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  • California

    California

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
    Duration: 05:23:32

    Henry Vizetelly, writing under the pseudonym J. Tyrwhitt Brooks, recalls an expedition to California he took between 1847-1848 . Originally, he planned to enlist as a surgeon for the US Army during the Mexican war, but conflicts had ended by the time he applied. In a quick change of plans, he joined ... [ more ]

  • Travels in Alaska

    Travels in Alaska

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: John Muir
    Duration: 09:08:00

    In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to verify his theories of glacial action. Again and again he returned to this continental laboratory of landscapes. The greatest of the tide-water glaciers appropr ... [ more ]

  • Charles Kuralt's America

    Charles Kuralt's America

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Charles Kuralt
    Duration: 04:40:00

    All New Journeys From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of A Life On The Road I keep thinking I will find something wonderful just around the bend. Ever since October 1967, when he set off in a battered motor home to explore America and talk to its people, Charles Kuralt ha ... [ more ]

  • Sparring with Charlie

    Sparring with Charlie

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Christopher Hunt
    Duration: 08:40:00

    When Christopher Hunt set off in search of Vietnam's notorious Ho Chi Minh Trail, he hardly expected to end up on a rickety, Russian-made motorcycle navigating 5,000 kilometers of paths rarely traveled by tourists and on roads missing from maps.Hunt left the United States expecting to explore the 1, ... [ more ]

  • Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

    Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Robert MacFarlane
    Duration: 11:25:00

    From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places comes an engrossing exploration of walking and thinking. In this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the Briti ... [ more ]

  • Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

    Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: Thomas Stevens
    Duration: 22:31:55

    Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop's Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost eve ... [ more ]

  • Bizarre Truth

    Bizarre Truth

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Andrew Zimmern
    Duration: 08:51:00

    Andrew Zimmern, the host of The Travel Channel's hit series Bizarre Foods, has an extraordinarily well-earned reputation for traveling far and wide to seek out and sample anything and everything that's consumed as food globally, from cow vein stew in Bolivia and giant flying ants in Uganda to raw ca ... [ more ]

  • In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot

    In a Rocket Made of Ice: Among the Children of Wat Opot

    Genre: Travel,Asia
    Author: Gail Gutradt
    Duration: 12:09:00

    A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia-a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she le ... [ more ]

  • Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure

    Last Breath: The Limits of Adventure

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Peter Stark
    Duration: 06:02:00

    Sudden, extreme deaths have always fascinated us-- and now more than ever as athletes and travelers rise to the challenges of high-risk sports and journeys on the edge. In this spellbinding book, veteran travel and outdoor sports writer Peter Stark reenacts the dramas of what happens inside our bodi ... [ more ]

  • Under Asian Skies: Australia to Europe by Motorcycle - An enthralling journey through one of the world's most colourful and diverse regions

    Under Asian Skies: Australia to Europe by Motorcycle - An enthralling journey through one of the world's most colourful and diverse regions

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Sam Manicom
    Duration: 11:42:00

    Sam Manicom set off from the UK aiming to spend a year riding the length of Africa on a motorcycle; as told in his first book, Into Africa. This challenging first year was such fun that, in spite of a 17 bone fracture accident, being arrested, and being shot at, he decided not to head for home as pl ... [ more ]

  • Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen

    Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Jennifer Steil
    Duration: 11:11:00

    Restless in her career and her life in general, Jennifer Steil, a gregarious, liberal New Yorker, initially accepts a short-term opportunity to teach a journalism class to the staff of the Yemen Observer in Sana'a, the beautiful, old, and very conservative capital of Yemen. Seduced by the eager ... [ more ]

  • Travels in Siberia

    Travels in Siberia

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Ian Frazier
    Duration: 20:30:00

    A Dazzling Russian travelogue from the bestselling author of Great Plains In Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier trains his eye for unforgettable detail on Siberia, that vast expanse of Asiatic Russia. He explores many aspects of this storied, often grim region, which takes up one-seventh of the land o ... [ more ]

  • Travels With Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island In Search of a Fulfilled Life

    Travels With Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island In Search of a Fulfilled Life

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Daniel Klein
    Duration: 04:38:00

    One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus travels to Greece with a suitcase full of philosophy books, seeking the best way to achieve a fulfilling old age Daniel Klein journeys to the Greek island Hydra to discover the secrets of aging happily. Drawing on the lives of his Greek friends, ... [ more ]

  • Gullible's Travels: The Adventures of a Bad Taste Tourist

    Gullible's Travels: The Adventures of a Bad Taste Tourist

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Cash Peters
    Duration: 08:13:00

    For years, British journalist Cash Peters trekked around Europe and America for the BBC and for his hilarious and hugely popular public radio series, The Bad Taste Tours. Join Peters on this outrageous behind-the-scenes look at some of the more ridiculous journeys and adventures of his career. ... [ more ]

  • Rust

    Rust

    Genre: Science & Technology,Biology & Chemistry,Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Jonathan Waldman
    Duration: 13:34:00

    A thrilling drama of man versus nature—detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust. It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires ... [ more ]

  • No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering

    No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering

    Genre: Biographies,Travel,Memoir
    Author: Clara Bensen
    Duration: 07:27:47

    No Baggage is a memoir that will resonate with adventurers and homebodies alike-it's at once a romance, a travelogue, and a bright modern take on the age-old questions: How do you find the courage to explore beyond your comfort zone? Can you love someone without the need for commitment or any expect ... [ more ]

  • Stones of Venice, Volume 1

    Stones of Venice, Volume 1

    Genre: Travel,Essays & Anthologies
    Author: John Ruskin
    Duration: 14:14:54

    The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Intending to prove how the architecture in Venice exemplified the principles he discussed in his earlier work, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ru ... [ more ]

  • Walk in the Woods

    Walk in the Woods

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: Bill Bryson
    Duration: 09:46:00

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America - majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If youre going to take a hike, its probably the p ... [ more ]

  • Blue Highways: A Journey into America

    Blue Highways: A Journey into America

    Genre: Travel,Memoirs
    Author: William Least Heat-Moon
    Duration: 17:58:00

    Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at al ... [ more ]

  • Last River

    Last River

    Genre: NonFiction,Travel,Asia,Survival
    Author: Todd Balf
    Duration: 06:00:00

    The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of the ill-fated October 1998 expedition of an American whitewater kayaking team who traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the Everest of rivers. For Wick Walker ... [ more ]