New Arrivals · Travel

November 9, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

November 8, 2019
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2020> by Douglas Ward.

Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders

November 4, 2019
Foer, Joshua, author.
©2019, c2016.
472 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps (1 folded map) ; 28 cm .
Includes index.
Praised as the "bestest travel guide ever" (Mary Roach) and "a joy to read and reread" (Neil Gaiman), Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of travel books: "Odds are you won't get past three pages without being amazed" (San Francisco Chronicle). It rocketed to the top of bestseller lists and has over 626,000 copies in print since its publication in late 2016. Now the best gets better and the weirdest gets weirder with this completely revised and updated second edition that includes 120 new entries that offer readers even more of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth. In addition, the second edition includes a full-colour gatefold Atlas Obscura road trip map, with a dream itinerary. Created by the founders of AtlasObscura.com, the vibrant travel community that's grown substantially since the original edition - not only online but in stores, too, with the recent publication of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid - Atlas Obscura expands the reader's sense of what's possible. Oversized, beautifully packaged, compellingly written, scrupulously researched, and filled with photographs, illustrations, maps, charts, and more, it is the book that inspires equal parts wonder and wanderlust. It informs us on every page of something we never knew - and paints a rich panorama of what a marvellously strange world we live in. For the travel lover and curious reader, it's a gift book that's literally impossible to put down.

On the plain of snakes : a Mexican journey

November 1, 2019
Theroux, Paul, author.
©2019
436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Part one: Borderlands -- Part two: Mexico mundo -- Part three: Oaxaca, the inframundo -- Part four: The road to Nueva Maravilla -- Part five: The way back.
"Legendary travel writer Paul Theroux fearlessly drives the entire length of the US-Mexico border, then goes deep into the hinterland, on the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, to uncover the rich, layered world behind today's brutal headlines."-- Provided by publisher.

Rick Steves' Mediterranean cruise ports.

October 29, 2019
Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel
v. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Where to go when : unforgettable trips for every month.

October 25, 2019
New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
256 pages : colour illustrations, colour maps ; 27 cm
Includes index.
First American edition published 2007.
Featuring a wealth of ideas, this illustrated month-by-month worldwide travel guide will inspire you to plan a lifetime of unbeatable adventures.

Bowing to elephants : tales of a travel junkie

October 22, 2019
Dimond, Mag, author.
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2019.
262 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"In Bowing to Elephants, a woman seeking love and authenticity comes to understand herself as a citizen of the world through decades of wandering the globe. During her travels she sees herself more clearly as she gazes into the feathery eyes of a 14,000-pound African elephant and looks for answers to old questions in Vietnam and the tragically ravaged landscape of Cambodia."--Amazon.com.

Searching for family and traditions at the French table. Book one, Champagne, Alsace, Lorraine, and Île de France

October 22, 2019
Bumpus, Carole, author.
Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2019.
iii, 237 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Includes recipes.
This culinary travel memoir reveals French families at their best: at their own dinner tables. It is an intimate peek inside their homes and lives; it is a collection of traditional French recipes (cuisine pauvre, or "peasant foods"); and it is a compendium of culinary cultural traditions, sprinkled with historical anecdotes and spiced with humor and deliciously candid memories. This book is the first half of a culinary adventure in the Île de France, through the Champagne, Alsatian and Loraine regions, and back to Paris. The second book will be the completion of this adventure beginning in Paris, and heading north into Pas-de-Calais, Normany, Brittany, and Loire, and completing the tour in the Auvergne.

Europe by Eurail.

October 17, 2019
Columbus, Ohio : G.W. Ferguson,
v. : maps ; 18-23 cm.
Vols. for <1979/80-2005> written by G.W. Ferguson ; 2006-<2020> LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski.
"How to tour Europe by train" (varies).

The best American travel writing.

October 17, 2019
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

The unique states of America : can't-miss experiences across the USA

October 16, 2019
©2019
328 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Travel off the beaten path and into the heart of each state with our expert itineraries exploring some of the USA's finest art and culture, food and drink, history, sports, and family-friendly places. Get fascinating insights into unmissable sights, attractions, parks and more with Lonely Planet's expert commentary and stunning photography.

The cities and wilds of Andalucia

October 15, 2019
Murray, Robert Dundas.
London : R. Bentley, 1849.
2 volumes : 2 illustrations ; 21 cm
Volumes located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.
Nolan Room Collection.

A journal of two successive tours upon the continent in the years 1816, 1817 & 1818

October 15, 2019
Wilson, James, Esq.
London : T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1820 (London : A. & R. Spottiswoode)
3 volumes : folded map ; 24 cm
Volumes located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers with gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front covers. Volume 1 cover detached.
"In three volumes."

The Russian sketch-book

October 15, 2019
Golovin, Ivan, 1816-1890.
London : T.C. Newby, 1850.
2 volumes ; 20 cm
Volumes located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original brown boards with gilt lettering and floral motif on spine.
Nolan Room Collection.
v.01. The friend of Poland ; The French slave ; The spy ; The maid of Koursk ; The degradation ; The masked ball ; Mr. Zwetaieff -- v.02. The prisoner of the Caucasus ; The student of Dorpat ; A revolt of the peasants ; The Saischnik ; The coachman of a great lady ; The avenging brigand.

Sixteen months in the Danish isles

October 15, 2019
Hamilton, Andrew, esq.
London : R. Bentley, 1852.
2 volumes ; 20 cm
Volumes located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers with gilt edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.
Nolan Room Collection.

The Rhone, the Darro, and the Guadalquivir; a summer ramble in 1842.

October 15, 2019
Romer, Isbella Frances, Mrs., -1852.
London, R. Bentley, 1843.
2 volumes 2 frontispieces, illustrations, plates (some color) 23 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover.

Notes from a journal kept in Italy and Sicily, during the years 1844, 1845, and 1846

October 15, 2019
Francis, J. G. (John George)
London : Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-Row, 1847 (London : Spottiswoode and Shaw, New-street-Square)
[10], 309, [3] pages, 7 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Plates are lithographs variously by W.L. Walton, Edmund Walker, or Thomas Picken, all printed by Day & Son.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover. Back cover detached.

A wandering eye : travels with my phone

October 9, 2019
Flores-Vianna, Miguel, author.
New York : Vendome Press, 2019.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Excursions in the interior of Russia : including sketches of the character and policy of the Emperor Nicholas, scenes in St. Petersburg, &c. &c.

October 8, 2019
Bremner, Robert, author.
London : Henry Colburn, 1839.
2 volumes : portraits (frontispieces) ; 22 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt border. Marbled edges and end papers. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed to inside front cover.

Letters from Portugal, Spain, & France, written during the campaigns of 1812, 1813, & 1814, addressed to a friend in England : describing the leading features of the provinces passed through, and the state of society, manners, habits &c. of the people.

October 8, 2019
Broughton, S. D. (Samuel Daniel)
London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815.
vi, 412, [2] pages : 1 folded map ; 22 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has brown boards with gilt lettering and floral pattern on spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. John Sheepshanks ex-libris plate affixed on inside front cover. Front cover detached.

How to be a family : the year I dragged my kids around the world to find a new way to be together

October 4, 2019
Kois, Dan, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
viii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
You're screwing up -- New Zealand, January-April. Steves ; The goodbye party -- The Netherlands, April-July. Phantom ducks ; The dance recital -- Costa Rica, July-September. Tides -- Kansas, October-December. Bricks ; The posada -- Love and attention.
"What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids' lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? Dan Kois and his wife always did their best for their kids. Busy professionals living in the D.C. suburbs, they scheduled their children's time wisely, and when they weren't arguing over screen time, the Kois family--Dan, his wife Alia, and their two pre-teen daughters--could each be found searching for their own happiness. But aren't families supposed to achieve happiness together? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the fractious, loving Kois' go in search of other places on the map that might offer them the chance to live away from home--but closer together. Over a year the family lands in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. The goal? To get out of their rut of busyness and distractedness and to see how other families live outside the East Coast parenting bubble. HOW TO BE A FAMILY brings readers along as the Kois girls--witty, solitary, extremely online Lyra and goofy, sensitive, social butterfly Harper--hike through the Kiwi bush, ride bikes to a Dutch school in the pouring rain, battle iguanas in their Costa Rican kitchen, and learn to love a town where everyone knows your name. Meanwhile, Dan interviews neighbors, public officials, and scholars to learn why each of these places work the way they do. Will this trip change the Kois family's lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go? A journalistic memoir filled with heart, empathy, and lots of whining, HOW TO BE A FAMILY will make readers dream about the amazing adventures their own families might take."--Amazon.com.

The unlikely thru-hiker : an Appalachian Trail journey

October 2, 2019
Lugo, Derick, author.
Boston, MA : Appalachian Mountain Club Books, [2019]
x, 210 pages ; 23 cm
"The memoir of a young African American man from New York City who decides to attempt a thru-hike of the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trial. "-- Provided by publisher.

A beginner's guide to Japan : observations and provocations

September 20, 2019
Iyer, Pico, author.
©2019
ix, 223 pages ; 20 cm
Several grains of salt -- On the streets -- At the counter -- In the temple -- Behind closed doors -- Out the window -- On the horizon -- A letter from a friend.
After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly familiar and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections, and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station, make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

September 11, 2019
Miller, David, 1961-
Las Vegas, NV : AmazonEncore, ©2010.
v, 330 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
"In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. 'AWOL on the Appalachian Trail' is Miller's account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. On page after page, readers are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this book abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning. This is not merely a travel guide; it is a beautifully written and highly personal view into one man's journey ..."--Page 4 of cover.

Japan.

September 10, 2019
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2019> Lonely Planet.

Escalante's dream : on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest

September 5, 2019
Roberts, David, 1943- author.
©2019
337 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Abiquiu and beyond -- Where are the Indians? -- Escalante slept here -- Searching for Yutas -- Finding the Río Tizón -- Teguayó and the Lost Spaniards -- Decision -- The crossing of the fathers -- Hopi and beyond -- Epilogue: the legacy.
In July 1776 a pair of Franciscan friars, Francisco Atanasio Domínguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, were charged by the governor of New Mexico with discovering a route across the unknown Southwest to the new Spanish colony in California. They had other goals as well, some of them secret: converting the indigenous natives along the way to the true faith, discovering a semi-mythical paradise known as Teguayó, hunting for sources of gold and silver, and paving the way for Spanish settlements from Santa Fe to Monterey. In strict terms, the expedition failed. Running out of food and beset by an early winter, the twelve-man team gave up in what is now western Utah. The retreat to Santa Fe became an ordeal of survival. The men were reduced to eating their own horses while they searched for a crossing of the raging Colorado River in Glen Canyon. Seven months after setting out, Domínguez and Escalante staggered back to Santa Fe. Yet in the course of their 1,700-mile voyage, the explorers discovered more land unknown to Europeans than Lewis and Clark would encounter a quarter-century later. Other writers, using Escalante's brilliant and quirky diary as a guide, have retraced the expedition route, but David Roberts is the first to dig beneath its pages to question and ponder every turn of the team's decision-making and motivation. Roberts weaves the personal and the historical narratives into a gripping journey of discovery through the magnificent American Southwest. --Publisher

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