Travel Literature

Travel Literature
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Love travelling but can't get away? Be an armchair traveller with these interesting and diverse journeys, from poetry to fiction to non-fiction. View books in this list

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It's Only the Himalayas

By S. Bedford

A laugh-out-loud travel memoir that reveals backpacking’s awkward side.

Sue, a disenchanted waitress, embarks upon a year-long quest around the world with her friend, Sara—who’s exasperatingly perfect. Expecting a whimsical jaunt of self-discovery, Sue instead encounters ... Read more

Ice Diaries

By Jean McNeil

 

What do we stand to lose in a world without ice?

A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer-in-residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and four months on the world’s most enigmatic continent — Antarctica. Access to the Antarctic ... Read more

Exploring Old Quebec

By Maude Bonenfant

Quebec is one of the most visited cities in North America, for good reason--it has a unique charm. A romantic city, it attracts lovers as well as families and tourists interested in history. In 1985 UNESCO named Quebec a World Heritage Site. It is the only city in either Canada ... Read more

Travel Is So Broadening

By Wasela Hiyate

All ten short stories in this collection demonstrate how Travel can be a catalyst for self-discovery. Each one of protagonists in these stories experiences a life-changing epiphany while visiting a place away from home. Some become aware of the social injustices that are hidden ... Read more

Canadian Pacific

By Barry Lane

The story of Canadian Pacific is one of the greatest stories in the world. Straddling the continent for more than a century and globe for more than fifty years, Canadian Pacific is inextricably linked with the history of Canada itself.

In 1885, the company completed the construction ... Read more

First Gear

By Lorrie Jorgensen

A powerful story of childhood physical, emotional and sexual abuse unrolls as the author, at age 50 and living with Multiple Sclerosis, rides her 2009 Harley-Davidson -- named Thelma D. -- from Ottawa to Winnipeg and back, with detours to northern Ontario and a detour into Quebec. ... Read more

Far and Near

By Neil Peart

 

Now in trade paper

Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, Far and Away, combined words and images to form an intimate, ... Read more

The United States of Wind

By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Raise the windsock. Read the compass. Ride where the wind wills it.

Late 2010. From the end of fall to the beginning of winter, Daniel Canty becomes a wind seeker. Aboard the Blue Rider, a venerable midnight-blue Ford Ranger crested with a weathervane and a retractable windsock, ... Read more

Zoroaster's Children

By Marius Kociejowski

Bringing together the best of Marius Kociejowski's travel writing Zoroaster's Children snags on the borderline between dream and meaning, offering unusual glimpses of some of the places, exotic or otherwise, the author has been. Attracted to society's outcasts—as it is these, ... Read more

Field Guide to Newfoundland and Labrador

By Collins

The most comprehensive guide of its kind on the market today, the Field Guide to Newfoundland and Labrador features more than 900 photographs and illustrations: from flora and fauna to icebergs and weather, no stone is left unturned in this perfect introduction to the province’s ... Read more