New Arrivals · Travel

January 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Vacation trips on the Mississippi

January 18, 2018
Streckfus Steamers, Inc.
Saint Louis, MO : Streckfus Steamboat Line, [191-]
1 sheet (16 unnumbered panels) : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 x 80 cm, folded to 24 x 10 cm
Includes ills. of the steamers St. Paul and Quincy, various scenes on the routes, and a map of the St. Paul to St. Louis trip.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, housed in pam folder and shelved in Inland Rivers Library.

Central America

January 17, 2018
Gill, Nicholas, author.
384 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Insight Guides Central America covers the seven countries that make up this fascinating and culturally rich isthmus, from Guatemala to Panama, exploring Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica along the way. In addition, the guidebook covers the Southern Mexico states, in recognition of their cultural links to and practical inclusion on many trips to this region.

The suitcase entrepreneur : create freedom in business and adventure in life / Natalie Sisson.

January 12, 2018
Sisson, Natalie, author.
xvi, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Choosing your own adventure -- Why I wrote this book and who I wrote it for -- Act one. Welcome to the new world of digital nomads -- My story -- from broke to $15,000 in one month -- The only four things you need to be free -- Act two. How to build an online business you can take anywhere -- Why there is no better time than now to build your own business -- Building an online business for your suitcase entrepreneur lifestyle -- Becoming a citizen of the world and setting up an international business -- The best systems and online tools to run your business from anywhere -- How to use social media as your marketing, sales and customer service team -- How to build a world-class team you may never meet -- Act three. How on earth does one become a suitcase entrepreneur? -- How to become a pro at being homeless -- Deciding on where to travel and your preparation checklist -- The art of minimalism and how to pack for anywhere -- Travel hacking tips and tools to save you time and money -- Choosing freedom in business and adventure in life.
"After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business—which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee, and launch her first digital product. After five years, she now runs a six-figure business from her laptop, while living out of a suitcase and teaching entrepreneurs worldwide how to build a business and lifestyle they love. In The Suitcase Entrepreneur you’ll learn how to establish your business online, reach a global audience, and build a virtual team to give you more free time, money, and independence. With a new introduction, as well as updated resources and information, this practical guide uncovers the three key stages of creating a self-sufficient business and how to become a successful digital nomad and live life on your own terms."--Page 4 of cover.

Border : a journey to the edge of Europe

January 11, 2018
Kassabova, Kapka, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2017.
xviii, 379 pages : map ; 21 cm
Preface -- border -- Mountain of madness, I -- Part one: Starry Strandja -- via pontica -- Red Riviera -- strandja -- The village in the valley -- agiasma -- Everything begins with a spring -- cheshma -- A man of leisure -- 415 -- Wire in the heart -- klyon (1961-1990) -- The tomb of Bastet -- cold water -- Pilgrims -- atonement -- One hundred and twenty sins -- sozialistishen persönlichkeit -- Riding the Iron Curtain -- zmey -- Ball of fire -- Part two: Thracian corridors -- thrace -- The friend with the pigeons -- memleket -- Girl between languages -- komshulak -- To see a dancing priest -- rosa damascena -- If you are true -- corridors -- Everybody comes to Ali's -- via antica -- Tales from the bridge -- ghosts -- A Kurdish love story -- the spring of the white-legged maiden -- The chicken shack -- Part three: Rhodope Pass -- rhodopaea, rhodopaeum, rhodopensis -- The village where you lived for ever -- the judgement -- On the road to freedom -- tale of two kingdoms -- Drama -- metaxaz line -- Mountain of madness, II -- agonia -- Hotel above the world -- ursus arctos -- Goddess of the forest -- tobacco -- the woman who walked for a week -- Part four: Starry Strandja -- lodos -- To the river -- kaynarca -- The monk of happiness -- eternal return -- The good siren -- muhhabet -- The last shepherd -- uroki -- How to lift a spell.
"In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the "Red Riviera" on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. Kassabova discovers a place that has been shaped by successive forces of history: the Soviet and Ottoman empires, and, older still, myth and legend. Her exquisite portraits of fire walkers, smugglers, treasure hunters, botanists, and border guards populate the book. There are also the ragged men and women who have walked across Turkey from Syria and Iraq. But there seem to be nonhuman forces at work here too: This densely forested landscape is rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs, and the tug of the ancient world, of circular time and animism, is never far off."

Patrick Leigh Fermor : a life in letters

January 10, 2018
Fermor, Patrick Leigh, author.
New York : New York Review Books, 2016.
xxv, 469 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Original title: Dashing for the Post.
"The first extensive collection of letters written by war hero and travel writing legend Patrick Leigh Fermor. The letters in this volume span seventy years, from February 1940 to January 2010. The first was written ten days before Patrick Leigh Fermor's twenty-fifth birthday, when he was an officer cadet, hoping for a commission in the Irish Guards. He had hurried back to England from Romania in September 1939, expecting to die within weeks of being sent into action, like his friend who was a junior officer in the First World War. The last two were written on the same day, when Paddy (as he called himself, and almost everyone else called him) was ninety-four, a widower, very deaf, and suffering from tunnel vision, which made it hard for him to read even his own handwriting. His voice was already hoarse from the throat cancer that would kill him seventeen months later. But these last letters, like the first and most of the others printed here, exude a zest that was characteristic. From first to last, Paddy's letters radiate warmth and gaiety. Often they are decorated with witty illustrations and enhanced by comic verse. Sometimes they contain riddles and cringe-making puns"-- Provided by publisher.

The place to be.

January 3, 2018
304 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Lonely Planet.
Awe -- Serenity -- Passion -- Joy -- Enlightenment -- Alone -- Amusement -- Inspiration -- Exhilaration -- Fulfilment -- Adventure -- Reflection.
"Whether it's euphoria or serenity, awe or enlightenment, this beautiful hardback presents hundreds of places around the world to experience a particular emotion. Each of the 12 chapters in Lonely Planet's The Place to Be explores a single feeling, with destinations ranging from wild and natural spaces, to modern and ancient cities. Plus, our travel writers explain when to go and how to get there. With 20 places and experiences for each emotion and state of mind, The Place to Be features 240 travel destinations around the world. Stand in awe and marvel at enormous natural phenomena; give yourself a joyful boost with cat cafes and chocolate indulgences; seek serenity on beautiful remote islands; find calm oases in the heart of bustling cities; and join the path to enlightenment with Renaissance paintings and religious pilgrimages."--Provided by the publisher.

Great Britain & Ireland.

January 2, 2018
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20-21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2000> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Pneu Michelin ; <2002>-2017, Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications ; 2018- Boulogne-Billancourt (France) : Michelin Travel Partner.
"The Michelin guide"--Cover, 2014.


January 2, 2018
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Oakland, CA : Lonely Planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 2000-<2017> Lonely Planet.

Japan : traveler's companion

December 28, 2017
Goss, Rob, author.
144 pages : color illustrations; 21 cm.
Introducing Japan -- Tokyo -- Sidetrips from Tokyo -- Kyoto and the Kansai Region -- Western Honshu and Shihoku Island -- Kyushu and Okinawa -- Northern Honshu and Hokkaido.
It has been something of a cliche to talk about Japan in terms of contrasts, but Japan really is a country defined by juxtapositions. For all of Japan's technological advances, not to mention the unquenchable thirst for the new and the next you see in cities like Tokyo, Japanese society is still rooted deep in tradition. Timeless and cutting edge comfortably sit side by side, as do the sacred and the cute. Japan prides itself on an appreciation of nature, yet nowhere seems safe from concrete, a vending machine or a gaudy pachinka parlor. No wonder the country can bemuse first-timers as much as it can keep surprising old hands.

The cities book : a journey through the best cities in the world.

December 28, 2017
424 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 34 cm
Previously published: 2006.
Includes index.
"Lonely Planet's bestselling The Cities Book is back. Fully revised and updated, it's a celebration of 200 of the world's most exciting urban destinations, beautifully photographed and packed with trip advice and recommendations from our experts - making it the perfect companion for any traveller deciding where to visit next."

Ultimate journeys for two : extraordinary destinations on every continent

December 28, 2017
Howard, Mike, author.
270 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Mountains -- Lakes, rivers & falls -- Beaches & islands -- On safari -- History & architecture -- At sea -- Deserts & dunes -- Snow & ice -- Jungles & rain forests -- Road trips -- Supernatural.
"In these informative pages, Mike and Anne Howard--officially the World's Longest Honeymooners and founders of the acclaimed travel blog HoneyTrek--whisk you away to journeys of a lifetime. Drawing on their experience traveling together across seven continents, they curate the globe and offer tested-and-approved recommendations for intrepid couples, bringing culture, adventure, and romance to any couple--no matter their age or budget. Chapters are organized by type of destination (for example, beaches, mountains, and deserts,) to help travelers discover new places and experiences based on their interests. Each entry focuses on a specific region, getting to the essence of each locale and its one-of-a-kind offerings. The authors reveal the best time to visit, the best places to stay, and recommended activities--each with their own adventure rating to illustrate level of intensity. Special features include funny and insightful stories from the Howards' own adventures, expert advice from other renowned traveling couples, and tips to increase the romance and excitement at each destination. A large map shows every location covered in the book, and each entry has a locator map depicting the city and country. Both entertaining and informative, this book is an invaluable resource and inspiration for a lifetime of travel"-- Provided by publisher.

Hurtling toward happiness : a mother and teenage son's road trip from blues to bonding in a really small car

December 27, 2017
Johnson, Claudia (Claudia Hunter), author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2017.
282 pages ; 24 cm
"Taking Ross to Texas is an autobiography that centers on family. In an attempt to reconnect with her son Ross, Claudia takes him on a road trip. They end up journeying farther than just physical distance and cover their family history of dysfunction, alcoholism, and abuse. As Claudia and Ross spend time together, sharing stories and laughter, she's able to see more clearly the young man her son has become, and he takes responsibility for his unhappiness and finds a solution"--Provided by publisher.

Addicted to Americana : celebrating classic & kitschy American life & style

December 19, 2017
Phoenix, Charles, 1962- author.
Altadena, CA : Prospect Park Books, [2017]
174 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Addicted to Americana -- Theme parkland -- Let's eat! -- 5-4-3-2-1 blast-off!
"Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix launches us into the stratosphere of space-age style, amazing attractions, roadside wonders, festive foods, crazy car culture, and futuristic transportation via his road-trip discoveries and found vintage Kodachrome slides. Sit back and enjoy the fabulous flight as he guides us through his action-packed, fun-filled, wondrous world of midcentury marvels. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar!"--back cover.

The raftsmen

December 11, 2017
Barnett, Ryan, 1982- author.
223 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Based on Ryan Barnett's film The raftsmen.
The story of L'Égaré I -- Rebuilding -- Sick man aboard -- Wandering minds -- Reaching the Gulf Stream -- Last stretch -- Arrival in Falmouth.
"A dramatic retelling of four adventurers who crossed the North Atlantic on a raft, featuring archival photography, film stills taken aboard the raft, news reports, contemporary interviews and original illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.

Montparnasse : Paris's district of memory and desire

December 8, 2017
Baxter, John, 1939- author.
xx, 242 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
"From bestselling Francophile John Baxter, the third book in his "Great Parisian Neighborhoods" series, offering tourists and locals alike a guided tour of Montparnasse"-- Provided by publisher.


December 6, 2017
Hawthorn, Vic., Australia ; Berkeley, CA : Lonely planet Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 19 cm.
At head of title: 1998-<2017> Lonely Planet.

All dat New Orleans : eating, drinking, listening to music, exploring, & celebrating in the Crescent City

November 28, 2017
Murphy, Michael, 1954- author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
400 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Eating -- Listening -- Drinking -- Creeping around -- Shopping -- Bonking -- Rooting -- Reading -- Exploring -- Fitting in -- Celebrating -- Conclusion.

Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads

November 28, 2017
Darbee, Jeffrey T., author.
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]
xii, 230 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Introduction -- Early Indianapolis: settling "The West" -- The railroad arrives: a new travel technology -- The Union -- The Belt: another new idea -- The city and its railroads -- Bibliography -- Index.
"In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State. After Indianapolis was founded in 1821, early settlers struggled to move people was only a little over 14 miles. Though small in size, the Union and the Belt had an outsized impact, both on the city's rail network and on the city itself. It played an important role both in maximizing the efficiency and value of the city's railroad freight and passenger services and in helping to shape the urban form of Indianapolis in ways that remain visible today."--Provided by publisher.

The United States of laughter : one comedian's journey through all 50 states

November 27, 2017
Tarvin, Andrew, author.
223 pages : maps ; 23 cm
"At the age of 31, Andrew Tarvin made the very practical decision to rid himself of most of his belongings, leave his Midtown apartment in NYC, and travel the country out of two carry-on bags. In 12 months he traveled 92,358 miles, did 215 events, and spoke or performed in all 50 states (yes, even Wyoming) ... Through his journey, he discovered that, despite what we may see on the news or read on the internet, there is one thing that unites all Americans: laughter. As he traveled around the country, he found connection through comedy and realized we are all more alike than we are different, no matter what state we call home"--Back cover.

8 wonders of Cincinnati / Wendy Beckman ; illustrated by Allison Ranieri.

November 24, 2017
Beckman, Wendy Hart, author.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2017.
176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Architecture -- Art -- Commerce -- Customs -- Food -- Geography and natural wonders -- History -- People.
"Cincinnati is an amazing place to live and visit for so many reasons. Local author Wendy Beckman and illustrator Allison Ranieri celebrate the city's eight wonders--architecture, art, commerce, food, customs, geography, history and people. With its Venetian Gothic lancet arches and crystal chandeliers, the Cincinnati Music Hall stands as an architectural masterpiece. The Cincinnati Red Stockings made history as the first professional baseball team. Remnants of marine fossils from the Ordovician Period remind residents that the city was once under water. Limitless local varieties of goetta range from family recipes to trendy café dishes. And the city birthed trailblazers like track and field star DeHart Hubbard, the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal in an individual event. These stories and more reveal the unique character of the Queen City"--Back cover.

The year I was Peter the Great : 1956 - Khrushchev, Stalin's ghost, and a young American in Russia

November 22, 2017
Kalb, Marvin L., author.
xiv, 290 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Map on lining papers.
Includes index.
Roots -- War, college, and basketball -- Teddy, Joyce, and journalism -- From Cambridge to Moscow -- Govorit Moskva : "Moscow calling" -- De-Stalinization=Destabilization -- The thaw -- From Zhukov to Poznan -- Into the heartland -- A summertime break in Central Asia -- Where Stalin is still worshipped -- Back to a familiar chill -- "Dark, frightening, and tragic days" -- Uvarov, Sasha, and Stalin's ghost -- At the end of the arc -- Postscript : Five months later.
The year 1956 was an extraordinary year in modern Russian history. It was called "the year of the thaw"--a time when Stalin's dark legacy of dictatorship died in February only to be reborn later that December. This historic arc from rising hope to crushing despair opened with a speech by Nikita Khrushchev, then the unpredictable leader of the Soviet Union. He astounded everyone by denouncing the one figure who, up to that time, had been hailed as a "genius," a wizard of communism--Josef Stalin himself. Now, suddenly, this once unassailable god was being portrayed as a "madman" whose idiosyncratic rule had seriously undermined communism and endangered the Soviet state. This amazing switch from hero to villain lifted a heavy overcoat of fear from the backs of ordinary Russians. It also quickly led to anti-communist uprisings in Eastern Europe, none more bloody and challenging than the one in Hungary, which Soviet troops crushed at year's end. Marvin Kalb, then a young diplomatic attaćhe at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, observed this tumultuous year that foretold the end of Soviet communism three decades later. Fluent in Russian, a doctoral candidate at Harvard, he went where few other foreigners would dare go, listening to Russian students secretly attack communism and threaten rebellion against the Soviet system, traveling from one end of a changing country to the other and, thanks to his diplomatic position, meeting and talking with Khrushchev, who playfully nicknamed him Peter the Great. In this, his fifteenth book, Kalb writes a fascinating eyewitness account of a superpower in upheaval and of a people yearning for an end to dictatorship.

The road to Sleeping Dragon : learning China from the ground up

November 6, 2017
Meyer, Michael J., 1972- author.
New York ; London ; Oxford : Bloomsbury 2017.
xvi, 296 pages ; 24 cm.
A plunge into the Middle Country -- On the Stall-for-time River -- Every village faces the Sun -- Sinking in -- Parting the cloud of compassion -- Far and away in Tibet -- Tomorrow will be even better (but today things will just get worse) -- Thought liberation -- Beijing spring -- Meet the parents -- Signposts -- Three protests -- Arrivals and departures -- Digressions on the New Frontier -- Countdown clocks -- Defending the ghosts -- Learning to speak Olympics -- The road to Sleeping Dragon -- "One world, one dream" one year later -- A trans-Siberian exit.
"In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean's orders, jumped into teaching his students about the Enlightenment, the stock market, and Beatles lyrics. Soon he realized his Chinese counterparts were just as bewildered by China's changes as he was. Thus began an impassioned immersion into Chinese life. With humor and insight, Meyer puts readers in his novice shoes, winding across the length and breadth of his adopted country --from a terrifying bus attack on arrival, to remote Xinjiang and Tibet, into Beijing's backstreets and his future wife's Manchurian family, and headlong into efforts to protect China's vanishing heritage at places like "Sleeping Dragon," the world's largest panda preserve. In the last book of his China trilogy, Meyer tells a story both deeply personal and universal, as he gains greater ? if never complete ? assurance, capturing what it feels like to learn a language, culture and history from the ground up"

Defiance : the extraordinary life of Lady Anne Barnard

November 6, 2017
Taylor, Stephen, 1948- author.
x, 388 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain under the title Defiance: the life and choices of Lady Anne Barnard" -- copyright page.
Draws on six volumes of unpublished memoirs to chronicle the life of Lady Anne Barnard, an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poet and painter, who lived on her own terms and defied the conventions of her day.

Europe by Eurail.

October 31, 2017
Columbus, Ohio : G.W. Ferguson,
v. : maps ; 18-23 cm.
Vols. for <1979/80-2005> written by G.W. Ferguson ; 2006-<2018> LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski.
"How to tour Europe by train" (varies).

Berlitz complete guide to cruising and cruise ships.

October 31, 2017
Princeton, N.J. : Berlitz Publishing Company,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2018> by Douglas Ward.

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