Archive for January, 2016

Educational Travel Conference

Educational Travel Conference
Last week Longitude attended the annual Educational Travel Conference in St. Louis. Besides meeting with our current valued travel partners we met a host of new travel companies and look forward to partnering with them in the coming year, all in the name of getting books into the hands of travelers. The Educational Travel Community
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The Road to Little Dribbling

The Road to Little Dribbling
Picking up a Bill Bryson book is akin to cooking a family favorite—the steps are familiar and the results always delicious. Bryson’s recipe is a combination of wit, self-deprecation and insightful criticism with a dash of crankiness. Equal parts entertaining anecdote and informative history, his latest release contains all the right ingredients. Published 20 years
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Best Travel Books of 2015

Best Travel Books of 2015
Looking for some book recommendations for 2016? As you begin planning you travels for the New Year, don’t miss the top ten travel books of 2015. Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye. When her American father passes away, Marie Mutsuki Mockett seeks consolation in her mother’s home country of Japan. Her relatives own
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The Conquerors

The Conquerors
Early on in his new book The Conquerors, How Portugal Forged the First Global Empire, historian Richard Crowley describes a gorgeous work of cartography, housed in Lisbon’s Castle of St. George, depicting the topography of the known world from the perspective of fifteenth-century Europeans. The ten-foot map—commissioned by King Afonso and produced by Venetian cartographer
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