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  • The Naked Man Festivalby Brian Thacker

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 19.08

    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...

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

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 15.88

    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...

  • Ella in Europeby Michael Konik

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 10.48

    Part travelogue, part valentine to a beloved pet, Ella in Europe chronicles writer Michael Konik?s magical six-week journey through Europe with his dog, Ella. An homage to the friend who has ?licked away my tears when I?m sad, hopped on her hind legs when I?m happy, and snuggled me when I?m lonely,? here is the story of a bond unlike any other?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...

  • 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...

  • Time and Tideby Frank Conroy

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    Frank Conroy first visited Nantucket with a gang of college friends in 1955. They came on a whim, and for Conroy it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair with this "small, relaxed oasis in the ocean." This book, part travel diary, part memoir, is a hauntingly evocative and personal journey through Nantucket: its sweeping dunes, rugged moors,... 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...

  • Previous Convictionsby A.A. Gill

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • Mexican Daysby Tony Cohan

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.99

    Tony Cohan?s On Mexican Time , his chronicle of discovering a new life in the small Mexican mountain town of San Miguel de Allende, has beguiled readers and become a travel classic. Now, in Mexican Days , point of arrival becomes point of departure as?faced with the invasion of the town by tourists and an entire Hollywood movie crew, a magazine editor?s... more...