Nilanjana Sudeshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri -author of Interpreter of Maladies, winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize- said: “that’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet“. Here some ideas for the adventurous reader.
A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild by James Campbell
Braving It is simply splendid, a powerful, emotional and inspiring story of a father’s journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska.
Not only a journey in one of the earth’s most remote places but a test for both father and daughter. Deep into the land of wolves, musk oxen, Dall sheep, golden eagles, and polar bears the Campbells will leave the city of comfort to go deeper into the wilderness.
Braving It is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up—and a parent to finally, fully let go.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places by National Geographic
Speaking of amazing destinations National Geographic knows best . Destination of a Lifetime takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, without neglecting all the information you need for each location: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
This book will give you serious wanderlust.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by
This is the perfect gift for brave explorers, who are willing to get off the beaten path and travel fearlessly.
Over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world: the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, the Crater of Fire -aka the “Door to Hell”- in Turkmenistan and the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, just to name a few.
Hundreds of photographs, charts and maps, makes Atlas Obscura unique and extremely fascinating.
The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt, A Lifetime of Exploration, and the Triumph of American Natural History by Darrin Lunde
Hunter, adventurer and fervent conservationist, Theodore Roosevelt was truly passionate about the natural world.
Drawing on Roosevelt’s diaries and travel journals as well as Lunde’s own role as a leading figure in museum naturalism today, The Naturalist reads Roosevelt through the lens of his love for nature. From his teenage collections of birds and small mammals to his time at Harvard and political rise, Roosevelt’s fascination with wildlife and exploration culminated in his triumphant expedition to Africa, a trip which he himself considered to be the apex of his varied life.
Walking the Nile by Levison Wood
The Nile, one of the world’s great rivers, has long been an object of fascination and obsession. English writer, photographer, and explorer Levison Wood wanted to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile; starting in November 2013 in Rwanda he followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations—Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt—to the Mediterranean coast.
Walking the Nile is a captivating account of a remarkable journey and also a splendid tale of survival, resilience and great willpower.