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A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith by Timothy Egan - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780735225237
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Published: Viking - October 15th, 2019

Just as every wine has its own story, Timothy Egan realizes near the end of his historical travel log, A Pilgrimage to Eternity, every body has a tale to tell. Crossing Chaucer with Bunyan, Egan sojourns in search of those tales, progressing along the Via Francigena, from Canterbury to Rome, a spiritual journey along which he hears narratives on and about the men who have ruled Christian Europe for centuries, and the women whose ministrations have uplifted hearts with their faith. Yet even as the tales diminish his own religious beliefs, Egan remains hopeful the entire path that he will gain audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City, whose namesake saint's only performed miracles were acts of compassion and love, faith by which Egan is touched to the very soul of Christian lore. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci


Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780316353298
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 19th, 1999

After losing his job and separating from his wife, Heat-Moon departs on an extended, meditative road trip around the United States in a van he’s named Ghost Dancing, an allusion to his Osage ancestry. Equipped with a bunk, a camping stove, and copies of Leaves of Grass and Black Elk Speaks, he vows to avoid cities and the traffic-jammed interstates, taking only backroads—the rural “blue highways” marked in his trusty Rand McNally. Memorable small town conversations and cultural histories pepper his journey. A deliberate, reflective travelogue. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Great Hiking Trails of the World: 80 Trails, 75,000 Miles, 38 Countries, 6 Continents by Karen Berger - Book Review

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By Karen Berger, Bill McKibben (Foreword by), The American Hiking Society (Contributions by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847860937
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Published: Rizzoli - September 26th, 2017

Guided walking tours of 80 trails, 38 countries and 6 continents. The book has chapters with titles like The Way of the Pilgrim and To Walk in Wilderness. Hikes include Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan, The Milford Track in New Zealand and the Lost Coast Trail in the US. Each hike contains information on history, culture and environment. Lots of gorgeous photos too. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Inside Tracks: Robyn Davidson's Solo Journey Across the Outback by Rick Smolan - Book Review

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By Rick Smolan, Rick Smolan (Photographer)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781454912941
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Published: Against All Odds Productions - October 21st, 2014

Whether you've read Robyn Davidson's Tracks or seen the film, this is a gorgeous visual companion to those stories and would immediately catch the eye on any coffee table. With an empowering adventure inside, it may very well steal your guests away. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


@Natgeo: The Most Popular Instagram Photos - Book Review

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781426217104
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Published: National Geographic - October 25th, 2016

Three hundred of the most liked and commented on photos from National Geographic’s Instagram account, with 46 million followers worldwide. Yes, really. Wonderful pictures of everything from exotic places to intricate mosaic designs. A terrific gift for anyone on your holiday list and best of all, it’s affordable. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Knight


Destinations of a Lifetime

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$40.00
ISBN: 9781426215643
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Published: National Geographic - October 27th, 2015

National Geographic has selected 225 of the most amazing places on earth to feature in this sumptuous book. Each destination is illustrated with breathtaking photographs and detailed with informative histories. The perfect gift for travelers and for those who want to experience the world from the comfort of home. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


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