Archive for Items Categorized 'Travel', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Red Tape and White Knuckles: One Woman’s Motorcycle Adventure through Africa

by Lois Pryce

No fancy bike, no fancy gear, no fancy Adventure Tours outfit—just one woman and her little Yamaha taking on the Dark Continent. Sadly, no fancy photographs either—you’ll have to use your imagination.

P&O: Across the Oceans, Across the Years

by Ruth Artmonsky and Susie Cox 

After 175 years of plying the seas, there’s a story to be had. From paddle steamers hauling mail to today’s cruise ships, P&O made the world a smaller place. This fantastically well illustrated book will absorb you.

Home Sweet Anywhere

by Lynne Martin

Ah, to chuck it all and just . . . leave. Want to test-drive the idea? Read this book!

Around the World in a Napier – the Story of Two Motoring Pioneers

by Andrew M. Jepson

Around the world in 80 days?? Nah. Make that six years—and 46,528 miles, and 39 countries. They literally went were no one had been before. And you can follow them here.

India: In My Eyes

by Barbara Macklowe

Been there/done that? Even if you have, you probably haven’t seen what—or how—Barbara Macklowe sees.

Transcontinent 1910: The Automotive Adventures of Two Young Men

by Mark Chaplin

See the USA in your . . . Oldsmobile. From Massachusetts to Oregon. And back. Did they make it? Read about it in the autoists own words.

It’s About That Time: Miles Davis On and Off Record

by Richard Cook

This original book about an original musician is partly biography and partly discography and looks at 14 major albums to examine the life of the “Evil Genius of Jazz.”

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole

by John Huston and Tyler Fish

Forward, ever forward. This journey across the ice is also a journey into the characters of the two seasoned adventurers who test the limits of their physical endurance, willpower, and friendship.

The Adventurous Motorcyclist’s Guide to Alaska

by Lee Klancher

The only guidebook you’ll ever need. Really. Written specifically with the needs of the motorcyclist in mind, this book is useful to any traveler, even the armchair variety.

The American Highway: The History and Culture of Roads in the United States

by William Kaszynski 

How did KFC start? Who was Colonel Sanders? From actual road construction to the genesis of road-related amenities, this book chronicles the story behind much of what we take for granted today.

The Westford Knight and Henry Sinclair Evidence of a 14th Century Scottish Voyage to North America

by David Goudsward

What if it wasn’t Columbus who discovered America? Did the Westford Knight beat him to it? Professional archaeologists and historians largely reject this theory . . . but . . .

Global Remains: Abandoned Architecture and Objects from Seven Continents

by Michael Clinton

Dust to dust. . . . From jet fighters to buildings, stuff is falling apart all around you. This book takes you on a tour of the globe.