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New York, New York

Buy Adventures in Old New York at Amazon

Adventures in Old New York

By Greg Young and Tom Meyers, aka The Bowery Boys

Sierra Leone, West Africa

Buy Journey Without Maps at Amazon

Journey Without Maps

By Graham Greene

London, England

Buy A Journey Through Tudor England at Amazon

A Journey Through Tudor England

By Suzannah Lipscomb

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Buy Carnival Under Fire at Amazon

Carnival Under Fire

By Ruy Castro

Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee 

Buy 3000 Miles in the Great Smokies at Amazon

3000 Miles in the Great Smokies

By William A. Hart Jr.

Andalusia, Spain

Buy A Rose for Winter at Amazon

A Rose for Winter

By Laurie Lee

Naples, Italy

Buy The Volcano Lover at Amazon

The Volcano Lover

By Susan Sontag

Havana, Cuba

Delhi, India

Buy City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi at Amazon

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi

By William Dalrymple

Prague, Czech Republic

Buy Prague in Black and Gold: Scenes from the Life of a European City at Amazon

Prague in Black and Gold: Scenes from the Life of a European City

By Peter Demetz

Riveria Maya, Mexico

Buy Fire & Blood at Amazon

Fire & Blood

By T. R. Fehrenbach

Paris, France

Buy The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris at Amazon

The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris

By Edmund White

Nairobi, Kenya

Buy The Zanzibar Chest at Amazon

The Zanzibar Chest

By Aidan Hartley

Antarctica

Buy Empire Antarctica at Amazon

Empire Antarctica

By Gavin Francis

Hong Kong and China