Armchair Traveling - Part One

Part Two now available!

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 Field Guide to Getting Lost Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143037248
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Published: Penguin Books - June 27th, 2006

A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Orwell's Roses

Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062846662
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 11th, 2019

"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

Dare to Do: Taking on the planet by bike and boat Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781473655287
Published: Nicholas Brealey - November 13th, 2018

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.

Wanderlust: A History of Walking Cover Image
ISBN: 9780140286014
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2001

A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence

The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393355871
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 5th, 2018

“There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity Fair

To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524761400
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Published: Convergent Books - December 31st, 2019

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

Walking to the End of the World: A Thousand Miles on the Camino de Santiago Cover Image
ISBN: 9781680512038
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 4th, 2018

2020 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award in Travel - Essay

Something Abides: Discovering the Civil War in Today's Vermont Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781581573183
Published: Countryman Press - November 23rd, 2015

Experience Civil War historic sites and small towns that can be found nowhere else in America

Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781640091658
Published: Counterpoint - November 5th, 2019

This national bestseller chronicles one man’s 650–mile trek on foot from San Diego to San Francisco—sure to appeal to readers of naturalist works like Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire, Paul Thoreau’s On the Plain of Snakes, and Mark Kenyon’s That Wild Country.

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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455540013
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 5th, 2017

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

Pre-order 1619 Project today!

In an extraordinary piece of long form journalism, author Nikole Hannah-Jones in collaboration with the New York Times, wrote essays on a new origin of the American story. Now in expanded book form with new prose and poetry by authors such as Jesmyn Ward, Ibram X. Kendi, Jason Reynolds, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa and Terry MacMillan to name but a very few, the 1619 Project will be available on November 16, 2021. 

We are very excited to have this on the shelves and are encouraging folks to preorder (signed copies are available until stock runs out) for the holidays. Feel free to order here on the website, send us an email  and of course, give us a call at 802-254-8160.

The 1619 Project A New Origin Story