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Escape! Great Travel Writing from HGD

Created by hgdistribution
tagged: travel writing, adventure writing, journey, memoir
HGD has some fantastic travel titles highlighting the allure and excitement of international travel and escape. At a time when most adventurers and globe trotters are hunkered down at home and not venturing too far from their community bubbles, readers are undoubtedly looking to escape into books that can transport them to destinations near and far. Here's a list to help every armchair traveller!

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A Story of Karma

Finding Love and Truth in the Lost Valley of the Himalaya

by Michael Schauch
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: essays & travelogues, adventurers & explorers, adventure

A deeply personal travel memoir that combines alpine adventure, family connections, and spiritual encounters in two very different worlds: a Himalayan village and Vancouver, Canada.

In 2012, Michael Schauch and his wife, Chantal, undertook an expedition deep in the Himalaya of northern Nepal, into a remote valley that had been closed off to outsider …

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Gone Viking

A Travel Saga

by Bill Arnott
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: essays & travelogues, literary, adventure

Bill Arnott guides readers on an epic literary odyssey following history’s most feared and misunderstood voyageurs: the Vikings!

To “go Viking” is to embark on an epic journey. For more than eight years, Bill Arnott journeyed throughout the northern hemisphere, discovering sites Scandinavian explorers raided, traded, and settled – finding Vi …

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Our Trip Around the World

by Renate Belczyk
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: essays & travelogues, personal memoirs, adventurers & explorers

A spirited 1950s travelogue that takes the reader around the world during a time when two independent young women travelling alone was considered almost revolutionary.

Renate Belczyk was born in Dresden, Germany, in 1932. When she was three years old her family moved to Berlin, where they settled into a small apartment building on the outskirts of t …

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With You By Bike

One Couple’s Life-Changing Journey Around the World

by Katrina Rosen
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: bicycling, southeast, adventure

After many years together Katrina and Mike's marriage has unravelled. In a quest to mend their relationship they embark on a year long, 13,000 kilometre cycling tour with the hope of strengthening their commitment to one another.

Katrina is an adventure athlete who craves the wild; her husband, Mike, watches sports with his buddies. Like many couple …

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Lines on a Map

Unparalleled Adventures in Modern Exploration

by Frank Wolf, foreword by John Vaillant
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: essays & travelogues, polar regions, adventure

Shortlisted for the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Award for Adventure Travel

Two decades of adventure writing are captured in this entertaining and inspiring collection of travel journalism by renowned adventurer, writer, filmmaker and environmentalist Frank Wolf.

Lines on a Map is a compilation of Frank Wolf’s best work from the past two decades. Some …

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An Uncommon Journey to Everest

by Jamey Glasnovic
edition: Paperback
tagged: essays & travelogues, adventure

In the follow-up to his first book, Lost and Found, Jamey Glasnovic ventures into the Himalaya to get away from the monotony of the workaday grind, searching for direction, inspiration and for his place in the world.

From the Kathmandu Valley to the Middle Hills and the highest peaks on the planet, Glasnovic’s journey takes him through the cultura …

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The Family that Conquered Everest

by Alan Mallory
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: mountaineering, adventurers & explorers, adventure

A fast-paced and engaging story that takes the reader on a remarkable family journey from the flatlands of suburbia to the top of the world.

 

Climbing Mount Everest is one of humanity’s greatest feats of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. In 2008 Alan Mallory and his family took on the challenge and became the first family of four to …

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Time to Take Flight

The Savvy Woman's Guide to Safe Solo Travel

by Jayne Seagrave
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
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Pack your bags! A reassuring handbook geared toward women between the ages of 40 and 65 who are eager but apprehensive to take a solo adventure.

Chicago, St. Louis, London, Vienna ... bestselling author Jayne Seagrave has traveled there, and she's done it solo. Now she wants her readers to know that not only can they do it too, they should.

Seagrave …