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1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List
Around the World, continent by continent, here is the best the world has to offer: 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife preserves, hilltop villag…
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The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World
This book is the definitive pictorial dedicated to travel and the world, capturing every country on the planet with photographs and atmospheric text. Inspirational, inviting, and beautiful, it combine…
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Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:

- Plan your itinerary and maximize your time
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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

Here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand…
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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy
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An enchanting and lyrical look at the life, the traditions, and the cuisine of Tuscany, in the spirit of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence.

Frances Mayes entered a wondrous new world when she began res…
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A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller

A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely l…
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The Art of Travel
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Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de B…
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The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
At the age of twenty-six, Maarten Troost who had been pushing the snooze button on the alarm clock of life by racking up useless graduate degrees and muddling through a series of temp jobs decided to …
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Eat, Pray, Love
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A celebrated writer's irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of her pursuit of worldly pleasure, spiritual devotion, and what she really wanted out of life.

Around the time Elizabeth Gilbert turne…
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Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Vagabonding is about taking time off from your normal life--from six weeks to four months to two years--to discover and experience the world on your own terms. Veteran shoestring traveler Rolf Potts s…
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The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
Weiner spent a decade as a foreign correspondent reporting from such discontented locales as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Indonesia. Unhappy people living in profoundly unstable states, he notes, inspire pa…
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The Great Railway Bazaar
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First published in 1975, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unus…
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In a Sunburned Country
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It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents, and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Aust…
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Blue Highways
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Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads.
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I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After Twenty Years Away
After living in Britain for two decades, Bill Bryson recently moved back to the United States with his English wife and four children (he had read somewhere that nearly 3 million Americans believed th…
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Notes from a Small Island
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"Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it."

After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson - bestselling author of T…
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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America—majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it…
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A Year in Provence
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In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron w…
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Into the Wild
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In April, 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His …
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Freakonomics + Superfreakonomics
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Perguntas incomuns, que revelam fatos e dados e mudam a forma de vermos as coisas: Por que os traficantes de drogas moram com as mães? Por que os homens-bomba devem adquirir seguro de vida? Qual a imp…
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As…
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In Patagonia
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An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, r…
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon …
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Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings
Before Jack Kerouac expressed the spirit of a generation in his 1957 classic, On the Road, he spent years figuring out how he wanted to live and, above all, learning how to write. Atop an Underwood br…
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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
“I move throughout the world without a plan, guided by instinct, connecting through trust, and constantly watching for serendipitous opportunities.” —From the Preface

Tales of a Female Nomad is the sto…
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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
'I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to'

And, as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough, he left. Des Moines couldn't hold him, but it did lure him back. After ten years in England, he returned to the lan…
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A Time of Gifts (Trilogy, #1)
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In 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an extraordinary journey by foot - from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the first volume in a trilogy recounting th…
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Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
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Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe a…
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Long Way Down
3.91 avg. rating
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Now in paperback, this second remarkable travel book from famed actor Ewan McGregor and his good friend Charley Boorman chronicles their epic adventure ride on motorbikes from Scotland to South Africa…
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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
A witty sharply observed journey down the length of North and South America.

Beginning his journey in Boston, where he boarded the subway commuter train, and catching trains of all kinds on the way, Pa…
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Have you eaten yet?
3.57 avg. rating
· 325 Ratings
From Haifa, Israel, to Cape Town, South Africa, Chinese entrepreneurs and restaurateurs have brought delicious Chinese food across the globe. Unravelling a complex history of cultural migration and wo…
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