New Arrivals · Travel

February 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fodor's Caribbean ports of call.

February 21, 2017
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.,
v. : maps ; 18 cm.
"Includes Nassau, Key West, and Cozumel"--Cover.

50 states, 5,000 ideas : where to go, when to go, what to see, what to do

February 14, 2017
Yogerst, Joseph R., author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2017]
287 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Includes 10 Canadian provinces!"--Cover.
Introduction -- United States -- Canada -- Illustrations Credits -- Index.
"Organized state-by-state then province-by-province, 50 States, 5,000 Ideas showcases the best travel experiences in every state and province, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sights include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and the list goes on and on."--Provided by publisher.

The insiders' guide to Portland

February 8, 2017
Helena, MT : Falcon Publishing Inc.,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <2011-2017> Guilford, Conn. : The Insider's Guide.

Beachside bohemian : easy living by the sea

February 6, 2017
Novogratz, Robert.
New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
201 p. : col. ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm.
At head of title: A designer couple's refuge for family and friends.

The honeymoon handbook

February 3, 2017
Baxter, Sarah, author.
[Oakland, California] : Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2017.
166 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Planning. Lonely Planet's honeymoon planning guide ; Budgeting for a honeymoon ; The art of compromise ; Minimoons ; Getting married abroad ; Honeymoon calendar: when to go where? ; The honeymoon quiz ; Choosing your perfect safari ; Top 10 budget honeymoons ; Top five off-the-beaten-track honeymoons ; Top five luxury honeymoons ; Top five wildlife-lovers' honeymoons ; Top five familymoons ; Top 10 honeymoon islands ; Top five foodie honeymoons ; Top five romantic road trips ; Top five Instagram-worthy honeymoons -- Inspiration. Mauritius ; Zambia & Malawi ; Bali & Lombok, Indonesia ; Myanmar ; Bhutan ; Maldives & Sri Lanka ; Tokyo & Mt Fuji, Japan ; Australia ; South Island, New Zealand ; Caribbean islands ; Tobago ; Cuba ; Nicaragua ; Youcatán Peninsula, Mexico ; Miami & South Florida, USA ; Las Vegas & Southwest USA ; Hawaii ; Rockies, Canada ; Argentina ; Galápagos, Ecuador ; Paris & the Loire Valley, France ; Florence, Tuscany & Cinque Terre, Italy ; Andalucía, Spain ; Croatia ; Lapland, Finland.

Chasing the Powhatan Arrow : a travelogue in economic geography

February 2, 2017
Abraham, Michael, 1954- author.
©2016, 2017
xvii, 481 pages : black & white illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Norfolk -- Suffolk -- Petersburg -- Blackstone -- Crewe -- Farmville -- Lynchburg -- Roanoke -- Christiansburg -- Pearisburg -- Bluefield -- Welch -- Williamson -- Kenova -- Ironton -- Portsmouth -- Cincinnati.
"This book takes a fresh look at the people, communities, and issues affecting the population outside the train along its 600-plus mile route. This book presents a wide range of issues, including the history of tobacco, coal mining, and the Civil War to contemporary topics such as the coming ramifications of driverless cars. It is a testimonial to communities that have thrived since the heyday of passenger rail travel and those that have seen declining fortunes. At each stop along the route of the Powhatan Arrow we are treated to a new story. While some interviews may have been planned in advance, other stories and tidbits are totally impromptu ...[this book] memorializes the history of the locals along the route for generations to come"--Back cover.

Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world

February 1, 2017
Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
201 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Invocation -- Earning the Rockies -- A Continental Empire -- Notes on a Vertical Landscape -- Notes on a Horizontal Landscape -- Cathay -- Epilogue.
"As a boy, Robert Kaplan recalls his father driving trucks across the country to earn a living for his family, a man who witnessed and understood America from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline--increasingly cosmopolitan cities that benefit from globalization, impoverished small towns abandoned by the same--and paints a bracingly clear portrait of America today, including the anger and alienation that is currently giving rise to Trump and Sanders candidacies. Kaplan lays bare the roots of American greatness--the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once--and how westward expansion shaped our national character, and should shape our foreign policy"--Provided by publisher.

Tahiti & French Polynesia.

January 26, 2017
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2016> Lonely Planet.

Death on the river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's Amazon adventure

January 11, 2017
Seiple, Samantha, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Press, [2017]
214 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"I did have a murderous trip down South, but it was mighty interesting." In October 1913, Theodore Roosevelt arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on a tour of South America. The thrill-seeking adventurer had no idea that he would soon receive an offer he couldn't refuse: the chance to lead an expedition deep into the Amazon jungle to chart an unmapped river with his son Kermit and renowned Brazilian explorer Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon. Death on the River of Doubt takes readers inside the thrilling journey that unfolds as Roosevelt, Rondon, Kermit, and their companions navigate an unpredictable river through an unforgiving jungle. With new threats at every turn, from bloodthirsty piranhas and raging rapids to starvation, disease, and a traitor in their own ranks, it seems that not everyone will make it out alive. Through it all, the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt remained determined to complete their mission and rewrite the map of the world. Or die trying"-- Provided by publisher.

The world's most romantic destinations : 50 dreamy getaways, private retreats, and enchanting places to celebrate love

January 11, 2017
Kozolchyk, Abbie, author.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2017.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"National Geographic reveals 50 gloriously romantic vacations in this inspirational planner for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, and other amorous special occasions. Filled with more than 200 color photographs of dreamy places--from secluded beaches to exotic jungles to luxurious spas--this book offers the perfect passionate escape to those who have just found love or are celebrating a lifetime of it. Discover the world's most romantic destinations in this elegant photography book for couples wanting to indulge in a dream getaway. Alluring photography and evocative text provide a parade of possibilities: You'll find Paris and Venice, Bali and the Bahamas, of course, but also unexpected venues such as the Parque de Amor in Lima, Peru, where couples join in a competition for the longest kiss, and Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, California, which, because it faces east, is one of the few spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. Any place in the world can be romantic if you love the one you're with, but this book ensures the ultimate getaway with callouts recommending hotel rooms with the best sunset views, restaurants with a flair for romance, and ideas to add a special touch to your trip--for example the best terrace for pre-dinner cocktails, and the nearest beach for a stroll. Sprinkled throughout the book, spreads showcasing jaw-droppingly beautiful destinations include quotes by famous lovers--Casanova in Venice and Heloise and Abelard in Paris, to name a few. Filled with smart tips and glorious photographs, this inspirational and practical book is a travel-lover's dream"-- Provided by publisher.

Great Britain & Ireland.

January 10, 2017
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20-21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2000> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Pneu Michelin ; <2002-2017> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications.
"The Michelin guide"--Cover, 2014.

The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story

January 10, 2017
Preston, Douglas J., author.
©2017
viii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
The gates of hell -- Somewhere in the Americas -- The devil had killed him -- A land of cruel jungles -- One of the few remaining mysteries -- The heart of darkness -- The fish that swallowed the whale -- Lasers in the jungle -- Something nobody had done -- The most dangerous place on the planet -- Uncharted territory -- No coincidences -- Fer-de-lance -- Don't pick the flowers -- Human hands -- "I'm going down" -- A bewitchment place -- Quagmire -- Controversy -- The Cave of the Glowing Skulls -- The symbol of death -- They came to wither the flowers -- White leprosy -- The National Institutes of Health -- An isolated species -- La Ciudad del Jaguar -- We became orphans.
"Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization"-- Provided by publisher.

The Timbuktu school for nomads

January 5, 2017
Jubber, Nicholas, author.
London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Publishing , 2016.
viii, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm

Costa Rica.

January 4, 2017
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.

Egyptomania : a history of fascination, obsession and fantasy

December 22, 2016
Fritze, Ronald H., 1951- author.
©2016
444 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Egyptomania through the ages. The real Egypt ; Ancient Egyptomania : Hebrews, pharaohs, and plagues ; Classical Egyptomania : the Greeks and Romans ; Medieval Egyptomania : from St Augustine to the Renaissance ; Egyptomania from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment ; Napoleon's expedition to Egypt and the birth of modern Egyptomania ; Nineteenth-century Egyptomania and the discovery of King Tut ; The rise of mass Egyptomania : Tutankhamun, Tutmania, and the curse of the mummy -- Varieties of modern Egyptomania. Occult Egyptomania ; Egyptomania on the fringe of history ; African American Egyptomania ; Egyptomania and fiction.
"Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination from the age of the Pyramids to the present day. In 'Egyptomania' Ronald H. Fritze takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of weird gods, murky magic, secret knowledge, marvellous pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes, monumental obelisks, immense wealth and mystifying mummies."--Provided by publisher.

My family and other animals

December 15, 2016
Durrell, Gerald, 1925-1995.
New York : Penguin Books, 2004.
xiii, 273 pages ; 20 cm
"As seen on Masterpiece PBS" --Cover.
When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrell's family's experiences, from the many eccentric hangers-on to the ceaseless procession of puppies, toads, scorpions, geckoes, ladybugs, glowworms, octopuses, bats, and butterflies into their home.

The Marches : a borderland journey between England and Scotland

December 9, 2016
Stewart, Rory, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xii, 354 pages, 1 unnumbered page of plates : illustrations (1 color), maps ; 24 cm
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Includes index.
Chronology -- The wall -- Middleland -- The general danced at dawn.
Explores the landscape of the author's home on the borderland between England and Scotland--known as the Marches--and the history, people, and conflicts that have shaped it.

Grape, olive, pig : deep travels through Spain's food culture

December 7, 2016
Goulding, Matt, author.
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
xiii, 347 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"An Anthony Bourdain Book/Harper Wave."
Barcelona -- Salamanca -- Valencia -- Basque Country -- Cadiz -- Asturias -- Galicia -- Madrid -- Granada.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés : Paris's rebel quarter

December 2, 2016
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
©2016
xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
"Great Parisian neighborhoods"--Cover. (Harper Perennial (Firm))

The travel book : a journey through every country in the world

December 1, 2016
Melbourne, Vic. : Lonely Planet Pty Ltd ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet, 2016.
447 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 35 cm
A pictorial guide to travel around the world features 850 full-color photographs and descriptions of 230 countries, all organized alphabetically for easy access, along with key facts, maps, cultural insights, and travel tips for each nation.

Epic bike rides of the world : explore the planet's most thrilling cycling routes.

November 28, 2016
Carlton, Victoria, Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd., 2016.
327 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Includes index.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Africa -- Americas -- Asia -- Europe -- Oceania.
Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated hardback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world's great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire-- whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. Each ride is illustrated with stunning photography and a map. A toolkit of practical details-- where to start and finish, how to get there, where to stay and more-- helps riders plan their own trips. There are also suggestions for three more similar rides around the world for each story. Each piece shows how cycling is a fantastic way to get to know a place, a people, and their culture.

The best travel writing.

November 17, 2016
San Francisco : Travelers' Tales ; Berkeley, Calif. : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2005-
v ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: 2006-<2016> Palo Alto, CA.
"True stories from around the world."

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

November 15, 2016
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2017> by Douglas Ward.

Trainspotting in Cincinnati

November 10, 2016
Cincinnati Railroad Club.
[Springboro, Ohio] : Braughler Books, LLC, [2016]
84 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Ohio -- Kentucky -- Indiana -- Model layouts -- Cincinnati Railroad Club.
"If you love to watch trains and/or visit model train layouts, Cincinnati is a great place for you. Who better to act as your guide than the members of the Cincinnati Railroad Club? This book contains over 30 locations offering varying experiences and includes detailed directions to each site as well as restaurants and other nearby conveniences. The Cincinnati Railroad Club will be celebrating its 80th anniversary next year and this book is a celebration of that achievement. It also helps remind Railfans why they love trains."--Publisher's description.

In the land of giants : a journey through the Dark Ages

November 7, 2016
Adams, Max, 1961- author.
©2016
xi, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Map on endpapers.
The kingdom of Dál Riata : Rothesay to Kilmartin -- Gilsland to Haltwhistle -- Marches : Telford to Wrexham -- Haltwhistle to Hotbank -- Looking for giants : London to Sutton Hoo -- Once Brewed to Warden Hill -- Eda Frandsen : Falmouth to Mallaig -- A Corbridge circular -- Heroes : Wareham to Yatton -- Walking on the Wall on the spot -- Time among the Britons : Anglesey to Bardsey Island -- The Tyme: Hexham to Ovingham -- Sense of place : Donegal -- Ovingham to Newcastle -- Speed : Meigle to Canterbury -- Newcastle to Jarrow -- midwinter : York to Whitby -- Postscript : Who are the British?.
"The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers, but Britain's 'Dark Ages' can still be explored through material remnants but above all, landscapes. In the Land of Giants explores Britain's lost medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and field. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each of his ten walk narratives form parts of a wider portrait of a Britain of fort and fyrd, crypt and crannog, church and causeway, holy well and memorial stone."--Back cover.

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