• 1000  Places to See Before You Die
    1000 Places to See Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781579657888
    Title: 1000 Places to See Before You Die
    Author: SCHULTZ PATRICIA

    Patricia Schultz curates the world. When she published the original 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, she created not only a new kind of travel book but also a new way of thinking about our experiences and interests.

    Now Schultz captivates our hearts in the same compelling way her original book spoke to our minds. Moving from eloquent word to breathtaking image, she takes us on a visual journey of the best the world has to offer, and as we turn the pages and pore over these images, we feel it all: joy, curiosity, awe, passion, nostalgia (if we've been there), inspiration (because we want to go), and a profound and transforming sense of how lucky we are to live in a world filled with such beauty and wonder--to see tributaries of mist curling over the Great Wall, elephants grazing on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the sun setting on the wild coast of Donegal, masked whirling dancers at a festival in Bhutan.

    The book itself is a thing of beauty, an oversize feast of more than 1,000 all-new photographs and 544 pages, every spread and page designed to showcase these mesmerizing photographs and hold just enough of Schultz's lively text that we know why it is we're looking at them. It is a perfect gift for every traveler, every fan of the original, every dreamer whose Instagram feed is filled with pictures of places near and far.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $120.00
    $120.00
  • 20th Century Travel
    20th Century Travel
    ISBN: 9783836553964
    Title: 20th Century Travel
    Author: HEIMANN JIM & SILVER ALLISON

    Ticket to ride, fly, or sail: The golden age of global adventure Over the course of the twentieth century, travel experienced an unprecedented boom. As ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down tracks, and stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets, travel transformed from a cushioned journey of the elite into a convenient pastime for the general public.With the mass production of automobiles, invention of airplanes, freeways and motels, America led the wanderlust phenomenon. With nearly400 vintage print advertisementsfrom the Jim Heimann Collection, this book documents the exponential expansion of American tourism, through the domestic and global, exclusive and popular, exotic and standardized adventure.With anintroduction, decade-by-decade analysis, and anillustrated timeline, rediscover the thrilling energy of this new age of mobility in which Americans climbed aboard locomotives or ships, jets or Greyhound buses to explore distant lands, or to see whole new sides to their own country. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite Text in English, French, and German "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 500 Places to See Before They Disappear Frommers
    500 Places to See Before They Disappear Frommers
    ISBN: 9781118046005
    Title: 500 Places to See Before They Disappear Frommers
    Author: HUGHES HOLLY &DUCHAINE JULIE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Adrift: the Secret Life of London's Waterways
    Adrift: the Secret Life of London's Waterways
    ISBN: 9781848319202
    Title: Adrift: the Secret Life of London's Waterways
    Author: BABBS HELEN

    After ten years renting expensive rooms in small flats, Helen Babbs swapped bricks and mortar for a boat called 'Pike'. She now calls London's canals and rivers her home. Without a permanent mooring, she cruises ever-onwards, cast adrift in a sometimes hostile city.From deep winter to late autumn, we travel with Helen as she takes us on a tour of London's canal and river flora, fauna, people and history, revealing intricate details and taking us to places only accessible by boat. Adrift also explores issues relevant to city dwellers across the world: the pressures of urban life, alternative ways of living and the age-old experience of setting up a first home.Blending autobiography, nature writing and documentary, Adrift invites the reader on an eye-opening journey into a different side of the city.Praise for Helen's previous book, My Garden, the City and Me:'This charming book is a love letter to the capital's hidden green spaces and their wildlife' Daily Mail'An inspirational and beautiful hardback written with a serious sense of wide-eyed wonder' Londonist

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    ISBN: 9781788701563
    Title: Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    Author: CROUCH DAVID

    Sweden: A country that defies the laws of economic gravity. A land with high wages, strong unions and generous welfare. A dream location for business and a bastion of social responsibility, coming out on top for childcare, equality and quality of life. Perfect. Or is it? Having lived in Sweden for six years, journalist David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world's most successful yet divided countries. Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in Swedish industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today. How does Sweden manage unemployment? What makes it so good for business? And how is it dealing with immigration? With political and economic upheaval threatening to pull Europe apart, discover the reality of how Sweden works and what we can learn from it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Another Kyoto
    Another Kyoto
    ISBN: 9780141988337
    Title: Another Kyoto
    Author: KERR ALEX ; SOKOL KATHY ARLYN

    Another Kyotois a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way- artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Japanese literati, and expat personalities from days past, such as legendary art dealer David Kidd. Kerr turns what we thought we knew about Kyoto inside-out, revealing the inner ideas behind simple things like walls, floors, and sliding doors.

    After this book, one can never walk through a Zen gate in the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    ISBN: 9781473676329
    Title: Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Author: WOOD LEVISON

    Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, he seeks to challenge our perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    ISBN: 9781408869772
    Title: Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    Author: RAJESH MONISHA

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK
    'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin
    From the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world.
    Packing up her rucksack o and her fianc , Jem o Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of Mindful Walking
    Art of Mindful Walking
    ISBN: 9781907332586
    Title: Art of Mindful Walking
    Author: FORD ADAM

    This volume uses the concept of mindfulness to explore the activity of walking as an exercise for both body and mind. Contemplating the concept of purposeful walking, the author applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a personal odyssey in the Australian outback.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Atlas of Happiness
    Atlas of Happiness
    ISBN: 9781473688230
    Title: Atlas of Happiness
    Author: RUSSELL HELEN

    From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, an entertaining, reassuring and useful trip around the world, discovering the secrets of happiness from 30 countries.


    A round the world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell.


    - Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some Þetta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end.


    - Lost your way in life? Make like the Chinese and find your xing fu, or the thing that gives you real purpose.


    - Too much on your plate? The Italians can help you learn the fine art of dolce far niente, aka the sweetness of doing nothing at all.


    - Overwhelmed by busyness and disconnected from nature? The Swedish have a solution - just find your smultronställe, or 'wild strawberry patch', your perfect escape from the rest of the world.


    From Australia to Wales, via Bhutan, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Japan, and many more besides, The Atlas of Happiness uncovers the global secrets to happiness, and how they can change our lives.



    Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Atlas of Happiness will be the perfect cheering Christmas gift of 2018.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    ISBN: 9781781317167
    Title: Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    Author: ELBOROUGH TRAVIS


    & In 45 beautiful, unique& maps and with evocative photography,& Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to& far-off lands, obscure discoveries& and unimaginable locations.& & &

    From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world's most wondrous, improbable and - most of all - unexpected of places.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    ISBN: 9781526611482
    Title: Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Author: IYER PICO

    For decades now, Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, share a two-room apartment. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying.

    In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead, this question has a special urgency and currency. Iyer leads us through the autumn following his father-in-law's death, introducing us to the people who populate his days: his ailing mother-in-law, who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother-in-law, who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping-pong club, who, many years his senior, traverse their autumn years in different ways. And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Bangkok Found Reflections on the City
    Bangkok Found Reflections on the City
    ISBN: 9789749863923
    Title: Bangkok Found Reflections on the City
    Author: KERR ALEX

    Evocative and incisive, Bangkok Found looks deep within traditional culture to discover how Bangkok is like no other contemporary city. It's the book you read after you've seen the temples and enjoyed the nightlife - and then start to wonder where the mysterious appeal of Bangkok really lies. With wit and a wealth of anecdotes from Kerr's thirty years of experience in Thailand, Bangkok Found, sequel to his award-winning Lost Japan, takes you on a journey to the essential and the quirky, the factual and the mythical. In this series of meditations on the city, old culture meets global fusion in the crossroads that is Bangk

    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Beer in the Loire
    Beer in the Loire
    ISBN: 9781999613563
    Title: Beer in the Loire
    Author: BARNES TOMMY

    Tommy Barnes was fed up; frustrated by his boring job, loathing the daily commute and to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian. But he didn't break; he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose. Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are plagued by calamities (mainly of Tommy's making), excitable neighbours, a destructive puppy and an unexpected pregnancy. When it looks like the money has run out. Tommy has an epiphany. Beer will save him, of course it will, it always has. After all there is a craft beer revolutions sweeping the world. Sadly it turns out that 20 years of drinking beer doesn't qualify you to brew it. Featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes, this is an irresistible feast

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    ISBN: 9781526611536
    Title: Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    Author: IYER PICO

    A playful and profound guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan, from one of the most engaging and discerning travel writers of his generation
    After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes.

    A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief and incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Best American Travel Writing 2018
    Best American Travel Writing 2018
    ISBN: 9781328497697
    Title: Best American Travel Writing 2018
    Author: STRAYED CHERYL & WILSON JASON (EDS)

    Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain: they come back with stories. Each year, the best of those stories are collected in The Best American Travel Writing, curated by one of the top writers in the field, and each year they "open a window onto the strange, seedy, and beautiful world, offering readers glimpses into places that many will never see or experience except through the eyes and words of these writers" (Kirkus). This far-ranging collection of top notch travel writing is, quite simply, the genre's gold standard.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Best American Travel Writing 2019
    Best American Travel Writing 2019
    ISBN: 9780358094234
    Title: Best American Travel Writing 2019
    Author: WILSON JASON & FULLER ALEXANDRA (EDS)

    An eclectic compendium of the best travel writing essays published in 2018, collected by Alexandra Fuller. BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring what it means to travel somewhere new. For the past two decades, readers have come to recognize this annual volume as the gold standard for excellence in travel writing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Best Loved Villages of France
    Best Loved Villages of France
    ISBN: 9782080201836
    Title: Best Loved Villages of France
    Author: BERN STEPHANE

    The Best Loved Villages of France takes the reader to forty-four of the countrys most treasured locations. Always picturesque, but often well-kept secrets, the book offers insight into French village life. Visit a crumbling medieval fortress with the mayor of Lavardin or peruse the maritime objects found at sea by a mustached fisherman in Saint-Suliac, stroll along the windsurfers paradise at Wissant bay or promenade through the manicured grounds of Vaux-le-Vicomte, enjoy a fresh langoustine dinner in Corsica or catch the sunrise over the fairytale castle in Montsoreau. This book offers an illustrated tour around all twenty-two regions of France, from Provence and the Alps, to Normandy and the Loire. A charming selection of aerial and intimate photographs invite the reader to explore these splendid locales, while the descriptions, anecdotes, and interviews with local village-dwellers plunge you into the individual history and character of Frances diverse regions. Feel inspired by journalist Stéphane Berns informative and practical travel tips and recommendations, and start planning your own adventure to Frances most loved villages or simply enjoy the armchair tour.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Best of Switzerland 1ed
    ISBN: 9781786575494
    Title: Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION


    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher


    Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike through flower-strewn meadows, ski through fresh powder in the Alps, or relax by the shores of Lake Geneva; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Switzerland and begin your journey now!


    Inside Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland Travel Guide:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, the Swiss way of life
    • Covers Geneva, Lake Geneva, Zermatt, St Moritz, Zürich, Ticino and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.


    Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Switzerland guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bizarre Thailand
    Bizarre Thailand
    ISBN: 9789814302814
    Title: Bizarre Thailand
    Author: ALGIE JIM

    Discover unusual sexual practices, visit unconventional tourists sites and delve into the oddities of day to day living in Thailand. Shocking yet positively entertaining; you just cannot put the book down. True life experiences based on nearly two decades of observation, research and interviews. Bizarre Thailand takes readers off the well-rutted roads of tourist hotspots into the darkest and sexiest hinterlands. Welcome to a twilight zone where travellers become soldiers and cowboys, a black magician courts politicians and film stars, sacred tortoises mate on the streets of a small town, and fertility goddesses are wooed with massive phalluses. In this strange realm, nothing is what it seems: a prison becomes a tourist attraction, a 20-storey robot is a building, a man becomes a beauty queen, a loving wife is immortalised as the most famous and ferocious of all phantoms, and a serial killer's corpse is reincarnated as a museum exhibit. Bizarre Thailand takes an irreverent look at how the profound, profane and frankly quite odd intertwine with the rhythms and flows of everyday Thai life, while paying homage To The quintessential culture of one of Southeast Asia's most captivating destinations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Blood River
    Blood River
    ISBN: 9781784875381
    Title: Blood River
    Author: BUTCHER TIM


    VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind


    When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big and Small
    Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big and Small
    ISBN: 9781760522711
    Title: Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big and Small
    Author: STATHERS KATH ED

    With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it's never too soon or too late to begin the things you've only dreamed of doing.

    We all have things we'd like to do--one day--but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glassblowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler--an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more.

    Each activity is location-specific and as geographically unique as bird-watching in Kenya or driving through clouds in Sri Lanka, as well as other to-dos that can be done anywhere, such as sketching a sunset behind an architectural monument. In addition to classic outdoor pursuits, the book contains advice on how to achieve some of the most popular goals for people of all ages: direct a movie, learn to play an instrument, make pottery, protect an endangered species, name a star, try a new cuisine, or learn a new language. Whether you are more active or laid-back, serious-minded or lighthearted, you are bound to discover new, stimulating activities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    ISBN: 9781509893287
    Title: Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    Author: THEROUX LOUIS

    After a decade of making documentaries about offbeat characters on the fringes of US society, Louis had the urge to return to America and track down the people who most fascinated him. It would be a reunion tour, but this time without the cameras and the sense of performance being filmed inevitably brings. It would allow him to get closer to people, to discover what really motivated them and what had happened to the assorted dreamers, outlaws and eccentrics since he last saw them.On a journey that took him from the porn sets of Los Angeles to the gangsta rappers of Memphis, from a convention of UFO contactees in Arizona to Northern Idaho for a festive get-together of neo-Nazis, he asked what 'weird people' have to tell us about our own secret natures. Had he learned anything about himself by being among them? Do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?Louis Theroux's first book is a hilarious, thought-provoking and at times surreal voyage into the heart of weirdness.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    ISBN: 9780099437536
    Title: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    Author: WHEELER SARA

    Aspley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic. Cherry undertook an epic journey in the Antarctic winter to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. The temperature fell to 70 below, it was dark all the time, his teeth shattered with the cold and the tent blew away. But we kept our tempers, Cherry wrote, even with God.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland
    Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland
    ISBN: 9781785785580
    Title: Chip Shop in Poznan: My Unlikely Year in Poland
    Author: AITKEN BEN


    Not many Brits move to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop. Fewer still come back wanting to be a Member of the European Parliament.


    Travel writer Ben Aitken moved to Poland in 2016 to understand why the Poles were leaving. He booked the cheapest flight he could find, to a place he had never heard of - Poznan. This candid, funny and offbeat book is the account of his year in Poland, as an unlikely immigrant.


    Between peeling potatoes and boning fish, Ben spent time on the road travelling the country. He missed the bus to Auschwitz; stayed with a dozen nuns near Krakow; was offered a job by a Eurosceptic farmer and went to Gdansk to learn how Solidarity rose and communism fell. This is a bittersweet portrait of an unsung country, challenging stereotypes that Poland is a grey, ex-soviet land, and revealing a diverse country, rightfully proud of its colorful identity.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    ISBN: 9781984897695
    Title: Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Author: KRAKAUER JON

    Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop--Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Climbing Beyond the World's Greatest Rock Climbing Adventures
    Climbing Beyond the World's Greatest Rock Climbing Adventures
    ISBN: 9781781315989
    Title: Climbing Beyond the World's Greatest Rock Climbing Adventures
    Author: PEARSON JAMES & CIAVILDINI CAROLINE


    Whether it is scaling the world's most challenging peaks, bouldering on epic rock faces or hanging underneath the cavernous crags spread out along the ocean, rock-climbing is one of the world's most exciting sports.


    From the most beautiful routes in the UK, France and America, to deep-water soloing in Majorca and opening new lines in South Africa, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini, two of rock-climbing's biggest stars, take you to the sport's most iconic, unusual and daring destinations.


    With stunning photography showcasing rock-climbing's various styles and landscapes, each entry also includes expert tips, grading details and intricate topography of specific routes or sectors.


    Climbing Beyond is a beautiful homage to the sport of rock-climbing and an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamt of chalking up their hands and taking on the world's epic rock faces.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Country Driving Three Journeys Across a Changing China
    Country Driving Three Journeys Across a Changing China
    ISBN: 9781921656040
    Title: Country Driving Three Journeys Across a Changing China
    Author: HESSLER PETER

    Country Driving is Peter Hessler's account of his travels through China over the past decade - from the fortified towns along the Great Wall in the north, to near inaccessible hilltop villages and the entrepreneurial cities of the south-east, where factory start-ups are a dime a dozen.This is the story of a nation modernising at great pace, and of the lives of ordinary Chinese caught up in that modernisation. With eloquence and humour Hessler takes us on the road less travelled, showing us a China rarely glimpsed by outsiders.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Crofter & the Laird
    Crofter & the Laird
    ISBN: 9781907970917
    Title: Crofter & the Laird
    Author: MCPHEE JOHN

    'McPhee's genius is that he can write about anything.' - Robert Macfarlane
    In 1969, John McPhee moved his family from New Jersey across the Atlantic to live in the land of his forefathers, the island of Colonsay - seventeen square miles of dew and damp twenty-five miles off the coast of Scotland. They rented a crofthouse, his children enrolled at the local school, and they soon were accepted into this tightly circumscribed community of 138 people.
    With his uniquely observant eye and trademark perceptiveness, McPhee gives us a comprehensive portrait of this remote and misty land. He battles the fierce gales on the outer shoals of the Ardskenish Penininsula, listens to the crofters complain of the laird over drams in the island's sole pub, and meets perhaps the last of the Great Highland bagpipers.
    A blend of anthropology and travelogue, The Crofter and the Laird presents us with a perfect mirror of daily-life in the Highlands. Intertwining history and legend, McPhee writes with insight, sensitivity, and fondness for these hardy people, sympathetic to their situation and heritage - resulting in an account that's as honest, humorous, and frank as the locals themselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Crossway
    Crossway
    ISBN: 9781509844593
    Title: Crossway
    Author: STAGG GUY

    A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'.'A sublime, intense, and intimate account of a journey.' Philip Hoare, author of LeviathanIn 2013 Guy Stagg made a pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem. Though a non-believer, he began the journey after suffering several years of mental illness, hoping the ritual would heal him. For ten months he hiked alone on ancient paths, crossing ten countries and more than 5,500 kilometres. The Crossway is an account of this extraordinary adventure.Having left home on New Year's Day, Stagg climbed over the Alps in midwinter, spent Easter in Rome with a new pope, joined mass protests in Istanbul and survived a terrorist attack in Lebanon. Travelling without support, he had to rely each night on the generosity of strangers, staying with monks and nuns, priests and families. As a result, he gained a unique insight into the lives of contemporary believers and learnt the fascinating stories of the soldiers and saints, missionaries and martyrs who had followed these paths before him.The Crossway is a book full of wonders, mixing travel and memoir, history and current affairs. At once intimate and epic, it charts the author's struggle to walk towards recovery, and asks whether religion can still have meaning for those without faith.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Crow Eaters: A Journey Through South Australia
    Crow Eaters: A Journey Through South Australia
    ISBN: 9781742236315
    Title: Crow Eaters: A Journey Through South Australia
    Author: STUBBS BEN

    Outsiders think of South Australia as being different, without really knowing much about it. Combining his own travel across the million-square kilometres of the state with an investigation of its history, Ben Stubbs seeks to find out what South Australia is really like. In the spirit of the best travel writing and literary non-fiction, he lingers in places of quiet beauty and meets some memorable people. Along the way he debunks most of the cliches that plague the state. Travelling to Maralinga, Ceduna, Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, the storied Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth and the once-mighty river that is the Murray, Stubbs brings this diverse state to life. He even addresses head-on the question 'Is South Australia weird?' Readers will find it hard to resist the book's implicit invitation to take a look at places much closer to home, to take the time to drink in dramatic landscapes that are slow, deep and speckled with unforgettable characters.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Cuba LP 9ed
    Cuba LP 9ed
    ISBN: 9781786571496
    Title: Cuba LP 9ed
    Author: 9TH EDITION


    #1 best-selling guide to Cuba*


    Lonely Planet Cuba is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through Havana's cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now


    Inside Lonely Planet's Cuba Travel Guide:

    • Full-color maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture
    • Free, convenient pull-out Havana city map (included in print version), plus over 50 color maps
    • Covers Havana, Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cuba, our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled


    Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole Caribbean has to offer.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet).


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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    ISBN: 9780241969359
    Title: Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Author: THEROUX PAUL; MCCURRY STEVE (PHOTOGRAPHER)

    "New York Times "bestseller
    Theroux s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It s Theroux s remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile. "New York Times Book Review"
    There isn't a dull page in the book. " "Wall Street Journal""
    One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked.
    Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America theDeep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation s worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux s keen traveler s eye.On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road the plantation. He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.From the writer whose great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself and thus, to challenge us ("Boston Globe"), "Deep South "is an ode toa region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Departures: A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time
    Departures: A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time
    ISBN: 9780751577051
    Title: Departures: A Guide to Letting Go, One Adventure at a Time
    Author: HART ANNA


    I love Anna's writing, and I adore stories of adventuring women' Dolly Alderton


    'Humorous, emotional and useful' Grazia


    'A beautiful memoir' Dawn O'Porter


    'Warm, witty and gorgeously written' The Pool


    'Even armchair travellers will get a vicarious thrill from Departures' Red


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    A call-to-action for adventurers everywhere, Departures is about the power of travel to transform us, heal us, challenge us and turn us into everyday adventure-seekers even after we return to the grind back home.


    Have you ever turned up on a post-heartbreak holiday hopelessly unprepared and been forced to sleep on the floor wrapped up in a curtain?


    How about that eagerly-awaited solo adventure when you had to be airlifted home?


    Or what about the time you went to a fascinating European cultural capital and neglected to visit any of the world-renowned sights because you were in the bar?


    Well, Anna Hart has been on all those holidays, and more. As an avid traveller and then travel journalist, she's spent most of her working life on a plane somewhere, and over 10 years writing about the places she's ended up. In Departures she brings all of that knowledge together with the signature warmth and wit of her journalism. Anna is here to show that even the experts get it wrong, and how to get it right . . .


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    What readers are saying about Departures:


    'I couldn't put this book down. It was frank, funny and thought-provoking'


    'A glorious big sister of a book'


    'Anna makes you remember your own past adventures at the same time as inspiring new ones'


    'This book was an amazing companion on my first solo trip abroad'


    'A fascinating and illuminating read, especially for someone who hasn't travelled as much as they would have liked, but is full of wonder for all the places the world has to offer'


    'I bought the audio version and ended up listening to Departures . . . 3 TIMES!



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    ISBN: 9781741146981
    Title: Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Author: CARTER PAUL

    A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Driving Over Lemons
    Driving Over Lemons
    ISBN: 9780956003805
    Title: Driving Over Lemons
    Author: STEWART CHRIS

    Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. Their daughter Chloë is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity.Could life offer much better than that.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9781473676244
    Title: Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Author: WOOD LEVISON


    BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD


    'Download Levison Wood's Silk Road odyssey, Eastern Horizons, onto your splash-proof kindle. Then read on a sun-lounger, between dozes, wishing you were doing those terribly adventurous things - which being secretly glad you're not.' Duncan Craig, Sunday Times


    Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.


    EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him...


    This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin)



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    ISBN: 9781408891391
    Title: Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH

    A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Eat Pray Love, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics listTo travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves.Newly divorced journalist Elizabeth Gilbert is struggling to carve out an authentic identity in New York. Desperate to reinvigorate her life and connect with the world around her, she embarks on a modern-day pilgrimage.With warmth and humour, Gilbert chronicles a journey from Italy to India and, finally, to Bali. Each country serves as a vivid backdrop for self-exploration as she comes to terms with the choices that have hitherto defined her life, and begins to rediscover herself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    ISBN: 9781408873007
    Title: Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH

    It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.So begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again.A worldwide phenomenon on first publication, Eat Pray Love now celebrates ten years of capturing the hearts and minds of women across the globe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Endurance: The True Story of Shackletons Voyage to the Antarctic
    Endurance: The True Story of Shackletons Voyage to the Antarctic
    ISBN: 9780753809877
    Title: Endurance: The True Story of Shackletons Voyage to the Antarctic
    Author: LANSING ALFRED

    Adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas. ENDURANCE is the story of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 men set sail for the South Atlantic on board a ship called the Endurance. The object of the expedition was to cross the Antarctic overland. In October 1915, still half a continent away from their intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in ice. For five months Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways on one of the most savage regions of the world. This utterly gripping book, based on first-hand accounts of crew members and interviews with survivors, describes how the men survived, how they lived together in camps on the ice for 17 months until they reached land, how they were attacked by sea leopards, the diseases which they developed, and the indefatigability of the men and their lasting civility towards one another in the most adverse conditions conceivable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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