June 28, 2011

Novel Destinations: Along the Inca Road

This journey along the ancient "Inca Road" follows the high-altitude spine of the Andes Mountains. It is a wonderful panorama of past and present, filled with adventure, and a sharply observed portrait of a unique part of the world and its colorful people.

Along the Inca Road: A Woman’s Journey into an Ancient Empire
by Karin Muller

June 23, 2011

Novel Destinations: Across the Top of the World

Across the Top of the World: to the North Pole by sled, balloon, airplane, and nuclear icebreaker
by David Fisher

This is a splendid book for the armchair traveler - eloquent, erudite, funny, informative and bringing to life the remarkable band of heroes, liars, visionaries, braggarts and fools who attempted to sail, sled or trek across the Pole - and often died trying.