A scintillatingly witty memoir telling the story of a young woman's determined struggle for freedom
This is the unforgettable memoir of an 'odd, rich, exotic' childhood, of growing up in Azerbaijan in the turbulent early twentieth century, caught between East and West, tradition and modernity.
"With this book, you feel you can stop time and savor the rituals of life." --Maira Kalman
Kathleen Phelan (nee Newton) was utterly unique; a female vagabond who embraced the freedom of the tramp lifestyle and philosophy. Like the infamous women explorers of the Victorian era, she traveled before as a single woman adventuring to every place on the planet funding her travels through canny bets on horseracing.
There are millions of islands on our planet. New islands are being built at an unprecedented rate, for tourism and territorial ambition. Many are also disappearing, besieged by rising sea levels.
An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad.
Going traveling is one of the few things we undertake in a direct attempt to make ourselves happy--and frequently, in fascinating ways, we fail. We get bored, cross, anxious, or lonely.
“Arguably the greatest living travel writer” (Outside magazine), Pico Iyer has called Japan home for more than three decades. But, as he is the first to admit, the country remains an enigma even to its long-term residents.
Classic writers remind us to saunter, march, prowl and wander in this gorgeously curated collection of writing for the everyday walker.
“Filled with charming illustrations, this delightful book about Iceland’s 265 museums is as quirky and mesmerizing as the country’s dreamscape itself.” —Forbes
A literary history of walking From Dickens to Zizek
There is no such thing as the wrong step; every time we walk we are going somewhere. Moving around the modern city becomes more than from getting from A to B, but a way of understanding who and where you are. In a series of riveting intellectual rambles, Matthew Beaumont, retraces a history of the walker.
The critically acclaimed Dutch novelist, poet, and travel writer Cees Nooteboom pays tribute to Venice—the city, its history, and its treasures
“Mr. Nooteboom . . . [has] a highly distinctive voice—and often a new angle of vision. . . .
1,700 miles of vibrant cities, coastal towns, and glittering ocean views: Embark on your epic PCH journey with Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip.
They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find:
Hike some of the most famous trails in the world, with the region's top guides right by your side.
This official book celebrates the trails of the Pacific Northwest with stunning photography, maps, rarely seen archival photos, and information-packed text by top regional hiking authors that brings the history of the trails to life.
Walking Broadway encapsulates the architectural history of Manhattan with fourteen walks that guide readers along New York's most famous street.