Mountain Stories is an illustrated memoir of journeys through some of Scotland's most beautiful landscapes, including Skye's Cuillin, Knoydart, Assynt and the Far North.
Writing during lockdown, author and artist Heather Dawe finds telling these stories a powerful means of reconnection with the mountains when they are physically inaccessible.
Filled with inspiring photography that reflects the atmosphere and seaside lifestyle perfectly, this guide is not only about the surfing. It is about travelling - alongside the ocean mainly, and a bit inland - about places, and about people.
The Munros are mountains in Scotland with a height of over 3000ft and take their name from the first list of such hills published in 1891 by Victorian mountaineer Sir Hugh Munro, 4th Baronet of Lindertis. Revised several times in the years since, this list features 282 peaks. It is suitable for those who want to climb these mountains.
Chronicles the adventures of the legendary Hamish MacInnes and his achievements in the field of mountaineering. Throughout this rich collection of tales, Hamish's unorthodox character and pragmatic approach to risk and loss are conveyed with wry, elegant style, offering a glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest mountaineers of our time.
Aside from the iconic leaders' jerseys, the route maps of the Tour de France are perhaps the race's most recognisable visual representations. This limited-edition pack contains twelve unique route maps from the race's long history, printed on high quality paper, each taken from Rapha Editions' recent publication Cartes du Tour.
Throw your belongings in the back, get on the road, drive to a beach, a mountain or a sunset, go for a night or a year.... More people than ever before are finding freedom in their own campervan or motorhome. This colourful book takes you step-by-step through the process of converting everyday vehicles into campervans and motorhomes.
Travel writing matters
This anthology is a collection of the 30 best travel stories published in British media over the last two decades, as judged by some of the top names in the game today. It is a celebration of the craft of travel writing, and its ability to educate, inspire and build understanding between people and cultures.
This revised and updated edition reveals the vibrant, colourful past of Bangladesh, chiefly known in the West through media images of poverty, underdevelopment and disasters. Based on the latest academic research and richly illustrated, this is a fascinating and highly readable account of life in Bangladesh over the last two millennia.
Culture Smart guides help travellers have a more meaningful and successful time abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on values, attitudes, customs, and daily life will help you make the most of your visit, while tips on etiquette and communication will help you navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.
Packed with images, first-person accounts, short stories, historical documents, speeches, treaties, essays, poems, and songs, this Reader is an unprecedented introduction to the historical, cultural, and political permutations that have created contemporary Bangladesh.
The first ever history of the places where history and philosophy meet, from the Age of Discovery in the sixteenth century to contemplation of how space travel will affect our understanding of who we are in the twenty-first.
This book will reshape your understanding of travel.
A luminous exploration of exile - the people who have experienced it, and the places they inhabit - from the award-winning travel writer and author of The Immeasurable World and The Moor.
'An incredible, brilliant act of retrieval .
Bursting with invaluable advice, this fully updated guide is a must for anyone who has ever yearned to turn their travels into saleable tales. Travel writer Don George and editor Janine Eberle offer tips on everything from research, interviewing and blogging to pitching to publications and getting your name in print.
Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and inspiration to get you planning your perfect short, or long-term volunteer experience. Whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping establish handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centres in Guatemala, you'll find opportunities in this updated, comprehensive new edition.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.