Travel

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“It is a rich story often laced with irony, the work of a keen observer, full of colorful encounters, an odyssey . . .”

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Just as the population has increased over time, so has people’s propensity to travel.

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“. . . an erudite romp through cartographical history . . .”

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To make informed decisions about our lives, we need to know about places.

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“A Sense of Direction seems the product of an overly educated, overly entitled entity.”

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“entertaining and eclectic, engaging and informative.”

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“Our experience through Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World by Ruth Colvin is both humbling and enlightening.

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“In its entirety Paris vs. New York is a book that encourages playfulness.

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“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”

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“For readers interested in early encounters between European and Arabic culture, An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi’s Visit to France (1826–1831) provides a fascinating glimpse into the

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“In snippets, we are offered hints of what could have been a fine book. . . . But alas, no go. . . . For all his booze-soaked pseudo attitude . . . Mr.

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“Mr. Bowles was a composer, music ethnologist, writer, and translator.

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“The Flag is an exceptional photographic collection.

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The other Sunday, after encountering bitingly cold winds along a Marin Headlands coastal trail, my wife and I elected an urban walk through Mill Valley instead.

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“If you’ve traveled enough to encounter dishes like the deep fried chicken anus, or simply want that Congolese Monkey Stew recipe, you’re going to want a copy of this book.”

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Some writers will go to the ends of the earth for a story.

Sara Wheeler did just that. Twice.

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Even the longest journey, the saying goes, begins with the smallest step.

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The best way to learn more about the wines of a particular region is to travel there and visit the wineries.

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Few of us who live “in the lower 48” have any idea about what it is like to live in Alaska.

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While it is true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, it is also true that titles can be equally misleading.

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It is known as the “Death Zone”—the part of a mountain that punches above 26,000 feet.

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In 1997, one bad decision environmental science writer and adventurer Jon Turk made during his 25 years of backcountry skiing triggered an avalanche that nearly did to him what kayaking and sailing

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The wilderness is appealing to most people. At least, most appreciate its beauty and its unknown qualities, if not its danger and isolation.

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