“It is a rich story often laced with irony, the work of a keen observer, full of colorful encounters, an odyssey . . .”
Just as the population has increased over time, so has people’s propensity to travel.
“. . . an erudite romp through cartographical history . . .”
To make informed decisions about our lives, we need to know about places.
“A Sense of Direction seems the product of an overly educated, overly entitled entity.”
“entertaining and eclectic, engaging and informative.”
“Our experience through Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World by Ruth Colvin is both humbling and enlightening.
“To have been a piece of literature worthy of resurrection, Tune In Tokyo would have perhaps benefited had the author been able to pierce through his own clambering humor and, from
“In its entirety Paris vs. New York is a book that encourages playfulness.
“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.”
“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
“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.
“Mr. Bowles was a composer, music ethnologist, writer, and translator.
“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.
“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.”
Some writers will go to the ends of the earth for a story.
Sara Wheeler did just that. Twice.
Even the longest journey, the saying goes, begins with the smallest step.
The best way to learn more about the wines of a particular region is to travel there and visit the wineries.
Few of us who live “in the lower 48” have any idea about what it is like to live in Alaska.
While it is true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, it is also true that titles can be equally misleading.
It is known as the “Death Zone”—the part of a mountain that punches above 26,000 feet.
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
The wilderness is appealing to most people. At least, most appreciate its beauty and its unknown qualities, if not its danger and isolation.