Travel

No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers

By Barbara Hodgson

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Hodgson profiles adventurous women who sacrificed personal comfort and respectability to pursue experiences traditionally open only to men. Filled with fascinating portraits, historical maps, and intricate drawings, this is at once a beautifully illustrated exploration of early travel and a spirited celebration of women.
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The Best American Travel Writing: 2002

By Frances Mayes, editor

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Giving new life to armchair travel for 2002 are David Sedaris on God and airports, Kate Wheeler on a most dangerous Bolivian festival, Andre Aciman on the eternal pleasures of Rome, and many more. Also available on audio.

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The Year of Eating Dangerously: A Global Adventure in Search of Culinary Extremes

By Tom Parker Bowles

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"Fugu. Dog. Cobra. Bees. Spleen. A 600,000 SCU chili pepper. All considered foods by millions of people around the world. And all objects of great fascination to Tom Parker Bowles, a food journalist who grew up eating his mother's considerably safer roast chicken, shepherd's pie and mushy peas. Intrigued by the food phobias of two friends, Parker Bowles became inspired to examine the cultural divides that make some foods verboten or 'dangerous' in the culture he grew up with while being seen as lip-smacking delicacies in others. So began a year-long odyssey through Asia, Europe and America in search of the world's most thrilling, terrifying and odd foods. Parker Bowles is always witty and sometimes downright hilarious in recounting his quest for envelope-pushing meals, ranging from the potentially lethal to the outright disgusting to the merely gluttonous--and he proves in this book that an open mouth and an open mind are the only passports a man needs to truly discover the world."

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Gigi and Zachary's Around-the-World Adventure

By Gilles Eduar

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On their trip around the world, Gigi the Giraffe and Zachary the Zebra visit many places and see many things which the reader is encouraged to seek in the accompanying pictures. Suggested for ages 7-10. JE Edu
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Niagara Falls, A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

Usually, like many people across the United States, I have spent Thanksgiving with family.  Either I have been at home or at my parent's house.  This year due to a slight change in family plans, I decided to try something totally different.  On a whim, I planned a road trip to Niagara Falls.  I had never visited Canada or the Niagara Falls region.  Many people thought it was not a good idea to travel to a cold climate with kids for a short trip.  On the contrary, we ended up having a fantastic time.  No crowds, no traffic on the route we took and great accommodations at an affordable rate. 

So Many Fish, So Little Time: 1001 of the World's Greatest Backcountry Honeyholes, Trout Rivers, Blue Ribbon Waters, Bass Lakes, and Saltwater Hot Spots

By Mark D. Williams

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"Ever dreamed of following in Hemingway's footsteps and fishing in the Basque country of Spain? Or casting your line in the urban jungle of New York City? How about reeling in a 150-lb. tarpon off the coast of Florida? In So Many Fish, So Little Time, expert fisherman Mark D. Williams takes you to the 1,001 places all anglers should visit before they go to that great fishing paradise in the sky. From milkfish in the Seychelles to sailfish off Guatemala to Arctic char at the top of the world, he'll take you on a lively and informative trip to the most beautiful, bountiful, and fish-laden waters in the world. The only angler's guide to essential places to fish that covers the entire world..."
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Fishing the Maryland and Delaware Coasts

By Andy Snyder

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A veteran angler presents a complete where-to-fish guide for the outstanding saltwater fishing opportunities on the Delaware and Maryland coasts. These fifty-nine miles of coastline offer surf, inshore, back bay and inlet fishing that is world class, for flounder, weakfish, dolphin, shark, tuna, bluefish, striped bass and many other species. Where to fish, and techniques specific to each locality, are detailed in this indispensable guide.

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Natural Wonders of Virginia: A Guide to Parks, Preserves, and Wild Places

By Garvey Winegar

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A guide to the botanical gardens and natural areas of the Old Dominion.

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Gardenwalks: 101 of the Best Gardens from Maine to Virginia and Recommended Walks throughout the Country

By Marina Harrison

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A perfect companion for travel planning! Find lovely public gardens that will please a wide variety of tastes.

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Outside 25 : classic tales and new voices from the frontiers of adventure

By Hal Espen, editor

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The editors of "Outside" bring together over 30 essays that comprise some of the finest nonfiction writing gathered anywhere, writing that takes readers to remote corners of the world and into distant realms of the imagination.

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