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Given that many of us may not be able to go to our usual haunts for the next few weeks, I thought a list of books that would take us away from our current concerns would ease our levels of anxiety.
A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Recollections of My Nonexistence
"Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven’t felt for years. It’s a modern classic."—Pico Iyer
Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award 2106On 1 April 2011, rower and adventurer Sarah Outen set off in her kayak from Tower Bridge for France. Her aim was simple: to circle the globe entirely under her own steam - cycling, kayaking and rowing across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, the Americas, the Atlantic and eventually home.
A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence
“There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “With winning candor, Jedidiah Jenkins takes us with him as he bicycles across two continents and delves deeply into his own beautiful heart.”—Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild and Tiny Beautiful Things
In April 2015, Beth and Eric Jusino, laden with backpacks and nerves, walked out of a cathedral in the historic village of Le Puy, France, down a cobblestone street, and turned west. Seventy-nine days, a thousand miles, two countries, two mountain ranges, and three pairs of shoes later, they reached the Atlantic Ocean.
Experience Civil War historic sites and small towns that can be found nowhere else in America
"Neely's naturalist, erudite work will appeal to readers of Thoreau's Walden and Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire." --Publishers Weekly
This is absolutely one of my favorite non-fiction books ever. The author, one half of Preston & Child (they write ripping yarns!), gets himself invited on an expedition to find the Lost White City of Honduras. What the expedition finds is remarkable - I would absolutely love a multi-part documentary - but perhaps more importantly, the reason why the Lost City was abandoned in the first place has incredible connotations for us today. Incredible connotations for us right now.