New Arrivals · Travel

July 14, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

On the Ganges : encounters with saints and sinners on India's mythic river

July 13, 2018
Black, George, 1949- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
xii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Main cities of Europe.

July 10, 2018
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

Charleston : city of gardens

July 9, 2018
Cameron, Louisa Pringle, 1953- author.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018]
xiii, 162 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 32 cm

The road trip book : 1001 drives of a lifetime

July 9, 2018
960 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Index by country -- The Americas -- Europe -- Africa -- Asia -- Oceania -- Index by distance.
"For anyone who has fallen under its spell, a car represents freedom and adventure. For decades, the American tradition of the road trip has been bound up with the idea of new possibilities and new horizons. This book is an indispensable guide to the most beautiful, breathtaking, extraordinary, and fun road trips the world has to offer. Complete with road trips varying in length and level of challenge, from an epic transglobal route inspired by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman's Long Way Round documentary series to a two-mile blast around Monaco's F1 street circuit, there is something for any adventurer. Each entry provides information about distance, start and finish points, road surfaces, must-see stop-offs, detours, and other details to plan an unforgettable trip. Entries are organized into three categories: Scenic, Adventure, and Culture. One can marvel at the views from Cape Town's scenic Chapman's Peak Drive or central California's Pacific Coast Highway, but the thrill seeker might opt for the hair-raising ride through Montenegro's coastal mountains to reach the medieval walled town of Sveti Stefan on the Adriatic. The culture category features routes inspired by film, literature, and history: re-create Thelma and Louise's heart-pounding joyride (minus the final leap), savor Japan's "Romance Road" through unspoiled small towns, or follow Jack Kerouac's path from On the Road."--

Alone time : four seasons, four cities, and the pleasures of solitude

July 6, 2018
Rosenbloom, Stephanie, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
272 pages ; 22 cm
"A wise, passionate account of the pleasures of travelling solo In our increasingly frantic daily lives, many people are genuinely fearful of the prospect of solitude, but time alone can be both rich and restorative, especially when travelling. Through on-the-ground reporting and recounting the experiences of artists, writers, and innovators who cherished solitude, Stephanie Rosenbloom considers how being alone as a traveller--and even in one's own city--is conducive to becoming acutely aware of the sensual details of the world--patterns, textures, colors, tastes, sounds--in ways that are difficult to do in the company of others. Alone Time is divided into four parts, each set in a different city, in a different season, in a single year. The destinations--Paris, Istanbul, Florence, New York--are all pedestrian-friendly, allowing travelers to slow down and appreciate casual pleasures instead of hurtling through museums and posting photos to Instagram. Each section spotlights a different theme associated with the joys and benefits of time alone and how it can enable people to enrich their lives--facilitating creativity, learning, self-reliance, as well as the ability to experiment and change. Rosenbloom incorporates insights from psychologists and sociologists who have studied solitude and happiness, and explores such topics as dining alone, learning to savor, discovering interests and passions, and finding or creating silent spaces. Her engaging and elegant prose makes Alone Time as warmly intimate an account as the details of a trip shared by a beloved friend--and will have its many readers eager to set off on their own solo adventures"-- Provided by publisher.

Short walks from Bogotá : journeys in the new Colombia

July 5, 2018
Feiling, Tom.
London : Penguin Books, 2013.
xv, 266 pages : map ; 20 cm
Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2012.
For decades, Colombia was the 'narcostate'. Now it's seen as one of the rising stars of the global economy. Where does the truth lie? How did a land likened to paradise by the first conquistadores become a byword for hell on earth? And how is it rebuilding itself after decades of violence?

Don't make me pull over! : an informal history of the family road trip

July 3, 2018
Ratay, Richard, author.
xii, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Swerving through the seventies : a family boldly leaves its driveway -- Pioneers of the pavement : the long road to the interstates -- Hey, where's everybody going? : Americans set off to discover America -- Packed in like sardines : join us, won't you? -- Smokeys in the bush : dodging cops (and stops) on the interstates -- Time to pass : diversions, directions and discoveries -- Eating up the miles : dining while driving -- Inn and out : motels, hotels and invaders from space -- Heavy metal highways : land yachts, station wagons and "the Thing" -- Through the windshield together : a crash course in seatbelts and safety -- Up, up and away : all roads lead to the airport -- Leaving it all behind : the end of the road for road trips?

Couchsurfing in Iran : revealing a hidden world

June 28, 2018
Orth, Stephan, 1979- author.
Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, [2018]
269 pages, 24 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 22 cm
"In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world's most closed societies. Through the unsurpassed hospitality of twenty-two hosts, he skips the guidebooks and tourist attractions and travels from Persian carpet to bed to cot, covering more than 8,400 kilometers to recount "this world's hidden doings." Experiencing daily what he calls the "two Irans" that coexist side by side-the "theocracy, where people mourn their martyrs" in mausoleums, and the "hide-and-seek-ocracy, where people hold secret parties and seek worldly thrills instead of spiritual bliss"-he learns that Iranians have become experts in navigating around their country's strict laws."

My twenty-five years in Provence : reflections on then and now

June 27, 2018
Mayle, Peter, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
vi, 179 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"A Borzoi book."
Early days -- Home sweet home -- Getting closer -- Second impressions -- La politesse française -- Learning French, inch by inch -- Dinner at the Élysée Palace -- Nostalgia is not always what it used to be -- The weather is here, wish you were beautiful -- A midsummer night's treat -- Lunch break -- Read all about it -- A good place to be ill -- The pulse of the village -- Snapshots -- The weather forecast: more to come -- Blind luck -- Summer invasion, autumn exodus -- Hollywood comes to Provence -- Signs of summer -- A gift from Napoleon -- Then and now.
"The beloved author Peter Mayle, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed. Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Ĉôte d'Azur. In search of sunlight, they set off for Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they soon decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence. They have never looked back. With his signature warmth, wit, and humor--and twenty-five years of experience--Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence. This thoughtful, vivid exploration of life well-lived, à la Provence, will charm longtime fans and a new generation of readers alike"--Provided by publisher.

Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border

June 22, 2018
Fox, Porter, author.
xviii, 247 pages : maps ; 24 cm
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Fires -- The medicine line.
"America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries--much of the early history of the United States took place there--and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security."--Dust jacket.


June 19, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia : Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.

Central Asia.

June 19, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: <2014-2018>- Lonely Planet.


June 7, 2018
London : Dickens Press,
v. : maps. 26 x 12 cm.
At head of title: -1998, English edition, Michelin ; <2001-2018> The Green guide.

Eating my way through Italy : heading off the main roads to discover the hidden treasures of the Italian table

June 1, 2018
Minchilli, Elizabeth, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2018.
xii, 289 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Cockpit confidential : everything you need to know about air travel : questions, answers & reflections

June 1, 2018
Smith, Patrick, 1966- author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2018]
xv, 319 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Plane truth: things about wings and why knots -- Elements of unease: turbulence, wind shear, weather, and worry -- What goes up...: takeoffs, landings, and the mysterious between -- Flying for a living: the awe and odd of a life aloft -- En route: life in the cabin -- ...Must come down: disasters, mishaps, and fatuous flights of fancy -- The airlines we love to hate -- How to speak airline: a glossary for travelers.

See you again in Pyongyang : a journey into Kim Jong Un's North Korea

May 29, 2018
Jeppesen, Travis, 1979- author.
New York : Hachette Books, 2018.
x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Maps used as endpapers.
"In See You Again in Pyongyang, Travis Jeppesen, the first American to complete a university program in North Korea, culls from his experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to create a multifaceted portrait of the country and its idiosyncratic capital city in the Kim Jong Un Era. Anchored by the experience of his five trips to North Korea and his interactions with citizens from all walks of life, Jeppesen reveals how the North Korean system actually functions and perpetuates itself in the day-to-day, beyond the propaganda-fueled ideology. He challenges the notion that Pyongyang is merely a "showcase capital" where everything is staged for the benefit of foreigners, as well as the idea that Pyongyangites are brainwashed robots. With unique personal insight and a rigorous historical grounding, Jeppesen goes beyond the cliches of "taboo tourism" and the "good versus evil" tenor of politicians and media reports. See You Again in Pyongyang is an essential addition to the literature about one of the world's most fascinating and mysterious places"--Amazon.


May 25, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2018> Lonely Planet.


May 25, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2018> Lonely Planet.


May 25, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1999-<2018> Lonely Planet.

Explore the Americas : discover 60 fantastic travel experiences

May 24, 2018
Balfour, Amy C., author.
Carlton, Victoria : Lonely Planet, 2018.
268 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Pan-American -- Canada -- USA -- Caribbean -- Mexico & Central America -- South America.

Journey : an illustrated history of travel

May 24, 2018
Adams, Simon (Transport consultant), author.
New York, N.Y. : DK, a division of Penguin Random House, 2017.
440 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits (some color) ; 31 cm
Includes index.
At head of cover title: Smithsonian.
The Ancient World -- Trade and Conquest -- The Age of Discovery -- The Age of Empires -- The Age of Steam -- The Golden Age of Travel -- The Age of Flight.
"An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery-from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions. Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply the quest for adventure. Journey traces each through lively accounts, alongside the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary journals; and works of art. Themed spreads and feature panels capture the romance of travel with evocative accounts, archive images, historic maps, and artifacts, while catalog spreads add glamour and nostalgia, showcasing objects and documents associated with the rise of travel, such as postcards and passports. A textured cover with a picture-perfect image and shiny finishes make it ideal for gift-giving. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution."--ONIX annotation.

Tip of the iceberg : my 3,000-mile journey around wild Alaska, the last great American frontier

May 21, 2018
Adams, Mark, 1967- author.
New York, New York : Dutton, An imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
xi, 323 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to the pressures of a changing climate and world." --

Ohio day trips by theme

May 18, 2018
Seckman, Cathy Hester, author.
Cambridge, Minnesota : Adventure Publications, [2018] ©2018
176 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Discover hundreds of unique attractions around the Buckeye State. This comprehensive guide is jam-packed with hundred's of Ohio's top spots for fun and entertainment. Take a simple day trip, or string together a longer vacation of activities that catch your interest. Useful for singles, couples, and families -visitors and residents alike- this guide encompasses a wide range of interests."--Back cover.

Backroads & byways of Vermont : drives, day trips, & weekend excursions

May 17, 2018
Tree, Christina, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, A division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The West River and Mount Snow valleys -- Manchester and the mountains route -- River towns -- The upper Connecticut River Valley -- White River valleys -- Woodstock/Quechee loop -- Killington/Rutland -- Middlebury/Ripton -- The capital region -- The Mad River Valley -- Mount Mansfield loop -- Burlington south -- Champlain Islands -- Northwest corner -- Northeast Kingdom.

Gates of the Arctic National Park : twelve years of wilderness exploration

May 15, 2018
Wilkins, Joe, 1942- author, photographer.
309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 x 29 cm
"Joe Wilkins has now accumulated more than half a century of experience in the wilds of northern Alaska since receiving training in arctic wilderness survival in 1966. During the 1970s he began hiking, backpacking and camping in the region which, in 1980, was officially designated Gates of the Arctic National Park. A complex land of breathtaking contrasts, this frontier is exceptional in no other region in North America does it get colder, darker, or wilder. Its remote beauty and extensive human history imbue the land with an elemental and visceral sense of inspiration for those who visit. Gates of the Arctic National Park: Twelve Years of Wilderness Exploration provides thorough, accurate and detailed information about Gates of the Arctic National Park along with a collection of Wilkins' own personal photographs. Wilkins has created a definitive, perennial book about one of the country's most enchanting national parks that will stand the test of time."

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