New Arrivals · Travel

January 19, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Great Britain & Ireland.

January 18, 2019
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 ; 2018-<2019> Boulogne-Billancourt (France) : Michelin Travel Partner.
At head of title: <1998>-2010, Michelin hotels-restaurants ; 2017-<2019> The MIchelin guide.

Food on the move : dining on the legendary railway journeys of the world

January 14, 2019
©2019
256 pages : illustrations, maps, color ; 26 cm
Includes recipes.
Foreword / by James D. Porterfield -- Introduction / by Sharon Hudgins, editor -- Europe. Sandwiches, savouries and strawberry fizz: dining at speed on the Flying Scotsman / Adam Balic -- Of French champagne and Turkish coffee: feasting and fasting on the Orient Express / Arjan den Boer -- Eurasia. From caviar to mystery meat: dining across two continent on the Trans-Siberian Railway / Sharon Hudgins -- North America. All aboard: classic American cousine on the Santa Fe Super Chief / Karl Zimmermann -- Sockeye salmon and saskatoon pie: regional foods on Canada's long-distance railways / Judy Corser -- Australia. Kangaroo, crocodile and custard: eating across the outback on Australia's Ghan Railway / Diana Noyce -- Asia. Fast food: eating within the box on Japan's 'Bullet Train' / Merry White -- Spicy curries and cups of tea: dining along the Darjeeling Himalayan Line / Aparajita Mukhopadhyay -- Africa. Baked bobotie, fried kingclip and chocolate potjie: traditional fare on South African luxury trains / Karl Zimmermann.
"All aboard for a delicious ride on nine legendary railway journeys! Meals associated with train travel have been an important aspect of railway history for more than a century - from dinners in dining cars to lunches at station buffets to foods purchased from platform vendors. For many travellers, the experience of eating on a railway journey is often a highlight of the trip, a major part of the ̀romance of the rails'. Food on the Move focuses on the culinary history of these famous journeys on five continents, from the earliest days of rail travel to the present... Written by eight different authors who have travelled on those legendary lines, the book include recipes, from the dining cars and station eateries, taken from historical menus and contributed by contemporary chefs."--Dust jacket flap.

The bucket list wild : 1000 adventures big and small : animals, birds, fish, nature

January 14, 2019
Stathers, Kath, author.
©2018
416 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- North America -- Mexico, Central America, and South America -- Europe -- Africa and the MIddle East -- Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.
"The Bucket List: Wild is a collection of 1,000 incredIble encounters with the natural world, to be experienced across every continent, from whale watching in the Pacific to snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, and feeding pandas in China to riding with wild horses in France. Alongside the beautiful photographs there is helpful information on how you can support conservation efforts, and advice on how to behave around wild animals. The most complete life list yet to the world's best places to see wildlife-both on and off the beaten path." -- (Source of summary not specified)

The travel photo essay : describing a journey through images

January 14, 2019
Harris, Mark Edward, author.
©2018
x, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"A Focal Press Book".--cover.
Successful travel photographers have to wear more hats than perhaps any other photographic genre. In a single travel photo essay they are at times architectural photographers, food photographers, music photographers, car photographers - the list encompassing every possible type of photography. The Travel Photo Essay teaches the reader the necessary techniques to create cohesive professional travel stories, using images that go far beyond "I was here" photographs. From the establishing shots to the equipment list, this book discusses the techniques and concepts necessary to create professional looking images in various genres, including portrait photography, landscape photography, wildlife photography, food photography, documentary photography, sports photography and more. Covering issues such as lighting, writing, workflow and the travel photography market, award-winning photographer and writer Mark Edward Harris explains how to marry photos with words, telling a cohesive story through a series of photographs.--Amazon.com

River queens : saucy boat, stout mates, spotted dog, America

December 27, 2018
Watson, Alexander (Travel writer), author.
©2018
xx, 291 pages : map ; 22 cm
Map on end papers.
"The river-any river-is another planet, with its own language, rules, and culture. River Queens is a story of the unlikeliest of fellows (and a dog) coming to the river-and what happens to them once they arrive. At first glance, it seems to be a how-to manual for any adventuresome (but perhaps foolhardy) type who's ever thought of restoring a wooden yacht and sailing it halfway across the country. Second glance, however, shows that it's a classic travel narrative in which two intrepid (but perhaps foolhardy) explorers head out to tour what is usually called 'a distant, alien world.' To Alexander Watson and his partner, Dale Harris, the river is as exotic as any foreign locale they'd previously traversed... With happy authority and never a condescending glance (well, only where one is deserved), Captain Watson gives us a striking, often hilarious picture of river life, elevating its savvy inhabitants into the first rank of admirable Americans and showing us finally how little divided America actually can be. River Queens is at once a romance of men and the river, a fantasy come to life, an unparalleled adventure story, one of the best travel journals around and a glad picture for our turbulent times"--Adapted from book jacket

This is Cuba : an American journalist under Castro's shadow

December 17, 2018
Ariosto, David, author.
©2018
viii, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Last call with Castro -- The spies among us -- Men from State -- The missing sink -- Hearts, we do not know -- Por botella -- Los Yankees -- Blue shrink-wrap -- Rumble to the east -- Rising dissent -- The church broker -- "The wild colt of new technologies" -- Left behind -- A way out -- Return to Gotham -- The benefactor -- Into chaos -- Trappings of détente -- The normalization -- The old guard -- Alan Gross -- Return of the embassies -- The boom years -- Cold War games -- Baltimore back channel.
"To most outsiders, the fate of Cuba has never been more uncertain. Yet those who look closely enough may recognize that signs of the next revolution are etched in plain view. [This book] is a true story that begins in the summer of 2009 when a young American photojournalist is offered the chance of a lifetime--a two-year assignment in Havana. For David Ariosto, the island is an intriguing new world, unmoored from the one he left behind. From neighboring military coups, suspected honey traps, salty spooks, and desperate migrants to dissidents, doctors, and Havana's empty shelves, Ariosto uncovers the island's subtle absurdities, its Cold War mystique, and the hopes of a people in the throes of transition. Beyond the classic cars, salsa, and cigars lies a country in which black markets are ubiquitous, free speech is restricted, privacy is curtailed, sanctions wreak havoc, and an almost Kafkaesque goo of Soviet-style bureaucracy still slows the gears of an economy desperate to move forward. But life in Cuba is indeed changing, as satellite dishes and internet hotspots dot the landscape and more Americans want in. Still, it's not so simple. The old sentries on both sides of the Florida Straits remain at their posts, fists clenched and guarding against the specter of a Cold War that never quite ended, despite the death of Fidel and the handover of the presidency to a man whose last name isn't Castro. And now, a crisis is brewing. In This is Cuba, Ariosto looks at Cuba from the inside out over the course of nine years, endeavoring to expose clues for what's in store for the island as it undergoes its biggest change in more than half a century."--Dust jacket.

Costa Rica.

November 19, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.

Letters written from the banks of the Ohio

November 16, 2018
Lezay-Marnézia, Claude-François-Adrien, marquis de, 1735-1800, author.
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]
x, 222 pages ; 24 cm
"A critical translation of an account of a failed colonial project by opponents of the French Revolution, led by the aristocrat Claude-François-Adrien de Lezay-Marnésia, in present-day Ohio"--Provided by publisher.

I might regret this : essays, drawings, vulnerabilities, and other stuff

November 14, 2018
Jacobson, Abbi, author, illustrator.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2018]
313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
When Broad City star Abbi Jacobson announced that she planned to drive across the country alone, she was met with lots of questions and opinions. Why wasn't she going with friends? Wouldn't it be incredibly lonely? The North route is better! Was it safe for a woman? The Southern route is the way to go! You should bring mace! And a common one: Why? But Abbi had always found comfort in solitude and needed space to step back and hit the reset button. As she spent time in each city and town on her way to Los Angeles, she mulled over the big questions: What do I really want? What is the worst possible scenario in which I could run into my ex? How has the decision to wear my shirts tucked in been pivotal in my adulthood? In this collection of anecdotes, observations, and reflections, readers are in the passenger seat on a fun and ultimately inspiring journey. With some original illustrations by the author.

National geographic spectacle : rare and astonishing photographs

November 14, 2018
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2018]
398 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Foreword / by Mark Thiessen -- Chaos -- Surprise -- Beauty -- Awe.
"An exquisite photo collection showcasing awe-inducing moments from around the world, including the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on display--and more. In life, there are certain sights that are as beautiful as they are unforgettable--from a majestic supercell to the secrets of a deep blue ice cave to the world's largest library. These fascinating spectacles shock us in their diversity, their complexity, and their epic scale, bringing us the miraculous beauty of our planet. Featuring more than 200 color images, including acclaimed photography from the National Geographic Image Collection, this volume presents a dazzling array of natural and manmade wonders, unusual phenomena, and amusing curiosities. Each page will enlighten and inspire, presenting our world at its best"-- Provided by publisher.

Orient Express : the story of a legend

November 14, 2018
Picon, Guillaume, author.
[Woodbridge (Suffolk, England)] : ACC Art Books, 2018.
240 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
"First published in the French language by Éditions Albin Michel, Paris, under the title: Orient Express, de l'histoire à la légende."--Colophon.

Rediscovering travel : a guide for the globally curious

November 8, 2018
Kugel, Seth, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]
301 pages ; cm
Rediscovering discovery -- Organic experiences -- Why we travel -- Technology and travel -- Risk and travel -- People and travel -- Money and travel -- Bad influences, good travelers.

Journeys of a lifetime : 500 of the world's greatest trips

November 5, 2018
©2018
415 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Includes index.
Foreword: Inspiration for exploration -- Introduction: The ultimate journey -- Across water -- By road -- By rail -- On foot -- In search of culture -- In gourmet heaven -- Into the action -- Up and away -- In their footsteps.
A collection of the 500 most alluring travel experiences on the planet! The perfect resource for travelers who crave adventurous trips, or those searching for specific experiences, this title has been fully revised and updated just in time for its 10th anniversary. The characters are organized by means of transportation. They are designed to help you plan your trip, telling you the best time to visit, sights you can't miss, and how to get there, as well as sidetrips for stargazing and exploring ecosystems.

How the Wild effect turned me into a hiker at 69 : an Appalachian Trail adventure

November 2, 2018
Congdon, Jane, author.
©2018
ix, 306 pages : map ; 23 cm
Part 1: Rookie! Possessed ; We need to talk ; Unlikely candidate ; Camping 101 ; Countdown ; "Alone?" ; The flip ; Unadorned ; Into the woods ; First, there is a mountain ; Springer Mountain ; Good to know ; Meltdown ; Woody Gap ; If this is morning, then I'm in a nightmare ; Neel Gap ; Shakedown ; A place for everything ; Gimme shelter ; When it rains ; Grandma in hot pants ; Beasts of burden ; Changes ; A pack of trouble ; North Carolina ; Franklin ; Sliding in ; Miles to go -- Part 2: None on. Watch me pull a rabbit out of my pocket ; Stay or go? ; Out of the woods ; April ice ; Don't fence me in ; Whoops! ; Strike up the band ; Hot Springs -- Part 3: The return. Together again ; A breaking-in period ; Trail days ; After Damascus ; Do Unaka? ; Ash Gap ; Turtle ; The sisterhood of the fair ladies ; Signs of Sinus ; Virginia rain ; The end of the up ; Cobwebs for breakfast ; Mind control ; Eh? ; Hey, Wild Bill! -- Part 4: Winds of change. At a crossroad ; Now I lay me down to fight bugs, smell chickens, and worry about being murdered ; Three months ; Waynesboro ; One more mountain ; After-effects ; A priest, a bear, and a handyman ; Oh Shenandoah! ; The apology.
"Did you ever feel a need to shake up your life a little bit? Jane Congdon did, but it wasn't the wildlife, the fresh air, the scenery, or the promise of a simple life that drew this retired editor onto the Appalachian Trail in her sixties. It was the Wild effect! Record numbers of women were taking to the trails after reading Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir. Despite her lack of hiking experience and fear of forest creatures, she spent 17 weeks on the trail, logging 1,200 miles hiking with partners, alone, and with a glass good-luck charm named Ms. Rabbit. This is her fascinating and humorous account of life in a land of bears, wild pigs, volatile weather, trail town stops, and the personalities she met along the way. You will relish her journey from the Ohio suburbs to the Appalachian Mountains and how a long-distance hike changed her perceptions of both Mother Nature and human nature"--Back cover.

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

October 23, 2018
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2019> by Douglas Ward.

To shake the sleeping self : a journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a quest for a life with no regret

October 22, 2018
Jenkins, Jedidiah, author.
New York : Convergent Books, [2018]
viii, 323 pages : maps ; 25 cm
The plan -- It begins -- The coast is clear (Northern California) -- The temptation of home (Southern California) -- Crossing into Baja -- Some background as I lose my mind (Baja and my childhood) -- Cartels and coconuts -- The cathedral sits on the temple (Mexico City) -- What happens if I go home? (Oaxaca and Christmas) -- Harry Devert (Panama) -- A new continent (crossing to Cartagena) -- Cocaine and cute little mushrooms (Cartagena and Medellín) -- God on the trail (Medellín to Salento) -- Sex hotels and here comes mom (Cali to Quito) -- The coldest night (Quito to Cusco) -- Empire falls to empire (Machu Picchu) -- New blood into Bolivia (Bolivia and Argentina) -- All by my Argentina (solo down Argentina) -- Entering the holy land (Mendoza to Bariloche) -- Alone in God's most obvious work (the Carratera Austral) -- Mom and the mountain (Torrres del Paine).
On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being sucked into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins quit his dream job and spent the next sixteen months cycling from Oregon to Patagonia. He chronicled the trip on Instagram, where his photos and reflections on life soon attracted hundreds of thousands of followers and got him featured by National Geographic and The Paris Review. Jed now narrates the adventure that started it all: the people and places he encountered on his way to the bottom of the world, and the internal journey that prompted it -- the question of what it means to be an adult; his struggle to reconcile his sexual identity with his conservative Christian upbringing; and his belief in travel as a way to "wake us up" to our lives back home. As he writes in this account of his search for wonder and a life he could believe in, 'It's not about the bike. It's about getting out of your routine -- and that could look like anything."

Switzerland.

October 15, 2018
London : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: 1988-<1997> Michelin ; <2001-2018> The Green guide.

The best American travel writing.

October 15, 2018
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Co.,
v. ; 22 cm.

New Zealand.

October 12, 2018
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2018> Lonely Planet.

Mexico.

October 12, 2018
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2018> Lonely Planet.

The top of the world

October 12, 2018
Fisher, Welthy Honsinger, 1879-1980.
New York ; Cincinnati : Abingdon Press, ©1926.
178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original green boards with gray and white image of mountains and clouds and gold lettering on cover and spine. Inscription on inside front cover dedicated to Albert E. Foote by Frederick Fisher dated March 6, 1927.

Rick Steves Scandinavian & northern European cruise ports.

October 11, 2018
Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel, 2013-
volumes : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 21 cm
Volumes for 2013-<2018> by Rick Steves with Cameron Hewitt.

The indifferent stars above : the harrowing saga of the Donner Party

October 11, 2018
Brown, Daniel James, 1951- author.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2010.
xiv, 337, 18 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Originally published: W. Morrow, 2009.
A sprightly boy and a romping girl -- The barren earth -- The meager by the meager were devoured -- In the reproof of chance.
A chronicle of the mid-nineteenth-century wagon train tragedy draws on the perspectives of one of its survivors, Sarah Graves, recounting how her new husband and she joined the Donner party on their California-bound journey and encountered violent perils, in an account that also offers insight into the scientific reasons that some died while others survived.

A walk through Paris

October 10, 2018
Hazan, Éric, author.
©2018
198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Translated from the French.
Originally published in French as Une traversée de Paris by Seuil, ©2016.
"A walker's guide to Paris, taking us through its past, present and possible futures Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed The Invention of Paris, leads us by the hand in this walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, roughly following the meridian that divides Paris into east and west, and passing such familiar landmarks as the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pompidou Centre, the Gare du Nord and Montmartre, as well as little-known alleyways and arcades. Filled with historical anecdotes, geographical observations and literary references, Hazan's walk guides us through an unknown Paris. He shows us how, through planning and modernisation, the city's revolutionary past has been erased in order to enforce a reactionary future; but by walking and observation, he shows us how we can regain our knowledge of the radical past of the city of Robespierre, the Commune, Sartre and the May '68 uprising. And by drawing on his own life story, as surgeon, publisher and social critic, Hazan vividly illustrates a radical life lived in the city of revolution"-- Provided by publisher.

Cabana anthology

October 5, 2018
New York : Vendome, 2018.
439 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
"Crafted by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Christoph Radl, Gianluca Reina, Barbara Spinelli, Gianluca Longo, Stephan Janson, Miguel Flores-Vianna, Antonio Monfreda, Guido Taroni, Lea Carpenter, Giulia Biscottini, Edward Behrens, Francesca Brambilla."
"Cabana Anthology, drawn from the sought-after, sumptuous biannual Cabana magazine, celebrates the most luxurious personal statements in interior design, lifestyle, architecture, and all related luxuries. Founded in 2014 by Martina Mondadori Sartogo, Cabana anthology features the very best photography, interviews, profiles, and features from the publication's first five formative years and offers an extraordinary mix of topics, interiors, objects, and visual essays from contributors ranging from Justine Picardie, Patrick Kinmonth, and Christian Louboutin to Lauren Santo Domingo and Gianluca Longo, photographed by the likes of Miguel Flores-Vianna and Tim Beddow. With astonishing production values not seen since the legendary Flair magazine of the 1950s, this new book, which will be a true collector's item, is a must-have for regular subscribers, as well as art and design aficionados who missed out the first time around"--Provided by publisher.

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