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The Little Book of Japan

Charlotte Anderson · Tuttle Publishing
Format: Book

Japan is a country shrouded in mystery, even now in the 21st century. The myriad facets that, when put together, compose the whole of this nation are impossible to fully capture. But in The Little Book of Japan, the dynamic photographer-writer team of Gorazd Vilhar and Charlotte Anderson...
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Five Nights in Paris: After Dark in the City of Light

John Baxter · Harper Perennial
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

The preeminent expat writer on Paris and author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World takes you on an unforgettable nocturnal stroll through five iconic Parisian neighborhoods and his own memories.John Baxter enchanted readers with his literary tour of Paris in The Most Beautiful Walk...
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The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

Scott Wallace · Broadway Books; Reprint edition
Format: Kindle Edition

Publishers WeeklyNational Geographic writer Wallace recounts his grueling odyssey into the remotest stretches of the Amazon Basin as he tracks down the "Arrow People," one of the last "uncontacted" tribes left in the world. Wallace's 34-member expedition was led by Sydney...
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Fodor's Big Island of Hawaii, 1st Edition (Fodor's Gold Guides)

Fodor's · Fodor's; 1 Pap/Map edition
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Lava fireworks, lush rainforests, snow-capped Mauna Kea, and hidden perfect beaches: the Big Island defies expectations, and it attracts nearly 1.5 million visitors each year. Fodor’s Big Island of Hawaii is the key to discovering it all, from green sand beaches to charming old plantation...
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Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World

Lynne Martin · Sourcebooks
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

"Nearly every page has some crack piece of travel wisdom ... an accessible, inspiring journey." -KirkusThe Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life!Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions...
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Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990-2011

Sara Wheeler · North Point Press
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Adventures in going forth and staying put from one of our greatest travel writersIn vivid, urgent books such as Terra Incognita and The Magnetic North, Sara Wheeler reckoned with the allure and brutality of life on the fringes, exploring distant lands with an extraordinary sensitivity...
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The Official Guide to America's National Parks, 13th Edition

Fodor's · Fodor's; 13 edition
Format: Paperback

This completely updated guide is the ultimate tool for planning the perfect trip to one or more of America's 391 magnificent national parks. Focusing on the most trafficked parks as well as the lesser-known gems, this guide includes seashores, trails, wild and scenic rivers, battlefields,...
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Jane's Airline Recognition Guide

GuÃŒ?nter G Endres · Collins
Pages: 384
Format: Book

More than 700 airlinesFully illustratedCompany histories and current fleet detailsExplanations of brand logosAircraft setup and engine configurationTechnical specifications
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Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World-from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

Tom Zoellner · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 346
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory, entertaining account of the world's most indispensable mode of transportationTom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change...
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To a Mountain in Tibet

Colin Thubron · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Colin Thubron is the intrepid, resourceful and immensely talented writer who has made a career out of going to out of the way places and then writing brilliantly about them.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Thanks to Thubron, we encounter a world which, in its beauty and awe,...
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Fodor's The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises

Fodor's · Fodor's; 0005- edition
Format: Print book

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of Caribbean cruising, including detailed ship reviews, planning tips, and information on more than 50 of the most popular ports. Our cruise experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your...
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The Lunatic Express: Discovering the World . . . via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains, and Planes

Carl Hoffman · Broadway Books; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Indonesian Ferry Sinks.  Peruvian Bus Plunges Off Cliff.  African Train Attacked by Mobs.  Whenever he picked up the newspaper, Carl Hoffman noticed those short news bulletins, which seemed about as far from the idea of tourism, travel as the pursuit of pleasure, as it was possible...
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Indonesia, Etc.: Exploring the Improbable Nation

Elizabeth Pisani · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and thought-provoking portrait of Indonesia: a rich, dynamic, and often maddening nation awash with contradictions. Jakarta tweets more than any other city on earth, but 80 million Indonesians live without electricity and many of its communities still share in ritual sacrifices....
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