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  • Vagabondingby Rolf Potts; Timothy Ferriss

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    With a new foreword by Tim Ferriss •  There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream... more...

  • Wildby Cheryl Strayed

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would... more...

  • The Marchesby Rory Stewart

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    LONGLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017 ‘This is travel writing at its best.’ Katherine Norbury, Observer An Observer Book of the Year His father Brian taught Rory Stewart how to walk, and walked with him on journeys from Iran to Malaysia. Now they have chosen to do their final walk together along ‘the Marches’ - the frontier that... more...

  • Travelling with Pomegranatesby Ann Kidd Taylor; Sue Monk Kidd

    Headline 2011; US$ 9.99

    TRAVELLING WITH POMEGRANATES is a touching and perceptive memoir about mothers and daughters that will resonate with women of all ages. From Sue Monk Kidd, the New York Times bestselling author of THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES and THE INVENTION OF WINGS ,and her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter Ann chronicle their travels... more...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months... more...

  • A Walk in the Woodsby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 7.99

    A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER 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 AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes —... more...

  • Ghosts of Spainby Giles Tremlett

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 13.12

    The Spanish are reputed to be amongst Europe's most voluble people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of the Spanish Civil War and the rule of dictator General�simo Francisco Franco? The appearance - sixty years after that war ended - of mass graves containing victims of General Franco's death squads has finally broken what Spaniards... more...

  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region. more...

  • Homage to Cataloniaby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    In this chronicle of his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic and brutal episode in European history. 'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery... more...

  • Going to Extremesby Nick Middleton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.53

    In Going to Extremes writer, presenter and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton visits Oymyakon in Siberia, where the average winter temperature is -47 degrees and 40% of the population have lost their fingers to frostbite while changing the car wheel. Next he travels to Arica Chile where there have been fourteen consecutive years without a drop... more...