Manchester, Connecticut

Armchair Traveler

Is $4.00 a gallon of gas going to keep you off the highways this summer? 
Have the  airlines' woes become yours?
Let  the Manchester Public Library help!
Here is a collection of recent travel books that will take you where your car won't and the price is right.


Riding With Strangers: a hitchhiker’s journey

Elijah Wald (917.304)

The Places In Between

Rory Stewart (915.8104)

American Vertigo: traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville

Bernard Henri Levy (917.304)

Driver: six weeks in an eighteen-wheeler

Phillip Wilson (B Wilson)

Temple Stream: a rural odyssey

Bill Roorbach (974.172)

Where God Was Born: a journey by land to the roots of religion

Bruce Feiler (200.956)

At the Mercy of the River: an exploration of the last African wilderness

Peter Stark (916.799)

Four Corners: a journey into the heart of Papua, New Guina

Kira Salak (910.4)

Jaywalking with the Irish

David Monagan (914.1504)

Man Bites Log: the unlikely adventures of a city guy in the woods

Max Alexander (B Alexander)

Too Much Tuscan Sun: confessions of a Chianti tour guide

Dario Castagno (945.5)

Seasons in Basilicata: a year in a southern Italian hill village

David Yeadon (945.772)

Travels on My Elephant

Mark Shand (915.404)

The Geography of Bliss: one grump’s search for the happiest place in the world

Eric Weiner (910.4)

No Reservations: around the world on an empty stomach

Anthony Bourdain (641.013)

Searching for Crusoe: a journey among the last real islands

Thurston Clarke (910.4)

Fresh Air Fiend: travel writings 1985 –2000

Paul Theroux (910.4)

The Road to Oxiana

Robert Byron (915.604)

Golden Earth: travels in Burma

Norman Lewis (915.91)

Along the Ganges

Ilija Trojanow (915.41)

China Road: a journey into the future of a rising power

Rob Gifford (915.06)

Spain From a Backpack

ed. by Mark Pearson (914.604)

River Town: two years on the Yangtze

Peter Hessler (915.138)

Mirrors of the Unseen: journeys in Iran

Jason Elliot (915.504)

Forest Under My Fingernails: reflections and encounters on the Long Trail

Walt McLauglin (917.43)

A Blistered Kind of Love: one couple’s trial by trail

Angela & Duffy Ballard (917.9)

My ‘dam Life: three years in Holland

Sean Condon (914.92)

House in Corfu: a family’s sojourn in Greece

Emma Tennant (949.55)

Ultimate Journey: retracing the path of an ancient Buddist monk who crossed Asia in search of enlightenment

Richard Bernstein (294.392)

The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer: close encounters with strangers

Eric Hansen ((910.41)

Eat, Pray, Love: one woman’s search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia

Elizabeth Gilbert (B Gilbert)

The Naked Tourist: in search of adventure and beauty in the age of the airport mall

Lawrence Osborne (910.4092)

The Ice Cave: a woman’s adventures from the Mojave to the Antarctic

Lucy Jane Bledsoe ((910.4092)

Seaworthy: a swordboat captain returns to the sea

(B) Linda Greenlaw

Little Princes: one man’s promise to bring home the lost children of Nepal

(B) Conor Grennan

Lost and Found in Russia: lives in a post-Soviet landscape

(947.4086) Susan Richards

The Magnetic North: notes from the Arctic circle

(910.911) Sara Wheeler

Crossing the Heart of Africa: an odyssey of love and adventure

(B) Julian Smith

Radio Shangri-La: what I learned from the happiest kingdom on earth

(954.98) Lisa Napoli

Travels in Siberia

(957) Ian Frazier

Beneath the Sands of Egypt: adventures of an unconventional archaeologist

(B) Donald Ryan

Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah’s Beard: a journey through the inside-out worlds

of Iran and Afghanistan

(915.5) Nicholas Jubber

Bombay Smiles

(362.7309) Jaume Sanllorente

Bread of Angels: a journey to love and faith

(956.914) Stephanie Saldana

Dogtown: death and enchantment in a New England ghost town

(917.445) Elyssa East

Tropic of Capricorn: a remarkable journey to the forgotten corners of the world

(910.913) Simon Reeve

Two Coots in a Canoe: an unusual story of friendship

(917.4044) David Morine

A Culinary Traveller in Tuscany: exploring and eating off the beaten path

(641.5945) Beth Elon

Running Dry: a journey from source to sea down the Colorado River

(979.913) Jonathan Waterman

Walking Home: a traveler in the Alaskan wilderness, a journey into the human heart

(917.98) Lynn Schooler

In the Empire of Ice: encounters in a changing landscape

(919.804) Gretel Ehrlich

Every Man in this Village is a Liar: an education in war

(956.054) Megan Stack

Every Day in Tuscany: seasons of an Italian life

(945.5) Frances Mayes

Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons: travels in Sicily on a Vespa

(641.5945) Matthew Fort

Traveling with Pomegranates: a mother-daughter story

(B Kidd Family) Sue Monk Kidd

Cold: adventures in the world’s frozen places

(910.911) Bill Streever

Stephen Fry in America: fifty states and the man who set out to see them all

(917.304) Stephen Fry

The Year of Eating Dangerously: a global adventure in search ofculinary extremes

(B) Tom Parker Bowles

Zen and Now: on the trail of Robert Pirsig and the art of motorcycle maintenance

(917.304) Mark Richardson

The Ancient Shore: dispatches from Naples

(914.573) Shirley Hazzard

Blood River: a journey to Africa’s broken heart

(916.751) Tim Butcher

The Lost City of Z: a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon

(918.11) David Grann

Roads to Quoz: an American mosey

(917.3) William Least Heat-Moon

Queen of the Road: the true tale of 47 states, 22,000 miles, 200 shoes,

2 cats, 1 poodle, a husband and abus with a will of its own

(917.304) Doreen Orion

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: on the tracks of the great railway bazaar

(915.04) Paul Theroux

No-man’s Lands: one man’s odyssey through the Odyssey

(883.01) Scott Huler