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How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

Matt Kepnes · Perigee Trade; 1.6.2013 edition
Format: Paperback

For over half a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively popular travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on the cheap.   Arguing that traditional travel media lies, Matt cuts through the myth that travel is expensive.  How to Travel the World...
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Rice, noodle, fish : deep travels through Japan's food culture
Rice, noodle, fish : deep travels through Japan's food culture

Matt Goulding · HarperWave
Pages: 327
Format: Print book

"An innovative new take on the travel guide, Rice, Noodle, Fish decodes Japan's extraordinary food culture through a mix of in-depth narrative and insider advice, along with 195 color photographs. In this 5000-mile journey through the noodle shops, tempura temples, and teahouses of Japan,...
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Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer
Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer

Antonia Murphy · Gotham Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"One month into our stay, we'd managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily. It seemed we didn't have much of a talent for farming. And we still had eleven...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil

Dorling Kindersley Inc. · Dk Publishing, 2016.
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil is your in-depth guide to the very best of this country in South America, publishing in time for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.Whether you want to explore the streets of Rio de Janeiro or lounge on its beaches, celebrate the culture of Carnaval...
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The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba

Julia Cooke · Seal Press
Format: Paperback

Change looms in Havana, Cubas capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene baby-faced anarchists...
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Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City
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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Frommer's EasyGuide to Hawaii 2014
Frommer's EasyGuide to Hawaii 2014

Jeanette Foster · FrommerMedia; Pap/Map edition
Format: Paperback

Selling for a lower price than any similar guidebook, and deliberately limited to a short 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination:the most important attractions, the classic method...
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Archaeology Hotspot Egypt: Unearthing the Past for Armchair Archaeologists
Archaeology Hotspot Egypt: Unearthing the Past for Armchair Archaeologists

Julian Heath · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

The Archaeology Hotspots series offers reader-friendly and engaging narratives of the archaeology in particular countries. Written by archaeological experts with a general reader in mind, each book in the series focuses on what has been found and by whom, what the controversies and scandals...
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The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China
The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

David Eimer · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

In 1949, Mao Zedong announced the birth of the People’s Republic of China, a proclamation to the world that, after centuries of war and social conflict, China had emerged as one nation. Since then, this idea has been propagated by broadcasts of marches and mass demonstrations of unity,...
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Travels with Henry James
Travels with Henry James

Henry James · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

"To travel with James in these pages is to take an unhurried vacation with a thoroughly seasoned, supremely cultivated, acutely intelligent companion. Our guide is a curious, engaged observer not only of landscapes and streets and cathedrals but also of paintings and plays and the characteristics...
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Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain
Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

Charlotte Higgins · Overlook Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the captivating and haunting exploration of the remnants of an empire What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense of? How has it been reimagined, in story and song and verse? Sometimes on foot,...
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A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse
A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse

Mimi Thorisson · Clarkson Potter; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

With beguiling recipes and sumptuous photography, A Kitchen in France transports readers to the French countryside and marks the debut of a captivating new voice in cooking. When Mimi Thorisson and her family moved from Paris to a small town in out-of-the-way Médoc, she did not quite...
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Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir
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...
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Walking Home: A Poet's Journey
Walking Home: A Poet's Journey

Simon Armitage · Liveright; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England. The wandering poet has always been a feature of our cultural imagination. Odysseus journeys home, his famous flair for storytelling seducing friend and foe. The Romantic poets tramped all over the Lake District...
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Common Ground: Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life
Common Ground: Encounters with Nature at the Edges of Life

Rob Cowen · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

All too often, we think of nature as something distinct from ourselves, something to go and see, a place that's separate from the ordinary modern world in which we live and work. But if we take the time to look, we soon find that's not how nature works. Even in our parceled-out,...
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