Books

Travel an­tholo­gies

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Ex­plor­ing new ter­ri­to­ries may be daunt­ing for some. But for the in­quis­i­tive ones, trav­el­ling al­lows de­tach­ment from life’s rou­tines to dis­cover

new per­spec­tives through spon­tane­ity. Break out of your

com­fort zone. Im­merse in dif­fer­ent for­eign cul­tures for a new-found in­sight to the world. For starters, try mak­ing a right turn on the whim and fol­low chance’s lead into some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary.

These ti­tles are avail­able at Books Ki­noku­niya, Epi­gram and Books-Ac­tu­ally.

Foot­steps: From Fer­rante’s Naples to Ham­mett’s San Fran­cisco, Lit­er­ary Pil­grim­ages Around the World

The New York Times

Lit­er­ary tourism is an un­com­mon mo­ti­va­tion with trav­ellers. For word­smiths and tale chasers, mak­ing a pil­grim­age to var­i­ous geo­graphic sites which in­spired some of the great­est writ­ers in the world is mean­ing­ful. If you ever stepped foot in Ox­ford, Eng­land in the fu­ture, watch out for the rab­bit hole from Lewis Car­roll’s Alice’s Ad­ven­tures in Won­der­land. Or you can con­sider re­trac­ing Mark Twain’s path in Hawaii.

A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Plea­sure and Dis­cov­ery on the Road

Edited by James Ose­land

Food and travel are two beloved pas­times that many sub­scribe to. A Fork in the Road brews stir­ring jour­neys of food-ob­sessed writ­ers and chefs into a mouth-wa­ter­ing com­pi­la­tion. Peer into mo­ments where meals goes be­yond sat­ing hunger and ap­petites. From Alan Rich­man to Michael Pol­lan and Martin Yan, the act of eat­ing can be as im­por­tant and in­ter­est­ing as the des­ti­na­tion it­self.

The De­sire for Else­where

Agnes Chew

There are times when you’d wished to be any­where else but the present. Chew for­tu­nately found a way to es­cape to ‘Nos­tal­gia’, ‘Par­al­lel Worlds’ and ‘The Vast Un­known’—the three themes ex­plored in this writ­ing. Set in a mu­seum that con­tains oth­er­wise in­signif­i­cant arte­facts, their at­tached mean­ing pro­vides a short get­away in the form of po­etry, prose and anec­dotes. Chew’s mem­o­ries are the board­ing pass to the me­chan­ics of life such as love and loss.

Don’t Call Me Mrs Rogers: Love, Loathing and Our Epic Drive Around the World

Paige Parker

Amer­i­can-born Paige Parker and her hus­band, Jim Rogers, es­tab­lished a new world record of hav­ing vis­ited 111 coun­tries and three ter­ri­to­ries by car in three years. Liv­ing out of a cus­tom-built Mercedes off-road ve­hi­cle and trailer, Parker rec­ol­lects her en­coun­ters with bound­ary-push­ing women from that faith­ful jour­ney. The mother of two is spurred by their courage and am­bi­tion. Read­ers, don’t you dare re­sign your­self to fate.

The Way­farer’s Hand­book: A Field Guide for the In­de­pen­dent Trav­eller

Evan S Rice

Planned trips can be pre­dictable. Dunk that fa­mil­iar itin­er­ary into the trash and head out like a true ex­plorer. Be­fore set­ting off, arm your­self with this handy way­farer’s hand­book that doesn’t dic­tate your des­ti­na­tion. A func­tional world direc­tory that in­forms you about sur­viv­ing per­ils and the un­known, you’ll be well-pre­pared to go any­where to your heart’s de­sire.

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