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Escape! Great Travel Writing from HGD

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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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Breakfast at the Exit Café

Travels Through America

by Wayne Grady & Merilyn Simonds
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
tagged: personal memoirs
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Crossing the Swell

An Atlantic Journey by Rowboat

by Tori Holmes & Paul Gleeson, with Liam Gorman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: adventure

That first day is hard. The hands begin to cramp, drops of blood start oozing through your fingertips . . .

 

 

 

In 2003, Tori Holmes, a 21-year-old from Alberta, Canada, and Paul Gleeson, a 29-year-old financial advisor from Limerick, Ireland, met in Australia when Holmes answered an ad to drive the support vehicle for Gleeson’s 5,000-kilometre cy …

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Incontinent on the Continent

My Mother, Her Walker, and Our Grand Tour of Italy

by Jane Christmas
tagged: senior, essays & travelogues

Since the beginning of time, mothers and daughters have had notoriously fraught relationships. "Show me a mother who says she has a good or great relationship with her daughter," Jane Christmas writes, "and I'll show you a daughter who is in therapy trying to understand how it all went so horribly wrong."

To smooth over five decades of constant clas …

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Rowboat in a Hurricane

My Amazing Journey Across a Changing Atlantic Ocean

by Julie Angus
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: adventure, women, personal memoirs

An intrepid scientist—National Geographic's 2007 Adventurer of the Year—observes the changing ocean while rowing across the Atlantic.

In 2005-06, Julie Angus rowed 10,000 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean, becoming the first woman in the world to travel from mainland to mainland in a rowboat. She was accompanied by her fiancé at the time, Co …

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What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim

A Midlife Misadventure on Spain's Camino de Santiago de Compostela

by Jane Christmas
tagged: literary, spain & portugal, personal memoirs

In this wickedly funny account, Jane Christmas describes her pilgrimage along Spain's infamous Camino de Santiago de Compostela in celebration of her fiftieth birthday. Somehow she finds herself leading fourteen squabbling middle-aged women—until she inadvertently loses them and sets out on her own. That is when her real adventure begins, as she …