Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, the author embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world.
In the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of young Westerners, inspired by Kerouac and the Beatles, blazed the 'hippie trail' overland from Istanbul to Kathmandu in search of enlightenment and a bit of cheap dope. This work retraces the path of the once well-worn 'hippie trail' from Turkey to Iran, Afghanistan to Pakistan, and from India to Nepal.
Ordnance Survey's double-sided OS Route Map - Route features clear, current mapping of motorways and road numbers as well as selected tourist information. Distances between cities are also shown which makes this the ideal map for planning long journeys.
Powered by the grief of the sudden loss of her father and the determination to live life to the full, in 2009 Sarah became the first woman and the youngest person to row solo across the Indian Ocean. Life-affirming, funny and poignant, Sarah's salty tale of courage and endurance will inspire the taste of adventure in everyone.
Henry Hemming's extraordinary journey takes him from the drug-fuelled ski-slopes of Iran via some of the region's secret beaches, palaces, army barracks, police cells, nightclubs, torture chambers, brothels and artists' studios to a Fourth of July party with American GIs in one of Saddam's former palaces.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2017In January 2006, a month or two after my father died, I thought I saw him again - a momentary impression of an old man, a little stooped, setting off for a walk in his characteristic fawn corduroys and shabby quilted jacket.
Exploration has never been more popular and any idea that there is nowhere left to explore is instantly disproved by the contemporary explorers who are showcased here. This title deals with this topic.
'We are celebrating a hundred years since independence this year: how would you like to travel on a government icebreaker?' A message from the Finnish embassy launches Horatio Clare on a voyage around an extraordinary country and an unearthly place, the frozen Bay of Bothnia, just short of the Arctic circle.
Robert Twigger goes to the Far East in search of the world's longest snake - 'echoes of Gerald Durrell's trips crossed with Redmond O'Hanlon's foray into the heart of Borneo . . . a fantastic book' DAILY MAIL
The popular New York Times "36 Hours" column is translated into illustrated books that recognize that a journey does not have to be long to be memorable. This boxed set offers 3 volumes of the very best of "36 Hours" from around the world, with a total of 365 destinations, including brand new locations in Africa and the Middle East.
A memoir of Sir Chris Bonington that not only deals with his many triumphs in the climbing world - such as the Eiger, and the Himalaya - but also the struggles he has faced in his life bringing up a family, and maintaining a successful and loving marriage over the decades of tarvelling the world to conquer mountains.
When Owen Underwood's family move to Barrow, it's because there's nowhere safer in the Valleys - and safety is very important. Especially when the threat of tornadoes, and giant bears, is constant. But in Barrow, safety is taken to extremes. Children have to wear bright yellow at all times and are never allowed outside except to go to school.
Having immersed himself in the islands of Rhodes, Corfu and Cyprus, Lawrence Durrell turns to Sicily, the largest of the Mediterranean islands, with its long and varied history and its spectacular archaeological remains.
The classic text, now with all the illustrations from the first edition. Ring of Bright Water is an account of the author's life at Camusfearna, a remote cottage in the western Highlands of Scotland. This book also focuses on the two otters, Mijbil and Edal, who became his constant and much-loved companions.
Whether it's serenity, joy, awe or enlightenment, this beautiful hardback presents hundreds of places around the world to experience a particular emotion. Destinations range from wild and natural spaces, to modern and ancient cities. Plus, our travel writers explain when to go and how to get there.
Deep in a wood in a valley in the Marches of Wales, by an abandoned railway line, there lives an old man called Bob Rowberry. His home is an ancient school bus whose engine has died and whose wheels have fallen off. This is the story of how he ended up in this broken-down bus, in this forgotten part of the world.
The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for years. A decade after the violent suppression of an unarmed national uprising, he seized the chance to return. This is a portrayal of contemporary Burma, a country that is shot through with desperation and fear, but also blessed with beauty and courage.
Denmark is officially the happiest nation on Earth, so when journalist Helen Russell finds herself spending a year in rural Jutland, she decides she'll do all she can to uncover the secrets of the Danes' happiness. But will the long, dark winters and pickled herring take their toll?
'I needed to get to the stopping places, so I needed to get on the road. Through winter frosts and summer dawns, from horse fairs to Gypsy churches, neon-lit lay-bys to fern-covered banks, Damian lives on the road, somewhere between the romanticised Gypsies of old, and their much-maligned descendants of today.
Mail on Sunday **The extraordinary story of the species that became our allies.She reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals and plants, and shows how they became our allies, essential to the survival and success of our own species.
Florida is the land of pink flamingos, melanoma, the blue rinse, gang warfare and the electric chair. This work shatters the stereotypical image that is associated with Florida. It is a story of the places that chance can take you to and a portrait of the many sides of Florida, where dreams can be made as quickly as they are broken.
After the death of his father, Beagan Gillean finds a trunk full of three generations of family history. Immersing himself in the lives and dreams of his forefathers, Gillean decides to retrace the journey his great-grandfather made two-hundred years before to Canada. This is the story of one family and a portrait of the country that defined it.
The Sunday Times Bestseller'A tribute and a rallying call' - GuardianThree and half weeks. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade.
Crossrail, the `Elizabeth' line, is simply the latest way of traversing a very old east-west route through what was once countryside to the city and out again. Visiting Stepney, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, Gillian Tindall traces the course of many of these historical journeys across time as well as space.