Travel - Essays & Travelogues

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A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson

Not long after I moved with my family to a small town in New Hampshire, I happened upon a path that vanished into a wood on the edge of town.' So begins Bill Bryson's hilarious book 'A Walk in the Woods. Following his return to Americ...

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Published: May 1998

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's S...

Eric Weiner

Part foreign affairs discourse, part humor, and part twisted self-help guide, The Geography of Bliss takes the reader from America to Iceland to India in search of happiness, or, in the crabby author's case, moments of 'un-unhappiness...

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Published: Jan 2008

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picni...

Kinky Friedman

Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favorite city: Austin.Maybe you want to know which restaurant President Bush rates as his favorite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you wan...

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Published: Oct 2004

The City of Falling Angels

John Berendt

It was seven years ago that Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil achieved a record-breaking four-year run on the New York Times bestseller list. John Berendt's inimitable brand of nonfiction brought the dark mystique of Savannah so...

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Published: Sep 2005

Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Eu...

Bill Bryson

DIVHaving seen Europe with a rucksack on his back and a youthful spring in his step twenty years earlier, Bill Bryson decides to make a sentimental journey back to that familiar territory, to wander perilously through the minefields o...

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Published: Mar 2013

Land's End: A Walk In Provincetown

Michael Cunningham

In this celebration of one of America's oldest towns (incorporated in 1720), Michael Cunningham, author of the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hours/b, brings us Provincetown, one of the most idiosyncratic and extraordinary...

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Published: May 2004

Scott Amundsen: Their Race to the So...

Roland Huntford

The fascinating story of the explorers and their race to the South PoleAt the beginning of the 20th century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the modern age of exploration. In this brilliant dual biography, every detail of...

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Published: Aug 2009

Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal...

Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840.While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles that affected h...

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Published: Dec 2010

Travels with Herodotus

Ryszard Kapuscinski

From the master of literary reportage whose acclaimed books include 'Shah of Shahs, The Emperor,' and 'The Shadow of the Sun,' an intimate account of his first youthful forays beyond the Iron Curtain. Just out of university in 1955, K...

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Published: Sep 2007

Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in...

Christopher Buckley

The father of our country slept with Martha, but schlepped in the District. Now in the great man's footsteps comes humorist and twenty-year Washington resident Christopher Buckley with the real story of the city's founding. Well, not ...

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Published: Aug 2003

Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Ye...

Tim Cahill

"Let's get lost together . . . "Lost in My Own Backyard/b brings acclaimed author Tim Cahill together with one of his—and America's—favorite destinations: Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Cahill has been &qu...

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Published: Jun 2004

A Year in the World: Journeys of a Pa...

Frances Mayes

The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in bestselling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself—and her readers—in the sights, aromas, and treasures of twelve new specia...

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Published: Mar 2006

Bringing Tuscany Home: Sensuous Style...

Frances Mayes

I always imagine each of the signoras who lived in this house—where she shelled peas, rocked the grandchild, placed a vase of the pink roses. Now I would like to take one of these women back to my house in California to show her how...

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Published: Oct 2004

NPR Road Trips: Family Vacations: Sto...

Noah Adams

With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them—and seek them out. Each story focuses ...

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Published: Mar 2010

A Walk in the Woods (Movie Tie-In): R...

Bill Bryson

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The...

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Published: Jul 2015

Dispatches from Pluto: Lost and Found...

Richard Grant

Richard Grant and his girlfriend were living in a shoebox apartment in New York City when they decided on a whim to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. Dispatches from Pluto is their journey of discovery into this st...

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Published: Oct 2015

Lonely Planet: Better Than Fiction: T...

Alexander McCall Smith

DIVA collection of original travel stories told by some of the world’s best novelists, including: Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Téa Obreht, DBC Pierre, and more./DIV

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Published: Jan 2013

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in...

Maarten J. Troost

At age twenty-six, Maarten Troost decided to pack up his flip-flops and move to a remote South Pacific island. The idea of dropping everything and moving to the ends of the earth was irresistibly romantic. He should have known better....

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Published: May 2007

The Innocents Abroad: The New Pilgrim...

Mark Twain

In June 1867, Mark Twain set out for Europe and the Holy Land on the paddle steamer Quaker City. His enduring, no-nonsense guide for the first-time traveler also served as an antidote to the insufferably romantic travel books of the p...

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Published: Aug 2011

The Drive

Teresa Bruce

The Drive follows Teresa Bruce on her 2003 road trip through Mexico and onto the Pan-American Highway, in a rickety camper with her old dog and new husband in tow. Bruce first set off on the exact same route in 1973, her parents at th...

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Published: Sep 2017

Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal...

Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published in 1840.While at Harvard College, Dana had an attack of the measles that affected h...

Unabridged MP3-CD
Published: Dec 2010
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