Back Travel | March Newsletter

Simple News Pro
  Travel  
Stringer: A Reporter's Journey in the Congo

Anjan Sundaram · Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

In the powerful travel-writing tradition of Ryszard Kapuscinski and V.S. Naipaul, a haunting memoir of a dangerous and disorienting year of self-discovery in one of the world's unhappiest countries.
Read More check catalog
 
 
Oregon Trail

Rinker Buck · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times bestseller: Rinker Buck's "awe-inspiring ... charming, big-hearted, impassioned ... fun to read" (The Boston Globe) account of traveling the length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way - in a covered wagon with a team of mules.Acclaimed in hardcover...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey

Marie Mutsuki Mockett · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 316
Format: Print book

How does one cope with overwhelming grief?Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan...
Read More check catalog
 
 
How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler

Christopher Elliott · National Geographic,
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

Leading travel expert and USA Today columnist Christopher Elliott shares the smartest ways to travel in this tip-filled guide from National Geographic. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a consumer travel advocate, Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to navigate the often...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Cabin Fever: The Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Airlines Flight Attendant

Mandy Smith · Plume
Format: Print book

"In the tradition of Waiter Rant, a saucy look at life behind the beverage cart. Ever since Coffee, Tea or Me? was first published in the swinging sixties, the reading public has been enamored with stewardesses. In Cabin Fever, former Virgin Atlantic flight attendant Mandy Smith updates...
Read More check catalog
 
 
World's Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations

National Geographic · National Geographic Soc
Format: Hardcover

Delving into the heart and soul of more than 225 cities around the globe, World's Best Cities is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. In photos and words, this irresistible volume showcases long-established great cities like Paris, Rome, New York, London, and Tokyo, as well...
Read More check catalog
 
 
In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker's Odyssey

Samuel Fromartz · Viking
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST FOOD BOOKS OF 2014 BY THE ATLANTIC AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICIf you love great bread, you will love this book! From Paris, to Berlin, to Marienthal, Kansas, we follow Sam on his quest as he shares his love for bread and the baking secrets he learned along the way.Daniel...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Four Seasons of Travel: 400 of the World's Best Destinations in Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

National Geographic · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Spanning the globe with dozens of top places to go each season, National Geographic's expert travel writers and photographers invite you to experience the world's most tempting locales. Covering festivals, foliage displays, harvest celebrations, summer and winter sports and activities,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Slow Train to Switzerland: One Tour, Two Trips, 150 Years - and a World of Change Apart

Diccon Bewes · Nicholas Brealey
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

It was the tour that changed the way we travel. In the summer of 1863 seven people left London on a train that would take them on a thrilling adventure across the Alps. They were the Junior United Alpine Club and members of Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. For them...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Hadrian's Wall Path: Walking into History: Black& White Version

Jane V Blanchard · Jane v. Blanchard, 2015.
Pages: 270
Format: Print book

This is the paperback with black and white photos. For the paperback with full-color photos, see ISBN-10: 1507886780 or ISBN-13:978-1507886786.
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga

Sylvain Tesson · Rizzoli Ex Libris
Format: Print book

A meditation on escaping the chaos of modern life and rediscovering the luxury of solitude. Winner of the Prix Médicis for nonfiction, The Consolations of the Forest is a Thoreau-esque quest to find solace, taken to the extreme. No stranger to inhospitable places, Sylvain Tesson...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Not the Met: Exploring the Smaller Museums of Manhattan

Janel Halpern · Pelican Publishing
Format: Paperback

Peek into some of New York City's other museums. Travel to museums and experience exhibits through the authors' eyes with this informative vignettes. Readers will enjoy having a profile of the city's art community in the palms of their hands. Eighty-one museums are featured...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City 2009 (Travel Guide)

Fodor's · Fodor's; Pap/Map edition
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Journeys Home: Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History

Andrew McCarthy · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy's featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family's...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Explorer's Guide Hudson Valley & Catskill Mountains: Includes Saratoga Springs & Albany (Seventh Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

Joanne Michaels · Countryman Press; Seventh Edition edition
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

"Many guides claim to be 'insider' takes on travel, but few deliver truly out-of-the-ordinary info. This one does . . . many listings will surprise even natives."—New York Daily NewsRich with historical and cultural attractions, the Hudson Valley and Catskills...
Read More check catalog
 
 
And Then There Were Nuns: Adventures in a Cloistered Life

Jane Christmas · Greystone Books
Format: Print book

With humor and opinions aplenty a woman embarks on an unconventional quest to see if she is meant to be a nunJust as Jane Christmas decides to enter a convent in mid-life to find out whether she is nun material her long-term partner Colin suddenly springs a marriage proposal on her Determined...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Lonely Planet England

Lonely Planet · Lonely Planet; 8 edition
Format: Print book

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet England is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Seek out a guide lead you through the Tower of London, ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

Patrick Leigh Fermor · Random House Inc
Pages: 362
Format: Hardcover

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick ("Paddy") Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage

Molly Wizenberg · Simon & Schuster
Format: Kindle Edition

Library Journal? 01/01/2014 Food writer and creator of the popular blog Orangette, Wizenberg (A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table) recounts the birth of her husband's Seattle restaurant, Delancey, in this charming memoir. After the couple married, Wizenberg's...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Ancient Ireland Guide

Robert Emmet Meagher · Interlink Pub Group; 2nd updated edition
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

Personal, humorous, engaging, scholarly, and minutely practicalA splendid guidebook to Ireland's spectacular antiquities-its passage tombs, ring forts, castles, Neolithic settlements, and monastic sites. With its witty and erudite explorations of Irish mythology, history, literature,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
2013 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

Good Sam Enterprises · Good Sam; First edition
Format: Paperback

Woodall’s Campground Directory & Trailer Life RV Parks Directory have merged to form the 1st Edition of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory!  With over 16,000 locations listed across the United States, Canada and Mexico, the new Travel Guide is the only...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America

John Waters · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America's most beloved weirdoJohn Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

J. Maarten Troost · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals recounts his latest hilarious misadventures in the South Pacific, following in the footsteps of his unlikely idol, Robert Louis Stevenson  Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins

James Angelos · Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A transporting, good-humored, and revealing account of Greece's dire troubles, reported from the mountain villages, idyllic islands, and hardscrabble streets that define the country todayIn recent years, small Greece, often associated with ancient philosophers and marble ruins, whitewashed...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Lonely Planet Brazil

Regis St. Louis · Lonely Planet
Pages: 768
Format: Paperback

Discover BrazilWander the streets of bohemian Lapa, where samba spills from every doorwaySwim eyeball-to-eyeball with hundreds of exotic fish in crystalline watersBrave near-vertical descents on a wind-whipped dune buggy rideSling a hammock and relax as your riverboat glides up the AmazonIn...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Richard Holmes · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)****Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013****The New Republic Best Books of 2013**In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Fodor's Israel

Fodor's · Fodor's; 9 edition
Format: Paperback

Israel packs in riches from cherished religious sites and stunning archaeological remains to spectacular natural wonders. Holy land to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, this is where biblical place names like Jerusalem and the Galilee come alive. Colorful features in Fodor’s Israel travel...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Uganda Be Kidding Me

Chelsea Handler · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous. Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever. On safari in Africa, it's anyone's...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America

National Geographic · National Geographic Society
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

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...
Read More check catalog
 
 
On the High Line: Exploring America's Most Original Urban Park

Annik LaFarge · Thames & Hudson; Revised Edition edition
Format: Paperback

A fully revised, updated edition of the award-winning guide to the High Line, the park that transformed an entire neighborhood and became an inspiration to cities around the globe When the High Line opened in 2009 it was expected to attract around 300,000 visitors a year. In 2013, more...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

Mark Vanhoenacker · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys - and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight - a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity - to the realm...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Alone in Antarctica: The First Woman To Ski Solo Across The Southern Ice

Felicity Aston · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information.Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Best Place to be Today: 365 Things to do & the Perfect Day to do Them

Lonely Planet · Lonely Planet; 1 edition

Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Joshua Foer · Workman Publishing Company
Pages: 481
Format: Hardcover

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders - the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Chris Townsend · Sandstone Press
Format: Print book

As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell, and many photographs to illustrate them with. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the Eighties are among his favorites....
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

Philip Caputo · Henry Holt and Co.; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

In The Longest Road, one of Americas most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it is large.Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled...
Read More check catalog
 
 
That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us

Erin Moore · Gotham
Format: Hardcover

An expats witty and insightful exploration of English and American cultural differences through the lens of language that will leave readers gobsmackedIn Thats Not English, the seemingly superficial differences between British and American English open the door to a deeper exploration...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

Frances Mayes · Crown; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region's powerful influence on her life.The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light

David Downie · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"A top-notch walking tour of Paris. . . . The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the city's magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Mud Season: How One Woman's Dream of Moving to Vermont, Raising Children, Chickens and Sheep, and Running the Old Country Store Pretty Much Led to One Calamity After Another

Ellen Stimson · Countryman Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

After a getaway in gorgeous rural Vermont―its mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, its Main Streets quaint and welcoming―Ellen Stimson and her family make up their minds even before they get back to St. Louis: “We’re moving to Vermont!” The reality, they...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Fodor's New Orleans 2015

Fodor's · Fodor's
Format: Print book

Fodors correspondents highlight the best of New Orleans, from lively nightlife spots and dining destinations to antebellum mansions and Cajun Country. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether its your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

Carl Hoffman · William Morrow; First Edition edition
Format: Book

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story.Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Not the Met: Exploring the Smaller Museums of Manhattan

Janel Halpern · Pelican Publishing
Format: Paperback

Peek into some of New York City's other museums. Travel to museums and experience exhibits through the authors' eyes with this informative vignettes. Readers will enjoy having a profile of the city's art community in the palms of their hands. Eighty-one museums are featured...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia

David Greene · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Travels with NPR host David Greene along the Trans-Siberian Railroad capture an overlooked, idiosyncratic Russia in the age of Putin.Far away from the trendy cafés, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow, the real Russia exists.Midnight in Siberia chronicles...
Read More check catalog
 
 
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Russia

Inc. Dorling Kindersley · DK Travel
Format: Paperback

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Russia a new title in the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook series showcases the best of this diverse country from the majestic cities of Moscow and St Petersburg to the sandy beaches of the Baltic Coast and from the lush Volga delta to the snow-capped...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches

George Weigel · Basic Books
Format: Book

The annual Lenten pilgrimage to dozens of Rome’s most striking churches is a sacred tradition dating back almost two millennia, to the earliest days of Christianity. Along this historic spiritual pathway, today’s pilgrims confront the mysteries of the Christian faith through...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Fodor's Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire: with the Best Fall Foliage Drives & Scenic Road Trips

Fodor's · Fodor's
Format: Book

Fodors correspondents highlight the best of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire, including quaint towns, historic cities, pastoral landscapes, and rugged coastline. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether its your first trip or your fifth....
Read More check catalog
 
 
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir

Kristin Newman · Three Rivers Press
Format: Paperback

A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the vacationship. Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City

Elizabeth Minchilli · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Book

Elizabeth Minchilli has been eating her way through Rome since she was 12 years old. Eating Rome, based on her popular blog Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome, is her homage to the city that feeds her, literally and figuratively. Her story is a personal, quirky and deliciously entertaining look...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Lighthouses of North America: Beacons from Coast to Coast

Sylke Jackson · Firefly Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A tour of more than 70 of the continent's most beautiful and important lighthouses. Lighthouses of North America is a beautiful tribute to 71 lighthouses in the United States and Canada. The selection covers the full range of lighthouse architectural styles and represents all regions...
Read More check catalog
 
 
International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World *Including More than 250 Recipes*

Mark Kurlansky · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughters finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday nights dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism, and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art

Carl Hoffman · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally tells the full, astonishing story.Despite exhaustive searches, no trace of Rockefeller...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish Phrasebook & Dictionary

Lonely Planet · Lonely Planet; 3 edition
Format: Paperback

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Even if you can't roll your r's like Speedy Gonzalez, communicating with locals is crucial, as Mexicans well know. It was La Malinche, the enslaved Mayan mistress of conquistador Hernan Cortes, who ultimately facilitated...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Ken Burns · PBS
Format: Book

The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The WarAmerica's national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
There Was and There Was Not: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond

Meline Toumani · Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A young Armenian-American goes to Turkey in a love thine enemy experiment that becomes a transformative reflection on how we use-and abuse-our personal historiesMeline Toumani grew up in a close-knit Armenian community in New Jersey where Turkish restaurants were shunned and products made...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Fodor's Caribbean 2015

Fodor's · Fodor's
Format: Book

In amazing full-color, Fodor's Caribbean 2015 covers almost 50 destinations in the Caribbean, from the Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago, to Turks & Caicos and even Montserrat. The guide reviews the best each island has to offer, including activities, resorts, restaurants,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Bruce Weber · Scribner
Format: Kindle Edition

Life Is a Wheel chronicles the cross-country bicycle trip Bruce Weber made at the age of fifty-seven, an "entertaining travel story filled with insightful thoughts about life, family, and aging" (The Associated Press) .During the summer and fall of 2011, Bruce Weber, an obituary...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Fodor's Southern California 2015: with Central Coast, Yosemite, Los Angeles & San Diego

Fodor's · Fodor's
Format: Print book

Fodors correspondents highlight the best of Southern California, including beach culture, Cal-Mex cuisine, Hollywood hot spots, and Palm Springs resorts. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether its your first trip or your fifth. MUST-SEE...
Read More check catalog