What’s not to like about travel? New sights, sounds, tastes, beautiful scenery, different cultures, tranquility or excitement (or both)… even if…
In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater & scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew -it's called Britain- intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes -not a man (because he was one to start off with)- but a better, more inspiring example of a man.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places by National Geographic. National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world's most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales--both natural and man-made--are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders.
Holidays in Heck by P J O'Rourke. Over twenty years ago, P.J. O'Rourke published Holidays in Hell, the classic travelogue that found him searching for excitement in places like Warsaw, Managua, and Belfast. In Holidays in Heck, the man dubbed ?the funniest writer in America" by Time and The Wall Street Journal steps into the new and slightly less dangerous territory of the family vacation.The O'Rourke clan treks to places close to home (Disneyland) and far-flung (China).
Holidays in Hell by P J O'Rourke. P.J. O'Rourke travels to hellholes around the globe in Holidays in Hell, looking for trouble, the truth, and a good time. After casually sight-seeing in war-torn Lebanon and being pepper-gassed in Korea, P.J. checks out the night life in communist Poland and spends the Christmas holidays in El Salvador. Taking a long look at Nicaragua, P.J. asks, "Is Nicaragua a Bulgaria with marimba bands or just a misunderstood Massachusetts with Cuban military advisors?"
Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton. Everyone knows how to live the good life in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany. Now, Matthew Amster-Burton makes you fall in love with Tokyo. Experience this exciting and misunderstood city through the eyes of three Americans vacationing in a tiny Tokyo apartment. Follow 8-year-old Iris on a solo errand to the world's greatest supermarket, picnic on the bullet train, and eat a staggering array of great, inexpensive foods.
The Route 66 Encyclopedia by Jim Hinckley. The ultimate guide to America’s most famous highway. The Route 66 Encyclopedia is the complete resource on the history, landmarks and personalities that have made this most iconic highway. Stretching over 2,000 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, Route 66 journeys directly to the heart of the US. An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on everything from Bobby Troup's "Route 66" to The Grapes of Wrath.
Walking the Camino: a Modern Pilgrimage to Santiago by Tony Kevin. Filled with fascinating observations and anecdotes about the nature of contemporary Spain, this intriguing account tells the story of Tony Kevin, an overweight 63-year-old former diplomat who set off on an eight-week trek across the country armed only with a small rucksack and a staff. Rich with the history, politics, and culture of the region, this travel narrative follows two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross Spain.
Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson. In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced Marmite.
The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. The hilarious book that resulted, Notes from a Small Island, was taken to the nation's heart and became the bestselling travel book ever, and was also voted in a BBC poll the book that best represents Britain.
Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita by Slim Aarons. This lavish fourth volume in Abrams' Slim Aarons collection revels in his longtime love affair with Italy. From breathtaking aerials of the Venetian canals and Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits in the villas and estates of celebrities and the beautiful people, Slim's photography captures the essence of the good life of the rich and famous of Italy. Italy undeniably held a special place in Slim's heart.