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One for the Road: Uncommon Traveler

One for the Road: Uncommon Traveler My mom is a children's librarian and often introduces me to great travel titles for kids. The other day I was helping hang posters at her elementary school library when I spotted this book displayed on a top shelf: Uncommon Traveler is the true story of Mary Kingsley, born...

One for the Road: Virago Book of Women Travellers

One for the Road: Virago Book of Women Travellers Virago is a Latin word for woman, and Virago Press is a U.K. publisher known for its titles written by female authors. Several years back, travel writer Mary Morris (author of River Queen) edited the beautiful Illustrated Virago Book of Women Travellers, which was...

One for the Road: Our Dumb World - Onion's Atlas

One for the Road: Our Dumb World - Onion's Atlas I just finished listening to some short clips from the audio book version of the Onion's new atlas of planet earth, aptly titled Our Dumb World. After a short introduction, it begins: "Here are audio clips from some of the countries that matter - France: One nation above...

One for the Road: Transit Maps of the World

One for the Road: Transit Maps of the World There's a lot of buzz about this new title on the web today and it looks like a goodie. Actually, Catherine already mentioned this book, but I've got to salute it again as our travel book suggestion of the day. I mean, Boing Boing calls it sheer subway porn -- it deserves...

One for the Road: Journeys of a Lifetime

One for the Road: Journeys of a Lifetime Another recent entry in the popular mega trip-list travel book category is National Geographic's Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Greatest Trips. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic writers, this 400-page collection of glossy color photos and...

One for the Road: China - People, Place, Culture, History

One for the Road: China - People, Place, Culture, History It's been awhile since I've talked about China. But I've been thinking about the country this evening while admiring DK's new book about the Asian empire. Seems a good time to tell ya about it -- China: People, Place, Culture, History is a massive tribute to the country,...

One for the Road: Hungry City Guides

One for the Road: Hungry City Guides These thin Glove Box Guides, known as Hungry City, are a must have for foodie travelers. My parents took the Hungry? Chicago guide with them to the Windy City this summer, and discovered a few good places to chow down around town. Their favorite recommendation from the book:...

One for the Road: The Palace of the Snow Queen

One for the Road: The Palace of the Snow Queen I've had a copy of this book for awhile, but unfortunately have not had a chance to read it yet. However, I want to let you know about Barbara Sjoholm's new book now, because she's got an event coming up this week. The Palace of the Snow Queen is a travel narrative that...

One for the Road: MTV Roadtrips USA

One for the Road: MTV Roadtrips USA Like yesterday's pick, here's another guidebook series that I'm not going to review because I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. Actually, Neil first told us all about this series when it was launched last fall. MTV's travel guides first hit bookshelves last fall,...

One for the Road: Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico

One for the Road: Rum & Reggae's Puerto Rico I'd never heard of Rum and Reggae guidebooks until just recently, and have yet to get my hands on a copy to review, but since we always try and bring you a wide variety of travel titles here at Gadling, I didn't want to delay on this one. Those of you planning a trip to...

One for the Road: Take me to Your Leader

One for the Road: Take me to Your Leader You can't miss this book. Literally -- I've seen it everywhere recently. Any Barnes and Noble I've passed this week has dozens of copies of this bright yellow oddball guide standing upright, luring readers in. "Buy me! And Take Me To Your Leader", it screams. If you crave...

One for the Road: Burton Holmes Travelogues

One for the Road: Burton Holmes Travelogues Do you know who coined the term "travelogue"? Until today, I didn't know that it was this guy. Burton Holmes is known as America's most famous travel showman, and even has his very own Hollywood star. A camera enthusiast from a young age, Holmes dropped out of school at...

One for the Road: Quiet Corners of Paris

One for the Road: Quiet Corners of Paris It's been awhile since we've mentioned some of The Little Bookworm's unique travel guides. So let's get right to it -- The boutique publisher has released two new books about Paris that are surely worth a mention. The first is this pretty little peek at the Quiet Corners of...

One for the Road: Planetwalker

One for the Road: Planetwalker Here's an inspirational story that's more about transportation than it is about travel. Actually, it's a tale of determination and inner strength. Planetwalker is the memoir of John Francis, an environmental activist who embarked on a remarkable journey of courage and...

One for the Road: Walking Haunted London

One for the Road: Walking Haunted London We've already mentioned some spooky travel-related titles for folks who may find themselves in Louisiana, California or Indiana this Halloween. But how about a suggestion for folks who may be visiting our pals across the pond? Walking Haunted London is a collection of 25...

One for the Road: Haunted Hoosier Trails

One for the Road: Haunted Hoosier Trails Does the thought of traveling to Indiana frighten you? It might if you've read any of Haunted Hoosier Trails, which explores scary spots throughout the state. This guide to Indiana's "Famous Folklore Spooky Sites" visits 75 haunted locations in the heartland, including the...

One for the Road: Great Escapes Around the World

One for the Road: Great Escapes Around the World We're featuring several heavyweight titles this week. First it was a 600-pager from Rough Guides, and now TASCHEN gets heftier with a 720-page look at Great Escapes Around the World. This new release from the stylish German publisher features a top-notch collection of...

One for the Road: Ghost Hunter's Guides

One for the Road: Ghost Hunter's Guides Calling all paranormal adventurers -- ready for a Halloween ghost hunt? Cardiology specialist and ghost hunter Jeff Dwyer's latest guide reveals details about over 70 haunted hangouts around the Crescent City. The Ghost Hunter's Guide to New Orleans provides historical...

One for the Road: Moon Guatemala

One for the Road: Moon Guatemala Has Grant's alert about cheap fares to Guatemala got ya thinking about planning a spontaneous getaway? Or maybe you want to expand your travels beyond Guatemala City and the old capital of Antiqua and spend a week or more exploring the scenic wonders of this magical country?...

One for the Road: Make the Most of Your Time on Earth

One for the Road: Make the Most of Your Time on Earth There are books that suggest what you should see before you die. And others that offer up vacation ideas that will enrich your life. Rough Guides takes a different approach with their just released mega list of 1000 Ultimate Travel Experiences. Their challenge to each of us...

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