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100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington
More than 100 routes & tours for intermediate to advanced alpine & Nordic skiers. Includes maps, access, elevations, duration & much more!
180° South: Conquerors of the Useless
180° South takes readers behind the scenes of the film, 180° South, made by Chris Malloy, to learn more about the people who made the original overland journey to Patagonia in 1968, and the repeat journey over ocean and land 40 years later. The book includes stories of events and experiences that inspired Chris Malloy, Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Tompkins to choose paths committed to saving what’s left of the wild world. Open it anywhere and enjoy the photographs by the world’s leading surf and climbing photographers Jeff Johnson, Jimmy Chin, Scotty Soen, and Danny Moder.
2016 Tropical Beaches Wall Calendar
Paradise beckons with each sunny photograph in this calendar. Feel your toes in the sand, the sun on your back and the breeze on your face each month. All calendar pages are printed on FSC certified paper with environmentally safe inks.
365 Days in France Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2016
There are many reasons why France is the world’s #1 tourist destination. To name just a few: the sweeping golden stretches of land, like Champagne; the iconic boulevards and sidewalk cafés of Paris; the ski mountains of Haute-Savoie; the effervescent fountains and extraordinary food of Lyon. Plus bustling outdoor markets, Provençal fields of lavender, châteaux next to still rivers, the striped and colorful umbrellas on the beach. Everywhere, France is a feast for the eyes and balm for any spirit—seeking or content. It’s how life is supposed to be. And each month, Patricia Wells and Steven Rothfeld capture this singular land in word and image.
365 Days in Italy Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2016
Every month, a slice of exquisite Italy, the place that draws more repeat visitors than any other—in the calendar that has over 1.2 million copies in print. Celebrating this gorgeous and diverse land, with its mountains and seaside, vineyards and ancient cities, art, ruins, style—everything—are photographer Steven Rothfeld and author Patricia Schultz. Every month it’s another region—and another reason to fall in love with Italy all over again: Umbria, with its forested hillsides and misty green valleys. The wild, jagged island of Pantelleria, hovering near Africa. The hillside town of Rivello in Basilicata, gracing our cover. Irresistible—and bellisima!
50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks
Utah’s five national parksArches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zionhold some of the most awe-inspiring geology on the planet. Each park offers visitors the dramatic scenery that invites exploration and discovery.
In 50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks, veteran hiking guide Greg Witt shares the best routes in each park, hikes that are both must see” and accessible. Park visitors who are short on time will find this book to be the ideal traveling companion, quickly helping readers identify the hikes and sights, making the best use of their time and provide maximum enjoyment.
Each hike in the book includes distances, highlights, area maps, and easy-to-follow trailhead directions to make hike selection fast and efficient. Once on the trail, the detailed maps, route description, and interpretive details insure that hikers get the most out of their trip.
Even avid hikers and experienced desert explorers will find new insights and discoveries as Witt’s interesting and approachable style details the geologic forces that created this landscape. He brings to life the human historyprehistoric cliff-dwellers, native tribes, ranchers, farmers, loggers, miners, and outlawsthat adds to the color of the Colorado Plateau where these five parks are set.
50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California: Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney
50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California offers some of the finest ski and snowboard descents in California, ranging over a 550-mile span from the Cascade Range in the north to the Sierra Nevada in the south. Grouped into nine geographical regions, these summits represent the best of the best-from well-known destinations to more remote areas to a sampling of the highest peaks. Historical anecdotes about each region round out the guide for an entertaining and informative read.
Trips range from a half day to seven days, and while all can be completed on either snowboard or skis, the author makes specific recommendations for the best snowboard descents. Each trip description includes a complete narrative of the ascent and descent plus information on trip highlights, trip duration, level of difficulty, mileage, elevation gain, and access. The appendix includes a list of California’s highest peaks.
This is the most complete information available in one volume, featuring the widest selection of premier ski mountaineering and snowboard routes in California. With 70 b&w photos and 60 maps.
50 Great Bed & Breakfasts and Inns: New England: Includes Over 100 Signature Brunch Recipes
Susan Sulich takes readers on a trip across New England to explore the top B&Bs and inns. From the Brewster House in Freeport, Maine to the Steamboat Inn in Mystic, Connecticut, the book will provide a brief history of the inn, its locale, as well as suggestions for activities in the surrounding areas.
For those who don’t want their vacations to end, it’s also a delectable cookbook including more than 100 of the bed and breakfasts’ signature dishes, such as Carrot Cake Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup and Cream Cheese Icing, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, and Maine Blueberry Stuffed French Toast. 50 Great Bed & Breakfasts and Inns: New England is perfect for anyone looking to see New England from the comfort of their home, or enjoy a country breakfast, New England- style.
50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations
“50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations” is the ultimate planning guide for families that enjoy outdoor recreation, hands-on learning opportunities and making wonderful summer memories together. While all 50 chapters do include excellent fishing destinations, Grant also includes a wide range of activities sure to please non-anglers, and to keep the family entertained when the day’s fishing is done. Lodging options range from tenting and RVing to rental cabins, resorts and family-friendly hotels. Chapters include where-to information on hiking, wildlife watching, biking, horseback riding, golf, kayaking, dining, shopping and more. This guide also includes educational opportunities at museums, aquariums and historical sites throughout New England. Be sure to pack “50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations,” — and a camera — to capture summer vacation memories that will last a lifetime!
50 Hikes in Central New York: Hikes and Backpacking Trips from the Western Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes
This pastoral region of hills, forests, lakes, vineyards, and gorges offers the hiker some of the most scenic landscapes in the Empire State.
The 50 hikes described here have been thoroughly checked and updated for the second edition, and include many new excursions, among them Buttermilk Falls, Watkins Glen, the Black River Canal Towpath, and the recently-designated Finger Lakes National Forest. These outings are designed to take you into wildlife management and wilderness areas where few man-made elements intrude, through marshland and game refuges, and along wild streams and deep gorges―all merely an hour or so from upstate metropolitan centers.
Excursions range from half-day walks for families to overnight circuits for campers or backpackers and many of them are suitable for ski-touring or snowshoeing. For each, you will find: easy-to-follow directions to the trailhead; walking distances; vertical rise; landmarks; estimated hiking time; and a topographical trail map.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder: Including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park
Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding region offer an amazing natural panorama for outdoor enthusiasts and contain some of the best hiking in the world. With such a bewildering wealth of hikes at their disposal, author Kim Lipker presents travelers with a variety of the very best trails in the area, and most within an hour’s drive or less. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, scenery, and more. Including hikes near Fort Collins, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder is the only guidebook that pinpoints great hikes that are also close to home.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Madison: Including Dane and Surrounding Counties
Madison and the surrounding area is surprising cornucopia of great hiking destinations, many of which fly right under the radar. Avid hikers will find 60 detailed hikes, more than any other area guidebook, with a wide variety of terrain and skill level. This is a new edition of what has already become the definitive Madison trekking guide by author Kevin Revolinski.
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Seattle: Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma
In addition to the Cascade Range and Puget Sound, this authoritative guide also leads to lesser-known destinations, including high bluffs and tide pools along the Pacific, abandoned mines and railways, and stands of old-growth forest inside the city limits.
75 Classic Rides Colorado: The Best Road Biking Routes
Jason Sumner was on his way to becoming a pro sports reporter when he happened to cover a bike race. It changed his life. He writes, Becoming a cyclist meant exploring my home state in ways I never had before. Fifteen years and thousands of miles later, I get to share what I discovered with you.
This guide is intended for cyclists from novice to expert. It s accessible, friendly, and fun, highlighting less-driven back roads, scenic views, epic mountain-pass challenges, and ambling routes. Each ride includes the following information:
Difficulty level – Distance – Average Time to complete – Elevation Gain – High Point – Best Season to ride – Maps/Info on land managers for reference – Directions to start of route – Description of ride: nature of the ride, sights along the way, best places for food/refueling, and more – Variations/Alternate Route details – Full map of route – Elevation profile
A Bicycle Built for Two Billion: One Man’s Around the World Adventure in Search of Love, Compassion, and Connection
Jamie Bianchini needed a lift. A big one. After a series of spectacular business flops drove him into bankruptcy and the love of his life kissed him goodbye, Jamie knew he needed a world of help. But instead of seeking assistance from a counselor or support group, Jamie sought comfort where he’d always found it…on his bicycle. As his world hit rock bottom, Jamie hatched a crazy plan that just might make everything right. His life lacked purpose, passion, and connection with his fellow man. So Jamie decided to go for a bicycle ride…around the world…on a tandem…solo…inviting everyone he met to join him for a spin. A Bicycle Built for Two Billion is the moving story of an audacious optimist who tried to change the world – while hoping the world would change him – one rider at a time. A heartfelt, hilarious, adrenaline-fueled journey through 81 countries, A Bicycle Built for Two Billion will allow you to see the planet in a way never experienced before. Come join Jamie and his unforgettable cast of co-pedalers – from inspiring villagers to conniving thieves, romantic paramours to unlikely gurus, excited school kids to seniors who have never set foot on a pedal. Come join them all for the ride of your life. Includes nearly 200 spectacular photos and videos captured around the world, bringing this rich story to life.
A Birder’s West Indies: An Island-by-Island Tour (Corrie Herring Hooks Series)
The West Indies offer so much more than sun, sand, and shopping. This sweeping arc of islands, which runs from Cuba to Grenada and includes the Virgin Islands, teems with a rich diversity of plant and animal life. Up to 40 percent of the plants in some forests are found nowhere else on earth, while the West Indian flyway is a critical link in the migratory routes of many birds.
In A Birder’s West Indies, Roland Wauer takes you on an island-by-island journey of discovery. He describes the unique natural features of each island and recounts his often fascinating experiences in seeking out the nearly 400 species of birds known in the West Indies. His accounts give insight into the birds’ habitats, status, and ecology and record some of the threats posed by human activities.
For readers planning trips to the West Indies, Wauer also includes helpful, up-to-date facts about the best times to travel, the kinds of entry and customs systems to expect, the money exchange services available, and general information about weather, food, and accommodations. Filling a unique niche among current guides, A Birder’s West Indies offers both professional ornithologists and avocational bird watchers a chance to compare notes and experiences with an expert observer. And for readers who haven’t yet visited the islands, Wauer’s fluid prose and lovely color photographs will be the next-best thing to being there—and an irresistible invitation to go.
A Book of Walks
Walking can do anyone good – and Bruce Bochy knows that as well as anyone. As a Major League manager, he has one of the more stressful jobs imaginable. So what does he do to relax? He goes for long walks. Whenever possible, he takes long walks as a way to clear his head, calm his soul and give his body a workout. In this charming little volume, he shares his thoughts on walking in terms that can inspire everyone to get out more often for a good walk, a great way to stay fit and healthy through the forties and fifties and beyond. Along the way he provides glimpses into his life and character that will delight his many fans.
A Brief History of Innkeeping in the 21st Century
Into one of the premier ski and vacation destinations of the United States stepped author Shawn Kerivan and his wife, Chantal, when they opened their small B&B in Stowe, Vermont, in November of 2000. In this engaging and eclectic memoir, the author describes the challenges of running a small business, providing for a young family, and reconciling the dream of becoming a writer. A Brief History of Innkeeping in the 21st Century brings readers on an unexpected journey through the Green Mountains of Vermont as seen through the unusual lens of an artist-businessman and writer-innkeeper.
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to West Virginia, 5th
Began as a collective effort by members of the West Virginia Wildwater Association in 1965, Wildwater West Virginia emerged as the preeminent guide to whitewater in West Virginia. Now part of a new series and a new name to boot, A Canoeing Guide to West Virginia continues this legacy, guiding boaters of all abilities to over 120 of West Virginia’s rivers, creeks and streams. The result of combined knowledge of hundreds of paddlers, this book gives paddlers all the information they need to paddle rivers safely and confidently: At a glance information helps boaters pick rivers to match their ability and current weather conditions, while river descriptions, gauge and shuttle route information provide additional critical information. More than an encyclopedia of mountain rivers and hydrologic data, Whitewater West Virginia is also a collection of experiences and an introduction to some of the most amazing geography in the east. Destined to ride in the dry bags and glove compartments of paddlers nationwide, this book continues to set the standard for all paddling guidebooks. Some of the rivers profiled include: Gauley River, North Branch of the Potomac, New River, Cheat River, Tygart River, Waites Run, Red Run, Roaring Creek, and Keeney Creek.
A FalconGuide® to Everglades National Park and the Surrounding Area (Exploring Series)
This is the ultimate guide to discovering the vast “River of Grass” ecoregion of the southern Florida mainland. Packed with photographs, maps, and informative text, this guide will help outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the landscape and varied flora and fauna of this watershed whether they have a day to spend in the effort or a lifetime.
Whether traveling by canoe or by foot, this guide will enhance the next journey into the remarkable Everglades.
A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks: Covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde, Grand Canyon
The Grand Circle is an area of remarkable majesty, holding the largest concentration of national parks in the United States. The lands within it contain the very definition of the American Southwest. There are few family vacations as incredible as a journey within the Grand Circle.
This book is for everyone and includes additional tips for families with children. A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks takes you through seven national parks, including Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks. Each park is diverse, but when seen together, they create a once in a lifetime escape.
A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks includes rich details of where to stay, what to do, plus park history and geology. The book also contains sections on visiting Las Vegas with children, help on deciding whether to do the trip in an RV, plus rich stories of humor and reflection. Refreshing and informative is what A Family Guide to the Grand Circle National Parks is all about.
A Fine Romance: Falling in Love With the English Countryside
A Fine Romance, Falling in Love with the English Countryside, part love story, part travel guide, is a hand-written and watercolored personal travel journal of Susan’s six-day transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 and two-month ramble through the backroads of rural England.There are over three hundred photos, countless illustrations, wonderful quotes, recipes, a book list, a movie list, watercolored maps and so much more. Travel with Susan as she makes her way through wildflower hedgerows to visit the homes and gardens of her literary and artistic heroes including Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen. It’s a travel guide that will help you with your own trip, lovely for the armchair traveler because Susan really does take you there, and it’s perfect for all Downton Abbey anglophiles. When you are finished, go to Susan’s website where there is an interactive Appendix to the book …. you can experience driving across the Dales with Susan’s own videos and find links to everything she writes about, the cottages and gardens you want to see yourself.
A History of Skiing in Colorado
Colorado definitely is known as a ski state, but did you know the sport dates back over 100 years to the days when it was called “snowshoeing.” Twelve-foot boards and a long stick was used in those days. Abbott Fay traces the development of Colorado skiing, including the impact the 10th Mountain Division had on it after World War II. Old photos and recent developments make this book a “must have.”
A Long Trek Home: 4,000 Miles by Boot, Raft and Ski
The adventures of a young, idealistic couple who choose to reduce their world down to just two small packs and the next 100 yards in front of them.
In June 2007, Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, embarked on a 4,000-mile expedition from Seattle to the Aleutian Islands, traveling solely by human power. This is the story of their unprecedented trek along the northwestern edge of the Pacific Ocean–a year-long journey through some of the most rugged terrain in the world– and their encounters with rain, wind, blizzards, bears, and their own emotional and spiritual demons.
Erin and Hig set out from Seattle with a desire to raise awareness of natural resource and conservation issues along their route: clear-cut logging of rainforests; declining wild salmon populations; extraction of mineral resources; and effects of global climate change. By taking each mile step by step, they were able to intimately explore the coastal regions of Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska, see the wilderness in its larger context, and provide a unique on-the-ground perspective. An entertaining and, at times, thrilling adventure, theirs is a journey of discovery and of insights about the tiny communities that dot this wild coast, as well as the individuals there whom they meet and inspire.
A Million Steps
Kurt Koontz thought he was well prepared for his 490-mile walking trip on the historic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain. He was fit and strong. He had a good guidebook and all the right equipment. His pilgrim passport would grant him access to the shelter of hostels along the way. But all that, however helpful, did not begin to encompass the grandeur of his external or internal adventure. A Million Steps climbs over the high meadows of the Pyrenees, quests through the unceasing wind of the Meseta, and dances in the rains of Galicia. While following the yellow arrows that mark the route, Koontz also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery, and love. With outgoing humor and friendliness, he embraces the beauty of the countryside and joyful connections to other pilgrims from around the world. Part diary, part travelogue, A Million Steps is a journey within a journey all the way to the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela and beyond.
A Night On the Ground A Day in the Open
“Doug Robinson is John Muir meets Jack Kerouac, a nineteenth century mountain man on a 21st century journey. A seeker and a visionary… he is that rare treasure: a mountain man who can write, and writes like a poet. His writing is filled with passion, pain and profound insight.” – William Broyles Jr. author of the screen play for Apollo 13
A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago: St. Jean • Roncesvalles • Santiago (Camino Guides)
Now updated to include newer maps and photos — and lighter in weight to support carefree traveling, this comprehensive guidebook to the Camino de Santiago and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of St. James.
A Pocket Guide to Hawai’i’s Birds
This guide is an introduction to the beautiful and varied birds that inhabit America’s only tropical state. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, you will find something in these pages that will broaden your horizons and increase your knowledge and appreciation of the birds and the environment of this unique archipelago. While not a “field guide” in the usual sense, this fact-packed volume helps identify all the birds likely to be seen while walking, hiking, or exploring the islands’ many natural treasures. In fact, it covers more species than any other small guidebook available today. You will learn how Hawaii’s modern bird community came to be, from the tragic history of the native birds of ancient Hawaii to the dozens of immigrant species seen today. You will learn the special nature of island forest and wetland birds, the long and sad story of the extinction of so many species, how seabirds have made these islands their home, base and how Hawaii came to have more introduced species than anywhere else in the world. You will find valuable information about where to see the remaining native birds as well their naturalized neighbors. Perhaps this book will be the start of a new passion for you, or just give you some interesting facts about the birds that can be seen every day. Either way, it is sure to open your eyes to island beauties you may have overlooked before.
A Ranger’s Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes
Newly updated for spring 2013. Two park rangers invite you off the beaten path and into the heart of Yellowstone in this highly popular guidebook for hikers of all levels and interests.
A Ranger’s Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes features 29 day hikes of different lengths and levels of difficulty. Each hike in the book has a GPS-compatible map, color photograph, narrative about natural and human history, botany, geology, and other highlights along the trail.
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A Village to Village Guide to Hiking the Camino De Santiago: Camino Frances: St Jean – Santiago – Finisterre
Hiking the Camino de Santiago contains all the information you need to walk the 800km (500 miles) Camino Frances and 90km (55 miles) Camino Finisterre.
A Walk in the Woods (Movie Tie-In): Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes–and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.
For a start there’s the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz’s overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But A Walk in the Woods is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, A Walk in the Woods has become a modern classic of travel literature.
A Young Man in the Wild Blue Yonder: Thoughts of A B-25 Pilot in World War II
David Hayward, a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps, takes the reader through his adventures and challenges as a young man serving his country in World War II. Would he “wash out” of flying school? Would he survive the dangers and fears of flying 53 combat missions as pilot of a B-25 medium bomber in the China-Burma-India Theater of operations? You will experience the thrill of his solo flight, the frightening day when a Japanese fighter plane flew alongside, an awesome flight over the highest mountains of Tibet, searching for an enemy transmitter luring friendly cargo planes off course, attacking enemy supply lines in Burma and along the east coast of China, and the sorrow of losing close friends. David Hayward tells of serving at Air Force Headquarters in Washington, DC, transporting VIPs on their inspection tours, and as courier to Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall. The reader will join Hayward in developing a veterans association and gathering at annual reunions, and making six return trips to China to relive the pleasant and the sorrowful. This story is illustrated with 119 images and conveys the thoughts and concerns of David Hayward through his most unusual experience.
Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America
Take a trip around the globe—without ever leaving North America. Ideal for those who don’t want to spend the time or money to travel the world, this book presents a potpourri of international experiences in the United States and Canada. Discover the villages, neighborhoods, and regions that cover the breadth of North America’s great global diversity—Chinatowns and Little Italys, of course, but also Polish, German, French, Russian, and Japanese enclaves. You’ll learn the inside scoop on where to find the best Chinese pot stickers or Peruvian causas; where to kick up your heels to polka; and how to celebrate Japanese new year or Mexican flag day. Abroad at Home provides in-depth travel guidance to help you feel international in your own backyard.
Acadia National Park Waterproof Trail Map, Maine
3r edition revised in 2013.
Printed on tear resistant, waterproof material to 1:22500 scale and, contour lines, mileage indicators between points of interest, it is a perfect companion for hikers and visitors to the Acadia National Park and Seashores. Hiking and cycling trails are distinctivaly marked, making it easy to stay found.
Adventure Kayaking: Russian River Monterey
Explore by kayak the lagoons, bays, rivers, and lakes of Northern California, including the Russian River, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe, and Donner Lake. Author Michael Jeneid has hand-picked the most scenic and enjoyable kayaking areas for both beginners and experts. With this fact-filled book you can find the hidden kayak spots. The 24 trips include daytrips, overnight trips, easy paddles, options for canoers, and real adventurers for the advanced kayaker.
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Guide
Every red-blooded motorcyclist dreams of making the Big Trip–the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook is the comprehensive manual to make that idea a reality. Timbuktu to Kathmandu or Patagonia to Mongolia–it’s all here. Expanded by 100 pages, this new edition includes: Practical information, essential documentation, ten overland machines rated, preparation and gear for riding in or across the countries of the developing world (the AM Zone) as well as dealing with culture shock, borders, robbery, medical emergencies, accidents, shipping, navigation, wild camping, highway and off-road riding, fault diagnosis plus filming and also overlanding on quads. Trans-continental route outlines Across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Improved mapping shows overland routes. Tales from the Saddle Spoke-bending moto adventures from the earliest two-wheel pioneers to contemporary first-hand accounts from India, Morocco, South America, Pakistan, and Siberia.
Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home
One August morning, I walked out of my Seville home taking nothing but a small, roll-aboard bag, a EuRail pass, and my husband. We were traveling with no fixed time limit, no reservations, and only a loose idea of our itinerary. Our goal was to see if we could still have the kind of spontaneous adventures we’d enjoyed in our youth. We spent three months on trains, mostly in Eastern Europe, and the results – often hilarious, occasionally harrowing, definitely life-changing – form the basis of my new book, Adventures of a Railway Nomad: How Our Journeys Guide Us Home.