Blog posts tagged with 'what’s new'

Spring Travel Titles
Like many travelers, we’re already looking ahead to spring. Whether plotting your travels or simply hoping for a good armchair vacation, here are some titles to watch for as the weather warms. Why the Dutch are Different. Mingling history with travelogue, English expat Ben Coates speaks to why the Netherlands is such a fascinating country, significant beyond its size. His probing narrative explains the importance of the color orange, the ongoing battle to keep water out, the Dutch love affairs with milk and beer, their attitudes toward nature, their world-famous culture of tolerance and why there are many “nether lands.”
Top Ten Fall Travel Titles
Autumn is the perfect time for reflection, as we return from our summer travels and begin to dream up new destinations. To help inspire you, we've culled a list of the top ten new travel books we're excited to see published this fall. It's your season, armchair travelers, so curl up with some hot cider and prepare to be taken to new places. For more forthcoming travel books, click here. Plotted, A Literary Atlas.
Spring Travel Titles
A recent issue of Publishers Weekly highlighted 60 titles to watch for this spring. From their list, we culled five forthcoming books of interest to the avid traveler. To see more books were excited to see published this season, click here.
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.
Year's Best Reads
It could be a novel, travelogue, travel guide, memoir, history or field guide. We're putting together our list of the Best Travel Books of 2012 — and we need you help! Please nominate your favorite books about place, published in 2012.  We're considering Roger Crowley's City of Fortune, How Venice Ruled the Seas, the fantastically good Blue Guide India,  the Colombian novelist Hector Abad's powerful memoir of his father,
Longitude’s New Intern
Axel Wilhite, most recently of NYU, where he graduated with a MFA in creative writing, charmed us during the interview process by choosing to blurb Frans Gunnar Bengtsson's newly re-released The Long Ships. He's also a fan of Kurosawa (we sent him off with a copy of Dersu the Trapper) and team captain of the Kendo Club. He'll be working with editor Catherine on creating reading guides for our partners, fine-tuning our recommendations and, we hope, adding to our expertise in myths, an interest of his. Here's his