Travels in a gay nation : portraits of LGBTQ Americans by Philip Gambone
This book does not celebrate specific geographic locations, but, more importantly, re-imagines the country from the point of view of LGBTQ Americans and how they have found meaning and humanity in their lives despite struggles with fear, hatred, injustice, violence, and indifference. Features interviews with David Sedaris, George Takei, and Tammy Baldwin, as well as a host of other vibrant voices that help make up the tapestry of America.
Driving while black : African American travel and the road to civil rights by Gretchen Sullivan Sorin
The author deftly juxtaposes the freedom of driving on the open road with the confining and dangerous notions of racism. With a nod to Victor and Alma Green's famous 1936 Green Book, Sorin, a historian, recounts how starting in the 1930s and 1940s blacks used word-of-mouth from other black travelers, informal lists of black businesses, and other strategies to stay safe while traveling in the South and elsewhere.
A Year Off: A Story about Traveling the World - and How to Make It Happen for You by Alexandra Brown
The author and her partner took a year off work to travel. This memoir includes tips on travel planning, dealing with culture shock and more.
The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson
A celebration of Great Britain. Bryson looks back in his signature style of wit and wisdom at his many years spent living and traveling in this country.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
The Appalachian Trail, a 2,000 mile stretch between Maine and Georgia, has never seemed more beautiful, inspiring or humorous as in this tale of travel and adventure as Bryson and his friends encounter nature and a host of comical events. A clarion call for environmentalism in this endearing depiction of the interaction between nature and the many people who share in its wonder.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
The classic story of the cross country trip of two friends of the Beat Generation as they journey through 1950’s America looking for life’s meaning.
My Twenty-Five Years In Provence by Peter Mayle
Mayle and wife expatriated from England to France and share stories of their lifetime of travel and other adventures in France.
1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
From the comfort of your couch, explore the vastness and greatness of top travel spots. The book is filled with practical trips to enjoy, even if only temporarily with our imaginations.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
This memoir explores the concept of healing through travel. The author, a young woman, embarks on a journey of self-discovery through a solo 1,000 mile trek through the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Wild 's narrative captures both the physical beauty of her journey as well as the psychological insights she realizes along the way.
Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America by Candacy Taylor
History of the Green Guide, a travel guide for African-American motorists published between 1936 and 1966. It features stories of motorists who stood up to racism during travel in the U.S..
The Geography of Genius : a Search for the World's Most Creative Places From Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner
In this engaging look at the many facets of creativity, Weiner posits that geography plays an important role in the development of culture and thought. Location, location, location is the mantra as Weiner explores the history of places like Silicon Valley, Vienna of 1900, and Renaissance Florence to show how these settings encourage ingenuity. In many ways, the author explores the notion that we are where we live and travel.
Lonely Planet's Best Travel 2020
This annual bestseller lists must-visit countries and sites with the best value. Includes tips on green travel.