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March 17, 2018
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Disappointment River : finding and losing the Northwest Passage

March 16, 2018
Castner, Brian, author.
xii, 334 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Maps on lining papers.
The Northwest Company, 1788 -- Into the north, 2016 -- Scotland, 1774 -- New York, 1775 -- Montreal, 1778 -- Detroit, 1784 -- The Pays d'en Haut, 2016 -- Grand portage and the English River, 1785 -- Awgeenah and Matonabbee, 1786 -- Murder at the old establishment, 1787 -- To the Northwest Passage, 1788 -- All it takes is time, 2016 -- Embarkation, June 1789 -- The Rapids of the Slave, June 2016 -- Shoot the messenger, June 1789 -- Thunderstorms and raids, June 2016 -- Into the mountains, July 1789 -- Plagues of the Deh Cho, July 2016 -- The Dogrib, July 1789 -- Rapid without rapids, July 2016 -- You can starve on rabbits, July 1789 -- Fort Good Hope to Tsiigehtchic, July 2016 -- Satisfy the curiosity, tho' not the intent, July 1789 -- Into the earth sponge, July 2016 -- The highest part of the island, July 1789 -- A sea of ice, frozen no more, July 2016 -- Many returns.
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.


March 14, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2018> Lonely Planet.

Frommer's easyguide to Seattle, Portland & the Oregon coast.

March 14, 2018
New York : Frommer Media LLC, [2015]-
volumes : maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
Limited to a short 252 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic experiences in each destination: the most important attractions, the classic method of approaching a particular destination; the best choices for accommodations and meals; the best ways to maximize the enjoyment of your stay. Because it is "quick to read, light to carry", it is called an "EasyGuide", and reflects Arthur Frommer's lifetime of experience in presenting clear and concise travel advice. -- Publishers Description.

Pictures photographed by A. Nielen, Cincinnati O.

March 14, 2018
Nielen, A. (Andries), 1850-1940.
Cincinnati, OH : A. Nielen, [1900?].
17 unnumbered leaves : color illustrations ; 15 x 21 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is a scrapbook bound in dark brown cloth with 3 metal eyelets and string tie.
"Colored by the hands of Japanese artists"--Page [2] of cover.
Travel photographs by A. Nielen from his travels to Japan, New Guinea, Hawaii, and Sweden, arranged as a scrapbook. All include a descriptive text on bottom border of picture. Images affixed to black card stock pages.

Southwest USA's best trips.

March 12, 2018
[Melbourne, Victoria] ; [Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2014-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"32 amazing road trips."
Road trips from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas.

Florida & the South's best trips.

March 12, 2018
[Melbourne, Victoria] ; [Oakland, CA] : Lonely Planet Publications, 2014-
volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 20 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"28 amazing road trips."
Road trips from Florida, the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

The last wild men of Borneo : a true story of death and treasure

March 9, 2018
Hoffman, Carl, 1960- author.
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
347 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

Walking the Americas : 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia

March 8, 2018
Wood, Levison, 1982- author.
viii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company."--Title page verso.
Hampton Court -- Mornings in Mexico -- The Americas -- Meeting an explorer -- Departure -- Yucatán -- Ruins -- Trouble in Paradise -- Boot camp -- Borderlands -- El Petén -- Barrios -- The ascent -- Escape to Nicaragua -- Land of fire -- Chirripó -- Paradise found -- Panama -- Crossing the Panama Canal -- The end of the road -- The last jungle -- The Darién Gap -- New Scotland -- Colombia.
"Starting in the Yucatán, Wood sets out on an epic walking voyage, moving through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, travelling in the opposite direction along vital migrant routes. Journeying from sleepy barrios to glamourous cities to Mayan ruins lying unexcavated in the wilderness, Wood forges new relationships along the way that stand at the heart of this book--and the personal histories, cultures, and popular legends he discovers paint a riveting history of Mexico and Central America. While contending with the region's natural obstacles, he partakes in family meals with local hosts, learns to build an emergency shelter, and witnesses the surreal beauty of the landscapes. Finally, Wood attempts to cross one of the world's most impenetrable borders: The Darién Gap from Panama into south America, a notorious smuggling passage and the wildest jungle he has ever navigated."--Jacket flap.

Cool Tokyo guide : adventures in the city of kawaii fashion, train sushi and godzilla

March 8, 2018
Denson, Abby, author, illustrator.
127 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
"A comic book writer's off-beat, upbeat tour of Tokyo"--Cover.
We're going to Tokyo! Now what? -- Getting around town -- Tokyo survival skills -- Culture shock funnies -- What will we eat? -- Tokyo hotel tips -- Tokyo entertainment -- Tokyo cultural and historical sites -- Shopping for everything -- Kid-friendly Tokyo -- Taki it easy in Yokohama (and other day trips)
"Discover the city of temples, video games, manga, and cosplay with this graphic Tokyo travel guide!"--Provided by publisher.

Time pieces : a Dublin memoir

March 5, 2018
Banville, John, author.
212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
"Originally published in hardcover in Ireland by Hachette Books Ireland, a division of Hachette UK Ltd, Dublin, in 2016."--Title page verso.
About time -- Cicero, Vico and the Abbey -- Baggotonia -- On the street -- A Pisgah sight of Palestine -- The girl in the gardens -- Time regained.
"Born and bred in a small town a train ride away from Dublin, author John Banville ... saw the city as a place of enchantment when he was a child. It was first a birthday treat, the world his beloved, eccentric aunt inhabited. When he came of age and took up residence there, the city was a frequent backdrop for his dissatisfactions as a young writer (James Joyce had 'seized upon the city for his own literary purposes and in doing so had used it up'). When he lived outside Ireland, the city remained alive and indelible in his memory (that 'bright abyss' in which 'time's alchemy works'). Returning to live in Ireland, he found Dublin to be as fascinating--albeit for different reasons--as it had been to his seven-year-old self. Now, in an evocative, witty, clear-eyed 'quasi-memoir,' he guides us around the city, delighting in its high and low cultural, architectural, political and social histories, and interweaving the memories that are attached to particular places and moments and people. The result a book as much about the life of a city as it is about a life intermittently lived there--a wonderfully idiosyncratic tour of Dublin, and a tender yet powerful ode to a formative time and place for the artist as a young man."--Dust jacket.

The Milepost

February 27, 2018
Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22-28 cm.
Vols. for <1974>-1991 have folded map in pocket.
"Alaska travel planner"--Cover (2017).

National Geographic guide to scenic highways and byways.

February 15, 2018
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.
"The best drives in the U.S."

The sea in world history : exploration, travel, and trade

February 9, 2018
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2017.
2 volumes (xix, 919 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Ancient Egypt through the first global age -- v. 2. A world of revolutions through the present.

United States on the road.

February 6, 2018
Singapore : APA Publications ; Maspeth, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Langenscheidt Publishers, 2001-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies.
At head of title: Insight guides.

The last London : true fictions from an unreal city

February 5, 2018
Sinclair, Iain, 1943- author.
324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Losing. Dancers on the beach ; HMS Haggerston Park ; By weight of water ; After Sebald -- Finding. Digging for victory ; Overground soundscrape ; Pigeon fishing ; Free breakfast for bikes ; Two swimming pools or, Shardenfreude ; Voice of the huts -- Walking. The Milky Way (to Croydon) ; Downriver ; Absolutely Barking ; Night hospital ; Gummed eyes ; Brexit means Brexit.
Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In 'The Last London', Sinclair strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition.


January 30, 2018
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1989-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2017> The Green guide.

Rain falling on tamarind trees : a travelogue of Vietnam

January 30, 2018
Hoàng, C. L., 1956- author.
San Diego, CA : Willow Stream Publishing, [2018]
iii, 119 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Rain, sweet rain -- The old streets of Faifo -- On the perfume river -- Descending dragon -- In the shadow of history.
Come along with the author as he returns to visit his ancestral homeland for the first time after a decades-long absence. Retrace his steps with him around his former hometown of Saigon in the south, and then follow him along on an itinerary of discovery to other unique destinations throughout the country.

The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica

January 29, 2018
Shapiro, Laurie Gwen, author.
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
The golden door -- Good men should apply -- The City of New York -- The triumph of the century -- South Pole or bust -- First ice -- The stowaway report -- Fine enough -- Great Depression.
The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet's final frontier? This was the moon landing before the 1960s. Everyone wanted to join the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning's every stage. The night before the expedition's flagship launched, Billy Gawronski--a skinny, first generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business--jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it? From the grimy streets of New York's Lower East Side to the rowdy dance halls of sultry Francophone Tahiti, all the way to Antarctica's blinding white and deadly freeze, Laurie Gwen Shapiro's The Stowaway takes you on the unforgettable voyage of a gutsy young stowaway who became an international celebrity, a mascot for an up-by-your bootstraps age.

The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East

January 29, 2018
Valen Levinson, Adam, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
x, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah -- In the air what is above, my dog? -- Abu Dhabi I'm Sanjay -- Kuwait the western perception -- Of Islam department -- Oman go for it! don't do it! jump! -- NX844b1G -- Lebanon she loves me but I do not love her -- Syria mafishi -- Afghanistan wall save butts -- Pakistan cool wind -- Iraq o eve! -- Iran not every time you can -- Eat ice cream -- Another people begin -- Egypt : bap bap bap bap bap bap bap -- Yemen waa-oow! -- Somali -- is there peace? -- Outro.
Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation. While politicians and media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humor and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.

Around the world in eighty wines : exploring wine one country at a time

January 29, 2018
Veseth, Michael, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
vi, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. From London to Beirut -- London: the challenge is made and the journey begins -- France: which bottle? which wine? -- Italy: Batali's impossibility theorem -- Syria, Lebanon, and Georgia: the wine wars -- Part II. Rounding the cape -- Spain: el Clásico -- Portugal: any porto in a storm -- Out of Africa -- India and beyond: new latitudes, new attitudes -- Part III. High and low -- Shangri-La -- Australia: the library and the museum -- Tasmania: cool is hot -- Southern Cross -- Part IV. Sour grapes? -- Napa Valley wine train -- A Riesling rendezvous -- Cannonball run -- Back to London: Victory! Or defeat?
Inspired by Jules Verne's classic adventure tale, Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg's home base, and follows Fogg's itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world's leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya's most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the lyrics of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it's time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned.

Love of country : a journey through the Hebrides

January 23, 2018
Bunting, Madeleine, author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
xiv, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Taking bearings -- Imagined geographies. Jura -- Iona -- Staffa -- Whose history? Rum -- Eriskay -- Lewis -- St Kilda.
"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

Vacation trips on the Mississippi

January 18, 2018
Streckfus Steamers, Inc.
Saint Louis, MO : Streckfus Steamboat Line, [191-]
1 sheet (16 unnumbered panels) : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 x 80 cm, folded to 24 x 10 cm
Includes ills. of the steamers St. Paul and Quincy, various scenes on the routes, and a map of the St. Paul to St. Louis trip.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, housed in pam folder and shelved in Inland Rivers Library.

Central America

January 17, 2018
Gill, Nicholas, author.
384 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Insight Guides Central America covers the seven countries that make up this fascinating and culturally rich isthmus, from Guatemala to Panama, exploring Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica along the way. In addition, the guidebook covers the Southern Mexico states, in recognition of their cultural links to and practical inclusion on many trips to this region.

The suitcase entrepreneur : create freedom in business and adventure in life / Natalie Sisson.

January 12, 2018
Sisson, Natalie, author.
xvi, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Choosing your own adventure -- Why I wrote this book and who I wrote it for -- Act one. Welcome to the new world of digital nomads -- My story -- from broke to $15,000 in one month -- The only four things you need to be free -- Act two. How to build an online business you can take anywhere -- Why there is no better time than now to build your own business -- Building an online business for your suitcase entrepreneur lifestyle -- Becoming a citizen of the world and setting up an international business -- The best systems and online tools to run your business from anywhere -- How to use social media as your marketing, sales and customer service team -- How to build a world-class team you may never meet -- Act three. How on earth does one become a suitcase entrepreneur? -- How to become a pro at being homeless -- Deciding on where to travel and your preparation checklist -- The art of minimalism and how to pack for anywhere -- Travel hacking tips and tools to save you time and money -- Choosing freedom in business and adventure in life.
"After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business&#x2014;which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee, and launch her first digital product. After five years, she now runs a six-figure business from her laptop, while living out of a suitcase and teaching entrepreneurs worldwide how to build a business and lifestyle they love. In The Suitcase Entrepreneur you&#x2019;ll learn how to establish your business online, reach a global audience, and build a virtual team to give you more free time, money, and independence. With a new introduction, as well as updated resources and information, this practical guide uncovers the three key stages of creating a self-sufficient business and how to become a successful digital nomad and live life on your own terms."--Page 4 of cover.

Border : a journey to the edge of Europe

January 11, 2018
Kassabova, Kapka, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2017.
xviii, 379 pages : map ; 21 cm
Preface -- border -- Mountain of madness, I -- Part one: Starry Strandja -- via pontica -- Red Riviera -- strandja -- The village in the valley -- agiasma -- Everything begins with a spring -- cheshma -- A man of leisure -- 415 -- Wire in the heart -- klyon (1961-1990) -- The tomb of Bastet -- cold water -- Pilgrims -- atonement -- One hundred and twenty sins -- sozialistishen persönlichkeit -- Riding the Iron Curtain -- zmey -- Ball of fire -- Part two: Thracian corridors -- thrace -- The friend with the pigeons -- memleket -- Girl between languages -- komshulak -- To see a dancing priest -- rosa damascena -- If you are true -- corridors -- Everybody comes to Ali's -- via antica -- Tales from the bridge -- ghosts -- A Kurdish love story -- the spring of the white-legged maiden -- The chicken shack -- Part three: Rhodope Pass -- rhodopaea, rhodopaeum, rhodopensis -- The village where you lived for ever -- the judgement -- On the road to freedom -- tale of two kingdoms -- Drama -- metaxaz line -- Mountain of madness, II -- agonia -- Hotel above the world -- ursus arctos -- Goddess of the forest -- tobacco -- the woman who walked for a week -- Part four: Starry Strandja -- lodos -- To the river -- kaynarca -- The monk of happiness -- eternal return -- The good siren -- muhhabet -- The last shepherd -- uroki -- How to lift a spell.
"In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the "Red Riviera" on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off."

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