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Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide
Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide
by Doug Mack
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Prepare to Get Lost on the Beaten Path... When Doug Mack picked up a 1963 edition of Europe on Five Dollars a Day, he stumbled on an inspired idea: to boldly go where millions have gone before, relying only on the advice of a travel guide that's nearly... (read more)

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Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain
Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain
by Jack Hitt
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Jack Hitt is a contributing writer for Harper's and GQ. He also writes for The New York Times Magazine, Outside, and Mother Jones, and contributes frequently to public radio's This American Life.... (read more)

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Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide
Too Much Tuscan Sun: Confessions of a Chianti Tour Guide
by Dario Castagno
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Dario Castagno was born in England to Italian parents and moved with his family to Tuscany when he was ten. Through his company, Chianti Rooster Tours, he has guided small groups of visitors--mostly Americans--to his favorite spots in the Chianti region... (read more)

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Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook
Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook
by Sara Midda
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Sara Midda is an artist and author. Her previous books include the international best sellers In and Out of the Garden and Sara Midda's South of France. She has exhibited her work in London galleries, and her designs are used in a full line of lifestyle... (read more)

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Amore: An American Father's Roman Holiday
Amore: An American Father's Roman Holiday
by Roger Friedland
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As his twin daughters approached adolescence, sociologist Roger Friedland was worried. The thing that most bothered him was not the erotic heat of Americas youth culture, but the lovelessness of its sex. Offered the chance to live and teach in Rome... (read more)

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Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
by Penelope Rowlands
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Paris is "the world capital of memory and desire," concludes one of the writers in this intimate and insightful collection of memoirs of the city. Living in Paris changed these writers forever. In thirty-two personal essays--more than half of which are... (read more)

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Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France, But Not the French
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France, But Not the French
by Jean Benoit Nadeau
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Though Gulf War II may have shaken the US relationship with France, these French-speaking Canadian journalists decode paradoxes that still mesmerize Americans (e.g., Gallic good health despite their indulgences, and a strong tradition of individual... (read more)

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Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life
Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life
by Frances Mayes
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In addition to her Tuscany memoirs, Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany, FRANCES MAYES is the author of the travel memoir A Year in the World; the illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home; Swan, a... (read more)

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Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Spain (Vintage Departures)
Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Spain (Vintage Departures)
by Chris Stewart
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  No sooner had Chris Stewart set eyes on El Valero than he handed over a check.  Now all he had to do was explain to Ana, his wife that they were the proud owners of an isolated sheep farm in the Alpujarra Mountains in Southern Spain. ... (read more)

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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that... (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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A Time to Keep Silence
A Time to Keep Silence
by Patrick Leig Fermor
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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style. After his stormy schooldays, followed by the walk across Europe to Constantinople that begins in A Time of Gifts (1977) and continues... (read more)

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Pilgrim Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago
Pilgrim Stories: On and Off the Road to Santiago
by Nancy Louise Frey
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Nancy Louise Frey is an anthropologist and writer. She lives on the Galician coast in Spain.... (read more)

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Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
by Sarah Moss
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Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a... (read more)

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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
by Frances Mayes
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A CLASSIC FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan... (read more)

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Journey Into Cyprus
Journey Into Cyprus
by Colin Thubron
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Beautifully packaged reissue of Colin Thubron's classic which bring the whole of his backlist into Vintage,   The people, their history and the beauty of an island on the brink of tragedy.   This is the account of a unique journey -- a six... (read more)

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Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
Queenan Country: A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country
by Joe Queenan
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In this hilarious romp through England, one of America's preeminent humorists seeks the answer to an eternal question: What makes the Brits tick? One semitropical Fourth of July, Joe Queenan's English wife suggested that the family might like a chicken... (read more)

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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
by Frances Mayes
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A romantic memoir of buying, renovating and settling into a villa near Cortona, Italy. New York Times Book... (read more)

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London Fragments: A Literary Expedition (Armchair Traveler)
London Fragments: A Literary Expedition (Armchair Traveler)
by Rudiger Gorner
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Meet Shakespeare, Heine and Hogarth south of the river, find Virginia Woolf in Bloomsbury, discovers Blake and Trollope in Westminster, happen on the Carlyles in Chelsea, come across John Keats in beautiful Hampstead and search for Bacon and Hanif... (read more)

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Connemara Mollie: An Irish Journey on Horseback
Connemara Mollie: An Irish Journey on Horseback
by Hilary Bradt
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An account of a journey through western Ireland made in 1984 that centres on the growing bond between the author and her Connemara pony and the many challenges they face before the tragic conclusion in the mountains of Kerry. It is a portrait of rural... (read more)

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