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Victorian Vikings and the Alluring World of Saga Tourism (Public lecture, 2nd September)

The third lecture in our Late Summer Lectures series will examine how writers from Walter Scott to George R.R. Martin have been inspired by the history and literature of Iceland… 393 more words

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The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream

The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream by Katharine Norbury

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Katharine Norbury was abandoned as a baby in a Liverpool convent. Raised by a loving adoptive family, she grew into a wanderer, drawn by the landscape of the British countryside. 179 more words

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No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late

No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late by Ayun Halliday

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Ayun Halliday may not make for the most sensible travel companion, but she is certainly one of the most outrageous, with a knack for inserting herself (and her unwitting cohorts) into bizarre situations around the globe. 116 more words

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All is Silent.

Christchurch provided to be a place that I’ve drastically underestimated. Upon arriving, I immediately thought, “oh shit, this place is bleak,” and, “this place has nothing going for it”; but talking with locals and digging into Christchurch’s history, I’ve grown to appreciate what this city has and will have to offer. 715 more words

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Mobile YA: The Travelling Protagonist

One perk of having a summer vacation is I get to travel, which I’ve been doing a lot of this year. Tomorrow I’m heading off to New Orleans for the first time and then I’m off to Los Angeles. 509 more words

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Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

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In 1986, Susan Jane Gilman and a classmate embarked on a bold trek around the globe starting in the People’s Republic of China. 128 more words

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Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents

Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents by Kurt Caswell

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Writer, teacher, and adventurer Kurt Caswell has spent his adult life canoeing, hiking, and pedaling his way toward a deeper understanding of our vast and varied world. 151 more words

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