Travel Picks

Days in the Caucasus Cover Image
By Banine, Anne Thompson-Ahmadova (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781782274872
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Published: Pushkin Press - March 2nd, 2021

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.


Water, Wood, and Wild Things: Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984877529
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Published: Viking - March 23rd, 2021

"With this book, you feel you can stop time and savor the rituals of life." --Maira Kalman


There Is Only One Road and It Goes Everywhere: Journeys to the Land of Heart's Desires Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781627311021
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Published: Feral House - February 9th, 2021

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.


Elsewhere: A Journey into Our Age of Islands Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226670355
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 2nd, 2020

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.


How to Travel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781999917968
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Published: School of Life - October 8th, 2019

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.


A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101973479
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020

“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.


The Joy of Walking Cover Image
By Suzy Cripps (Editor)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781529032642
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Published: Macmillan Collector's Library - November 10th, 2020

Classic writers remind us to saunter, march, prowl and wander in this gorgeously curated collection of writing for the everyday walker.


The Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland's Most Unusual Museums Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143135463
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2020

“Filled with charming illustrations, this delightful book about Iceland’s 265 museums is as quirky and mesmerizing as the country’s dreamscape itself.” Forbes


The Walker: On Finding and Losing Yourself in the Modern City Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781788738910
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Published: Verso - November 10th, 2020

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.


Venice: The Lion, the City and the Water (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) Cover Image
By Cees Nooteboom, Laura Watkinson (Translated by), Simone Sassen (By (photographer))
$28.00
ISBN: 9780300254372
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Published: Yale University Press - November 3rd, 2020

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. . . .


Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip: California, Oregon & Washington (Travel Guide) Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781640499126
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Published: Moon Travel - November 17th, 2020

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.


Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks (Travel Guide) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781640499188
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Published: Moon Travel - October 13th, 2020

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:


Hiking Trails of the Pacific Northwest: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Southwestern British Columbia Cover Image
By Bart Smith (Photographs by), Craig Romano, William Sullivan, Daniel Evans (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847867660
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Published: Rizzoli - September 15th, 2020

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: Thirteen Miles of Architecture and History Cover Image
Not available to order
ISBN: 9781580935357
Availability: Stock uncertain--should fulfill within 10 days or so
Published: The Monacelli Press - June 16th, 2020

Walking Broadway encapsulates the architectural history of Manhattan with fourteen walks that guide readers along New York's most famous street.