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  • The Naked Man Festivalby Brian Thacker

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 21.77

    Bestselling author of Rule Number Five: No Sex on the Bus and Planes Trains & Elephants, searches out the most bizarre festivals in a frantic race around the world. more...

  • Getting Stoned with Savagesby J. Maarten Troost

    Crown/Archetype 2006; US$ 13.99

    From the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals , the laugh-out-loud true story of his years on the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, among cannibals, volcanoes . . . and the world?s best narcotics. With The Sex Lives of Cannibals , Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting... more...

  • Rule No.5: No Sex on the Busby Brian Thacker

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 22.68

    Brian Thacker, bus tour-leader extraordinaire, tells it how it really is in this funny, rollicking, absurd, ride through Europe. more...

  • Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwideby Marybeth Bond

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 15.95

    Women?s travel is a thriving niche, as our first book by travel expert Marybeth Bond amply showed. To continue serving that eager market of traveling women, National Geographic presents Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide. Each chapter takes off with stories of women who traveled with girlfriends to celebrate, grow, challenge themselves, or simply... more...

  • Previous Convictionsby A.A. Gill

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 13.50

    Critic, essayist and cultural savant A.A. Gill is probably the most widely read columnist in Britain. His books The Angry Island and A.A. Gill is away have found delighted fans in America as well, and sparked a loyal following. His new book of travel essays, Previous Convictions, ranges from Gill's nearby domestic locales of Glastonbury and... more...

  • A Meal Observedby Andrew Todhunter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    Awarded three stars by Michelin, Taillevent is one of the finest restaurants in the world. Todhunter spent several months working in its kitchen in preparation for the divine experience of eating a five-hour meal in the nineteenth-century dining room. From the amuse-bouche (a warm cheese puff to ?amuse the mouth?) to the crowning glory of the fantasie... more...

  • Two in the Wildby Susan Fox Rogers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Thelma and Louise get sporty (and survive) in this anthology of true stories about women whose idea of fun involves sharing adventures--big and small--in the great outdoors. In essays that not only take you to mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers but also explore the powerful and intimate bond of female companionship, the editor of Solo: On Her Own... more...

  • A Tramp Abroadby Mark Twain; Dave Eggers

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    In A Tramp Abroad , Mark Twain?s unofficial sequel to The Innocents Abroad , the author records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. ?Here you have Twain?s inimitable mix,? writes Dave Eggers in his Introduction, ?of the folksy and the effortlessly erudite,... more...

  • Sun After Darkby Pico Iyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    One of the best travel writers now at work in the English language brings back the sights and sounds from a dozen different frontiers. A cryptic encounter in the perfumed darkness of Bali; a tour of a Bolivian prison, conducted by an enterprising inmate; a nightmarish taxi ride across southern Yemen, where the men with guns may be customs inspectors... more...

  • Americanaby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Harley-Davidson bikers . . . Grand Canyon river rats. . .Mormon archaeologists. . . Spelling bee prodigies? For more than fifteen years, best-selling author and historian Hampton Sides has traveled widely across the continent exploring the America that lurks just behind the scrim of our mainstream culture. Reporting for Outside , The New Yorker... more...