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Preparing for Baja

The long arm of Baja, fastened on Southern California, seems quiet, beautiful and remote. To the west is the Pacific and nestled in the peninsula’s flank is the Sea of Cortez, what Jacques Cousteau called “the aquarium of the world.” Last summer I trailed Cousteau to the Belize Barrier Reef. This time I’ll cross his path in the Gulf of California after a desert road trip between both sides of the peninsula.

Summer Reading
EAF448As the weather warms that list of summer reading keeps piling up, a tantalizing tower of intriguing stories, ready to transport you to new lands. Here are some paperbacks we recommend packing for your next trip to the beach! Circling the Sun. In this work of historical fiction, Paula McLain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife (FRN981), reimagines 1920s Kenya and the extraordinary life of record-setting aviatrix Beryl Markham.
Summer Reads
We spent the last week in May at Book Expo America in New York City, scouring publisher booths for the best travel titles coming out this fall. But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves, with a summer of beach reading spreading before us. To tide you over, stock up on some of the popular paperbacks we've hand-selected for your summer reading pleasure. Midnight in Europe. On the eve of World War II, Cristian Ferrar, a Spanish expat, decides to help supply weapons to the beleaguered army fighting Franco in Spain.
Summer Reading
Having survived freezing, frequently sub zero temperatures, blizzards, ice, snow, treacherous road conditions and other horrors of the winter vortex, this summer you deserve to stretch out on that beach towel under a warm sun and immerse yourself in a good book, preferably one that transports you to distant lands. Here are some of Longitude's recommendations for a rewarding summer of reading.