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The Places In Between

Rory Stewart



Man walks across Afghanistan in 2002, meeting heroes, rogues, tribal elders and teenaged soldiers.

A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson


Man walks Appalachian Trail with his very out-of-shape friend.

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Paul Theroux


Veteran travel writer re-creates voyage of 30 years ago through Asia that resulted in his most classic book.

Without You, There Is No Us

Suki Kim

92 KIM

Journalist goes undercover in North Korea, teaching English at an elite North Korean boy’s school for a year.

Walking the Gobi

Helen Thayer



Husband and wife in their 70s trek across the Gobi desert.

A Year In Provence

Peter Mayle

944 MAY

Arthur chronicles a year restoring a 200 year old farmhouse in Provence.

Venice For Lovers

Louis Begley

914.531 BEG

Couple describes their annual visits to their adopted city of Venice, Italy.

A Journey to Ohio in 1810

Margaret Van Horn Dwight

917.71 DWI

Journal entries describe a rough wagon trip from New Haven, CT to Ohio—from the Yale Historical Manuscripts

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

Susan Jane Gilman



Young college-aged backpackers brave the newly opened People’s Republic of China in the late 1980s.

Cuba Diaries

Isadora Tattlin



Ex-pat makes a home in Cuba with family when her husband is posted there for business.  

The Sisters of Sinai

Janet Soskice

920 SOS

Twin sisters traverse the Middle East to uncover the earliest known copies of the Gospels, in pursuit of their passions for adventure & learning.

A Taste for Travel

Anik See

641 SEE

Author travels on bicycle through 11 countries to explore other cultures in a culinary odyssey. With recipes.

The Geography of Bliss

Eric Weiner

910.4 WEI

Author goes on global quest to find the happiest places on earth.

Tales for the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics

Alexander Frater


Travel writer makes his way through nearly all of the 88 countries between the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn—starting with a tiny South Seas island.


Eat, Pray, Love

Elizabeth Gilbert


Well know pilgrimage of self-exploration takes author to Italy, India and Bali.

At the Mercy of the River

Peter Stark



Author kayaks largely uncharted river in Africa and amid hair-raising adventure ponders the nature of exploration.

The Place Where Souls Are Born

Thomas Keneally



Aussie author explores American Southwest from the Rocky Mountains to the Mexican border.


T.R. Pearson

92 WIL

Book explores the solo rafting explorations of William Willis—an eccentric extreme sportsman who twice crossed the Pacific on a raft.

The Places In Between

Rory Stewart



Man walks across Afghanistan in 2002, meeting heroes, rogues, tribal elders and teenaged soldiers.

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