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Tschiffelys Ride: Southern Cross to Pole Star (Library of travel classics)

SOUTHERN CROSS TO POLE STAR is an enduring adventure story of one of historys greatest rides. Aime Felix Tschiffely, a young Swiss living in Argentina, in the early 1990s, took two aging Creole horses on a 10,000-mile, 30-month journey over the Andes, through the wilds of Bolivia, across the Isthmus of Panama and on to Washington, D.C.Undetered by tropical fever, quicksan

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How to Cook a Tapir: A Memoir of Belize

In 1962 Joan Fry was a college sophomore recently married to a dashing anthropologist. Naively consenting to a year-long �working honeymoon� in British Honduras (now Belize), she soon found herself living in a remote Kekchi village deep in the rainforest. Because Fry had no cooking or housekeeping experience, the romance of living in a hut and learning to cook on a makeshi

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Im Gonna Live my Life Like a Jimmy Buffett Song

The first book in�Di Island Song Series, Im Gonna Live My Life Like A Jimmy Buffett Song begins the adventures of Jack Danielson. Jack always thought he had the perfect recipe for happiness; a serious career, a tall, skinny, blonde girlfriend, and a condo full of Ikea furniture. But an icy Minnesota freeway and a Peterbilt truck makes him rethink his life, and he sets o

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Far Appalachia: Following the New River North

With his sharp eye and gentle wit, Noah Adams doesnt just tell stories, he lets them unfold -- quietly, powerfully, and eloquently. Now the beloved host of NPRs All Things Considered and bestselling author of Piano Lessons takes us on a river journey through the heart of Appalachia -- a journey shared by pioneers and preachers, white-water daredevils, bluegrass musicia

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Wild Stories: The Best of Mens Journal

For the past decade, Men�s Journal has set the standard for travel and adventure writing by publishing the work of America�s finest authors and literary journalists. Wild Stories collects thirty-two of the best pieces to appear in the magazine, written by its most esteemed contributors, including Jim Harrison, Sebastian Junger, P. J. O�Rourke, Rick Bass, Thomas McGuane,

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The Rough Guide to The Greek Islands

The Rough Guide to the Greek Islands is the definitive guidebook to this fantastic region. This full-colour new edition has detailed coverage of all the best attractions these beautiful islands have to offer. With user-friendly accommodation and eating reviews, crystal-clear maps, detailed background and a journalistic eye for detail, this is the ideal guide for all your G

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The Golden Chersonese

This well-known travelogue through Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Malaysia was first published in 1880. Isabella Bird, the worlds most famous 19th-century female travel writer, has written a fascinating account of 19th-century colonial and local life in Asia. A classic in the genre of travel literature.

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Chasing Che

In 1952, 24-year-old Ernesto Guevara left his native Argentina to motorcycle the back roads of South America. Eight months later, Ernesto returned transformed into Che the revolutionary. His account of that journey, Motorcycle Diaries, has become a classic.

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Eothen

A solitary Western traveler in the Middle East in 1834, this is an extraordinary work of travel writing that is more about the authors internal journey than it is about monuments and museums, one that replicates the personal experience of travel and how it changes who we are. Kinglakes intimate, conversational style and his sense of humor and irony lend Eothen-the title

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Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan: Volume 1: Including a Summer in the Upper Karun Region and a Visit to the Nestorian Rayahs

Isabella Bishop (nee Bird) published her Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan in 1891, compiled from a series of letters home. Recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for physical and nervous difficulties, Bird toured the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the Far East. After her marriage, and the death of her husband in 1886, she did mission

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