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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
by Rinker Buck
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Rinker Buck offers a witty, fascinating account of the year he and his brother spent traveling the Oregon Trail in a mule-drawn wagon. Equal parts autobiography and travelogue, Buck writes movingly about both the original trials of the Oregon Trail and... (read more)

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The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie
by Wendy McClure
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Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder — a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she’s never been to, yet somehow knows by heart. She traces the pioneer... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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Solnit is one of the most eloquent, urgent, and intelligent voices writing nonfiction today; from Men Explain Things to Me to Storming the Gates of Paradise, anything she's written is well worth reading. But her marvelous book of essays A Field Guide to... (read more)

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Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge
Rowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge
by Jill Fredston
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"[Fredston] sticks to telling good stories about battling, on primitive terms, the weather, the water, the land, the animals and some of the demons that haunt us all." Anchorage Daily... (read more)

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The Best American Travel Writing 2013 (Best American)
The Best American Travel Writing 2013 (Best American)
by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Edited by The New Yorkers Bill Buford, the pieces collected here “prove that a restless, intrepid spirit isnt unwelcome to American readers” (New York Times Book Review).... (read more)

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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
by Paul Theroux
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PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.... (read more)

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Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China
Apologies to My Censor: The High and Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China
by Mitch Moxley
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The story of a young man's outrageous adventures in China and his search for identity in the most unexpected of places. Mitch Moxley came to Beijing in the spring of 2007 to take a job as a writer and editor for China Daily, the country's only English... (read more)

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar
by Paul Theroux
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Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in his classic work The Great Railway Bazaar, the worlds most acclaimed travel writer re-creates his 25,000-mile journey through eastern Europe, central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, and... (read more)

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Mud, Sweat and Gears: Cycling from Lands End to John O Groats (Via the Pub)
Mud, Sweat and Gears: Cycling from Lands End to John O Groats (Via the Pub)
by Ellie Bennett
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The tale of a scenic cycling trip—including an index of the 50 finest beers tasted on the trip "One more wouldn't hurt," said Mick. I looked at him doubtfully. "I'm not sure. It's gone three o'clock already. What time does it get dark in... (read more)

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Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language
Dreaming in Hindi: Coming Awake in Another Language
by Katherine Russell Rich
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"Riveting and sharply observed." —Wall Street Journal "Verbally and emotionally dazzling . . . [Rich] became fluent in the language of human possibility." —O, the Oprah Magazine, "10 Top Reads of 2009"   In this... (read more)

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Mani Travels in the Southern Peloponnese
Mani Travels in the Southern Peloponnese
by Patrick L Fermor
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The Mani, at the tip of Greece's-and Europe's-southernmost promontory, is one of the most isolated regions of the world. Cut off from the rest of the country by the towering range of the Taygetus and hemmed in by the Aegean and Ionian seas, it is a land... (read more)

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Between the Woods & the Water on Foot To Constantinople From the Hook of Holland
Between the Woods & the Water on Foot To Constantinople From the Hook of Holland
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in A Time of Gifts The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933--to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day--proved so rich in experiences that when much later... (read more)

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The Olive Tree: A Personal Journey Through Mediterranean Olive Groves
The Olive Tree: A Personal Journey Through Mediterranean Olive Groves
by Carol Drinkwater
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Troubled by challenges her own South of France farm is experiencing—attack by a virulent pest and the premature ripening of the trees' fruits—Carol realizes new approaches to farming are becoming essential. Traditional customs have been set... (read more)

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To a Mountain in Tibet (P.S.)
To a Mountain in Tibet (P.S.)
by Colin Thubron
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“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 Post Book World ... (read more)

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Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
by Rosecrans Baldwin
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A self-described Francophile since the age of nine, Rosecrans Baldwin had always dreamed of living in France. So when an offer presented itself to work at a Parisian ad agency, he couldn't turn it down — even though he had no experience in... (read more)

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The Lost Heart of Asia (P.S.)
The Lost Heart of Asia (P.S.)
by Colin Thubron
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Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing. His first books were about the Middle East—Damascus, Lebanon, and Cyprus. In 1982 he traveled in the Soviet Union, pursued by the KGB. From these early experiences developed his great... (read more)

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A Time of Gifts (New York Review Books Classics)
A Time of Gifts (New York Review Books Classics)
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which Between the Woods and the Water... (read more)

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Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time.
Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time.
by Ed Stafford
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As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, a riveting, adventurous account of one mans history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon — and through the most bio... (read more)

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South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
by Lynne Cox
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The true story of a miraculous encounter between a teenaged girl and a baby whale off the coast of California and#160; It was the dark of early morning; seventeen-year-old Lynne Cox was swimming her last half mile back to the pier after a long workout... (read more)

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Words of Mercury
Words of Mercury
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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The travels and writings of Britain's legendary Patrick Leigh Fermor Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 years old when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. It was during these early wanderings that he started to... (read more)

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