New Arrivals · Travel

September 12, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.


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.
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

In the rearview mirror

August 22, 2019
Livingston, Lee.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2011]
228 pages ; 21 cm
"A 1961 trip across and into the heart of America"--Cover.

Black Sea : dispatches and recipes, through darkness and light

August 15, 2019
Eden, Caroline, author.
279 pages : color photographs ; 25 cm
Prelude and setting -- Odessa -- Romania -- Bulgaria -- Istanbul -- Turkey's Black Sea Region -- Trabzon and environs -- Endnote.
"This is the tale of a journey between three great cities--Odessa, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon. With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story, Caroline Eden travels from Odessa to Bessarabia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey's Black Sea region, exploring interconnecting culinary cultures. From the Jewish table of Odessa, to meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria and charting the legacies of the White Russian emigres in Istanbul, Caroline gives readers a unique insight into a part of the world that is both shaded by darkness and illuminated by light."--Provided by publisher.

Channel of peace : stranded in Gander on 9/11

August 8, 2019
Tuerff, Kevin, author.
x, 148 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"One of the true stories that inspired the smash-hit musical Come from away : a new musical"--Cover.
Foreword by Mayor Claude Elliott -- Prologue: It all starts with kindness -- Stuck on the tarmac -- The terrible news -- Where am I and who are these nice people -- We stink and we want to go home -- Déjà vu-- back in France -- Pay it forward 9/11 -- The return to Gander -- Twelve actors, twelve chairs, and two tables -- Kindness and refugees -- No thanks are necessary -- Appendix: Ten ways to pay it forward.
When Tuerff and his partner flew from France to New York City on September 11th in 2001, they had no idea that the world-- and their lives-- would change forever. When US airspace closed after the terrorist attacks, their plane was diverted to the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in Canada with thousands of other refugees or "come from aways." Yet, when all seemed dark, the people of Gander rallied and the "plane people" experienced boundless acts of generosity. This generosity ignited a spirit of kindness that renewed Tuerff's spirituality and has inspired an annual and growing "giving back" day.

Time song : journeys in search of a submerged land

August 1, 2019
Blackburn, Julia, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin, Random House LLC, [2019]
ix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Publishing, Penguin Random House, UK, London in 2019"--Title page verso.
Old time -- Middle time -- No time at all.
"From the award-winning author of the memoir The Three of Us, a lyrical exploration--part travelogue and part history--of the area beneath the North Sea which, until 6,000 years ago, was home to a rich ecosystem and human settlement. Shortly after her husband's death, Julia Blackburn became fascinated with Doggerland, the stretch of land that once connected Great Britain to Europe but is now subsumed by the North Sea. She was driven to explore the lives of the people who lived there--studying its fossil record, as well as human artifacts that have been discovered near the area. Now, she brings her reader along on her journey across Great Britain and parts of Continental Europe, introducing us to the paleontologists, archaeologists, fishermen, and fellow Doggerland enthusiasts she meets along the way. As Doggerland begins to come into focus, what emerges is a profound meditation on time, a sense of infinity as going backwards, and an intimation of the immensity of everything that has already passed through its time on earth and disappeared"-- Provided by publisher.

Around the world in 80 trains : a 45,000-mile adventure

July 29, 2019
Rajesh, Monisha, author.
318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The 14:31 to Paris -- A small world -- From Hutongs to Hanoi -- The death railway -- Bombs and bullet trains -- No vacancy -- Hail to the Southwest Chief -- Keeping up with the Kims -- Night train to Beijing -- Ghost cities and the Great Wall -- Viva Lhasa Vegas! -- The Old Silk Road -- Azamat and Marzhan -- Homeward bound -- The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiancé, Jem - Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world in its pages.

A winter in the Azores ; and a summer at the baths of the Furnas

July 29, 2019
Bullar, Joseph.
London : J. Van Voorst, 1841.
2 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 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.

Ten years a nomad : a traveler's journey home

July 18, 2019
Kepnes, Matt, author.
x, 226 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Outside the door -- Taking the leap -- The pressures of home -- The planning -- The start -- Finding your kindred spirits -- Life as an ex-pat -- Love on the road -- Burning out, coming home -- Going back out -- You can only "run away" for so long -- Breakdown -- Home.
"New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel -- and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world. Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don't have a cable bill for a decade or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand."

This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West

July 16, 2019
Ketcham, Christopher, 1973- author.
New York : Viking, [2019]
422 pages : map ; 24 cm
Battle -- Betrayal -- Resistance.
"The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It's an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the reader on a journey across these last wild places, to see how capitalism is killing our great commons." --Provided by publisher.

Visiting your ancestral town : walk in the footsteps of your ancestors

July 15, 2019
Schott, Carolyn, author.
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Authorship taken from front cover.
"Practical tips to create an approachable guide that will inspire you to trace your family's history and visit the towns they once called home." --

Rio de Janeiro.

July 9, 2019
Hawthorne, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : col. ill, col. maps ; 19 x 9 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2019> Lonely Planet.

The vagabonds : the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's ten-year road trip

July 3, 2019
Guinn, Jeff, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
1 volume : illustrations ; 23 cm
Prologue: Paris, Michigan : mid-August 1923 -- 1914 -- 1915 -- 1916 -- 1918 -- 1919 -- 1920 -- 1921 -- Interim: November 1921-June 1923 -- 1923 -- 1924 -- Jep Bisbee is famous.
"A brilliant portrait of two American giants, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and America entering the automobile age, told through the fascinating but little-known narrative of the summer road trips taken by Edison and Ford"-- Provided by publisher.

Shores of the Mediterranean : with sketches of travel

June 27, 2019
Schroeder, Francis.
London : J. Murray, 1846.
2 volumes : illustrations, plates ; 20 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.

Excursions in Normandy : illustrative of the character, manners, customs, and traditions of the people ...

June 27, 2019
Venedey, Jacob, 1805-1871.
London : H. Colburn, 1841.
2 volumes ; 21 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.

A geek in Japan

June 19, 2019
García, Héctor, 1981- author.
Tokyo ; Rutland, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2019.
192 pages : illustrations (mostly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Main cities of Europe.

June 11, 2019
Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
"Selection of hotels and restaurants."

United States on the road.

June 11, 2019
Singapore : APA Publications ; Maspeth, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Langenscheidt Publishers, 2001-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies.
At head of title: Insight guides.

Tough trip through paradise, 1878-1879

June 7, 2019
Garcia, Andrew, -1943.
Moscow, Idaho : University of Idaho Press, 2001.
xviii, 409 pages : maps ; 18 cm
Reprint. Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1967.

A saunter in Belgium, in the summer of 1835 : with traits, historical and descriptive

June 4, 2019
Saint George, George.
London : F.C. Westley, 1836.
viii, 387 pages : ill., plates ; 20 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.

Sketches on the shores of the Caspian : descriptive and pictorial

June 4, 2019
Holmes, William Richard, Sir, 1821-1882.
London : R. Bentley, 1845.
xii, 412 p. : ill., [3] pl. ; 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.

Vodka & apple juice : travels of an undiplomatic wife in Poland

June 3, 2019
Martin, Jay, author.
309 pages ; 21 cm
When Jay's husband lands a diplomatic job in Warsaw, she jumps at the opportunity to escape her predictable life in Canberra for a three-year adventure in the heart of central Europe. Jay throws herself into life as a diplomatic wife - and between glamorous cocktail parties and ambassadorial hard slog, Jay sets out to get to know quirky, difficult, fascinating Poland. It's a challenge even for an intrepid traveller with a willing heart. Not to mention the marriage that increasingly doesn't look like it will survive its third Polish winter.


May 31, 2019
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : ill. ; 26 x 12 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1985-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2019> The Green guide.


May 31, 2019
South Yarra, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, Calif. : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995- Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, Calif.
At head of title: 1999- Lonely Planet.

feed —Subscribe to the Travel feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print