Voyages around the world
Jun 23, 2014 — NPR's go-to books guru shares some "under the radar" reads. Several of her recommendations — including fiction, fantasy and nonfiction — will make you reconsider your definition of a map.
Jun 17, 2014 — Ah, the bike. It's the most romantic way to ride ... and to read. In these eight books we celebrate the power of the pedal.
Jan 24, 2012 — For more than two years she traveled on a French naval vessel with linen bandages wrapped tightly around her upper body to flatten her chest. It was a small ship with 300 men who knew her as Jean. But she wasn't Jean. She was Jeanne. Then one day, they found her out.
Dec 26, 2010 — Jeanne Baret didn't set out to be the first woman to circumnavigate the globe when she stepped aboard the Etoile in 1766. Disguised as a man, the French botanist was looking for plants.
Oct 7, 2010 — All aboard, armchair travelers! In Book Lust to Go, our go-to librarian shares her favorite accounts of intrepid exploration and fiction from faraway lands.
Apr 27, 2008 — National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths Belt didn't let motherhood put her career on hold. In a new book, the award-winning photographer shares how she managed motherhood and global adventure during her 30-year career at the magazine.
Jan 20, 2007 — Thomas Stevens was the first person to ride a bicycle around the world. He left San Francisco in 1884 on a high-wheeler. Upon his return in 1887, he wrote a book: Around the World on a Bicycle.
Jul 13, 2005 — Columnist Alan Greenblatt calls this account of Magellan's voyage around the world "a great adventure story, complete with... political intrigue, sexual adventurism, travelogue."