Travel is the movement of people or objects (such as airplanes, boats, trains and other conveyances) between relatively distant geographical locations. The term "travel" originates from the Old French word travail. Travel writing is a genre that has, as its focus, accounts of real or imaginary places. The genre encompasses a number of styles that may range from the documentary to the evocative, from literary to journalistic, and from the humorous to the serious. Travel writing is often associated with tourism, and includes works of an ephemeral nature such as guide books and reviews, with the ...more

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Seven Letters from Paris
Foreign Exchange
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    A Long Way from Paris
    Release date: Dec 20, 2014
    "If you liked WILD..."In this searing, authentic adventure, Elizabeth is hired to herd goats on a remote mountain farm in the South of France where sh…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 20 - Dec 24, 2014
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  • The Silencer by Paul Alkazraji
    The Silencer
    A thriller set in Albania, Turkey, Greece and England.

    Jude Kilburn and his wife Alex have moved from London to Albania to grow the church, in particul…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 11 - Dec 24, 2014
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  • Follow the Joy by Jason Kurtz
    Follow the Joy: A Memoir
    At 27, I bought a one-way ticket to India. I had no idea what I'd do when I landed, but in the past my most rewarding experiences came when I let intu…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Dec 16 - Dec 25, 2014
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    John Green
    Augustus," I said. "Really. You don't have to do this." "Sure I do," he said. "I found my Wish." "God, you're the best," I told him. "I bet you say that to all the boys who finance your international travel," he answered.
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    Bill Bryson
    But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don't want to know what people are talking about. I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work, you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life. Your whole existence becomes a series of in ...more
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