Valley of Thracians

“Gripping, mysterious thriller with convincing characters, beautiful descriptions, ancient relics and modern quests” – reader’s review A Peace Corps volunteer has gone missing in Bulgaria and everyone assumes he is dead, everyone except his grandfather, who refuses to give up hope. Retired literature professor Simon Matthews launches a desperate search only to be lured into …

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The Distance Between: A Travel Memoir

From the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Kindness of Strangers…In his most personal book yet, lifelong vagabond Mike McIntyre invites readers into his little corner of the world–a corner that is always moving. As a young man, McIntyre careened around the globe to escape boredom, bad jobs and a broken heart. With a …

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Cruising:The Norwegian Fjords

Norway’s fractured coastline hides seemingly endless fjords and many with numerous crooked finger branches. It is a great destination for cruise ships offering hours of scenic cruising in very sheltered waters. The ports of call are tucked in amongst the islands or down the deepest fjords, sometimes 100 miles down. This book covers the Vestlandert, …

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Best Hikes with Dogs San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond, 2nd Edition

* Handy trail-finder chart allows quick selection for hikes by difficulty, availability of water along the way, views, and more * Trails range from easy strolls to more challenging routes, all on terrain that’s hazard-free and easy on the paws Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area offer amazing trails to explore with your …

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The Fault Line: Traveling the Other Europe, from Finland to Ukraine

An award-winning writer travels the eastern front of Europe, where the push/pull between old empires and new possibilities has never been more evident. Paolo Rumiz traces the path that has twice cut Europe in two—first by the Iron Curtain and then by the artificial scaffolding of the EU—moving through vibrant cities and abandoned villages, some …

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Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Southeastern Europe is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the castles and mountains of Transylvania, walk the walls of Dubrovnik’s picturesque old town and relax on the …

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Overbooked: The Exploding Business of Travel and Tourism

Tourism, fast becoming the largest global business, employs one out of twelve persons and produces $6.5 trillion of the world’s economy. In a groundbreaking book, Elizabeth Becker uncovers how what was once a hobby has become a colossal enterprise with profound impact on countries, the environment, and cultural heritage. This invisible industry exploded at the …

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Israel – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

A world leader in hi-tech, Israel has been dubbed “the start-up nation”—a description that could equally well apply to its remarkable birth as a haven for Jewish immigrants and refugees. Having started with few natural resources just over sixty years ago, it is now a thriving democracy and a regional superpower. This dynamic, diverse, and …

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The Backpacker’s Handbook, 4th Edition

What you need to know before you hit the trails Whether you are backpacking for the first time or a veteran follower of the trails, this enormously practical guide includes everything you need to know, from essential techniques such as map and compass work to the skills needed for more remote wilderness journeys. The Backpacker’s …

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