Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile AdventureMonisha 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 n nWhen Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train jour


Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border

Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten BorderAmerica s northern border is the world s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans The northern border was America s primary border for centuries much of the early history of the United States took place there and to the tens of millions who live and work near the lin



Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home

Thirst: 2600 Miles to HomeBy age 25, Heather Anderson had hiked what is known as the Triple Crown of backpacking the Appalachian Trail AT , Pacific Crest Trail PCT , and Continental Divide Trail CDT a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of than one million feet A few years later, she left her j



Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back RoadsOne 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 trav


On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican JourneyLegendary travel writer Paul Theroux drives the entire length of the US Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today s brutal headlines Paul Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of


The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

The Oregon Trail: A New American JourneyIn the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck s The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history an epic account of traveling the 2,000 mile length of the Oregon Trail the old fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules which hasn t been done in a





A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian TrailThe Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes If you re going to take a hike, it s probably the place to go And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you ll find He i