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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

Joshua Foer · Workman Publishing
Pages: 470
Format: Print book

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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