July 29, 2011

Novel Destinations: Where the Pavement Ends

The author bikes across the Asian steppes and on through China and Vietnam describing an Asia inaccessible to tourists. Riding on horseback she herds cattle on the steppes, shares a grandmother’s bed in a Chinese village, spends time teaching English and living in a Mongolian yurt; everyday is filled with new adventures and challenges.

Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman’s Bicycle Trip Through Mongolia
by Erika Warmbrunn

July 25, 2011

Novel Destinations: Stolen Figs

A marvelous evocation of Calabria and Calabrians, whose way of life is largely untouched by the commerce that has made Tuscany and Umbria into popular tourist destinations.

Stolen Figs, and Other Adventures in Calabria
by Mark Rotella

July 24, 2011

Novel Destination: Blue Highways

Join the author in Ghost Dancer, his converted van, as he travels over the back roads and through the small towns of America.

Blue Highways: A Journey into America
by William Least Heat Moon

July 21, 2011

Novel Destinations: Alone Across the Arctic

The author tells of her cold and dangerous journey from Alaska to the Arctic of northern Canada with her team of eight sled dogs.

Alone Across the Arctic: One Woman’s Epic Journey by Dog Team
by Pam Flowers

July 18, 2011

Novel Destinations: The Great Railway Bazaar

Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Travel along with Theroux on a spectacular journey from London to Japan on the fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow, the Mandalay Express and the Trans-Siberian Express.

The Great Railway Bazaar: by train through Asia
by Paul Theroux

July 13, 2011

Novel Destinations: Walking the Bible

From the mountain where Noah's ark landed to the site of the legendary burning bush, the author journeys across the Middle East in search of the roots of the Bible to discover whether it was an abstraction or a living, breathing entity.

Walking the Bible: a journey by land through the five books of Moses
by Bruce S. Feiler

July 5, 2011

Novel Destinations: Apples Are From Kazakhstan

A funny and revealing travelogue of Kazakhstan. Meet the country that gave the world apples, trousers, and possibly King Arthur.

Apples Are From Kazakhstan: the land that disappeared
by Christopher Robbins