Travel Tales (2014)

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Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West
Bryce Andrews

BIOGRAPHY ANDREWS

Describes the author’s year on a southwest Montana ranch building fences, riding, roping, and caring for cattle while confronting a brutal pack of wolves in ways that challenged his views about conservation.


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Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman To Ski Solo Across The Southern Ice
Felicity Aston

BIOGRAPHY ASTON

A physicist discusses her two-month journey across Antarctica on cross country skis, making her the first woman—and only the third person in history—to ski across the entire continent alone.


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Only in Spain: A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love
Nellie Bennett

BIOGRAPHY BENNETT

A sparky, witty and enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.


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Paris Letters: One Woman's Journey from the Fast Lane to a Slow Stroll in Paris
Janice MacLeod

BIOGRAPHY MACLEOD

The author recounts how, after giving up her corporate job, she moved to Paris, embarked on a romance with a Frenchman who spoke no English and found a way using her artistic and writing skills to fund her dream of staying there permanently.


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Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World
Lynne Martin

BIOGRAPHY MARTIN

The author recounts how she and her husband decided to sell their house and live abroad full-time, making their way from Mexico to Turkey to Italy, and everywhere in between.


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Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo
Anjan Sundaram

BIOGRAPHY SUNDARAM

A journalist who has reported from Africa and the Middle East presents a dark memoir about his life-threatening, disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world’s most conflicted nations.


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Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America
Bruce Weber

BIOGRAPHY WEBER

Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. At the age of fifty-seven, Bruce Weber made the trip, alone, and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile, a vivid and immediate report of the self-powered life on the road.


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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China
David Eimer

HISTORY ASIA CHINA EIM

The Beijing correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph describes his trip to the remotest parts of the country far away from the capital, including the Islamic area of Xinjiang province, the forbidden zone of Tibet and Route 219, which borders India.


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I Don't Care if We Never Get Back: 30 Games in 30 Days on the Best Worst Baseball Road Trip Ever
Ben Blatt, Eric Brewster

SPORTS BASEBALL BLA

Ben, a sports analytics wizard, loves baseball. Eric, his best friend, hates it. But when Ben writes an algorithm for the optimal baseball road trip, an impossible dream of every pitch of 30 games in 30 stadiums in 30 days, who will he call on to take shifts behind the wheel, especially when those shifts will include nineteen hours straight from Phoenix to Kansas City? Eric, of course. Will Eric regret it? Most definitely.


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French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws: Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond
Susan Spano

TRAVEL SPA

Susan Spano, America’s original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces.


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How to Travel the World for Free: One Man, 150 Days, Eleven Countries, No Money!
Michael Wigge

TRAVEL WIG

Documents how the author journeyed around the world without spending any of his own money, and suggests alternative methods of traveling and creative solutions for finding food and shelter that require no monetary investment.


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Naked and Marooned: One Man. One Island.
Ed Stafford

TRAVEL FIJI STA

Ed Stafford decided to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. His mission was to survive for sixty days equipped with no food, water, or even clothing, except the video cameras he would use to document his time.


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Friday Was the Bomb: Five Years in the Middle East
Nathan Deuel

TRAVEL MIDEAST DEU

A meditation on fatherhood, an unusual memoir of a war correspondent’s spouse, and a first-hand account from the front lines of the most historic events of recent days—the Arab Spring, the end of the Iraq war, and the unrest in Syria—Friday Was the Bomb is a searing collection of timely and absorbing essays.


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Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
David Greene

TRAVEL RUSSIA GRE

The co-host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” details his travels along the Trans-Siberian Railroad, from Moscow to Vladivostok, describing the people he met, from singing babushkas to entrepreneurial teens to political activists, and discusses the challenges faced by 21st-century Russia.


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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
Paul Rosolie

TRAVEL SAMER ROS

The explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet—the Madre de Dios (Mother of God) region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow from the Andean mountain cloud forests into the lowland Amazon rainforest.


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Conversations on the Hudson
Nick Hand

TRAVEL US MIDATLANT HAN

Offers interviews with artists and craftspeople met by the author on a bicycle trip up the Hudson River from Brooklyn to its source in the Adirondack Mountains, as well as photographs of them, their workplaces, and the products of their labor.


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