Book cover of Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova
Eastern Europe

Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the “Red Riviera” on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime. […Learn More]

Book Cover of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel by Rolf Potts
Travel & Nature

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

There’s nothing like vagabonding: taking time off from your normal life—from six weeks to four months to two years—to discover and experience the world on your own terms. In this one-of-a-kind handbook, veteran travel writer Rolf Potts explains how anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel. Now completely revised and updated, Vagabonding is an accessible and inspiring guide […Learn More]