Armchair Travelers

Adventure awaits armchair travelers. Don’t settle for a routine and ordinary week; see the world with a book from the Lititz Public Library.

The Kindess Diaries : One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the WorldThe Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World by Leon Logothetis
A former stockbroker in search of a meaningful life sets out from Los Angeles on a vintage motorbike determined to circumnavigate the world surviving only on the kindness of strangers.

The World’s Great Wonders: How They Were Made and Why They are Amazing by Jheni Osman
Visit fifty of the world’s most amazing places, from Mt. Everest and the Acropolis to the Great Blue Hole in Belize and the Taj Mahal.

Life is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America by Bruce Weber
A fifty-seven-year-old New York Times reporter reflects about his solo trip across the US and the pleasures of cycling.

Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World by Lynne Martin
With only two suitcases the Martins travel the world taking readers from pyramids in Mexico to Turkish bazaars and sharing the challenges of language barriers, finding financial stability and missing the family they left behind.

Naked and MaroonedNaked and Marooned: One Man, One Island by Ed Stafford
Looking for an adventure to top his earlier feat of walking the length of the Amazon, the author decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific and survive for sixty days equipped with no food, water or clothing.

Cutted Chicken in Shanghai by Sharon Winters
An American woman recounts a humorous and engaging trip to China where every aspect of her daily life brings a challenge.

The Best Place to Be Today: 365 Things to Do and the Perfect Day to Do Them compiled by Sarah Baxter
Find the best festivals, sporting events and adventures for every day of the year, from India’s Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper’s Hill in England to seasonal events like Alaska’s caribou migration or the Junkanoo parade in the Bahamas.

Alone in Antartica : The First Woman to Ski Solo Across the Southern IceAlone in Antarctica: The First Woman to Ski Solo Across the Southern Ice by Felicity Aston
Physicist and meteorologist took two months off to become the first woman – and only the third person in history – to ski across the entire continent of Antarctica alone.

Travels with Casey by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
A mixed-breed retriever and his insecure human share a cross-country RV trip meeting many dog-lovers along the way including a dedicated stray rescuer, a K9 cop and a psychic who works with dogs.

Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey Into the Heart of Russia by David Greene
Public radio host traveled 6,000 miles by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok talking to ordinary Russians about how their lives have changed in the post-Soviet years.

Grandma Gatewood's Walk : The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian TrailGrandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
In an effort to bring public attention to the poorly maintained 2,050 mile Appalachian Trail, in 1955 a grandmother became the first woman to ever hike the trail solo.

The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America by Philip Caputo
Pulling an Airstream trailer, the author and his wife traveled from the southernmost to the northernmost points in the U.S. to experience the country’s diversity.

Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching and Eating with China’s Other Billion by Michael Levy
A Jewish-America Peace Corps volunteer serving in rural China describes his observations about the lives of the interior population, their relationships with local traditions and the rapid changes of modernization.

February 27, 2015