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Best Women's Travel Writing Vol 11 ed. by Lavinia Spalding

While there are definitely many examples of the joy of travel to be found here, there are also occasions of suffering and confusion. From the harsh reality of encountering Syrian refugees whilst on vacation in the Greek isles, to the isolation of not knowing the language in a foreign country, the raw experiences shared here are brave and important and make for a truly inspiring read. - Jade

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The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 11: True Stories from Around the World By Lavinia Spalding (Editor) Cover Image
By Lavinia Spalding (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609521110
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Published: Travelers' Tales - May 16th, 2017

Blue Latitudes by Tony Horwitz

A customer recommended this book to me, and I’m so glad she did! Horwitz and his wisecracking, alcoholic friend follow the same course as the legendary sailor Captain James Cook. Horwitz’s journey helps him strike a balance between admiration for Cook’s achievements, and an acknowledgement of the irreversible catastrophes he unintentionally wrought on the native cultures he encountered whilst circumnavigating the globe. - Jade

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before By Tony Horwitz Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780312422608
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Published: Picador - August 1st, 2003

Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour by Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour is the world’s greatest bar hop. For beer connoisseurs and casual beer drinkers alike, Global Beer Tour is an easy-to-follow guide to the best taprooms, bars, and breweries around the world. With crisp pictures and detailed brewery profiles, it gives an intimate depiction of each country’s native beer haven and the local brews in each area that are la crème de la bière. - Sairsha

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Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour (Lonely Planet Food) By Lonely Planet Food Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781786577955
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Published: Lonely Planet - May 16th, 2017

Jungle of Stone by William Carlsen

In 1839, John Stephens and Frederick Catherwood trudged into the Guatemalan jungle in search of some rumored rocks that they had heard might be of interest. What they found forever changed Western understanding of the evolution of civilization. Carlsen weaves the two explorers’ life stories into his telling of how Stephens and Catherwood defied both the unforgiving Central American jungle and the xenophobic society of their time to expose the grandeur and remarkable engineering of the Mayas. - Jade

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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya By William Carlsen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062407405
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Published: Mariner Books - April 11th, 2017

The New York Times: Footsteps by The New York Times

Each of these essays explores a different area—from San Francisco to Chile—through the lens of a literary figure. One author wandered Lake Geneva, following the path of Lord Byron and company, another road-tripped to learn about Nabokov’s inspiration for Lolita. Truly good travel writing mixed with literary musings—what could be better?

—Jax

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The New York Times: Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World By New York Times Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804189842
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Published: Crown - May 9th, 2017

All Over the Place by Geraldine DeRuiter

Geraldine DeRuiter is the first to tell you this is not your normal travel writing book. You won’t get great advice or learn interesting or relevant facts about the places she’s been. You will, however, get story after story of escapades with friends, life lessons, a weird family, and a love that, if you’re lucky, will remind you of your own. I hadn’t read DeRuiter’s renowned blog Everywhereist before, but you can bet I will now. - Jocelyn

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All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft By Geraldine DeRuiter Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781610397636
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Published: PublicAffairs - May 2nd, 2017

Dispatches From Pluto by Richard Grant

British travel writer Richard Grant and his girlfriend move from New York City to an old plantation house near the community of Pluto and immerse themselves in the beauty, charm, and insanity that characterize the people and culture that is the Mississippi Delta. This memoir provides an illuminating perspective on the complexities of race and relationships through the lens of a fascinating story. - Trey

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Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta By Richard Grant Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476709642
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2015

EPIC BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD by Lonely Planet

From a 35-mile ride around Crater Lake to 935 miles through South West China, you can open any page of this beautiful book and find an off-the-beaten-path ride somewhere in the world. Half travel guide (including culinary stops and overnight options), half bike-ride prep list, Epic Bike Rides of the World is the perfect combination of information and inspiration. These rides will inspire the adventurer in all of us!   —Megan

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Lonely Planet Epic Bike Rides of the World By Lonely Planet Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781760340834
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Published: Lonely Planet - September 20th, 2016

A WRETCHED AND PRECARIOUS SITUATION by David Welky

From my cozy home, I am unsure how anyone survived early Arctic explorations or why they kept going back, but I certainly love reading about them. This book follows a two-year expedition that becomes a five-year expedition and involves a drunken ship captain, a murderer, and all sorts of other disasters. If you enjoy reading about disastrous polar expeditions from the comfort of your armchair as much as I do, this is for you.                                                         —Flannery

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A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier By David Welky Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393254419
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2016

GHOSTLAND by Colin Dickey

The ubiquity of ghost stories, and their pervasiveness throughout human history and culture, makes it seem as if there is something... more…at work here. Dickey argues that there is indeed something more and that behind every ghost story are our history and our anxieties, past and present made manifest. Come with him as he journeys across America, hunting the ghosts that haunt our nation’s psyche, searching for the stories behind what goes bump in the night.                                                      —Jax

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