tales of the City #1

by Armistead Maupin HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The first novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga....


White Planet: A Mad Dash through Modern Global Ski Culture

by Leslie Anthony Greystone Books (September 27, 2010)

Writer and adventurer Leslie Anthony has spent his life on two planks, racing down hills, searching for the next perfect ride. His real baptism, however, began in the early nineties when Alaska emerged as the...


The Man Who Broke Out of the Bank and Went for a Walk across France

by Miles Morland Bloomsbury Publishing (December 03, 2014)

At the age of 45 Miles Morland resigned from his highly paid job as head of the UK division of a major American bank and went for a walk with his wife in France. Neither of them was used to walking further than...


Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying

by Justin Tyers Bloomsbury Publishing (August 12, 2014)

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


A Tour of Bones

by Denise Inge Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

Author, academic and adventurer, Denise Inge grew up in a large and rambunctious family on the east coast of America. She crossed the Sahara, charmed snakes in Marrakech and cycled the Adirondack mountains but...


Casting Off

by Emma Bamford Bloomsbury Publishing (July 03, 2014)

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...


Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim

by Harry Bucknall Bloomsbury Publishing (July 17, 2014)

Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had

no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome Â? five years later, on foot.

Following the Via Francigena,...


At Home and Abroad

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

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,...


Psychogeography

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman Bloomsbury Publishing (August 01, 2013)

Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for the first time the very...


The Canals of Britain

by Stuart Fisher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2013)

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the...


The Train in Spain

by Christopher Howse Bloomsbury Publishing (November 07, 2013)

This is not a book about trains but about the variety of Spain. The bestselling author Christopher Howse makes ten great railway journeys that explore the interior of the peninsula, its astonishing landscapes...


Just Sea and Sky

by Ben Pester Bloomsbury Publishing (August 04, 2013)

This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way

round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when

sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio...


A Thousand Miles from Anywhere

by Sandra Clayton Bloomsbury Publishing (March 14, 2013)

Following Dolphins Under My Bed and Turtles in Our Wake comes the third leg of the Claytons' voyage, two early retirees who decided to live life sailing from place to place to fulfil their dream.

Told uniquely...


Other Voices, Other Towns: The Traveler's Story

by Caleb Pirtle III Venture Galleries, LLC (February 21, 2013)

"Other Voices, Other Towns" has, in reality, taken Caleb Pirtle III a lifetime to write. During the thirty years he has been writing about travel across this great land, he spent much of his time listening to...


The Cruise of the Corwin: Journal of the Arctic Expedition of 1881 in search of De Long and the Jeannette

by John Muir & Richard F. Fleck WestWinds Press (September 15, 2014)

John Muir agreed in 1881 to sail aboard the Corwin, whose fruitless mission it was to search for the missing scientific research vessel Jeannette, which itself became icebound while exploring the distant and...


Slow Road to Brownsville: A Journey Through the Heart of the Old West

by David Reynolds Greystone Books (September 20, 2014)

"Immensely illuminating and enjoyable account of a road trip along Highway 83 ... Books like [Reynold's] prove that good travel writing remains not only very much alive, but essential."—The Bookseller

In Slow...


Five Nights in Paris

by John Baxter Harper Perennial (April 14, 2015)

An irresistible nighttime tour of Paris, past and present, by the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World

Every guidebook to Paris is crammed with sites to see during the day, but visitors...


To the Ends of the Earth

by Ranulph Fiennes Simon & Schuster UK (September 11, 2014)

Ranulph Fiennes has entered the public imagination as the intrepid explorer par excellance. Taunted by his wife over the challenge of the never-before attempted circumpolar navigation of the globe, he set off...


Hunting Across the Danube

by Peter Lewis Horn Skyhorse (September 02, 2014)

This is the first book written in English about two of Eastern Europe’s premier hunting destinations. The book is animated by the author’s desire to share this little-known sporting paradise with educated...


Words of Mercury

by Patrick Leigh Fermor, Artemis Cooper & Rolf Potts Skyhorse (June 03, 2014)

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...


Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure

by Amanda Adams Greystone Books (September 17, 2010)

The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks...


Sidewalks

by Valeria Luiselli, Christina Macsweeney & Cees Nooteboom Coffee House Press (April 21, 2014)

Cosmopolitan, vivacious essays in the tradition of Brodsky's Watermark and Benjamin's The Arcades Project by a celebrated young Mexican author.


To a Mountain in Tibet

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (March 01, 2011)

“Colin Thubron is the intrepid, resourceful and immensely talented writer who has made a career out of going to out of the way places and then writing brilliantly about them.”—Jonathan Yardley, Washington...


Mission to Tibet

by Ippolito Desideri, Michael J Sweet & Leonard Zwilling Wisdom Publications (November 01, 2010)

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...


Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist

by Bruce Weber Scribner (March 18, 2014)

Life Is a Wheel chronicles the cross-country bicycle trip Bruce Weber made at the age of fifty-seven, an “entertaining travel story filled with insightful thoughts about life, family, and aging” (The Associated...


Pasquale's Nose: Idle Days in an Italian Town

by Michael Rips Little, Brown and Company (May 21, 2001)

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...


The Terracotta Madonna: Destiny in the Hills of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi Simon & Schuster UK (March 13, 2014)

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 Simon & Schuster UK (March 13, 2014)

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 Simon & Schuster UK (March 13, 2014)

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...


The Travels of Sir John Mandeville: The Fantastic 14th-Century Account of a Journey to the East

by John Mandeville Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

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 Dover Publications (August 06, 2013)

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 Travels of Ibn Battuta: in the Near East, Asia and Africa, 1325-1354

by Ibn Battuta & Samuel Lee Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

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

by Rosemary James Touchstone (June 15, 2010)

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,...


Roman Daze

by Bronte Dee Jackson Melbourne Books (December 01, 2013)

'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 Hardy-Rix Media Services (October 22, 2013)

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 Chelsea Green Publishing (November 06, 2009)

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...


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

by Caleb Barber, Deirdre Heekin & Rowan Jacobsen Chelsea Green Publishing (June 02, 2009)

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...


A French Affair

by Mary Blume Free Press (November 05, 1999)

America and France have always had a special relationship. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the two have enjoyed a love affair of sorts, with all the love/hate dynamics that suggests. From...


The Summer of My Greek Taverna

by Tom Stone Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2002)

Tom Stone went to Greece one summer to write a novel -- and stayed twenty-two years. On Patmos, the tiny island where St. John received the apocalyptic visions recorded in the Book of Revelations, he fell in...


Going with the Grain

by Susan Seligson Simon & Schuster (December 17, 2013)

"My lifelong love affair with bread has less to do with crust, crumb, and the vagaries of sourdough cultures and more to do with bread as a reflection of people's varied beliefs, daily lives, and blood memories....Bread...


Jungleland

by Christopher S. Stewart Harper Perennial (January 07, 2014)

"I began to daydream about the jungle...."

On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that...


The Peasants and The Mariners

by Brian Bouldrey Gemma Open Door (July 04, 2013)

Modern travelers on foot follow wisdom along the Ulster Way. Storytellers, said Walter Benjamin, are descended from one of two tribes: the mariners or the peasants. We revel in the stories of the sailors, with...


I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago

by Hape Kerkeling & Shelley Frisch Free Press (June 16, 2009)

I'm Off Then has sold more than three million copies in Germany and has been translated into eleven languages. The number of pilgrims along the Camino has increased by 20 percent since the book was published....


A Tour on the Prairies

by Washington Irving Skyhorse (November 01, 2013)

In 1832, Washington Irving, America’s first literary superstar, returned to the United States after seventeen years abroad and swiftly set out to explore Pawnee country—the wild uncharted territory deep...


Americashire: a Field Guide to a Marriage

by Jennifer Richardson She Writes Press (April 23, 2013)

Jennifer Richardson and her husband bought a cottage in the Cotswolds in the hopes of finding respite from their stressful London existence-but instead, their new rural life forced Richardson to confront her...


Seeing Red: A Woman's Quest for Truth, Power, and the Sacred

by Lone Morch She Writes Press (October 29, 2012)

Set against the backdrop of the holy Mount Kailas in Tibet, California's Bay Area, and Kali's temples in Nepal, Seeing Red is the story of one woman's search for personal truth and power-an unforgettable journey...


Rooster in the Rice: An Ecological View of Life, Study, and Citizenship along Culture's Edges

by George Holmes Honadle Hamilton Books (August 16, 2013)

Rooster in the Rice captures the excitement of living, studying, and working abroad. Between two cultures lies a nether world of edges, where the rules of neither culture dominate. This book presents sixty incidents...


Snake Lake

by Jeff Greenwald Counterpoint (November 01, 2010)

In a circular valley beneath the looming peaks of the Himalaya lies Kathmandu, Nepal. It’s a city of shimmering prayer flags, sacred cows, lavish festivals, and violent political turbulence—and a world that...


Drive Around the World

by Danny Rosner Blay & Sandra Khazam Hybrid Publishers (May 01, 2013)

'We've driven around Australia, how about we drive around the world?' And with this one fanciful remark, the seeds were sown for what would become a worldwide adventure for one Melbourne family.Fuelled by itchy...


Charting the Unknown: Family, Fear, and One Long Boat Ride

by Kim Petersen Behler Publications (July 15, 2010)

A humorous and thought-provoking celebration of life and spirit while living on a handmade boat with 2 high octane teenagers.