Travel & Travel Writing

When Bryson and his bumbling friend set out to hike the Appalachian Trail, they are plagued by misfortune from the very start. Ill prepared and out of shape, the two hikers drag themselves along the trail, with many humorous encounters along the way. Interesting history about the trail is interspersed with amusing misadventures, making for a thoroughly enjoyable read. - Jade

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Official Guides to the Appalachian Trail) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780767902526
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Published: Broadway Books - May 4th, 1999

All right, Santa Cruzans: Whether you have your own Sprinter or vintage VW or you’re just looking for inspiration, a breath of fresh air, and a little open road, here’s the book for you and your favorite nomad. Huntington has put together a glorious collection of van life, divided into sections by vehicle type and full of stunning photographs and essays by those living the dream. Love Tiny Homes or Cabin Porn? Here’s your next move. - Melinda

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Van Life: Your Home on the Road Cover Image
By Foster Huntington (Artist)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316556446
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers - October 10th, 2017

If you love the California coast and are dying for a nice coffee-table book celebrating its rugged beauty but can’t decide between photography or paintings, I’m here to make your decision harder. These two books capture our gorgeous coastline—one in beautiful photographs, the other in luminous paintings that span 100 years of the California Art Club. Like me, you may be hard-pressed to choose between the two! - Flannery

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Coastal California: The Pacific Coast Highway and Beyond Cover Image
By Jake Rajs, Edmund G. Brown Jr (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847861095
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 24th, 2017

If you love the California coast and are dying for a nice coffee-table book celebrating its rugged beauty but can’t decide between photography or paintings, I’m here to make your decision harder. These two books capture our gorgeous coastline—one in beautiful photographs, the other in luminous paintings that span 100 years of the California Art Club. Like me, you may be hard-pressed to choose between the two! - Flannery

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Painting California: Seascapes and Beach Towns Cover Image
By Jean Stern, Molly Siple, Elaine Adams (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780847860593
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Published: Skira Rizzoli - October 3rd, 2017

Lonely Planet is a trusted source whose guidebooks many have used on travels abroad. Their new book is a little different this time around. Instead of focusing on a specific area, Lonely Planet’s Atlas of Adventure has tips and tricks for maximizing your adventure, whether it be biking, climbing, or canoeing, in numerous locations around the globe. It is a great book for the armchair traveler and outdoor enthusiast alike. - Ian

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Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781786577597
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Published: Lonely Planet - September 19th, 2017

Frans Lanting, one of the most widely known and well-respected nature photographers in the world, has taken some of the iconic photographs of the past several decades. Here he collects his best images from Africa, capturing the light and vibrancy of the continent. The images are so astounding they literally calm the spirit. A great gift for photographers, travelers, nature lovers, and those looking to take an African safari of the mind. - Rico

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Into Africa Cover Image
By Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom (Editor), Frans Lanting (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781608878895
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Published: Earth Aware Editions - October 10th, 2017

The newest chapter of expatriate and acclaimed cook David Lebovitz’s life in Paris, complete with recipes! “David captures the torturous travails of apartment renovation in the City of Light with humor and acumen. ‘Pas de problème,’ he’s told time and again as the renovation derails. He is as alert to details of parquet and working with a notaire as he is with recipes for tarte tatin and quiche, both included here. This memoir brings fans of David even closer to the happy life he’s built for himself in Paris.” —Jacques Pepin

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L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780804188388
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 7th, 2017

While there are definitely many examples of the joy of travel to be found here, there are also occasions of suffering and confusion. From the harsh reality of encountering Syrian refugees whilst on vacation in the Greek isles, to the isolation of not knowing the language in a foreign country, the raw experiences shared here are brave and important and make for a truly inspiring read. - Jade

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The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 11: True Stories from Around the World Cover Image
By Lavinia Spalding (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609521110
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Published: Travelers' Tales Guides - May 16th, 2017

A customer recommended this book to me, and I’m so glad she did! Horwitz and his wisecracking, alcoholic friend follow the same course as the legendary sailor Captain James Cook. Horwitz’s journey helps him strike a balance between admiration for Cook’s achievements, and an acknowledgement of the irreversible catastrophes he unintentionally wrought on the native cultures he encountered whilst circumnavigating the globe. - Jade

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780312422608
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Published: Picador USA - August 1st, 2003

Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour is the world’s greatest bar hop. For beer connoisseurs and casual beer drinkers alike, Global Beer Tour is an easy-to-follow guide to the best taprooms, bars, and breweries around the world. With crisp pictures and detailed brewery profiles, it gives an intimate depiction of each country’s native beer haven and the local brews in each area that are la crème de la bière. - Sairsha

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Lonely Planet's Global Beer Tour Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786577955
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Published: Lonely Planet Food - May 16th, 2017

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