Your annual holiday getaway to the slopes or the islands might be canceled this year, but you can still escape in a way via the stories, photographs and culture presented in these travel tomes.
Inspired by the song of the same name, this National Geographic title covers all 50 states and six territories and how they make our nation great. Discover Big Sur, rugged Alaska, the Big Apple and our National Parks through stunning modern and historical photography and learn more about the people who make the United States what it is.
Outlander stars (and fellow Scotsmen) Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish explore their native country from Glencoe to Inverness. During their adventure via camper van, boat, kayak, bike and motorbike, the duo discover its beauty, culture and history and encounter a colorful cast of Highland characters along the way.
This book by the acclaimed filmmaker started as his own personal travel bucket list, a list of unique locales that wouldn’t be out of place in any of his films. Travel with him as he takes you to more than 200 of the most beautiful, quirky and cool spots on Earth, some of which you may not even have known existed–until now.
With concerns about air travel, road tripping is more popular than ever. This guide provides road trip options like the best coastal drives and those with great views, with flexible itineraries no matter how much time you have. Glean can’t-miss stops from coast to coast, the best local flavors, expert advice from a seasoned road-tripper and planning resources including a pull-out map.
Series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Robert Macfarlane select the year’s best travel writing. Find entertainment and comfort in thought-provoking stories about an act of kindness at the Mexican-American border, a moral dilemma at a Kenyan orphanage and an existential reckoning at an avalanche school.
National Geographic compiled the favorite trips of some of its top travel writers for this book that covers 500 of the most popular and under-the-radar drives around the world. Travel on Colorado’s San Juan Skyway for a 10,000-foot climb over towering mountain passes or drive the perimeter of Puerto Rico; the book includes detailed descriptions, full-color maps, planning tips, top 10 lists and side trip inspiration.
In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers From the Eight African Countries That Touch the Indian Ocean
Part cookbook, travelogue and cultural deep dive, this book includes 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (grandmothers) from eight African countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea. All of these places have been essential to the spice trade, and both the recipes and stories compiled by Somali chef Hawa Hassan and food writer Julia Turshen are vibrant and full of life.
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