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Year’s Best Reads

Year’s Best Reads
It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year. When we look back over 2016, we see a path littered with memorable reads, many of which we’ve selected as our  top ten travel books of the year. We hope each featured title serves to inspire further adventures in the New Year. The Hour of Land. Award-winning
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Gifts for Travelers

Gifts for Travelers
The holiday season has arrived! We’re here to lighten your load with book recommendations for that person in your life who is always off somewhere new! These gorgeous illustrated gift books would make a treasured addition to any traveler’s library. Happy holidays and safe travels this season! The Travel Book. Each country, no matter how big or small, gets
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An Interview with Stephan Hormes

An Interview with Stephan Hormes
Maps in the Atlas of True Names series from Kalimedia Maps fancifully restore place names on today’s map of the world to their original meanings. Each map offers an explanatory reference on the reverse and acts as an invitation to think of Earth as a strange, romantic place. Owner Stephan Hormes discusses how his maps
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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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