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Travel & Travel Writing

All Over the Place by Geraldine DeRuiter

Geraldine DeRuiter is the first to tell you this is not your normal travel writing book. You won’t get great advice or learn interesting or relevant facts about the places she’s been. You will, however, get story after story of escapades with friends, life lessons, a weird family, and a love that, if you’re lucky, will remind you of your own. I hadn’t read DeRuiter’s renowned blog Everywhereist before, but you can bet I will now. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781610397636
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Published: PublicAffairs - May 2nd, 2017

Dispatches From Pluto by Richard Grant

British travel writer Richard Grant and his girlfriend move from New York City to an old plantation house near the community of Pluto and immerse themselves in the beauty, charm, and insanity that characterize the people and culture that is the Mississippi Delta. This memoir provides an illuminating perspective on the complexities of race and relationships through the lens of a fascinating story. - Trey

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ISBN: 9781476709642
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 13th, 2015

EPIC BIKE RIDES OF THE WORLD by Lonely Planet

From a 35-mile ride around Crater Lake to 935 miles through South West China, you can open any page of this beautiful book and find an off-the-beaten-path ride somewhere in the world. Half travel guide (including culinary stops and overnight options), half bike-ride prep list, Epic Bike Rides of the World is the perfect combination of information and inspiration. These rides will inspire the adventurer in all of us!   —Megan

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ISBN: 9781760340834
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Published: Lonely Planet - September 20th, 2016

A WRETCHED AND PRECARIOUS SITUATION by David Welky

From my cozy home, I am unsure how anyone survived early Arctic explorations or why they kept going back, but I certainly love reading about them. This book follows a two-year expedition that becomes a five-year expedition and involves a drunken ship captain, a murderer, and all sorts of other disasters. If you enjoy reading about disastrous polar expeditions from the comfort of your armchair as much as I do, this is for you.                                                         —Flannery

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ISBN: 9780393254419
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2016

GHOSTLAND by Colin Dickey

The ubiquity of ghost stories, and their pervasiveness throughout human history and culture, makes it seem as if there is something... more…at work here. Dickey argues that there is indeed something more and that behind every ghost story are our history and our anxieties, past and present made manifest. Come with him as he journeys across America, hunting the ghosts that haunt our nation’s psyche, searching for the stories behind what goes bump in the night.                                                      —Jax

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ISBN: 9781101980194
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Published: Viking - October 4th, 2016

ATLAS OBSCURA by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, & Ella Morton

The team from everyone's favorite offbeat travel website, Atlas Obscura, has created a beautiful book of the world's oddest and most intriguing points of interest, from the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove in Austrailia to the Witches' Market in La Paz, Bolivia. The beautiful, full color photos will spark the wanderlust in anyone looking to take the road less traveled and to revel in the strange and wonderful hidden corners of the world. - Sylvie

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ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 20th, 2016

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

An enthralling window into the extreme world of Amazonian exploration and the many people who have dedicated themselves to it. Deep in the dense, deadly, and unpredictable jungle that is at once beautiful and terrifying, Grann retraces the steps of the great explorer Percy Fawcett, a man consumed by his desire to find the fabled lost city of Z. Thoroughly researched and consistently thrilling, it kept me on the edge of my seat. –Jade

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ISBN: 9781400078455
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 2010

Under the Stars by Dan White

A long-time Santa Cruz resident and the author of The Cactus Eaters, White dazzles with this funny and very engaging history of camping in America. From 19th-century woodcraft to backpacking to family tent camping to “glamping” (glamour camping, where your every outdoor need is met—for a price), he covers it all. The chapter in which he rents an RV and tries to drive his family across the backroads of Arizona is worth the price of admission alone.  —Rico

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ISBN: 9781627791953
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - June 14th, 2016

Atlas of Lost Cities by Aude de Tocqueville

For people who enjoyed the Atlas of Cursed Places comes this equally eerie companion. Atlas of Lost Cities illuminates the fragility of civilization and offers an artfully illustrated look into the past. Aude de Tocqueville uses old maps, original artwork, and compelling narratives to tell the stories of the rise and fall of cities around the world. Some, like Pompeii, are recognizable, while others, such as Villa Epecuén, an Argentinean town submerged under water, will be unfamiliar to most readers.  —Jade

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ISBN: 9780316352024
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - April 5th, 2016

Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker

I admit that I picked this book up in part because I’m afraid of flying, and I’m so glad I did. Reading Vanhoenacker’s literary memoir reminded me of the way being on a plane can feel like hovering between two worlds. Skyfaring has a lot to offer, both for aviation buffs and for those who tense up during turbulence. It might just make you rethink that upcoming business trip. —Kat

 

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804169714
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2016

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