A Year in Provence
by Peter Mayle
A classic Travel memoir about how Mayle and his wife moved to France and bought a house in need of repair. Their trials and tribulations, their new understanding of village life, and their adjustment from England to Provence are a delight.
Hold the Enlightenment
by Tim Cahill
A collection of essays, some a riot and some reflective, that take readers on a journey around the world. With his charming mix of wit and insight, Cahill explores everything from Yoga to toxic waste to big bugs.
Long After Midnight at the Niño Bien: A Yanqui’s Missteps in Argentina
by Brian Winter
After moving to Argentina on a whim, Brian Winter, a young American reporter, embarks on a crusade to learn that devilishly difficult dance that demands both discipline and passion: the tango. While he dances the night away in the milongas with the fiery denizens of Buenos Aires, the country around them collapses, gripped by inflation, street riots, and revolution.
Long Way Home : on The Trail of Steinbeck's America
by Bill Barich
In the summer of 2008, Bill Barich is inspired to explore the mood of the United States as Steinbeck had done almost a half century before. With a hotly contested election looming, and in the shadow of an economic meltdown, Barich set off on a 5,943-mile cross-country drive from New York to his old hometown in San Francisco via Route 50, a road twisting through the American heartland.
The Great American Attraction: Two Brits Discover the Rollicking World of American Festivals
by Rich Smith
After recovering in his native England from a frivolous crime spree through the United States in You Can Get Arrested for That, Rich Smith is back again to take another look at this great nation and its extraordinary inhabitants. The young Briton along with his new sidekick, Antony crashes the weirdest parties, participates in the quirkiest competitions, and attends the wackiest events to find the true heart of eccentric America.
The Sex Lives of Cannibals : Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
by J. Maarten Troost
When Troost's girlfriend accepted a temporary position in the island nation of Kiribati, Troost decided to tag along, fully expecting to spend the next two years in a tropical paradise. However, Troost quickly discovered reality: suffocating heat, pollution, exotic diseases, and a distinct lack of modern conveniences. As Troost recounts the difficulties of adjusting to life in Kiribati, he also reveals a growing appreciation for his new home and its people.
Under the Tuscan Sun : At Home in Italy
by Frances Mayes
In this book, Mayes brings the lyrical voice of a poet, the eye of a seasoned traveler, and the discerning palate of a cook and food writer to invite readers to explore the unexpected delights of Italian life.