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The one book to pack

I am traveling for two weeks with a long flight. I have room for one really good book--what should I bring that will entertain me? [more inside]
posted by inevitability on Oct 6, 2014 - 24 answers

Where can I find free NYC street maps for a for-profit travel book?

I'm trying to create a travel book and website for tourists to NYC. Are there any resources I can use for free or very low cost in regards to the street maps in the printed version, especially those including subway and/or bus stops (nice, but not required).
posted by NYC-BB on Feb 27, 2014 - 2 answers

Looking for a quote about Mary Shelley and travel writing.

Who wrote something like "all great writing is travel writing and Mary Shelley was the best travel writer"? I think I read this on the Internet in the last 10 years, written by a currently living book reviewer. I'd like to read the article again. It was an article about the importance of travel writing.
posted by cda on Jun 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Central America history book-filter

If I could read just one history of Central America, what would it be? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Terra Incognita, until I read about it...

I want to get a grip on Missouri through history and literature! [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Jun 16, 2011 - 6 answers

My contacts need a fire-proof home.

Anybody know of a worthwhile, online address book? [more inside]
posted by RobertFrost on Jul 2, 2009 - 7 answers

novels for a trip to Sri Lanka

What are some good books (novels, preferably, but willing to look into really excellent non-fiction) to get in the mood for my trip to Sri Lanka in August?
posted by monkeygenius on Jun 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Name that book

I'm trying to identify a book or short story I read at least 10 years ago. The bits I remember are that it was some kind of sci-fi story about a journey to another star. The star was probably Alpha Centauri. It was expected to be a very slow journey taking many years. [more inside]
posted by curious_yellow on Apr 23, 2009 - 16 answers

How would one get a travel guide published?

My wife and I are looking at writing a US based (lower 48) travel guide and would like any tips possible regarding getting one published, and how to make it actually happen. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Book suggestions gratefully received.

ReadmeFilter: Desperately in need of suggestions for books for upcoming Europe trip. [more inside]
posted by kjs4 on Sep 23, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me choose a book to travel with.

I need a longish, interesting, well-written book (fiction) to read on an upcoming trip. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Aug 21, 2008 - 58 answers

Recommend a European travel guide!

Please give me your recommendations for a European travelguide for the clueless traveler. [more inside]
posted by sah on Aug 17, 2008 - 19 answers

Over-Ambitious Teenagers

If you were writing a book/essay about the motivations of over-ambitious young people, where would you look for research? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Have you heard about the new biography of Father Guido Sarducci

I am looking for some books to read before my trip to Tuscany. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Mar 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Guidebook to Japan?

Which Japan travel guide should I get? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Feb 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for immersion journalism books

I'm looking for books where the author immerses himself in an experience and then writes about it [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 7, 2008 - 54 answers

Looking for a kid's book that has sailing and cooking

Bookfilter: looking for a book I read as a kid involving a sick kid and sailing. The wrinkle? I read it in German, so I don't even know if this book exists in English. Obviously, there's [more inside]
posted by yggdrasil on Jan 4, 2008 - 1 answer

Is Lonely Planet my best bet?

What is the best UK travel guide to give to an American student spending the semester there in the spring? She'll be in Gloucestershire, with short trips to London and around the Continent depending on time and budget.
posted by kyleg on Nov 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Desperately seeking illustrated books on our future in space from 1960s, 70s and 80s

When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
posted by thehickmans on Jul 6, 2007 - 18 answers

What is the travel book series that boasts off-the-beaten-path sights and locations?

What is the travel book series that boasts off-the-beaten-path sights and locations? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Jul 3, 2007 - 11 answers

what are the travel websites worth knowing?

what are the travel websites worth knowing? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Ideas on how to write a Peace Corps book

I need help putting together a book about my Peace Corps experiences, though I have no idea where to even begin. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Feb 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Books about Tokyo?

I'm off to Tokyo in a few months and would love to read some interesting books about/set there before I go... [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Jan 15, 2007 - 17 answers

What book to bring?

What book (for pleasure) should I bring with me to Africa for a very long trip? [more inside]
posted by names are hard on Aug 14, 2006 - 29 answers

"I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with 'p' ..."

Why can't I take a book on a plane? [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Aug 11, 2006 - 28 answers

Books for a two-year-old first-time flier

Can anyone recommend good books to read to a two-year-old boy who's going to be taking his first airplane trip in ten days? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on May 20, 2006 - 17 answers

Mexicofilter: PLaya del Carmen and Tulum area (bonus book question)

Headed to Tulum and Playa Del Carmen April 1-10. Semi winging it on accommodations so very open to anyone's suggestions for reasonable (maybe even romantic) places to stay (staying at CabanaCopal for a couple nights). Been there a few times and enjoy exploring. Anyone have any favorite spots, places to eat, cenote or snorkel spot they want to share? Good cheap massage? Fav local spot on 20th? AND how about a great vacation book - my last beach trip I read "The Great Influenza" and I'm looking for something a little more fun! Thanks (planning and thinking about trips are ALMOST as much fun as going on them...)
posted by beccaj on Mar 7, 2006 - 16 answers

What's the Great Australian Novel?

What is the Great Australian Novel? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jan 18, 2006 - 49 answers

Lost Book: British travel writer spends time in the Alaskan fishery

Last month, a British travel writer appeared on the Daily Show to talk up his new book (single-word title, a fishing-related verb) about his winter in the Alaskan fishery. What is the author's name, and what is the book's title?
posted by tomharpel on Mar 7, 2005 - 6 answers

Best books to bring London alive for my wife on her first visit there?

My wife and I are going to London soon. I've lived there before, but it will be her first time. What are some good books that will bring the city's history and landmarks alive for her? Fiction and non-fiction are fine, as long as they are good reads (not dry or academic). I'm looking for the type of thing that will really make you appreciate the Tower or Camden Town or whatever when you're there.
posted by grumblebee on Mar 9, 2004 - 23 answers

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