New Arrivals · Travel

August 9, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Fodor's New Zealand.

August 8, 2014
New York : Fodor's Travel Guides.
v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1995-2014> Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

Home sweet anywhere : how we sold our house, created a new life, and saw the world

August 1, 2014
Martin, Lynne, author.
Naperville : Sourcebooks, [2014].
xvi, 304 pages ; 21 cm.
Packing up -- On the road -- Mexico -- Buenos Aires -- Transatlantic crossing -- Turkey -- Paris -- Italy -- Britain -- Ireland -- Morocco -- Return to California -- Portugal -- Epilogue: Postpone nothing -- Things the guidebooks won't teach you.
"The Sell-Your-House, See-the-World Life! Reunited after thirty-five years and wrestling a serious case of wanderlust, Lynne and Tim Martin decided to sell their house and possessions and live abroad full-time. They've never looked back. With just two suitcases, two computers, and each other, the Martins embark on a global adventure, taking readers from sky-high pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars to learning the contact sport of Italian grocery shopping. But even as they embrace their new home-free lifestyle, the Martins grapple with its challenges, including hilarious language barriers, finding financial stability, and missing the family they left behind. Together, they learn how to live a life--and love--without borders. From glittering Georgian mansions in Ireland to the windswept coasts of Portugal, this euphoric, inspiring memoir is more than a tale of second chances. Home Sweet Anywhere is a road map for anyone who dreams of turning the idea of life abroad into a reality"--Back cover.

Berlin now : the city after the Wall

July 31, 2014
Schneider, Peter, 1940-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
vi, 326 pages ; 22 cm
Cinderella Berlin -- The great awakening -- Clash of the architects -- Potsdamer Platz -- Berlin Schloss versus Palace of the Republic -- West Berlin -- A "wessi" attempts to find Berlin's soul -- Berlin : emergence of a new metropolis -- City West versus Capital City (East) and vice versa -- Love (and sex) in Berlin -- Love in divided Berlin -- Love after the fall of the Wall -- Clubs -- What happened to the Wall anyway? -- The American sector is leaving you -- The ghost of BER International Airport -- The Stasi legacy -- An "enemy of the state" becomes boss -- The new racism -- Vietnamese in Berlin -- Anetta Kahane and the Amadeu Antonio Foundation -- The new barbarism -- Turks in Berlin -- A mayor flouts political correctness -- Yes, you can : the Rütli School -- Help, the Swabians are coming! -- A belated cemetery visit -- The man who gave Nefertiti away -- Jewish life in Berlin -- Spring in Berlin.
A "longtime Berliner's ... exploration of the heterogeneous allure of this vibrant city. Delving beneath the obvious answers--Berlin's club scene, bolstered by the lack of a mandatory closing time; the artistic communities that thrive due to the relatively low (for now) cost of living--Schneider takes us on an insider's tour of this rapidly metamorphosing metropolis, where high-class soirees are held at construction sites and enterprising individuals often accomplish more without public funding--assembling a makeshift club on the banks of the Spree River--than Berlin's officials do"--Provided by publisher.

Fodor's ... Australia.

July 22, 2014
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications,
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.

Stilwater : finding wild mercy in the outback

July 18, 2014
Grenade, Rafael de, 1980-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, [2014]
263 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A young woman is airlifted to join a small crew on an abandoned Australian cattle station and drags feral cattle in from the wild, resulting in a spellbinding story that challenges notions of wildness and domestication, contrasting the pastoral with the brutality of modern ranching"--Provided by publisher.

Along the Appalachian Trail : New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut

July 17, 2014
Adkins, Leonard M.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
New Jersey -- New York -- Connecticut.

USA's best trips.

July 16, 2014
Footscray, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications, 2010-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 20 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
"99 themed itineraries across America."

Dog-friendly New England.

July 16, 2014
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, c2003-
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
"A traveler's companion."

The idle traveller : [the art of slow travel]

July 16, 2014
Kieran, Dan, author.
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK : AA Publishing, [2013].
224 pages ; 20 cm.
Originally published: 2012.
Travel, don't just arrive -- Stay at home -- Be your own guide -- Embrace disaster -- Follow your instincts -- Lose your mind -- Be epic.
Geography and travel.

The Emperor far away : travels at the edge of China

July 16, 2014
Eimer, David, author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.
322 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title-page verso.
Xinjiang : the new frontier. 'Uighurs are like pandas' ; The new Silk Road ; Exiles ; The Great Game again ; Return to Kashgar ; Three borders ; Uighurstan -- Tibet : the wild West. The Tibetan borderlands ; Lhasa ; A night at the Nangma ; U-Tsang ; High plateau drifter ; The Precious Jewel of the snows ; Going down -- Yunnan : trouble in paradise. Shiny happy minorities ; Dailand ; Down the Mekong ; The Dai Diaspora ; With the Wa ; Women for sale -- Dongbei : pushing the boundaries. The Pyongyang Express ; The third Korea ; Spreading the word ; The Arctic borderlands ; Along the Amur ; An empire expanding.

Backroads & byways of Ohio.

July 16, 2014
Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press, c2014-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 2014- by Matt Forster.
"Drives, day trips & weekend excursions."

French ghosts, Russian nights, and American outlaws : souvenirs of a professional vagabond

July 14, 2014
Spano, Susan.
Berkeley, California : Roaring Forties Press, 2014.
xv, 190 pages ; 21 cm
Part 1. Unforgettable -- The Emerald Coast -- Lost Canyons -- Sunrise at Borobudur -- Across the Top of L.A. -- Those Vagabond Shoes -- A Bad Night's Sleep -- The White Horses of Wiltshire -- French Hanoi -- A Mexican Fish Story -- Part 2. Footsteps -- The Two Georges -- Colette's Ghost -- Finding Fellini -- Butch and Sundance -- Rene Magritte's Brussels -- Julia Child's Paris -- The Chairman -- Of Sword Fights and Stolen Kisses -- Happy Endings on the Fairy Tale Road -- Part 3. Souvenirs -- My Mother's Boots -- How Do I Say "I'm Lost?" -- The Ineluctable Allure of Lost Places -- Into the Snow Globe -- On the Plateau -- Proust and Trader Joe's -- Slipping Down to the Seaside -- Cooking with Capers -- On My Own -- Coda: Home Again.
"Susan Spano, America's original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws : Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan's passion and calling; how it fed her incurably restless spirit; how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan"-- Provided by publisher.

Organic : a journalist's quest to discover the truth behind food labeling

July 11, 2014
Laufer, Peter, 1950-
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2014]
xii, 275 pages ; 24 cm
"After eating some suspect "organic" walnuts that he was shocked to find were produced in Kazakhstan, veteran journalist Peter Laufer traces the origins of items in his pantry back to the source, learning how easily we are tricked into buying "organic" claims"-- Provided by publisher.

Lancaster and Lancaster County : a traveler's guide to Pennsylvania Dutch country.

July 10, 2014
Fredericks, Anthony D., author.
208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Writing Blue highways : the story of how a book happened

July 3, 2014
Heat Moon, William Least.
164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Hacking out -- The journey contemplated -- Onto the blue roads -- Following a Blackfeet pencil -- The pretzel versus the book -- A guy in a metal suicide-box -- A piece of the spectrum -- A burglar and a surgeon -- The secret society begins to emerge -- The wheel and the plaque -- An appendix of sorts.
The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper--the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike.

Cincinnati views.

July 1, 2014
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County], 1788-1943.
1 portfolio : illustrations (some color) ; 43 x 29 cm
Title supplied by cataloging agency from title written on first print by S.B. Munson, "Cincinnati."
Ca. 32 prints and photographs, loose in portfolio. Many are dated, have name of printer/publisher and a brief description of the print.
Cincinnati -- Nova Caesarea Harmony Lodge, no. 2, F. & A. M., 1907 -- Henry Clay steam boat -- Cincinnati waterworks, Boone number seven by Caroline Williams -- Harper's weekly (Sept. 14, 1872) article on the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition -- Cincinnati river views -- Landing of the pioneers at Yeatman's Cove, foot of Sycamore St. December 28th 1788, print of Miss A.E. Jones, del., Attlesey Lith. Printing wks, Cin. -- Cincinnati bridges: (viaduct Victory Parkway leaving Eden Park), Spring Garden Nursery / Elmer L. Foote ; Wrought iron plate and truss girder bridges / O.G. Leopold & Co. ; Grant Memorial Bridge -- photograph of the Island Queen, Coney Island ; Canal boat, Public landing, Cincinnati, about 1860 -- Miami and Erie Canal at the foot of Mt. Storm Park -- "Old Joe Ross" world's first practical steam fire engine, built in Cincinnati, 1852-53 -- The Court & Arch of Honor on Gov't Square erected at the return of Cinti solders from WW I -- Miami and Erie Canal, Cincinnati in October 1911 -- Sangerfest Hall, souvenir of Cincinnati, 1898 -- Arch over Vine Street, Cincinnati Ohio, erected in honor of the fourth of July, 1865, from a photograph by Landy -- Garage at 1128 Locust St. -- Ft. Washington, Cin., O., from sketch by Maj. Denny -- Cincinnati River Views, a view of Cincinnati on the Ohio, 1810? - 1813 (wood engravings : hand colored) J. Cutler, del. -- Trial of all the steam engines of Cincinnati on the occasion of the opening of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad.

The angel in my pocket : a story of love, loss, and life after death

July 1, 2014
Forbes, Sukey.
New York, New York : Viking, 2014.
246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter Charlotte to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied--if eccentric--life of privilege. Yet Forbes's family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family's private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the afterlife took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte"

American smoke : journeys to the end of the light

June 27, 2014
Sinclair, Iain, 1943-
New York : Faber & Faber, 2014.
309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The visionary writer Iain Sinclair turns his sights to the Beat Generation in America in his most epic journey yet "How best to describe Iain Sinclair?" asks Robert Macfarlane in The Guardian. "A literary mud-larker and tip-picker? A Travelodge tramp (his phrase)? A middle-class dropout with a gift for bullshit (also his phrase)? A toxicologist of the twenty-first-century landscape? A historian of countercultures and occulted pasts? An intemperate WALL-E, compulsively collecting and compacting the city's textual waste? A psycho-geographer (from which term Sinclair has been rowing away ever since he helped launch it into the mainstream)? He's all of these, and more." Now, for the first time, the enigma that is Iain Sinclair lands on American shores for his long-awaited engagement with the memory-filled landscapes of the American Beats and their fellow travelers. A book filled with bad journeys and fated decisions, American Smoke is an epic walk in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Charles Olson, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Gary Snyder, and others, heated by obsession (the Old West, volcanoes, Mexico) and enlivened by false memories, broken reports, and strange adventures. With American Smoke, Sinclair confirms his place as the most innovative of our chroniclers of the contemporary"-- Provided by publisher.

Yucatán : recipes from a culinary expedition

June 27, 2014
Sterling, David, 1951-
Austin, TX : University of Texas Press, 2014.
xiv, 560 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm.

Truth is fragmentry : travelogues & diaries

June 26, 2014
Bell, Gabrielle, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Uncivilized Books, 2014.
171 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
A collection of comic diaries kept by the author between 2010-2013 when attending various comic festivals.

East End voices

June 26, 2014
[Cincinnati : [Americorps, Public Allies], [2014]
18 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Letter size sheets folded once and stapled.
"Put together by: Danny Fadeley, Natasha Nutter, Jojo Azevedo, Alicia Hildebrand, Robert Gee, Chycora Millhouse, Lamonte Young, Anna Worpenberg."--Page [3].
Mama Rose, Peddlers Market -- Notorious Pop, Peddlers Market -- Dee, Peddlers Market -- Randy, Hole in the Wall -- Picture spread -- Margaret and friends, Mt. Carmel Baptist Church -- Joe, Strader Ave -- Melissa, Riverside Antiques -- Parly, Strader Ave -- Josh, Urban Greens.
East End Voices is a selection of oral histories collected from individuals from the East End.

Bizarre London : discover the capital's secrets & surprises

June 23, 2014
Long, David, 1961- author.
x, 258 pages ; 21 cm
"First published in the UK by Constable, an imprint of Constable & Robinson Ltd, 2013"--Title page verso.
"A Herman Graf book"--Title page.
Gruesome London -- Ghostly London -- Building London -- Spy's London -- Under London -- Monumental London -- Dead London -- Royal London -- Shopping London -- Green London -- Eccentrics' London -- Eating London -- Working London -- Boozy London -- Private London -- Military London -- Illegal London -- Sporting London -- Driving London -- Parliamentary London -- Ceremonial London -- Esoteric London.

Swiss watching : inside the land of milk and money

June 23, 2014
Bewes, Diccon, 1967-
London : Nicholas Brealey, 2012.
xii, 324 pages ; 22 cm.
Previous ed.: 2010.
The landlocked island -- Stepping back through time -- In the land of cocks and crosses -- Ask the audience -- Wealthy, healthy and wise? -- War and peace -- Made in Switzerland -- The hole truth -- Where the chocolate comes from -- Climb every mountain -- Seeking Heidi.
The country that gave us triangular chocolate and holey cheese. The country famous for its punctual trains and strict neutrality. The country that has yodelling festivals on national television. A revealing journey around Switzerland, showing how the breathtaking scenery shaped the nation and introducing a people with more power than their politicians, who can't speak to each other in one language and own more guns per head than the people of Iraq. Swiss Watching is a light-hearted yet revealing journey around Europe's most individual country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Swiss Watching proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks, skis, francs and cheese.

Only in Spain : a foot-stomping, firecracker of a memoir about food, Flamenco, and falling in love

June 20, 2014
Bennett, Nellie.
Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, c2014.
293 p. : port. ; 21 cm.
"Originally published in 2012 in Australia, by Allen & Unwin."--T.p. verso.
A sparky, witty and thoroughly enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.

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