Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime

At age 34, newly married and established in her career as an award winning newspaper journalist, Maggie Downs quits her job, sells her belongings, and embarks on the solo trip of a lifetime Her mother s nAs a child, Maggie Downs often doubted that she would ever possess the courage to visit the des

Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park

From the Emmy winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, an entertaining chronicle of his year spent traveling to every one of our National Parks, including his experiences with some of the most beautiful places and most interesting people that America has to offer n nWhen Conor Knighton decided to

The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began

From celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen, a groundbreaking work of history showing that bold explorations and daring trade missions connected all of the world s great societies for the first time at the end of the first millennium.In history, myth often abides It was long assumed that the cent

The Jetsetters

When seventy year old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the Become a Jetsetter contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children Lee, an almost famous actress Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist who can t seem to find a bride and Regan, a harried mother who took it all w

Allie and Bea

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer With only two thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat on a mission to reclaim what s rightfully hers, even i