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To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

At the age of 30, Jedidiah Jenkins decided to “happen to life” instead of letting life happen to him and embarked on an 18-month bike trip from Oregon to Patagonia. The resulting book is both a delightful adventure and a thoughtfuljourney into his own soul. Travel frees him to make unencumbered relationships with his past, his spirituality, his identity, his family, and his sense of self in ways that leave me feeling alive, inspired, and ready to pack my own bags. - Melinda

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To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret By Jedidiah Jenkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524761387
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Published: Convergent Books - October 2nd, 2018

The Pacific Alone by Dave Shively

“I have been waiting thirty years for this book. When I first heard of Ed Gillet’s heroic paddle [from California] to Hawaii, I was thrilled and inspired in my own traveling. But this is much more than a book about a kayak journey. It is that great thing in travel—a brave quest, the solitary traveler turning his back on the cynics, and heading into a turbulent sea in a small boat, and finding landfall. It is a great metaphor for human endeavor. ‘Never before, never since’ indeed. But Ed Gillet is that rare creature—a modest man and also a hero.”—Paul Theroux

The Pacific Alone: The Untold Story of Kayaking's Boldest Voyage By Dave Shively Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493026814
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - October 1st, 2018

Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris

Traveling doesn’t always have to be about escaping something or finding yourself, sometimes it’s just about the adventure. Kate Harris always had an urge to explore, and her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut and going to Mars led her instead to cycle the Silk Road. Harris’s journey takes her through countries most people would struggle to find on a map, and along the way she contemplates the absurdity of borders, humanity’s relationship with nature, and, of course, the joy of cycling. - Jade

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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road By Kate Harris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062839343
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 21st, 2018

Tip of the Iceberg by Mark Adams

Although his heart belonged to the Sierra, John Muir had a long-lasting love affair with Alaska. In 1899, he embarked on his sixth and final journey there as a member of the Harriman expedition. In this book, Adams retraces the steps of that voyage. He meets with scientists, speaks with the people living there, and encounters his fair share of bears. But with receding glaciers and towns falling into the ocean, the shifting Alaskan landscape Adams encounters is a much different place than it was in Muir’s time. - Jade

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Tip of the Iceberg: My 3,000-Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier By Mark Adams Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101985106
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Published: Dutton - May 15th, 2018

Lighthouse by R.G. Grant

Lighthouse is absolutely beautiful. The gorgeous illustrations, exquisite layout, and just the right amount of captioning all come together in one of the loveliest coffee table books I’ve had the pleasure of seeing. Lighthouses are some of the most elegant structures humankind has ever constructed and this book does them service commensurate with the service they provide us. - Ian

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Lighthouse: An Illuminating History of the World's Coastal Sentinels By R. G. Grant Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316414470
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - May 15th, 2018

Rome: A History in Seven Sackings by Matthew Kneale

Author Matthew Kneale uses the many sackings of Rome as a genius framing device for studying one city over 2500 years. Each time Rome gets sacked we pause to learn about the lives of the Romans of the era, the regional and political factors leading to the conflict, and the transformations made in the crucible of war. Rome comes alive as clearly in 387 b.c.e. as it does in 1943 in this brilliant ode to the city and its history. - Clara

North by Scott Jurek

“Pure suspense, adventure, and inspiration. When Scott Jurek went into the woods to create his masterpiece, no one knew if he would make it back out again. He was America’s greatest ultra athlete, a runner whose brains and singular intensity led him to years of extraordinary victories. But this time, Jurek was pushing himself into realms more dangerous than Death Valley, more treacherous than Mexican canyons, and only slightly less crazy than the time he chased after a wild bear. His story of plunging into the wilderness in pursuit of a dream is both heart-wrenching and spellbinding.” —Christopher McDougall, Born to Run

North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail By Jenny Jurek (With), Scott Jurek Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316433792
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - April 10th, 2018

Pasta, Pane, Vino by Matt Goulding

I loved the previous title in this series about Spain (Grape, Olive, Pig), and this one about Italy is just as good. For one thing, the author gives a well-deserved shout-out to Ciccio Sultano, chef/owner of Duomo Ristorante in the hilltown of Ragusa, Sicily. During a recent visit there, I was lucky enough to enjoy the best meal we had in Italy. Goulding’s focus is on the respectful innovators of traditional cuisine. I dare anyone to read the good-spirited debate Goulding has with Anthony Bourdain in the foreword and then be able to stop there. - Patrick

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Pasta, Pane, Vino: Deep Travels Through Italy's Food Culture (Roads & Kingdoms Presents) By Matt Goulding Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062655097
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Published: Harper - June 12th, 2018

The California Missions by Rubén G. Mendoza & Melba Levick

The 21 California missions were established by Spanish padres, built by Native Californians, and preserved and restored by historians and architects. This book of 200 lush photographs by Melba Levick, accompanied by Rubén G. Mendoza’s insightful text, will put making a pilgrimage to each of these historic sites high on your bucket list. Author Mendoza is an archaeologist and professor at our own California State University, Monterey Bay. - Felica

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By Ruben G. Mendoza, Melba Levick (Photographs by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847861514
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Published: Rizzoli - March 20th, 2018

Flâneuse by Lauren Elkin

Flâneuse traces the relationship between singular women and their cities as a way to map their own lives in this journey that begins in New York and takes us to Paris via Venice, Tokyo, and London. “A deeply pleasurable book, whether you are a man or a woman, whether you know these cities (or books, or writers, or artists) or not. You will see these streets anew, just as if you were a flâneur in a New York neighborhood or along a canal in Venice. There is always something more to explore, just around the next corner―or on the next page.” ―—A.V. Club

Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London By Lauren Elkin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374537432
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2018

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