Travel Memoirs to Enjoy from Your Couch

Though current world affairs have thwarted any out of the country travel, it doesn’t mean you can’t experience other countries and journeys from home. Check out this list of memoirs in which our intrepid authors go on the adventure of a life time.

My Life in France

Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme

Although she would later singlehandedly create a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, Julia Child was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived

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A Field Guide to Happiness

Linda Leaming

In the West, we have everything we could possibly need or want—except for peace of mind. So writes Linda Leaming, a harried American who traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to the rugged Himalayan nation of Bhutan—sometimes called the happiest pl

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Life Is a Wheel

Bruce Weber

Expanding upon his popular series published in The New York Times, Life Is a Wheel is the witty and inspiring account of Bruce Weber's journey, where he extols the pleasures of cycling and reflects on what happened on his adventure, in the world

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The Road to Little Dribbling

Bill Bryson

A loving and hilarious—if occasionally spiky—valentine to Bill Bryson’s adopted country, Great Britain. Prepare for total joy and multiple episodes of unseemly laughter. Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover an

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From Scratch

Tembi Locke

It was love at first sight when actress Tembi met professional chef, Saro, on a street in Florence. There was just one problem: Saro’s traditional Sicilian family did not approve of his marrying a black American woman. However, the couple, heartbro

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Travels with Charley

John Steinbeck

An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light - these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the ag

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The Adventurer's Son

Roman Dial

In the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the twenty-seven-year-old son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park, an untracked rainforest along Costa Rica’s remote Pacific C

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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

Susan Jane Gilman

Bestselling author Susan Jane Gilman describes a very different kind of back-packing trip to China in which she and her college friend set out to conquer the world only to be conquered by it.

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Traveling with Ghosts

Shannon Leone Fowler

In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler, a twenty-eight-year-old marine biologist, was backpacking with her fiance and love of her life, Sean. Sean was a tall, blue-eyed, warmhearted Australian, and he and Shannon planned to return to Australia a

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