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Never Pack an Ice-Axe: Tales From a Travel Writer’s Life

Never Pack an Ice-Axe: Tales From a Travel Writer’s Life
  • Author(s): Jules Brown
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

You’d think a long-time travel writer would have some great travel tips. You’d think. Jules learns about travel the hard way, whether it’s setting out on his first European hitch-hiking adventure, writing about offbeat destinations for Rough Guides, or...

Hit the road Jac!: Seven years, twenty countries, no plan

Hit the road Jac!: Seven years, twenty countries, no plan
  • Author(s): Jacqui Furneaux
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

“Read this and you’ll want to go on an adventure. Jacqui’s tale is not just obviously inspiring, but her story makes you think about the pleasures of nature and simplicity; about taking the time to just stand and breathe...

Among Friends: Travels in Cuba

Among Friends: Travels in Cuba
  • Author(s): Heather Murray
  • Location(s): Cuba (Republic of)
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Among Friends: Travels in Cuba is a lively account of one person’s discovery of Cuba and Cubans over a decade-long series of visits. Murray falls in love with the country but never stops asking questions as her radius of...

The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills

The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills
  • Author(s): Patrick Rogers
  • Location(s): Meghalaya, India
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The Green Unknown is about walking, without a map or a plan, across the Khasi Hills in the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya—a place of jungle canyons and thousand-foot waterfalls, where it rains more than any other inhabited place...

In Foreign Fields: How Not To Move To France

In Foreign Fields: How Not To Move To France
  • Author(s): Susie Kelly
  • Location(s): South West France
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Susie and Terry dream of living in France. The dream comes true, but not in the way they had imagined. Yes, the countryside is spacious and peaceful. On summer nights the stars skim the rooftops, the owls hoot and...

A Visit to Gansu Province for the Chinese New Year

A Visit to Gansu Province for the Chinese New Year
  • Author(s): Helen Walliman
  • Location(s): Gansu
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2003

In 2003 about sixty percent of China’s population still lived in rural areas. And of that population, about forty million still lived in the man-made cave dwellings known as yaodong. Whereas life in the cities had changed radically, in...

A Taste of Greek Summer

A Taste of Greek Summer
  • Author(s): Mandy Baggot
  • Location(s): Corfu
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Present day

Next summer, on the Greek island of Corfu, sparks will fly as dreams come true… Lydia Broom is living her second-best life. With her dreams of being a chef left in the dust she instead finds solace writing about...

Finding Love in Positano

Finding Love in Positano
  • Author(s): Lucy Coleman
  • Location(s): Positano
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Present day

One summer in Italy might just change everything… Marci James is in love with her job. She’s not had a holiday in five years, but now she’s escaping to the Italian coast after agreeing to pack up her godfather,...

Peaks and Bandits

Peaks and Bandits
  • Author(s): Alf Bonnevie Bryn
  • Location(s): Corsica
  • Genre(s): Adventure
  • Era(s): early 20th century

In 1909, while dreaming of the Himalaya, Norwegian mountaineer Alf Bonnevie Bryn and a fellow young climber, the Australian George Ingle Finch, set their sights on Corsica to build their experience. The events of this memorable trip form the...

The Corsican Woman

The Corsican Woman
  • Author(s): Madge Swindells
  • Location(s): Corsica
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

Set on the island of Corsica during the Second World War, The Corsican Woman is a stunning novel of passion and revenge. When the beautiful Sybilia is married off to the son of her town’s leader, she soon discovers...

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