I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of Great Writers

10 best books like I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of Great Writers (Roger Rapoport): Going to Extremes, The Cure for Anything Is Salt Water: How I Threw My Life Overboard and Found Happiness at Sea, The Size of the World, Whose Panties Are These?: More Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road, Braving Home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales, A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around the World, Get Your Tongue Out of My Mouth, I'm Kissing You Goodbye!, The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey, The People's Guide to Mexico, Hold the Enlightenment

AuthorJoe McGinniss
This is the fourth edition of a work that always has been controversial in Alaska. Yet, it is an important and highly readable classic work that captures a portrait frozen in time of a raw state in turmoil during the oil boom. McGinnis went north to find out if there was anything left of the "last frontier."...
AuthorMary South
At forty, Mary South seemed to have it all: a beautiful home in Pennsylvania, a group of close friends, the companionship of two loving Jack Russell terriers and a successful career in book publishing. But shuttling between the conference room at work and her couch in front of the TV at home, South couldn't...
AuthorJeff Greenwald
By the time that travel writer Jeff Greenwald hit his late thirties, he had covered more ground than Magellan, Marco Polo, and Columbus combined. But he also came to a sobering conclusion: airplanes had reduced his exotic explorations to a series of long commutes. So he set out to rediscover the mass,...
AuthorJennifer L. Leo
Following on the heels of the successful Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road comes another collection of hilarious travel stories by women. From America to Australia to everywhere in between, the true stories in Whose Panties are These? will have you shaking your...
AuthorJake Halpern
“Part travelogue . . . part meditation on the meaning of home” (Wall Street Journal), Braving Home introduces readers to some of modern America’s most unusual, unforgettable pioneers. The cub reporter Jake Halpern — dubbed the Bad Homes Correspondent by his colleagues — sets out on a journey...
AuthorAnne Mustoe
When ex-headmistress Anne Mustoe gave up her job, bought a bike and took to the road, she couldn't even mend a puncture. 12,000 miles and 15 months later, she was home.

Her epic solo journey took her around the world, through Europe, India, the Far East and the United States. From Thessaloniki...
AuthorCynthia Heimel
Forget Faludi--Cynthia Heimel has been telling her readers about the "backlash" for years, and about its pernicious effects not only on the psyches of women but also on the lives of men, children, cats, and dogs. This collection confirms how indispensible she has become as a guide through the maelstrom...
AuthorDouglas Brinkley
An absolute must-read! Brinkley's "American Odyssey" was a unprecedented class at Hofstra University that allowed a small group of incredibly fortunate students to spend the semester traversing the American landscape to study the history and pop culture of the United States. While studying our...
The People's Guide to Mexico
AuthorCarl Franz
Now in its updated 13th edition, The People's Guide to Mexico still offers the ideal combination of basic travel information, entertaining stories, and friendly guidance about everything from driving in Mexico City to hanging a hammock to bartering at the local mercado.

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Hold the Enlightenment
AuthorTim Cahill
In his latest collection of death-defying exploits and far-flung travels, Outside Magazine editor Tim Cahill visits the side of an active volcano in Ecuador, the Saharan salt mines and the largest toxic waste dump in the Western Hemisphere. He also ventures to find a Caspian tiger in Turkey and giant...
Travelers' Tales India: True Stories
AuthorJames O'Reilly
India is among the most difficult—and most rewarding—of places to travel. Some have said India stands for "I’ll Never Do It Again." Many more are drawn back time after time because India is the best show on earth, the best bazaar of human experiences that can be visited in a lifetime. India dissolves...
Metal Cowboy: Tales from the Road Less Pedaled
AuthorJoe Kurmaskie
This heartwarming collection of true stories reveals the thrill and the freedom of traveling America's back roads on a bicycle, and the joy of discovering unforgettable characters along the way.From the moment he "borrowed" his big sister's banana-seat bike and careened down the neighborhood hill...
I See by My Outfit
AuthorPeter S. Beagle
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. articulated his dream, JFK was assassinated, and zip codes were first introduced to the US. The world was monumentally changing and changing fast. But in the eyes of future fantasy author Peter Beagle and his best friend Phil, it wasn't changing fast enough. For these...
American Nomads: Travels with Lost Conquistadors, Mountain Men, Cowboys, Indians, Hoboes, Truckers, and Bullriders
AuthorRichard Grant
Fascinated by the land of endless horizons, sunshine, and the open road, Richard Grant spent fifteen years wandering throughout the United States, never spending more than three weeks in one place and getting to know America?s nomads ? truckers, tramps, rodeo cowboys, tie-dyed concert followers,...
An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future
AuthorRobert D. Kaplan
"Full of surprises and unusual revelations . . . an informed and disturbing portrait of the new American badlands."--Chicago Tribune

"[Kaplan is] tireless, curious, and smart. . . . I cannot imagine anyone will concoct a more convincing scenario for the American future." --Thurston Clarke,  ...
The Thousand-Mile Summer
AuthorColin Fletcher
At three o'clock one sleepless night, Colin Fletcher decided that what he must do was walk the length of California. He could only fumble with the supporting reasons, but he knew it was a hike he had to make. Fletcher followed lonely stretches of the Colorado, crossed the Mojave, walked the trough of Death...
Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings
AuthorPaul Theroux
Paul Theroux's first collection of essays and articles devoted entirely to travel writing, FRESH AIR FIEND touches down on five continents and floats through most seas in between to deliver a literary adventure of the first order, with the incomparable Paul Theroux as a guide. From the crisp quiet...
Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S.
AuthorBeppe Severgnini
In the wry but affectionate tradition of Bill Bryson, Ciao, America! is a delightful look at America through the eyes of a fiercely funny guest — one of Italy’s favorite authors who spent a year in Washington, D.C.

When Beppe Severgnini and his wife rented a creaky house in Georgetown they...
Along the Edge of America
AuthorPeter Jenkins
The best-selling author and walker Peter Jenkins, landlubber par excellence, now takes to the waves and explores, as only he can, a part of America rich in history, mystery, and lore: from the Florida Keys to the Mexican border, by way of the Everglades, the treacherous "jungle woods," genteel southern...
Plane Insanity
AuthorElliott Hester
Make sure your seatbacks and tray tables are in their full upright and locked position for these shocking, bizarre, hilarious, and outrageous stories of airplane travel.

You're belted into a middle seat with burly businessmen on either side. It's ninety-two degrees in the cabin and someone...
On a Shoestring to Coorg: An Experience of Southern India
AuthorDervla Murphy
This is a diary style book, with diversions into the local history, the local culture and some of the many people that the author a her five year old daughter come into contact with on their four month travels in Coorg, in 1973/74.

Never a fan of big cities, Murphy heads out of Bombay relatively...
Rules, Britannia: An Insider's Guide to Life in the United Kingdom
AuthorToni Summers Hargis
How do you respond to a dinner invitation that says "Eight for eight thirty"? What might induce you to get off a London train at a place called Mud Chute? When is it okay to drive over a sleeping policeman? And why do teh Brits keep saying "Who's she, the cat's mother"?

Rules, Britannia is...
A Life on the Road
AuthorCharles Kuralt
"A professional memoir of a gifted, good-humored and gracious man...The book has the feel of good conversation on a long trip."
John Charles Kuralt on the journey of his life. From a southern boy bitten by wanderlust and wonder, to a curious rover writing for newspapers,...
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