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  • The Silverado Squattersby Robert Louis Stevenson

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    In 1880, Robert Louis Stevenson followed Frances Osbourne to her home in San Francisco, where she agreed to his proposal of marriage. The couple decided to honeymoon in an abandoned shack on the Silverado mine site in California’s developing wine country. Stevenson’s account is a delightful travel story that provides a rare and vivid look at the... more...

  • Desert Dancingby Len Wilcox

    Hunter Publishing 2000; US$ 15.00

    A combination guidebook/journal to this enchanting region. Filled with historical notes and details of the culture, Desert Dancing is a trip for your senses. Alongside practical travel information you'll find insight into the area's past, and the legends and myths that survive today. Visit sacred places and learn of their mysteries. Directions, places... more...

  • Adventure Guide to the Cayman Islandsby Paris Permenter; John Bigley

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    To the outsider, the Cayman Islands – Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman and Little Cayman – are almost always equated with watersports and glorious beaches, plus offshore banking opportunities. This is hardly surprising, since the Cayman Islands do offer world-class scuba diving in crystal-clear waters, as well as a tax-free haven. But these three islands... more...

  • Fly-Fishing for Sharksby Richard Louv

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 15.99

    For three years, journalist Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing with Americans. Doing what many of us dream of, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from trout waters east and west to bass waters north and south. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the result of his journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. ... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...