Travel Essays, General
Paperback ISBN: 0810160234
In the fall of 1928, Freya Stark, a thirty-five-year-old Englishwoman, set out on her first journey to the Middle East. Bolstered by a command of Arabic, a fair knowledge of Farsi, and an irrepressible drive that would characterize her more than five decades as a traveler and explorer, Stark spent most of the next four years in Iraq and Persia. Stark traveled alone throughout some of the wilder areas of the Middle East at a time when this area was gaining new worldwide importance. For Stark, risk-taking was the essence of a life worth living: while never hunting out danger for its own sake, she nevertheless viewed her travels as a way of expressing her freedom. Such views make her essays as fresh and startling today as when they were written.
A Walk in the Woods
Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Paperback ISBN: 0767902521
A wry account by the author of The Lost Continent traces an adventurous and arduous trek past the Appalachian Trail's natural pleasures, human eccentrics, and offbeat comforts. Reprint. $175,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Neither Here Nor There
Travels in Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0380713802
An entertaining account of a European trip blends anecdotes with worldly insights as the author describes the bleak lands of Norway, the exotic scenes of Istanbul, and the cities of Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Rome, Geneva, and Vienna. Reissue.
Children's Travel Journal
Help Your Favorite Little Globetrotter Create a Masterpiece of Memories
Paperback ISBN: 0964126206
Your favorite little globetrotter will create a masterpiece of memories with The Children's Travel Journal. While on the road, this unique diary is a fun-filled work-in-progress. When completed, it becomes a treasured keepsake that vividly preserves memories of a special trip. TOPICS include: Calendar * Making Plans * The Destination * First Impressions * People * Food & Restaurants * Money * Landmarks & Monuments * Museums & Galleries * Best Day / Worst Day * I'll Never Forget & more SPECIAL FEATURES: Fits easily into a backpack * Plastic cover for durability * Pocket for mementos * Heavy paper stock
Paperback ISBN: 0140435077
'The charm of certain vacant grassy spaces, in Italy, overfrowned by masses of brickwork that are honeycombed by the suns of centuries, is something that I hereby renounce once for all the attempt to express; but you may be sure that whenever I mention such a spot enchantment lurks in it.' ?Henry James In these essays on travels in Italy written from 1872 to 1909, Henry James explores art and religion, political shifts and cultural revolutions, and the nature of travel itself. James's enthusiastic appreciation of the unparalleled aesthetic allure of Venice, the vitality of Rome, and the noisy, sensuous appeal of Naples is everywhere marked by pervasive regret for the disappearance of the past and by ambivalence concerning the transformation of nineteenth-century Europe. John Auchard's lively introduction and extensive notes illuminate the surprising differences between the historical, political, and artistic Italy of James's travels and the metaphoric Italy that became the setting of some of his best-known works of fiction. This edition includes an appendix of James's book reviews on Italian travel-writing.
A Voyage Across America
Hardcover ISBN: 0395636264
The acclaimed author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth chronicles his journey across America's waterways in his dory Nikawa (River Horse), encountering strange people, hostile cities, and hair-raising dangers. Tour.