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Explore distant lands and discover new cultures...all from the comfort of home!
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
In his travels, Weiner searches not only for the world’s happiest countries but for what makes people happy.
Call Number: 910.4 Wei
Publication Date: 2008-01-03
The Americas & The Arctic
Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places
Streever explores the world’s coldest places, looking through both “frozen” history and the contemporary.
Call Number: 910.9 Str
Publication Date: 2009-07-22
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Bryson guides readers on this beautiful trail with details about its nature and those he meets on the way.
Call Number: 917.404 Bry
Publication Date: 2015-07-28
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
New Yorker David Grann explores the Amazon in search of answers to a great historical mystery.
Call Number: 918.1 Gra
Publication Date: 2009-02-24
The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean
Caputo drives from Florida to Alaska, asking the same questions of Americans from different regions.
Call Number: 973.93 Cap
Publication Date: 2013-07-16
Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
[Paul finds]…incomparable music [and] cuisine…yet also some of the…worst schools…and unemployment rates.
Call Number: 975 The
Publication Date: 2015-09-29
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
The author explores England and the British territories, experiencing varied landscapes and interacting with other travelers.
Call Number: 914.2 Mac
Publication Date: 2012-10-11
Names for the Sea: Strangers in Iceland
Moss moved from England to Iceland, where she became engaged in the culture and beautiful landscape.
Call Number: 914.912 Mos
Publication Date: 2013-05-14
The Wild Places
Macfarlane travels sans vehicle through the remaining wilds of Britain and Ireland, from cliffs to valleys and meadows to waterways.
Call Number: 942 Mac
Publication Date: 2008-06-24
The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris
This author takes readers on numerous step-by-step walks through the famous French capital city.
Call Number: 944.36 Bax
Publication Date: 2011-05-24
Paris to the Moon
Gopnik and his family moved from NYC to Paris to bask in this city of beauty and foreign culture. He takes readers along for the ride.
Call Number: 944.36 Gop
Publication Date: 2000-10-17
The City of Falling Angels
Berendt takes readers to Venice, Italy and tales of its recent history. One focus is a historic 1996 fire and the reasons behind it.
Call Number: 945.3 Ber
Publication Date: 2006-09-26
Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life
Mayes moves to a Tuscan villa where she re-discovers life’s simpler things, from good food to natural beauty.
Call Number: 945.5 May
Publication Date: 2010-03-09
Church historian Michael Collins takes readers on a tour of the smallest country in the world with gorgeous accompanying visuals.
Call Number: 945.634 Col
Publication Date: 2008-09-29
Asia & Africa
Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia
Set against the…landscape of Siberia, [this]…narrative offers a glimpse into the soul of 20th-century Russia…
Call Number: 914.704 Gre
Publication Date: 2014-10-20
The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train through Asia
Theroux travels through India and Asia by train, taking readers through the sights and cultures he encounters.
Call Number: 915.04 The
Publication Date: 2006-06-01
Cutted Chicken in Shanghai
This memoir describes the challenges of an American in China as she finds her way through the language and culture.
Call Number: 915.11 Win
Publication Date: 2014-01-10
The Places in Between
The author traversed Afghanistan on foot, living along the way among the Afghan people and their varied communities.
Call Number: 915.81 Ste
Publication Date: 2006-05-08
Destination Cambodia: Adventures in the Kingdom
Join intrepid traveler Walter Mason…on a colorful adventure to one of the world's hottest new destinations.
Call Number: 915.9604 Max
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Walking the Nile
Wood walks 4,000+ miles along the Nile River, crossing diverse climates and landscapes. He passes through seven countries along the way.
Call Number: 916.204 Woo
Publication Date: 2016-02-02
To the Moon and Timbuktu: A Trek through the Heart of Africa
Sovich takes a break from her “average” life to explore the wilds of Africa and its people.
Call Number: 916.404 Sov
Publication Date: 2013-07-09
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
Susan Jane Gilman
Gilman describes a…trip to China in which she…[sets] out to conquer the world only to be conquered by it.
Call Number: 951.1 Gil
Publication Date: 2009-03-24
My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth
Wendy E. Simmons
Wendy travels to North Korea and gives readers a glimpse of the extreme propaganda to be found there.
Call Number: 951.93 Sim
Publication Date: 2016-05-03
The Caliph's House
Shah and his family move from London to Casablanca, learning about the Moroccan culture as they go along.
Call Number: 964 Sha
Publication Date: 2006-01-31
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