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Mexican Days: Journeys Into the Heart of Mexico
Mexican Days: Journeys Into the Heart of Mexico
by Tony Cohan
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Tony Cohans On Mexican Time, his chronicle of discovering a new life in the small Mexican mountain town of San Miguel de Allende, has beguiled readers and become a travel classic. Now, in Mexican Days, point of arrival becomes point of departure as&... (read more)

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The Urban Circus: Travels with Mexico's Malabaristas
The Urban Circus: Travels with Mexico's Malabaristas
by Catriona Rainsford
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The story opens in Chihuahua, North Mexico, with a chance meeting with a group of itinerant Mexican street performers. Entranced by their stories and free-roaming lifestyle,  the author accompanies them on a two-year, hand-to-mouth journey across... (read more)

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A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean
A Trip to the Beach: Living on Island Time in the Caribbean
by Melinda Blanchard
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This is the true story of a trip to the beach that never ends. It's about a husband and wife who escape civilization to build a small restaurant on an island paradise -- and discover that even paradise has its pitfalls. It's a story filled with... (read more)

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A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean
A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean
by Gary Buslik
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"If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of... (read more)

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The Handsomest Man in Cuba: An Escapade
The Handsomest Man in Cuba: An Escapade
by Lynette Chiang
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Lynette Chiang fled a decent job, three-bedroom house, fast car, and nice bloke in Sydney and, armed with a poor sense of direction, set off to see the world on a folding bicycle. The Handsomest Man in Cuba is the tale of her three-month romp pedaling... (read more)

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Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast
Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast
by Andromed Romano Lax
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Written by the author of "Adventure Kayaking, " this book is a celebration and re-creation of Steinbeck's famous trip to some of the most biologically diverse waters in the world. Map.... (read more)

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Brazil (Traveler's Literary Companions)
Brazil (Traveler's Literary Companions)
by Alexis Levitin
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This vital collection is as eclectic and electric as Brazil itself. These stories — ranging from vignettes, sketches, and prose poems to traditional narratives — cover a wide geography, physically, thematically, and stylistically. Tales of... (read more)

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Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)
Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)
by Sara Wheeler
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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide--not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom... (read more)

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Land Without Evil: Utopian Journeys Across the South American Watershed
Land Without Evil: Utopian Journeys Across the South American Watershed
by Richard Gott
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Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
by Eric Simons
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For Darwin Year, a fresh-eyed and enchanting journey through South America in his footsteps One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, the self-proclaimed southernmost city in the world, writer Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the... (read more)

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Cochineal Red
Cochineal Red
by Hugh Thomson
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Subtitled, "Travels Through Ancient Peru". Explores the mysterious pre-Columbian cultures of Ancient Peru and their enduring monuments, some newly found.... (read more)

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Amazon Extreme: Three Men, a Raft, and the World's Most Dangerous River
Amazon Extreme: Three Men, a Raft, and the World's Most Dangerous River
by Colin Angus
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The true story of three enthusiastic (but inexperienced) adventurers who attempt to become the first team to raft the entire length of the Amazon River–all 4,007 miles--and (barely) live to tell about it. To a trio of twenty-something adrenaline... (read more)

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
by John Gimlette
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A wildly humorous account of the author's travels across Paraguay–South America's darkly fabled, little-known “island surrounded by land.” Rarely visited by tourists and barely touched by global village sprawl, Paraguay remains a... (read more)

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How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling Through South America
How to Walk a Puma: And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling Through South America
by Peter Allison
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On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. One side meant Africa and the other, South America, the two places he most wanted to explore. After eight years as a safari guide in Africa and another eight in Sydney, Australia, he finally makes... (read more)

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay
by John Gimlette
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Haven to Nazis, smugglers paradise, home to some of the earths oddest wildlife and most baroquely awful dictatorships, Paraguay is a nation waiting for the right chronicler. In John Gimlette, at last it has one. With an adventurers sang-froid, a... (read more)

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The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life
The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life
by Ann Vanderhoof
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While sailing around the Caribbean, Ann Vanderhoof and her husband Steve track wild oregano-eating goats in the cactus-covered hills of the Dominican Republic, gather nutmegs on an old estate in Grenada, make searing-hot pepper sauce in a Trinidadian... (read more)

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Oaxaca Journal (12 Edition)
Oaxaca Journal (12 Edition)
by Oliver Sacks
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Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados—mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and... (read more)

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The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
by Scott Wallace
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"A riveting and brilliant book blessed with the pacing of a novel but carrying the great weight of world events. This is journalism at its very, very best." Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm  Many of us are just awakening to... (read more)

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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.... (read more)

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Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone
Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone
by Mary Morris
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Traveling from the highland desert of northern Mexico to the steaming jungles of Honduras, from the seashore of the Caribbean to the exquisite highlands of Guatemala, Mary Morris, a celebrated writer of both fiction and nonfiction, confronts the... (read more)

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