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The Old Ways

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot (Landscapes #3) By Robert Macfarlane Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780147509796
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

This book pulled me out of a years-long "reading actual books for fun" slump in the middle of college + got me to start reading nonfiction at all. Super beautiful writing about what it means to walk routes that have been walked by people for millennia. Also an extremely extensive bibliography for further reading!

Piera


Art of the Travel Journal

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The Art of the Travel Journal: Chronicle Your Life with Drawing, Painting, Lettering, and Mixed Media - Document Your Adventures, Wherever They Take You By Abbey Sy Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780760376218
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Published: Quarry Books - September 13th, 2022

Are you someone who tends to go to super cool places to see super cool people and eat super cool food and buy super cool things only not remember any of it? This guide walks you through the various ways one can "scrapbook" in a compact volume, preserving time, space, and memories with only a few simple tools. There are other examples of great travel journals packed into the guide as well, resulting in both a dummies' guide-to comboed with an inspiration board full of unique formats and methods for memory-keeping. Resolve to change your ways this year by travel journaling!

Cindy


Yankee's New England Adventures

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Yankee's New England Adventures: Over 400 Essential Things to See and Do By Editors of Yankee Magazine Cover Image
$22.95
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ISBN: 9781493034130
Published: Globe Pequot Press - May 1st, 2018

 

An excellent gift for New England family and friends from the experts at Yankee Magazine. Offers an inspiring and informative mix of classic and lesser-known destinations with gorgeous photographs. A keeper!

Molly


Week at the Airport

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A Week at the Airport (Vintage International) By Alain De Botton Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780307739674
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Published: Vintage - September 21st, 2010

 

Excited for your trip this summer? Most people think of airports as transitory spaces, purposed simply to move us on to more exciting destinations. We generally don't think of them as spaces in and of themselves: encompassing businesses, global enterprises, and employees' lives. Alain de Botton's week spent living in London Heathrow illumines much that is otherwise mysterious about airports. The perfect book to pack in your carry-on: thoughtful, fast paced, and above all, light weight.

Matthew


Our Towns

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Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America By James Fallows, Deborah Fallows Cover Image
$28.95
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ISBN: 9781101871843
Published: Pantheon - May 8th, 2018

 

It’s too easy these days to fall into despair about the direction of the country. The Fallows’ have been crisscrossing the country in their single-engine Cirrus  the past few years visiting and reporting on dozens of smaller towns and cities that are finding ways to renew their communities after facing severe economic and social dislocation.

Dale


THE ART OF FLIGHT

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The Art of Flight By Sergio Pitol, George Henson (Translator), Enrique Vila-Matas (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Sergio Pitol, George Henson (Translator), Enrique Vila-Matas (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941920060
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - March 17th, 2015

A meditation on travel, literature, writing, politics and culture, The Art of Flight is the long overdue introduction of one of the great living Mexican writers to American readers. Part memoir, part travelogue, part something else, this book is a must for writers and others interested in creativity or thoughtful considerations of ways of being. Also great for fans of The Empathy Exams, The Argonauts, and, oddly, Knaussgaard's My Struggle.

Josh

 


Travels with Epicurus

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Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life By Daniel Klein Cover Image
$20.00
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ISBN: 9780143121930
Published: Penguin Books - October 30th, 2012

Taking Epicurus as his guide, Klein meditates on a philosophy of old age while on an extended visit to the Greek Island of Hydra. His choice of epigraph neatly sums up the heart of this little gem of a book, “Not what we have, but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance.”

Dale


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