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Adventure & Literary Travel

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  • A Field Guide to Getting Lost

    A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Recollections of My NonexistenceWritten as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Wild

    From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Barbarian Days

    A Surfing Life

    ****Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List“Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine**Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • A Philosophy of Walking

    by Frederic Gros ...
    Translated by John Howe ...
    “It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth.” —NietzscheIn A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Frédéric Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B – the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest march, the nature ramble – and reveals what they say about us.Gros draws attention to other thinkers who also saw walking as something central to their ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Walking the Americas

    1,800 Miles, Eight Countries, and One Incredible Journey from Mexico to Colombia

    by Levison Wood ...
    A trek through Central America from the author of Walking the Himalayas, “just the kind of guy you want with you on an adventure” (The Washington Post).Beginning in the Yucatán—and moving south through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama—Wood’s journey takes him from sleepy barrios to glamorous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness. Wood encounters ... Read more

    $19.49 USD

  • La Bella Figura

    A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

    Join the bestselling author of Ciao, America! on a lively tour of modern Italy that takes you behind the seductive face it puts on for visitors—la bella figura—and highlights its maddening, paradoxical true selfYou won’t need luggage for this hypothetical and hilarious trip into the hearts and minds of Beppe Severgnini’s fellow Italians. In fact, Beppe would prefer if you left behind the baggage ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Around India in 80 Trains

    "Crackles and sparks with life like an exploding box of Diwali fireworks." -- William DalrympleIn 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths.Two decades on, she turns to a ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Lonely Planet Southern Africa

    series Travel Guide
    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherLonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the world's oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park -all with your trusted travel ... Read more

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  • Moon Camino de Santiago

    Sacred Sites, Historic Villages, Local Food & Wine

    by Beebe Bahrami ...
    series Travel Guide
    Over 1,200 years old, 500 miles long, and rich with tradition and sacred history: Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Moon Camino de Santiago. Inside you'll find:Strategic trekking guides for walking the Camino, including where to start to get the Compostela certificate and excursions to gateway cities like Santiago, Léon, and PamplonaUnique ideas for enriching your experience: Admire folkloric ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • A Fork In The Road

    Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery On The Road

    series Lonely Planet Travel Literature
    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisherA Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road2014 James Beard Award Nominee and 2014 Society of Travel Writers Foundation Thomas Lowell Travel Journalism Bronze Award Winner for Travel BookJoin us at the table for this 34-course banquet of original stories from food-obsessed writers and chefs sharing their life ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Best Hits on Route 66

    100 Essential Stops on the Mother Road

    by Amy Bizzarri ...
    Inspiring, practical, and entertaining, this is the premier guide to all the off-the-radar stops along America’s Mother Road that you simply must not miss. Author Amy Bizzarri, a Route 66 expert and enthusiast, provides a comprehensive list of 100 unique stops that you’ll want to take a moment to explore as you journey along the highway’s 2,500 miles.The Best Hits on Route 66 also includes ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet. Harrer was traveling in India when the Second World War erupted. He was subsequently seized and imprisoned by British authorities. After several attempts, he escaped and crossed the rugged, frozen Himalayas, surviving by duping government ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

    A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace

    by David Lipsky ...
    **NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING JASON SEGAL AND JESSE EISENBERG, DIRECTED BY JAMES PONSOLDTAn indelible portrait of David Foster Wallace, by turns funny and inspiring, based on a five-day trip with award-winning writer David Lipsky during Wallace’s Infinite Jest tour**In David Lipsky’s view, David Foster Wallace was the best young writer in America. Wallace’s pieces for Harper’s magazine in ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Devil's Teeth

    A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

    by Susan Casey ...
    A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow themSusan Casey was in her living room when she first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, their dark fins swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. These sharks were the alphas ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Call of the Bell Bird

    A Quaker travels the world

    After nearly thirty years in the publishing world, Jennifer Kavanagh became a Quaker and changed her life. At 54, she packed a few belongings and set off with her partner Stephen on a year's journey in the tradition of travelling Quakers, to connect with old and new spiritual influences and 'to gain a new perspective, seeing how life is in developing countries, away from the spoilt affluence of ... Read more

    Free

  • Turtle Feet

    A brilliantly colorful memoir of becoming a monk and a young man's spiritual journey in India.Nikolai Grozni, a Boston jazz piano prodigy struck by spiritual ennui, suddenly abandoned 15 years of music studies to seek out the Dalai Lama's university in India, where he began his quest for the ultimate truth. Instead of finding answers, Grozni fell in with an unusual cast of characters, and ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Moon Southwest Road Trip

    Las Vegas, Zion & Bryce, Monument Valley, Santa Fe & Taos, and the Grand Canyon

    by Tim Hull ...
    series Travel Guide
    Wind-carved red rocks, brightly-painted adobe houses, and miles of open desert road: explore the beauty of the Southwest with Moon Southwest Road Trip.Maps and Driving Tools: More than 30 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughoutEat, Sleep, Stop and... ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon

    by Tim Hull ...
    series Travel Guide
    Explore Arizona's vast open spaces, dreamy canyons, and colorful culture with Moon Arizona & the Grand Canyon. Inside you'll find:Flexible itineraries from a Grand Canyon adventure to two weeks exploring the whole state, with strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, foodies, and moreThe best road trips in Arizona, including historic Route 66, and scenic bywaysThe top hikes,... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Sovietistan

    by Erika Fatland ...
    Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan became free of the Soviet Union in 1991. But though they are new to modern statehood, this is a region rich in ancient history, culture, and landscapes unlike anywhere else in the world. Traveling alone, Erika Fatland is a true adventurer in every sense. In Sovietistan, she takes the reader on a compassionate and insightful journey ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City

    by John Rogers ...
    Join John Rogers as he ventures out into an uncharted London like a redbrick Indiana Jones in search of the lost meaning of our metropolitan existence. Nursing two reluctant knees and a can of Stella, he perambulates through the seasons seeking adventure in our city’s remote and forgotten reaches.When John Rogers packed away his rucksack to start a family in London he didn’t stop travelling. But ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Born to Run

    The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Cathedrals of the Flesh

    My Search for the Perfect Bath

    by Alexia Brue ...
    People journey to Greece for the ruins, Turkey for the Aya Sophia, and Russia for St. Basil's, but Alexia Brue travels with a different itinerary: to visit the baths. At once deeply personal and highly informative, Cathedrals of the Flesh is the candid and playful account of one woman's determination to follow her passion.Alexia Brue has written for the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Spa ... Read more

    $9.89 USD

  • The Hedgehog's Dilemma

    A Tale of Obsession, Nostalgia, and the World's Most Charming Mammal

    by Hugh Warwick ...
    In this wonderfully entertaining, adorable book, Hugh Warwick, an environmental writer and photographer, examines the relationship between the hedgehog and man, and how the hedgehog became so beloved. Traveling the globe in search of his quarry, Warwick eventually discovers a new breed called Hugh's Hedgehog. ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Voyage of the Southern Sun

    An Amazing Solo Journey Around the World

    by Michael Smith ...
    Michael Smith spent 20 years restoring Melbourne’s beloved Sun Theatre and becoming one of Australia’s last independent cinema operators. He then set off on a rather different journey: to become the first person to fly solo around the world in an amphibious plane.With limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his tiny flying boat, the Southern Sun, Smith risked his ... Read more

    $9.99 USD