Take a trip around the globe—without ever leaving North America. Ideal for those who don't want to spend the time or money to travel the world, this book presents a potpourri of international experiences in the United States and Canada. Discover the villages, neighborhoods, and regions that cover the breadth of North America's great global diversity—Chinatowns and Little Italys, of course, but also Polish, German, French, Russian, and Japanese enclaves. You'll learn the inside scoop on where to find the best Chinese pot stickers or Peruvian causas; where to kick up your heels to polka; and how to celebrate Japanese new year or Mexican flag day. Abroad at Home provides in-depth travel guidance to help you feel international in your own backyard.
During three decades as an editor, writer, photographer and speaker, Joe Yogerst has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. His writing has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, Islands magazine, the International Herald Tribune in Paris, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and 37 National Geographic books including the best-selling "50 States, 5000 Ideas." His latest National Geographic book — "100 Drives, 5000 Ideas" — was published in March 2020. His next project is a special issue of National Geographic magazine on Yosemite National Park, which hits newsstands this June. Yogerst wrote and hosted a new National Geographic/Great Courses video series on America's state parks. He also writes historical fiction. "Nemesis" — a murder mystery set in 1880s California — was published in 2018. Yogerst is the recipient of four Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers. Joe is currently working on books about global cities and perfect weekends.