New Arrivals · Travel

February 16, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

National Geographic guide to scenic highways and byways.

February 15, 2018
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.
"The best drives in the U.S."

The sea in world history : exploration, travel, and trade

February 9, 2018
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, 2017.
2 volumes (xix, 919 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Ancient Egypt through the first global age -- v. 2. A world of revolutions through the present.

United States on the road.

February 6, 2018
Singapore : APA Publications ; Maspeth, N.Y. : Distributed in the United States by Langenscheidt Publishers, 2001-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies.
At head of title: Insight guides.

The last London : true fictions from an unreal city

February 5, 2018
Sinclair, Iain, 1943- author.
324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Losing. Dancers on the beach ; HMS Haggerston Park ; By weight of water ; After Sebald -- Finding. Digging for victory ; Overground soundscrape ; Pigeon fishing ; Free breakfast for bikes ; Two swimming pools or, Shardenfreude ; Voice of the huts -- Walking. The Milky Way (to Croydon) ; Downriver ; Absolutely Barking ; Night hospital ; Gummed eyes ; Brexit means Brexit.
Iain Sinclair has been documenting the peculiar magic of the river city that absorbs and obsesses him for most of his adult life. In 'The Last London', Sinclair strikes out on a series of solitary walks and collaborative expeditions to make a final reckoning with a capital stretched beyond recognition.


January 30, 2018
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1989-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2017> The Green guide.

Rain falling on tamarind trees : a travelogue of Vietnam

January 30, 2018
Hoàng, C. L., 1956- author.
San Diego, CA : Willow Stream Publishing, [2018]
iii, 119 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Rain, sweet rain -- The old streets of Faifo -- On the perfume river -- Descending dragon -- In the shadow of history.
Come along with the author as he returns to visit his ancestral homeland for the first time after a decades-long absence. Retrace his steps with him around his former hometown of Saigon in the south, and then follow him along on an itinerary of discovery to other unique destinations throughout the country.

The stowaway : a young man's extraordinary adventure to Antarctica

January 29, 2018
Shapiro, Laurie Gwen, author.
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
The golden door -- Good men should apply -- The City of New York -- The triumph of the century -- South Pole or bust -- First ice -- The stowaway report -- Fine enough -- Great Depression.
The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe Ruth, of freewheeling fun. The Great War was over and American optimism was higher than the stock market. What better moment to launch an expedition to Antarctica, the planet's final frontier? This was the moon landing before the 1960s. Everyone wanted to join the adventure. Rockefellers and Vanderbilts begged to be taken along as mess boys, and newspapers across the globe covered the planning's every stage. The night before the expedition's flagship launched, Billy Gawronski--a skinny, first generation New York City high schooler desperate to escape a dreary future in the family upholstery business--jumped into the Hudson River and snuck aboard. Could he get away with it? From the grimy streets of New York's Lower East Side to the rowdy dance halls of sultry Francophone Tahiti, all the way to Antarctica's blinding white and deadly freeze, Laurie Gwen Shapiro's The Stowaway takes you on the unforgettable voyage of a gutsy young stowaway who became an international celebrity, a mascot for an up-by-your bootstraps age.

The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East

January 29, 2018
Valen Levinson, Adam, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
x, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah -- In the air what is above, my dog? -- Abu Dhabi I'm Sanjay -- Kuwait the western perception -- Of Islam department -- Oman go for it! don't do it! jump! -- NX844b1G -- Lebanon she loves me but I do not love her -- Syria mafishi -- Afghanistan wall save butts -- Pakistan cool wind -- Iraq o eve! -- Iran not every time you can -- Eat ice cream -- Another people begin -- Egypt : bap bap bap bap bap bap bap -- Yemen waa-oow! -- Somali -- is there peace? -- Outro.
Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation. While politicians and media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humor and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.

Around the world in eighty wines : exploring wine one country at a time

January 29, 2018
Veseth, Michael, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
vi, 217 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. From London to Beirut -- London: the challenge is made and the journey begins -- France: which bottle? which wine? -- Italy: Batali's impossibility theorem -- Syria, Lebanon, and Georgia: the wine wars -- Part II. Rounding the cape -- Spain: el Clásico -- Portugal: any porto in a storm -- Out of Africa -- India and beyond: new latitudes, new attitudes -- Part III. High and low -- Shangri-La -- Australia: the library and the museum -- Tasmania: cool is hot -- Southern Cross -- Part IV. Sour grapes? -- Napa Valley wine train -- A Riesling rendezvous -- Cannonball run -- Back to London: Victory! Or defeat?
Inspired by Jules Verne's classic adventure tale, Mike Veseth takes his readers Around the World in Eighty Wines. The journey starts in London, Phileas Fogg's home base, and follows Fogg's itinerary to France and Italy before veering off in search of compelling wine stories in Syria, Georgia, and Lebanon. Every glass of wine tells a story, and so each of the eighty wines must tell an important tale. We head back across Northern Africa to Algeria, once the world's leading wine exporter, before hopping across the sea to Spain and Portugal. We follow Portuguese trade routes to Madeira and then South Africa with a short detour to taste Kenya's most famous Pinot Noir. Kenya? Pinot Noir? Really! The route loops around, visiting Bali, Thailand, and India before heading north to China to visit Shangri-La. Shangri-La? Does that even exist? It does, and there is wine there. Then it is off to Australia, with a detour in Tasmania, which is so cool that it is hot. The stars of the Southern Cross (and the lyrics of a familiar song) guide us to New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina. We ride a wine train in California and rendezvous with Planet Riesling in Seattle before getting into fast cars for a race across North America, collecting more wine as we go. Pause for lunch in Virginia to honor Thomas Jefferson, then it's time to jet back to London to tally our wines and see what we have learned.

Love of country : a journey through the Hebrides

January 23, 2018
Bunting, Madeleine, author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
xiv, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Taking bearings -- Imagined geographies. Jura -- Iona -- Staffa -- Whose history? Rum -- Eriskay -- Lewis -- St Kilda.
"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.

Vacation trips on the Mississippi

January 18, 2018
Streckfus Steamers, Inc.
Saint Louis, MO : Streckfus Steamboat Line, [191-]
1 sheet (16 unnumbered panels) : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 x 80 cm, folded to 24 x 10 cm
Includes ills. of the steamers St. Paul and Quincy, various scenes on the routes, and a map of the St. Paul to St. Louis trip.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, housed in pam folder and shelved in Inland Rivers Library.

Central America

January 17, 2018
Gill, Nicholas, author.
384 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Insight Guides Central America covers the seven countries that make up this fascinating and culturally rich isthmus, from Guatemala to Panama, exploring Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica along the way. In addition, the guidebook covers the Southern Mexico states, in recognition of their cultural links to and practical inclusion on many trips to this region.

The suitcase entrepreneur : create freedom in business and adventure in life / Natalie Sisson.

January 12, 2018
Sisson, Natalie, author.
xvi, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Choosing your own adventure -- Why I wrote this book and who I wrote it for -- Act one. Welcome to the new world of digital nomads -- My story -- from broke to $15,000 in one month -- The only four things you need to be free -- Act two. How to build an online business you can take anywhere -- Why there is no better time than now to build your own business -- Building an online business for your suitcase entrepreneur lifestyle -- Becoming a citizen of the world and setting up an international business -- The best systems and online tools to run your business from anywhere -- How to use social media as your marketing, sales and customer service team -- How to build a world-class team you may never meet -- Act three. How on earth does one become a suitcase entrepreneur? -- How to become a pro at being homeless -- Deciding on where to travel and your preparation checklist -- The art of minimalism and how to pack for anywhere -- Travel hacking tips and tools to save you time and money -- Choosing freedom in business and adventure in life.
"After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business&#x2014;which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee, and launch her first digital product. After five years, she now runs a six-figure business from her laptop, while living out of a suitcase and teaching entrepreneurs worldwide how to build a business and lifestyle they love. In The Suitcase Entrepreneur you&#x2019;ll learn how to establish your business online, reach a global audience, and build a virtual team to give you more free time, money, and independence. With a new introduction, as well as updated resources and information, this practical guide uncovers the three key stages of creating a self-sufficient business and how to become a successful digital nomad and live life on your own terms."--Page 4 of cover.

Border : a journey to the edge of Europe

January 11, 2018
Kassabova, Kapka, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2017.
xviii, 379 pages : map ; 21 cm
Preface -- border -- Mountain of madness, I -- Part one: Starry Strandja -- via pontica -- Red Riviera -- strandja -- The village in the valley -- agiasma -- Everything begins with a spring -- cheshma -- A man of leisure -- 415 -- Wire in the heart -- klyon (1961-1990) -- The tomb of Bastet -- cold water -- Pilgrims -- atonement -- One hundred and twenty sins -- sozialistishen persönlichkeit -- Riding the Iron Curtain -- zmey -- Ball of fire -- Part two: Thracian corridors -- thrace -- The friend with the pigeons -- memleket -- Girl between languages -- komshulak -- To see a dancing priest -- rosa damascena -- If you are true -- corridors -- Everybody comes to Ali's -- via antica -- Tales from the bridge -- ghosts -- A Kurdish love story -- the spring of the white-legged maiden -- The chicken shack -- Part three: Rhodope Pass -- rhodopaea, rhodopaeum, rhodopensis -- The village where you lived for ever -- the judgement -- On the road to freedom -- tale of two kingdoms -- Drama -- metaxaz line -- Mountain of madness, II -- agonia -- Hotel above the world -- ursus arctos -- Goddess of the forest -- tobacco -- the woman who walked for a week -- Part four: Starry Strandja -- lodos -- To the river -- kaynarca -- The monk of happiness -- eternal return -- The good siren -- muhhabet -- The last shepherd -- uroki -- How to lift a spell.
"In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the "Red Riviera" on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off."

Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters

January 10, 2018
Fermor, Patrick Leigh, author.
New York : New York Review Books, 2016.
xxv, 469 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Original title: Dashing for the Post.
"The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor. The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer cadet, hoping for a commission in the Irish Guards. He had hurried back to England from Romania in September 1939, expecting to die within weeks of being sent into action, like his friend who was a junior officer in the First World War. The last two were written on the same day, when Paddy (as he called himself, and almost everyone else called him) was ninety-four, a widower, very deaf, and suffering from tunnel vision, which made it hard for him to read even his own handwriting. His voice was already hoarse from the throat cancer that would kill him seventeen months later. But these last letters, like the first and most of the others printed here, exude a zest that was characteristic. From first to last, Paddy's letters radiate warmth and gaiety. Often they are decorated with witty illustrations and enhanced by comic verse. Sometimes they contain riddles and cringe-making puns"-- Provided by publisher.

The place to be.

January 3, 2018
304 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Awe -- Serenity -- Passion -- Joy -- Enlightenment -- Alone -- Amusement -- Inspiration -- Exhilaration -- Fulfilment -- Adventure -- Reflection.
"Whether it's euphoria or serenity, awe or enlightenment, this beautiful hardback presents hundreds of places around the world to experience a particular emotion. Each of the 12 chapters in Lonely Planet's The Place to Be explores a single feeling, with destinations ranging from wild and natural spaces, to modern and ancient cities. Plus, our travel writers explain when to go and how to get there. With 20 places and experiences for each emotion and state of mind, The Place to Be features 240 travel destinations around the world. Stand in awe and marvel at enormous natural phenomena; give yourself a joyful boost with cat cafes and chocolate indulgences; seek serenity on beautiful remote islands; find calm oases in the heart of bustling cities; and join the path to enlightenment with Renaissance paintings and religious pilgrimages."--Provided by the publisher.

Great Britain & Ireland.

January 2, 2018
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20-21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2000> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Pneu Michelin ; <2002>-2017, Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications ; 2018- Boulogne-Billancourt (France) : Michelin Travel Partner.
"The Michelin guide"--Cover, 2014.


January 2, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2017> Lonely Planet.

Japan : traveler's companion

December 28, 2017
Goss, Rob, author.
144 pages : color illustrations; 21 cm.
Introducing Japan -- Tokyo -- Sidetrips from Tokyo -- Kyoto and the Kansai Region -- Western Honshu and Shihoku Island -- Kyushu and Okinawa -- Northern Honshu and Hokkaido.
It has been something of a cliche to talk about Japan in terms of contrasts, but Japan really is a country defined by juxtapositions. For all of Japan's technological advances, not to mention the unquenchable thirst for the new and the next you see in cities like Tokyo, Japanese society is still rooted deep in tradition. Timeless and cutting edge comfortably sit side by side, as do the sacred and the cute. Japan prides itself on an appreciation of nature, yet nowhere seems safe from concrete, a vending machine or a gaudy pachinka parlor. No wonder the country can bemuse first-timers as much as it can keep surprising old hands.

The cities book : a journey through the best cities in the world.

December 28, 2017
424 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 34 cm
Previously published: 2006.
Includes index.
"Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next."

Ultimate journeys for two : extraordinary destinations on every continent

December 28, 2017
Howard, Mike, author.
270 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Mountains -- Lakes, rivers & falls -- Beaches & islands -- On safari -- History & architecture -- At sea -- Deserts & dunes -- Snow & ice -- Jungles & rain forests -- Road trips -- Supernatural.
"In these informative pages, Mike and Anne Howard--officially the World's Longest Honeymooners and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek--whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple--no matter their age or budget. Chapters are organized by type of destination (for example, beaches, mountains, and deserts,) to help travelers discover new places and experiences based on their interests. Each entry focuses on a specific region, getting to the essence of each locale and its one-of-a-kind offerings. The authors reveal the best time to visit, the best places to stay, and recommended activities--each with their own adventure rating to illustrate level of intensity. Special features include funny and insightful stories from the Howards' own adventures, expert advice from other renowned traveling couples, and tips to increase the romance and excitement at each destination. A large map shows every location covered in the book, and each entry has a locator map depicting the city and country. Both entertaining and informative, this book is an invaluable resource and inspiration for a lifetime of travel"-- Provided by publisher.

Hurtling toward happiness : a mother and teenage son's road trip from blues to bonding in a really small car

December 27, 2017
Johnson, Claudia (Claudia Hunter), author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2017.
282 pages ; 24 cm
"Taking Ross to Texas is an autobiography that centers on family. In an attempt to reconnect with her son Ross, Claudia takes him on a road trip. They end up journeying farther than just physical distance and cover their family history of dysfunction, alcoholism, and abuse. As Claudia and Ross spend time together, sharing stories and laughter, she's able to see more clearly the young man her son has become, and he takes responsibility for his unhappiness and finds a solution"--Provided by publisher.

Addicted to Americana : celebrating classic & kitschy American life & style

December 19, 2017
Phoenix, Charles, 1962- author.
Altadena, CA : Prospect Park Books, [2017]
174 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Addicted to Americana -- Theme parkland -- Let's eat! -- 5-4-3-2-1 blast-off!
"Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix launches us into the stratosphere of space-age style, amazing attractions, roadside wonders, festive foods, crazy car culture, and futuristic transportation via his road-trip discoveries and found vintage Kodachrome slides. Sit back and enjoy the fabulous flight as he guides us through his action-packed, fun-filled, wondrous world of midcentury marvels. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar!"--back cover.

The raftsmen

December 11, 2017
Barnett, Ryan, 1982- author.
223 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Based on Ryan Barnett's film The raftsmen.
The story of L'Égaré I -- Rebuilding -- Sick man aboard -- Wandering minds -- Reaching the Gulf Stream -- Last stretch -- Arrival in Falmouth.
"A dramatic retelling of four adventurers who crossed the North Atlantic on a raft, featuring archival photography, film stills taken aboard the raft, news reports, contemporary interviews and original illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.

Montparnasse : Paris's district of memory and desire

December 8, 2017
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
xx, 242 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
"From bestselling Francophile John Baxter, the third book in his "Great Parisian Neighborhoods" series, offering tourists and locals alike a guided tour of Montparnasse"-- Provided by publisher.

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