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Life on a Very Small Island

After seventeen years at sea, Linda Greenlaw figured it was time to take a break from her career as a swordboat captain. She felt she needed to return to Isle au Haut - a tiny island seven miles from the Maine coast with a population of 70 year-round residents, 30 of whom were her relatives. Read More


India: A Million Mutinies Now

Arising out of Naipaul's lifelong obsession and passion for a country that is at once his and totally alien, India: A Million Mutinies Now relates the stories of many of the people he met traveling there more than fifty years ago. Read More


Fodor's Switzerland

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Switzerland (including Zürich, Eastern Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Graubünden, Ticino, Luzern and Central Switzerland, Basel, Fribourg and Neuchâtel, Bern, Berner Oberland, Valais, Vaud, and Geneva). Read More


A Family's Adventure at Sea

John and Jean had hoped to use the trip as a teaching opportunity, with the Emerald Jane as a floating classroom in which to instruct their children in important lessons–not only about the natural world but about the beauty of human life when stripped down to its essence, far from the trappings of civilization. Read More

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Getting Stoned with Savages

With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savagesagain reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. Read More


Istanbul: Memories and the City

Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a fanciful tale, Orhan Pamuk invents an ingenious form to evoke his lifelong home, the city that forged his imagination. Read More


Fodor's Italy

No place better epitomizes the greatness of the Renaissance than Florence, where there's a masterpiece around every corner, from Michelangelo's David to Botticelli's Venus. The central regions of Tuscany and Umbria are characterized by midsize cities and small hilltop towns, each with its rich history and art treasures. Read More


For All the Tea in China

In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China-territory forbidden to foreigners-to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing. Read More


Walking the Bible

Its stories may be the best known in the world, but its locations have long been a mystery. Where did Noah's ark land? Where did Moses receive the Ten Commandments? Where are the lost cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Now, inWalking the Bible: A Photographic Journey, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler offers an unprecedented heart-stirring… Read More


A Pedestrian in Paris

Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years. Read More