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  • The Grown-Up's Guide to Running Away from Homeby Rosanne Knorr

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 14.95

    For empty-nesters, early retirees, and even established executives, midlife is the ideal time to turn travel fantasies into real and rewarding experiences. This second edition of THE GROWN-UP'S GUIDE covers estimating cost-of-living expenses, the dos and don'ts of international health care, the boom in online travel resources, and much more. Whether... more...

  • Globetrotter Dogmaby Bruce Northam

    New World Library 2011; Not Available

    In Globetrotter Dogma, travel writer Bruce Northam entertains, educates, and motivates readers to hit the road through an idiosyncratic mix of travel lore, humor, shock, story, and practical advice. Employing a rambling résumé that touches two-thirds of the planet, Northam shares wisdom from his far-flung adventures:drifting with Burma's nomadic sea... more...

  • Kon-Tikiby Thor Heyerdahl

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 5.99

    Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his... more...

  • Meetings on the Edgeby Mags MacKean

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Meetings On The Edge is a travel memoir by Mags MacKean, a once-frustrated journalist for the BBC, who took the plunge and abandoned a ten-year career to follow her dream to become a mountaineer. The book explores the impact of a solitary journey as well as unexpected encounters with some fascinating people along the way. The different natural environments... more...

  • Everestby Christine Gee; Garry Weare; Margaret Gee

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.18

    On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first ever to set foot on the highest point on earth: the summit of Everest. It was a magical moment. Since then many men and women have striven to reach the top of this awesome mountain, which can be at once beautiful and mystical, unpredictable and highly dangerous, never straightforward... more...

  • Trainby Tom Zoellner

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner?coauthor of the New York Times ?bestselling An Ordinary Man ?travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed the... more...

  • Flying Cloudby David W. Shaw

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Flying Cloud is the riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable sea voyage during the days of the California gold rush. In 1851, navigator Eleanor Creesy set sail on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud , traveling from New York to San Francisco in only 89 days. This swift passage set a world record that went... more...

  • The Cactus Eatersby Dan White

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents?among others?thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with... more...

  • Over the Edge of the Worldby Laurence Bergreen

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World , prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic... more...

  • A Voyage For Madmenby Peter Nichols

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the nine men would cross the finish line and earn fame, wealth, and glory. For the others, the reward... more...