Spark Your Wanderlust with these Travelogues!

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It’s the time of year when the days get a little longer, the weather a little nicer, and the urge to break out of your usual routine takes hold. Many people experience serious wanderlust.

Whether you dream of visiting a foreign land, going on an adventure trek, or even exploring local parts unknown via a day trip, what better way to get a new lease on life than a change of scenery.

So go ahead and dream: learn a new language, buy those new hiking boots, locate that flea market you’ve been wanting to explore. Get inspired by reading up before you go. We particular love these travelogues.

The world awaits! Where will you choose to go?

 

Blue Highways: A Journey Into America

Blue Highways: A Journey Into America

A cult classic on par with Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley… Blue Highways is the highly acclaimed, bestselling memoir of a 38-year-old laid-off college professor who drives around the U.S. on the “blue highways”, the rural backroads colored blue on old maps. The places he discovers during his 13,000-mile journey are unexpected, sometimes mysterious, and often full of simply the wonder of the ordinary.


No Hurry to Get Home

No Hurry to Get Home

Originally published in 1970, this book is an anthology of Emily Hahn’s articles from The New Yorker, published between 1937-1970. Seized by wanderlust that led her to explore nearly every corner of the world, Hahn traveled solo at a time when independent travel was usually done by men. She rode cross-country by car, pre-interstate and pre-Motel 6, traveled to the Belgian Congo, and walked across Africa. By the 1930s, she ended up in Shanghai, riding out WWII in Hong Kong, before returning to New York. Through the course of these twenty-three distinct pieces, Emily Hahn gives us a glimpse of the tremendous range of her interests, the many places in the world she visited and her extraordinary perception of the things, large and small, that are important in a life.


A Thousand Days in Venice

A Thousand Days in Venice

When Fernando spots her in a Venice cafe and knows immediately that she is The One, Marlena de Blasi is caught off guard. A divorced American chef and food writer traveling in Italy, she is happy with her life. Yet within a few months, she quits her job, sells her house, and moves to Venice to marry ‘the stranger’ as she calls Fernando. Once there, she finds herself sitting in sugar-scented pasticcerie, strolling through 16th-century palazzi, redecorating an apartment overlooking the Adriatic Sea… A Thousand Days in Venice is filled with the flavors, sights and life of Venice, a beautifully written tale of love, lust and linguine.


The Places In Between

The Places In Between

Rory Stewart’s moving, sparsely poetic account of his walk across Afghanistan in 2002 has been immediately hailed as a classic. Caught between hostile nations, competing ideologies and traveling entirely on foot, Stewart followed the inaccessible, mountainous route once taken by Emperor, Babur the Great, and was nearly defeated by the extreme and hostile conditions. Only due to the help of an unexpected companion and the generosity of the people he met on the way, did he survive to report back with unique insight on a region closed to the world by twenty-four years of war. This is traveling at its hardest and travel writing at its best.

 

 

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