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An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
by Ann Vanderhoof
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Under the Tuscan Sun meets the wide-open sea...An Embarrassment of Mangoes is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind — and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean. Who hasn't fantasized about chucking the... (read more)

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In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint
by Allan Weisbecker
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In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir... (read more)

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The Road to Guadalupe: A Modern Pilgrimage to the Virgin of the Americas
The Road to Guadalupe: A Modern Pilgrimage to the Virgin of the Americas
by Eryk Hanut
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Eryk Hanut captures the abandon with which Mexicans and Americans alike worship the Goddess of the Americas, with writing that evokes the heat rising from the pavements of Mexico City and the dust in the surrounding countryside where Mary appeared... (read more)

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Selkirks Island
Selkirks Island
by Diana Souhani
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The story of Alexander Selkirk, a pirate who sailed the South Seas on looting expeditions for gold and treasure. Eventually, he marooned himself on an island off the coast of Chile and spent years in solitude there before being rescued. His exploits... (read more)

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Bone & Dream
Bone & Dream
by Lake Sagaris
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Chile's mysterious, beautiful Atacama Desert is a world as strange as the moon. As Lake Sagaris journeys from modern-day Santiago northward into Atacama, exploring a landscape long scarred by foreign mining operations, she interweaves the story of the... (read more)

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Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)
by Christopher S. Stewart
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Armed with the personal notebooks of the mysterious World War II spy Theodore Morde, an adventurer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, journalist Christopher S. Stewart sets out in search of the lost White City, buried somewhere deep in the... (read more)

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New Trails in Mexico: An Account of One Year's Exploration in North-Western Sonora, Mexico, and South-Western Arizona, 190
New Trails in Mexico: An Account of One Year's Exploration in North-Western Sonora, Mexico, and South-Western Arizona, 190
by Carl Lumholtz
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Subtitled An account of one year's exploration in north-western Sonora, Mexico, and south-western Arizona, 1909-1910. This reprint of the 1912 Scribner's classic lacks some of the photographs that appeared in the original edition. Annotation c. Book... (read more)

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Where the Road Ends: A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest
Where the Road Ends: A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest
by Binka Le Breton
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The colorful story of one couples journey across the world to build their dream home in the heart of the Amazon In 1989, as their mid-life crises approached, concert pianist Binka Le Breton and her husband Robin, an agricultural economist, decided to... (read more)

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Gather the Fruit One by One, Volume Two: The Americas: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories (Peace Corps @ 50)
Gather the Fruit One by One, Volume Two: The Americas: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories (Peace Corps @ 50)
by Pat Alter
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Take some Inca, Aztec, Maya, and Moche, mix in Spanish, French, English, Dutch and Danish, stir it to the rhythmic beat of Africa and what do you get? A zesty brew, expressed in a callaloo soup of language, food, music, and religion. So much passion, so... (read more)

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Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War
by Deb Olin Unferth
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Hailed as a “virtuosic one-woman show” (Time Out New York) this New York Times Book Review Editors Choice pick tells the funny and poignant story of the year the author ran away from college with her idealistic boyfriend and followed him to... (read more)

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Oh Mexico!: Love and Adventure in Mexico City
Oh Mexico!: Love and Adventure in Mexico City
by Lucy Neville
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Set against the vibrant background of one of the world's most dangerous cities, Oh Mexico! is not only a classic travel memoir, but also contains great narrative and amazing facts about this country's colorful history. With an eye for the bizarre and... (read more)

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Along the Inca Road: A Woman's Journey Into an Ancient Empire
Along the Inca Road: A Woman's Journey Into an Ancient Empire
by Karin Muller
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One of the engineering wonders of the world, the Inca Road was built more than five hundred years ago to link the far-flung outposts of a fabled empire -- an empire that ruled in golden splendor until the conquistadors arrived to plunder El Dorado and... (read more)

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Gringos in Paradise: An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico
Gringos in Paradise: An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico
by Barry Golson
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A Year in Provence meets Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House in this lively and entertaining account of a couple's year building their dream house in Mexico. In 2004, Barry Golson wrote an award-winning article for AARP magazine about Mexican hot spots... (read more)

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The White Horse: A Colombian Journey
The White Horse: A Colombian Journey
by Diane Thiel
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Cultural Writing. From the white horse appearing like an apparition to the massive skeleton of a whale on the coast, Diane Thiel's THE WHITE HORSE: A COLUMBIAN JOURNEY takes us on a magically real journey into the Pacific Coast rain forest ofColombia... (read more)

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Lonely Planet Green Dreams: Travels in Central America
Lonely Planet Green Dreams: Travels in Central America
by Steve Benz
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On the Amazon, in Costa Rica, Honduras and on the Mayan trail from Guatemala to Mexico, Stephen Benz encounters water, mud, insects and other wildlife -- including that new species, the 'ecotourist'.... (read more)

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Trail of Feathers: In Search of the Birdmen of Peru
Trail of Feathers: In Search of the Birdmen of Peru
by Tahir Shah
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A shrunken head from Peru and a feather with traces of blood are the clues that launch Tahir Shah on his latest journey. Fascinated by the recurring theme of flight in Peruvian folklore, Shah sets out to discover whether the Incas really were able to... (read more)

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Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba
Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba
by Christopher P Baker
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Equally at home on the elegant avenídas of Havana and the washboard trails of the Cuban countryside, Christopher P. Baker's 1000cc BMW Paris-Dakar was as much a state of mind as a form of transportation. Gaudy and gargantuan, the lipstick-red... (read more)

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Desert Memories: Journeys Through the Chilean North (National Geographic Directions)
Desert Memories: Journeys Through the Chilean North (National Geographic Directions)
by Ariel Dorfman
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The Norte Grande of Chile, the world's driest desert, had engendered contemporary Chile, everything that was good about it, everything that was dreadful, writes Ariel Dorfman in his brilliant exploration of one of the least known and most exotic corners... (read more)

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The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America
The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America
by Brian Kevin
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US“Not only does Mr. Kevin fill us in on the careening journey that helped define Thompson as a journalist, but he also delivers an engrossing and opinionated travel guide to modern Latin America.” —New York Times “Brian Kevin has... (read more)

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Costa Rica : a Traveler's Literary Companion (94 Edition)
Costa Rica : a Traveler's Literary Companion (94 Edition)
by Barbara Ras
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Table of Contents Northern Zone: Carmen Naranjo "Believe It or Not" Jose Leon Sanchez "The Girl Who Came from the Moon" Mario Gonzalez Feo "Bucho Vargas, Healer and Medicine Man" San Jose and the Central Valley: Yolanda Oreamuno "The Lizard with the... (read more)

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