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The Best Hits on the Blues Highway: Nashville to New Orleans on Route 61

This unique guide, with its modern look, is an easy read and can be used as a ready reference. It will motivate and inspire fans of Blues music and road trips to make travel plans.

On the High Line: The Definitive Guide

LaFarge’s revised third edition doesn’t disappoint. It engagingly integrates the cultural, historical, and controversial aspects of New York City’s High Line.

The Boston Handbook: An Irreverent Guide to the Hub of the Universe

A wonderfully written homage to Boston that’s sure to please readers who are either from there or have relocated to the area. It also gives readers who live elsewhere plenty of reasons to visit.

Hiking Waterfalls Utah: A Guide to the State’s Best Waterfall Hikes

An excellent resource for readers who want to ensure that their hikes involve great scenic waterfalls along the way. This title is also a wonderful page-turner for armchair travelers to flip through.

Offbeat North America

An inspiring and helpful resource for vacation planning. From the sci-fi geological formations of Oregon’s John Day Region to the islands of Vermont’s Lake Champlain, the sites in this title offer something for every preference.


A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road

A beautifully crafted journey through the past and current South that will interest Southerners and readers curious about the region and its history.

Heidi Across America: One Woman’s Journey on a Bicycle Through the Heartland

This intrepid, honest, compelling, introspective travel memoir is beautifully descriptive of the rural parts of the United States as it ranges from the mountains to the plains to the cities. Cyclists, armchair travelers, and women exploring new directions in life will be drawn to this book.

The Antipodean Express: A Journey by Train from New Zealand to Spain

One man’s intriguing story about a long-planned trip across half of globe. The book may help readers plan their own dream adventures.

40 Days & 40 Hikes: Loving the Bruce Trail One Loop at a Time

Casual and experienced hikers alike will enjoy this unconventional memoir/travelogue/nature guide. Also ideal for readers who seek out opportunities to champion conservation and are curious about Canadian natural wonders, history, and landmarks.

222 Cemeteries To See Before You Die

This excellent title is chock-full of fascinating tidbits about graves, burial grounds, mausoleums, and more. It will circulate well, and general readers and serious cemetery-trekking travelers will keep it flying off of displays.

Swimming Holes, New England: 50 of the Best Swimming Spots

An accessible and fun guide for planning outdoor adventures. For adventurists of all experience levels.

The Wild Mississippi: A State-by-State Guide to the River’s Natural Wonders

A sweeping introduction and valuable resource about the Mississippi River that shows and tells its importance in American ecosystems and the U.S. economy. Readers interested in environmental studies and travel will appreciate this title.

12 Trips in 12 Months: Make Your Own Solo Travel Magic

This appealing, conversational memoir/travelogue/relationship title will be relished by travel buffs, solo women travelers, and women exploring life’s options.

The Camping Bible: The Complete Guide to Life Under Canvas

A handy, first-rate one-stop resource for readers wanting to have successful camping trips. Ideal for both first-timers who want to gain foundational knowledge and for advanced explorers who may want a refresher about what to bring or remember during their journey. Pairs well with titles for long-term adventure fans such as Living the Vanlife by Noami Grevemberg.

Taiwan 101: Studying, Working, and Traveling in Today’s Taiwan

An indispensable guide for readers traveling to Taiwan for vacation, work, or school. It’s chock-full of information that will help people successfully navigate the country.

Hiking the Adirondack 46 High Peaks

A clear, comprehensive, and fantastic guide that provides all the information hikers need to undertake this vigorous challenge with confidence. It’s a treat for outdoor enthusiasts.

Hiking Ruins of Southern New England: A Guide to 40 Sites in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

A well-thought-out guide that encourages readers to reflect on the past and the present. Give to history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts.

50 Hikes with Kids: Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio

A wonderful addition to the series that features everything families need for fun, safe, and educational hikes in the Midwest.

Off the Tracks: A Meditation on Train Journeys in a Time of No Travel

This flashback musing about train travel can be confusing at times, but the vision of shining rails leading to new horizons holds it together.

Arctic Traverse: Thousand-Mile Summer of Trekking the Brooks Range

This book gorgeously documents the author’s journey through a wild landscape. For readers of travel memoirs and outdoor adventures.

My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories

For those seeking a healthy mix of typical yet well-executed European-Jewish dishes, paired with less familiar while still intriguing options, this will be a sure hit.

The Secret History of Bigfoot: Field Notes on a North American Monster

This wildly informative investigative narrative about Bigfoot is definitely worth reading. It’s best suited for nonbelievers, but readers convinced that Bigfoot exists will have a great time too.

50 Hikes with Kids: Virginia and Maryland

Perfect for families, whether they’re experienced hikers or new to outdoor adventures.

Mindful Eye, Playful Eye: 101 Amazing Museum Activities for Discovery, Connection, and Insight

This imaginative book of engaging, fresh ideas for museum experiences encourages finding wonder everywhere. Museum and art lovers will enjoy.

The Best Train Journeys in the World

This attractive, useful, eminently browsable book will appeal to railroad buffs, armchair travelers, and tourists looking for possibilities for their next (or first) train trip.

The Alps: Hotels, Destinations, Culture

Invaluable as an Alps resource. Libraries can keep this title for many years, especially since several of the featured hotels have been around for a long time.

Footnotes from the Most Fascinating Museums: Stories and Memorable Moments from People Who Love Museums

A serene collection of some of North America’s most famous museums. Suitable for all ages and great for finding new places to visit.

Rowing to Baikal

This overflowing travelogue may appeal to readers of National Geographic, fishing enthusiasts, and others willing to take this highly detailed journey.

Brazil: Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

A recommended purchase for its abundance of knowledge about Brazil, its people, and its customs.

Off the Beaten Tracks in Japan: A Journey by Train from Hokkaido to Kyushu

This travel narrative that is also part memoir seeks out and succeeds in spotlighting areas of Japan that few tourists will have known about.

Culture Smart! Mexico: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Worth adding to collections. Readers will gain a realistic view of all that Mexico has to offer, not just the touristy things, but some will yearn for color photographs of the celebrations.

Exploring Toronto: A Guide to 28 Unique Public Spaces

A fresh and intimate perspective on Toronto not found in traditional guidebooks and an excellent complement to travel collections for this region. It gives tourists, locals, and armchair travelers the opportunity to explore distinctive public spots around the city.

Hidden Japan: An Astonishing World of Thatched Villages, Ancient Shrines and Primeval Forests

A title filled with fascinating, meandering cultural lessons. Great for casual readers and for fans of Japan, who will find a multidimensional lens for seeing the country up close and from the back door.

50 Hikes with Kids: Utah and Nevada

A kid-friendly guide to hiking and adventures, filled with plenty of considerate, observant tips.

Wonder Year: A Guide to Long-Term Family Travel and Worldschooling

An excellent guide for anyone interested in an extended-travel lifestyle. With remote work a viable option for lots of readers, this inspiring book can open up numerous possibilities for families.

Every Dog Deserves an Adventure: Amazing Stories of Camping with Dogs

This is an easy title for any library to recommend and could be the highlight of an outdoor-activities display.


America’s Greatest Road Trip! Key West to Deadhorse: 9000 Miles Across Backroad USA

This engaging, epic, well-documented trip will appeal to car aficionados, road trippers, and readers interested in travel memoirs, small towns, farming, or Americana.

50 Hikes with Kids: Texas

A thoughtfully curated guide to 50 kid-friendly adventures and hikes throughout the Lone Star State.

The Family Bucket List: 1,000 Trips To Take and Memories To Make Around the World

Best suited for people who have the money for excursions worldwide, but the budget-minded may get some ideas for trips closer to home. Armchair travelers will likely enjoy the photos.

Route 66 Adventure Handbook: Full-Throttle Sixth Edition

Road-trip planners and history lovers will be delighted to find this captivating, well-updated guide at their local library.

Dearest New York: A Love Letter to the Big Apple

A cute homage to Manhattan, but some readers may want to know more about all of New York City.

Argentina—Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

An invaluable asset that gives travelers a broad overview of Argentina and its history, people, and traditions. Perfect for anyone who plans to visit.

The Bronx Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide

Like every book in this series, this one has something for everyone, whether they are foodies, people watchers, lovers of travel and discoveries, or fans of architecture or history.

The Atlas of Car Design: The World’s Most Iconic Cars (Onyx Edition)

This may be the only automotive book to combine worldwide scope with historical perspective. It’s a veritable showcase of vehicles.

Uncharted: A Couple’s Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another

From excitement to curiosity to pensiveness, Seely captures the layered emotions of parents anticipating an empty nest and embarking on new experiences of their own. Recommended for readers of travel adventure.

Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon

An amazing trip down an awe-inspiring river, and a powerful tribute to two pioneering women of science.

A Stranger in Your Own City: Travels in the Middle East’s Long War

A bleak yet sensitively told account that effectively captures the human and social impact of war. Recommended for all nonfiction audio collections.

All Hands on Deck: A Modern-Day High Seas Adventure to the Far Side of the World

O’Brian fans and listeners interested in adventures at sea will enjoy this book. A recommended purchase for all nonfiction collections.

So Long as It’s Wild: Standing Strong After My Famous Walk Across America

Christian readers and fans of Tara Westover’s Educated or Cheryl Strayed’s Wild will be captivated by this inspirational journey of self-discovery and reinvention.

Airplane Mode: An Irreverent History of Travel

Fans of travel writing, history, and travel writing itself will find this quick read a delightful, eye-opening one that fuels more insatiable wanderlust.

Across a Waking Land: A 1,000-Mile Walk Through a British Spring

Birders will delight in the frequent mentions of various birds and their importance to the environment. Give to those who enjoyed Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods and Conor Knighton’s Leave Only Footprints. These readers will best appreciate this mix of adventure, travel, and memoir.

Made in Spain: A Shopper’s Guide to Artisans and Their Crafts by Region

Travelers will gain a deeper appreciation for the regional arts of Spain. Perfect for crafters and armchair travelers too.

Will to Wild: Adventures Great and Small To Change Your Life

This inspirational book is recommended for teens and college students exploring next steps, and for anyone in need of encouragement and ideas for what their next adventure could be.

Tent Life: An Inspirational Guide to Camping and Outdoor Living

Recommended where there is an interest in the outdoors.

The Slow Traveller: An Intentional Path to Mindful Adventures

Experienced or beginning travelers who want to try a new approach will enjoy this book.

Fifty Places To Travel with Your Dog Before You Die: Dog Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations

This book is a worthy addition to libraries with well-circulating travel or pet sections.

London: A Guide for Curious Wanderers

A fun title for globetrotters and armchair travelers alike. This makes a wonderful addition to any travel collection.

The Family Guide to Outdoor Adventures: 30 Wilderness Activities To Enjoy Nature Together

Each of this book’s activities will likely entice readers to enjoy time in nature and in all sorts of weather. Perfect for parents and caregivers of preschoolers and children in elementary school.

Every Step Is Home: A Spiritual Geography from Appalachia to Alaska

Ideal for fans of Erickson’s work, curious readers, armchair travelers, and those who are compelled to take a spiritual pilgrimage.

Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London’s Fierce History

The author’s work is a significant addition to queer history books and will likely also appeal to readers as an LGBTQIA+ travel guide to London. Give to readers who enjoyed Gay Bar: Why We Went Out by Jeremy Atherton Lin.

Living the Vanlife: On the Road Toward Sustainability, Community, and Joy

An excellent source to give to readers keen on starting their own vanlife journey or to those who want to gain a real-life perspective of this popular trend.

New York Green: Discovering the City’s Most Treasured Parks and Gardens

Recommended for libraries in or near New York City. This book would also be useful as a travel guide or a resource on the history of public green spaces and options to explore.

One Star Wonders: The Worst Reviews of the World’s Greatest Places

Readers will likely enjoy this fun, snarky collection of one-star reviews. Give to fans of Amber Share’s Instagram account and accompanying book, Subpar Parks.


The Vegan Guide to Tokyo: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Plant-Based Eats in Tokyo and Beyond

This guide will likely make readers want to jump on the next flight to Tokyo. A wonderful book to give to travelers, foodies, vegans, and readers interested in learning how different cultures adopt a plant-based diet.

Walking Literary London

Meant for travelers and general readers, this book belongs to adventurers of all sorts, whether on the road or in their minds.

Facing the Sea of Sand: The Sahara and the Peoples of North Africa

A masterpiece of African scholarship featuring stunning full-color photography and edifying maps. This volume should be required reading for academics, but it’s also accessible for general readers.

The Last Ride of the Pony Express: My 2,000-Mile Horseback Journey into the Old West

Will appeal to lovers of U.S. history and horses.

Feral: Losing Myself and Finding My Way in America’s National Parks

Listeners who enjoy memoirs about self-discovery will enjoy Pennington’s candid debut. Suggest to fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.

From Scratch: Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on a Fragile Planet

Recommended for fans of Anthony Bourdain’s books and international travel shows.

American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal

A remarkable addition for all libraries.

Lonely Planet Experience California

Compact, well-organized, and light enough to slip in a backpack. Expect this to circulate well.

Smithsonian Treasures of the National Air and Space Museum

An enjoyable science-based browse for air and space buffs, with occasional whimsy (a tribble from Star Trek, a helmet from the Halo videogame’s Master Chief).

Cities of the Dead: The World’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries

An engaging and moving wander, from the 3,000-year-old Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, to the Douaumont Ossuary and Verdun Memorial, containing the bones of more than 130,000 unidentified soldiers from World War I, to the starkly modern Maqbaratol Shoara in Iran.

She Rides: Chasing Dreams Across California and Mexico

Vrecek’s passion for her ride goes far toward offering a fresh take on traveling the difficult road to self-actualization.

The Twenty: One Woman’s Trek Across Corsica on the GR20 Trail

Could complement an adventure collection primarily, and an illness-narratives section secondarily.

Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted: A Culinary Adventure with 60 Recipes from Around the Globe

Beautiful photos of landscapes and the food enhance the book, which is sure to be a hit with fans of Ramsay’s television series as well as with cooks looking to branch out into more unfamiliar fare.

Kinfolk Wilderness

An evocative, enlivening look at global outdoor adventures.

Pretty Little London: Trips: Weekend Escapes from the City

This small but informative guidebook is perfect for adventurous travelers who are eager to explore less touristy areas outside of London.

The Pride Atlas: 500 Iconic Destinations for Queer Travelers

A beautiful book. Recommended for travel and LGBTQIA+ collections.

The French Art of Living Well: Finding Joie de Vivre in the Everyday World

A light and pleasant read that’s perfect for Francophiles.

Where Should We Camp Next? National Parks: The Best Campgrounds and Unique Outdoor Accommodations in and Around National Parks, Seashores, Monuments, and More

Recommended as a secondary purchase for larger collections.

Joie: A Parisian’s Guide to Celebrating the Good Life

With compelling writing and stunning pictures, this book has the power to provoke readers into buying a ticket to Paris right away. This joyful read places the good life within anyone’s reach.

The National Parks Scavenger Hunt: A Family-Friendly Way To Explore All 63 Parks

This would be an excellent addition to a juvenile or adult collection.

Cinematic Places

Movie buffs, world travelers, and readers of The Worldwide Guide to Movie Locations by Tony Reeves will find much to appreciate in this book. It’s a great addition to any film or travel collection.

Wandering with Intent: Essays from Remote Australia

Highly recommended for readers interested in Australia, its history, its First Nations peoples, and cross-cultural relationships.

Africa Is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent

Faloyin delivers an informative, engrossing, outside-the-West look at a current and vibrant Africa.

Into the Great Emptiness: Peril and Survival on the Greenland Ice Cap

Recommended for fans of Jon Krakauer or the Polar explorer biographies of Roland Huntford.

New York’s Great Lost Ballparks

A fascinating niche option for New York–area libraries and baseball history fans everywhere.

The Ethical Traveler: 100 Ways To Roam the World (Without Ruining It!)

Full of bright, quick reminders for travelers and eco-conscious readers sticking close to home.

Walking Broadway: Thirteen Miles of Architecture and History

For all architectural history students and urban designers, who might read Hilary Ballon’s complementary The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1911–2011 alongside the guidebook.

The Atlas of Atlases: Exploring the Most Important Atlases in History and the Cartographers Who Made Them

Visually and textually, a beautiful and absorbing treat.

America’s Classic Ballparks: Celebrating Parks Past and Present

While Buckley’s breezy tone may not be to every reader’s liking, the inclusion of countless unusual facts means even diehard baseball fans will learn something new. An entertaining but optional purchase for most libraries.


Photographers, arm-chair travelers, and anyone interested in Japanese culture will find something of interest and likely some new knowledge too.

Nantucket: The Ultimate Playground

Both casual readers and well-seasoned travelers will likely enjoy this title. Perfect for collections with photography, travel guides, or New England sections.

Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes from Sage to Snow

A solid choice for local collections and for travelers planning to hike in the area.

The Planet’s Most Spiritual Places: Sacred Sites and Holy Locations Around the World

This is a quick-reference guide for anyone looking for somewhere to travel for a variety of spiritual experiences. It is also fun to page through, enjoying the photos, and learning about instantly recognizable sites around the world.

Back Roads of the Midwest: Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio

Purchase where coffee-table travel books are popular.

Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance

This well-written account will appeal to readers interested in civil rights, Black history, and travel literature.

The Edge of the Plain: How Borders Make and Break Our World

A timely, valuable discussion of a pivotal issue.

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

Armchair travelers and sailors alike should enjoy this well-narrated seafaring saga/family biography, gracefully crafted by the author to be heartwarming as well as heart-stopping.

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