2014 Travel/Transportation release challenge, Aug. through Sept. 15:

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[solittletime *made* me start this challenge; it's her fault. {wry grin}]

Inspired by this forum thread ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/508565/ ), which referenced NPR's "Book Your Trip" recommendations ( http://www.npr.org/---/book-your-trip ), this challenge is for books about travel - including modes of transportation, exploration, tourism, getting lost, and more. While the NPR lists include some really wonderful books, the challenge is not limited to those titles; basically, if you can make an argument that it's about travel, I'll take it!

Since I'm posting this so close to the beginning of August, I'll let it run for six weeks instead of four, from August 1 through September 15; this also lets it overlap the August and September challenges, for those of you (us!) who like to do multiple-challenge releases.

The challenge is about the subject of the books, so it doesn't rely on title words, though books with "travel" or "journey" or "trek" in the title may very well fit the challenge.

Types of travel include: books about subways, trains, airplanes, ships, bicycles, cars, dog-sleds; books on hiking treks, safaris, trips to outer space, time-travel; real-life travel essays, fictional journeys (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings would both count); and lots more. Here are a couple of other threads with recommended travel books:



No need to sign up, just start posting releases here on August 1st. Since it's a travel-themed challenge, any type of release will count - controlled-release books are traveling too, after all - though I encourage people to try for themed wild releases if at all possible, especially with photos of especially scenic or interesting spots.

Prizes: I'll send a wishlist book or a month of wings to the person with the most releases, and to a second, randomly-selected participant.

So start looking for travel-books!


So if I "made" you do it, I guess you "made" me sign up


Not playing for prizes, though, just for fun!


So books that include a place name in the title don't necessarily count, like http://www.amazon.com/---/ref=nb_sb_noss?...
but travel guides to, or traveler's phrase guides, would?

And will we post here?


So books that include a place name in the title don't necessarily count... but travel guides to, or traveler's phrase guides, would?

Right. If a book with a place-name in the title happens to include (fictional or non-) contents about travel to or within that place, it'd count, but it's for the subject matter, not the title.

And will we post here?

Yes, we will.


I assume all the Magic Tree House would work? And Eragon?

I have a book called Extraordinary Woman Journalists which has chapters about many (but not all) who were war correspondents or photojournalists who therefore had to travel. Would you allow it? Here's a description: http://www.amazon.com/---/ref=sr_1_1?...

And books like this one, where the action takes place in many countries, as you can see by the Amazon description: http://www.amazon.com/---/0307717100

Thanks - slt


I assume all the Magic Tree House would work? And Eragon?

Magic Tree House is a kind of time-travel/teleport, right? Then it's good. I haven't read Eragon; if it features a journey that's a significant part of the plot, the way Lord of the Rings goes on at length about routes to be taken/avoided/etc., then it works too.

The journalist book should work, if any of the entries have to do with "travels through war-torn Wherever" or equivalent. The novel sounds as though the travel's a key part of the plot, so it'd work.


... guess I'll be participating. [also, bumping this thread back to the top!]


wingBasculawing 4 yrs ago
I have been so mixed up with the end of July / beginning of August that I bought, registered and released a book TODAY specifically for this challenge. One ay early.


wingGoryDetailswing 4 yrs ago
RE: Grr.
I have been so mixed up with the end of July / beginning of August that I bought, registered and released a book TODAY specifically for this challenge. One ay early.


Tell you what - I'll let that release stand if you promise to stop releasing on Sept. 14th, so you have the same number of release-days as everybody else! (I hate to waste a perfectly good bought-for-the-challenge release {grin}.)


wingBasculawing 4 yrs ago
RE: RE: Grr.
Thank you!!!


wingBasculawing 4 yrs ago
Release #1
(because Gory is a wonderful sweet person and let me count this one)

Into the Wild


because Gory is a wonderful sweet person

Yes, she is!


1. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707019/ ), wild release, photo.

2. The Painted Veil ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12619174/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [This one features some key journeys, including a leg or two by sedan-chair.]

3. Persuasion ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707040 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Including this because Anne's trip to Lyme (complete with touristy sight-seeing) and later to Bath proved significant to the plot - not to mention all the talk about sailing ships.]

4. Boneshaker ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12802341/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [The "Boneshaker" of the title is a huge steam-powered drill that can cover - er, dig under - a lot of territory. Oh, and there are airships!]

5. Micro ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12690887/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [This one does include a trip to Hawaii, but I'm using it here mainly for the VERY bizarre micro-miniaturized-flying-machine aspect of the plot. Hint: if you're the size of a mosquito, do not fly into a swarm of bats...]


1. Toujours Provence http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12705339/
I picked up a duplicate of this book, so I have this copy to release. And bookcrossing assigned it to the "travel" category. Who am I to argue?

2. CRUISE to the Wedding http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12728977/
This one doesn't need explanation!

3. Twilight http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8116046/
Well, the heroine was traveling in this one, albeit at gunpoint on a horse with her kidnapper!


6. Sky Sailors: True Stories of the Balloon Era ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749446 ), wild release, photo. UPDATE: Caught!

7. How to Be a Good Motorist ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12722644/ ), wild release, photo.

8. I Dream of Trains ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749115 ), wild release, photo. UPDATE: Caught!

9. Peacebound Trains ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749098 ), wild release, photo.

At least three of the above were books I found on the NPR lists!


I can't count the following, as both were released before this challenge started, but they would fit beautifully, so if anybody else has a copy, feel free to release them for this challenge!

Flaming Zeppelins ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10405454/ )

253 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12722652/ ) - this one takes place entirely on a short subway ride


10. The Necropolis Railway ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707059/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

11. Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749149/ ), wild release - on a bike trail; photo.


10. The Necropolis Railway ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707059/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

11. Into Thick Air: Biking to the Bellybutton of Six Continents ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12749149/ ), wild release - on a bike trail; photo.

Some great titles there..


12. Impatient with Desire ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12726805/ ), which is about the ill-fated wagon train of the Donner Party; wild release, photo.


1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12819005/ Trip to the North Pole (Polar Express novelizaton) -- not sure if this will count, though there was certainly travel involved :-)
2. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12819075/ The Perfect Storm


Trip to the North Pole (Polar Express novelizaton)

Of course it counts! A trip, *and* a train? Definitely!


As suggested by Gory, I'll count this wild release with photo:

1. Hellrider - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12819880

and maybe this one too?

2. Happy Baby: Things That Go - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12796713
Not so much about travel itself, but all about "things that go" - including pilots, astronauts, etc.


Happy Baby: Things That Go

Absolutely! Trains, trucks, go-carts, spaceships, all work for me!


13. Final Flight ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12430204/ ), wild release, photo.

14. Your Flying Car Awaits You ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707048/ ), wild release, photo. Update: caught, and re-released!



Wild release with photo: from what I remember most of the Xanth books seem to involve quests of one sort or another...

3. Demons Don't Dream - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12817180


15. Vagabond Vol. 1 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12738809/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [There are travel sequences in the story, but with a title and main premise like "vagabond" how could I not count it for a "travel" challenge?]


1. Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie--The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1847


16. The Whispering Road ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11094176/ ), wild release.


2. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12680559


Left this book, The Perfect Mile, in a sporting goods store with the running shoes (see photo).


wingNancyNovawing 4 yrs ago
release #4
The classic Tom Sawyer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7350274/

As I recall, there's a raft and the Mississippi river involved in this one!


17. Laika ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12809614/ ), wild release (LFL), multiple challenges, photo.

18. The Ice Balloon ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707006 ), wild release (LFL), photo.


1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12832961/ A Life on the Road by Charles Kuralt
2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12818957/ Micro by Michael Crichton
3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12664850/ A Very Strange Trip by L. Ron Hubbard and Dave Wolverton
4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842920/ Abraham and Sarah: The Long Journey by Roberta Kells Dorr
5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12843072/ Night Over Water by Ken Follett
6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12848500/ Roadshow: A Concert Tour By Motorcycle by Neil Peart
7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12870413/ More One Tank Trips: 52 Brand New Fun-Filled Florida Adventures by Bill Murphy


Wild release with photo

4. Bridgehead - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12819134


1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742601/ DK Readers: Space Heroes: Amazing Astronauts

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12541086/ Whose Panties Are These? More Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road

3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742625/ Time Travelers Strictly Cash

4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780283/ The Little Prince

5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12776138/ Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships At Sunrise


The Hungry Ocean http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12825904/ released at a seafood restaurant near the Atlantic Ocean.



would this count: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12788424

If not, I'll save it for another Challenge.



It's about mountain biking, so sure!


Thanks. How about Into Thin Air by Krakauer. They were traveling upwards.

(I notice they list one called Into Thick Air, but not this one).


It doesn't have to be on the NPR lists; if the book's about traveling, or about methods of transportation, it counts!


So mountain climbing counts as traveling, yes?


So mountain climbing counts as traveling, yes?



3. A Long Way Home, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6779875/
(A young girl sets off on a journey to find her dad whom she has never known.)


Runner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12841299/

Also released as part of the August One Word Title challenge.


19. Killing Dragons ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12635992/ ), the history of mountaineering in the Alps; wild release with photo.


4. The Wizard of Oz, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12829610/
(Dorothy and her friends travel to Oz down the yellow brick road.)
5. Treasure Island, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12829615/
(A journey by ship to find pirate treasure.)


Controlled release:

5. The Discovery of the Palau Islands - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12791553

Follows the crew of the Antelope: they were shipwrecked in Palau until they built themselves a new ship.


Wild releases with photos

6. On the Run - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12796711
A woman who has created a new life for herself must go on the run to escape the past which has caught up with her.

7. A Night to Remember - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12819142
About the sinking of the Titanic.

8. Speaker for the Dead - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12831562
Space travel and its effects on aging are important elements of this one.

9. The Source of Magic - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842202
Quest to find the source of magic in Xanth.

10. The Power That Preserves - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836763
Thomas Covenant travels to the Land. Again.

11. The Last of Danu's Children - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842206
Two humans travel to the Otherworld to rescue a third.

12. Where'd You Go, Bernadette - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12796714
Once Bee asks for a family trip to Antarctica, her family's life will never be the same.


Controlled releases:

13. The Oedipus Cycle - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12829856
Various journeys play very important roles in Oedipus's life.

14. The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842203

15. Adventure Careers - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12828045

Wild releases with photos:

16. Endworld #2: Thief River Falls Run - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836772
17. Endworld #4: The Kalispell Run - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12822108


Running with Scissors, released in the athletic shoe area of a shoe store because I do love me a themed release.


Running with Scissors, released in the athletic shoe area of a shoe store because I do love me a themed release.

Nice theme indeed! But does the book actually have anything about running (or other forms of travel) in it? I haven't read it myself.


Uh oh, have I goofed? I was thinking about the word running.
In the story (which is bizarre and odd) our hero Augusten does move from his home with his mother to live in another home... can we count that? or I will make another #6. I am such a problem child with this challenge.


Well, as I said, I haven't read the book, so I don't know how much of it has to do with traveling. If there's a chapter about going away to summer camp or on vacation, or if the move you mentioned was a significant factor in the story - rather than, say, "Then we moved to Toledo," with no further reference to the change of location - then it'd count for a travel story.


Well, as I said, I haven't read the book, so I don't know how much of it has to do with traveling. If there's a chapter about going away to summer camp or on vacation, or if the move you mentioned was a significant factor in the story - rather than, say, "Then we moved to Toledo," with no further reference to the change of location - then it'd count for a travel story.

Oh - that move was significant! As I recall, the mom dropped the kid off to live with her psychiatrist. Quite bizarre.


The Best American Travel Writing.


Excellent choice! {grin}


and I probably should give it a try, considering how many travel-related books I have at home... The timing isn't great for me right now but let's see what I still have time for!

1. Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World

2. Holy Smoke
(as far as I remember this one is about all sorts of "travel": physical, spiritual, sexual and drug-related)


Some of these are obvious, but . . .

The Time Machine (time travel)

The First Men in the Moon (crazy space travel to the moon)
(There is a radio play/recording of this book with John deLancie, Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. I found it hilarious and recommend it.)

The War of the Worlds (the Martians come here)

Gifts from Eykis (a story of self-discovery - Eykis travels to bring gifts to the people of Earth) http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12831362/

The Joy Luck Club (the stories of 4 women who have traveled from China to the US)

Caribbean (lots of sailing and explorers)


20. The Sea Shall Embrace Them ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12481417/ ), wild release, photo. (Passenger steamer sinks in the north Atlantic.)

21. Peak ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12366471/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. (Expedition to Mt. Everest.)


22. The Map of My Dead Pilots ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12604835/ ), wild release.

Keep 'em coming, folks! The challenge runs through mid-September too, so if you have any September-challenge books that match the travel theme, feel free to mix 'em up!


wingNancyNovawing 4 yrs ago
release #5
Rhapsody http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7952618/ from the back of the book "....the rescue turns into an abduction, and Rhapsody soon finds herself dragged along on a EPIC voyage, one that spans centuries and ranges across a wonder-filled fantasy world....."


wingsakirmowing 4 yrs ago
Releases 3-7

3. Matkalla rakastetun kanssa (Oktoberreise mit einer Geliebten)
(didn't read this, but apparently it's about some kind of a roadtrip. And the book was released at railway station to fit the travel theme, where it was also caught & so it travelled to another city)

4. Moottoripyöräpäiväkirja (Notas de viaje / The Motorcycle Diaries)

5. In search of Kazakhstan

6. Italian illat (Evening Class)
(didn't read, but according to text on the back cover the class travels from Dublin to Rome at some point...)

7. 14 solmua Greenwichiin
(a bunch of people travel along the prime meridian, from Greenwich to Greenwich, by walking/sailboat/airship)


6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12796537/ Magic Tree House # 9: Dolphins at Daybreak

7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12797952/ Magic Tree House # 18: Buffalo Before Breakfast

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12818003/ Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships At Sunrise

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12759777/ Magic Tree House # 10: Ghost Town at Sundown

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12767319/ The Man Who Walked Through Time

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12792513/ Anna Karenina

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12764110/ Disney's Aladdin [magic carpet ride]

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12794275/ Into a Paris Quartier: Reine Margot's Chapel and Other Haunts of St.-Germain

14 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12803672 Magic Tree House # 11: Lions At Lunchtime

15 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12783611/ Travelers Through Time # 3: Back to the Day Lincoln Was Shot!

16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12805242/ They Went: The Art and Craft of Travel Writing (The Writer's Craft)

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780924/ Treasure Island

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12754441 The Informationist: A Vanessa Michael Munroe Novel [CAUGHT]

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742708/ The Little Prince

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12814549 The Man Who Walked Through Time [CAUGHT]

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12804776/ The Time Traveler's Wife

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827522/ Spy Force: Mission: In Search of the Time and Space Machine

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12826141/ Remnants # 2: Destination Unknown

24 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780636/ Eragon

25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12778025/ Travel + Leisure: 100 Greatest Trips


23. The Survival of the Bark Canoe ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707005/ ), which is about the making of canoes as well as a canoe trip in Maine; wild release, photo. Update: caught!

24. Bookweird ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12238904/ ), which includes traveling into a book as well as cross-country treks once inside the story; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

25. Ghosts of Manhattan ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12538664/ ), because it includes lots of car chases, airplane dogfights - and rocket boots, for what I believe is the first release using that method of transportation {grin}. Controlled release.

26. Safari ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5207393/ ), since a safari always involves some form of travel; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

27. Moonfleet ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707033/ ), which involves sea voyages (voluntary and otherwise); wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


23. The Survival of the Bark Canoe

Good catch !


28. The Dark Canoe ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12524918/ ), wild release, photo.


29. Revolution ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842143/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. (The story includes a trip to Paris that has major significance for the main character - and there's a suggestion of time-travel in there, too...)


Wild release with photo

18. Thrice Upon a Time - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12829857


The Fellowship of the Ring http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12865215/ , in which there is much traveling and most of it by foot.


wingBasculawing 4 yrs ago
#8 on a boat
The Wanderer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12865225/
In which a young girl crosses the ocean.


30. Assassination Vacation ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12867440/ ), wild release, photo. [The book features lots of trips to different historic sites.]

31. King Kong ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12867428/ ), wild release, multiple challenges. [There's this trip to a mysterious island with a big ape on it {grin}.]

32. Voyage of the Dawn Treader ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12867482/ ), wild release, multiple challenges.

33. On the Beach ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707081/ ), wild release, multiple challenges. [The poignant submarine voyage in search of possible survivors is a key part of the story.]


8. A week at the airport

9. How low can you go?

10. The Night-comers
(never read this, but the back cover introduction sounds like it has at least some travelling in it... a British engineer going to Indonesia for work and trying to return home from there)

11. A Merry Dance Around The World


The Hobbit http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12830072/
In which a long trip is undertaken.


34. Jam ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051645 ), controlled release, multiple challenges. (Much of the story involves attempting to travel by boat or by foot across a city swamped in killer jam - I am not making this up!)


34. Jam ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12051645 ), controlled release, multiple challenges. (Much of the story involves attempting to travel by boat or by foot across a city swamped in killer jam - I am not making this up!)

Good to know you liked it: I have an e-copy TBR.


Controlled releases scheduled for Tuesday 9/2
I'll take them down if you'd prefer that we not post until after we've released the books..but I didn't want to forget!

19. The Book of Three - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12822111
An assistant pig-keeper finds himself traveling.

20. The Great Brain at the Academy - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836769
The Great Brain goes to boarding school, and along the way has a memorable train ride.

21. The Devil's Arithmetic - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12822110
Hannah travels back in time to Poland during WWII.

Mailed 9/2


I'll take them down if you'd prefer that we not post until after we've released the books..but I didn't want to forget!

No problem! If we get to the end of the challenge and you still haven't mailed them, then we can talk. {grin}


[Remember, this challenge runs through Sept. 15!]

35. Snowpiercer ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12549792/ ), wild release, multiple challenges. It's about an ever-moving train in a frozen world - and there's a very important journey from the back of the train to the front, as well.

36. Chrysalis ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12842162/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, themed, photo. This one is about a 50-something woman who traveled from Amsterdam to South America - in 1699, yet - to study and illustrate the transformations of creatures from eggs to pupae to whatever-they-turn-into.

37. Kazan ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12524855/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. (This one features an ongoing cross-country trek through very difficult territory.)


26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12782464/ Anna Karenina

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12782391/ Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit: Alaska

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12812822/ Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12791049/ Space And Beyond: Choose Your Own Adventure # 4

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12788424/ Vermont Mountain Biking: The Best Back Road and Trail Rides in Southern Vermont

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780926/ Woodsong

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12788436/ The Bored Book

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12798606/ Robinson Crusoe

34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12787915/ Charles Kuralt's America

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12772039/ Worldwalk: One Man's Four-Year Journey Around the World


36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12788423/ Star Trek Voyager #15: Echoes

37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12782466/ The Misadventures of Don Quixote

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12832423/ Wheel Away!

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742655/ The Wanderer

40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12799969/ Wicked German for the Traveler

41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12832424/ Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster


38. Outlander ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12829629/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Features time travel as well as lots of overland travel.]

39. Left for Dead ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707082/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [It's about the doomed last voyage of the USS Indianapolis.]

40. The Other Nile: Journeys in Egypt, The Sudan and Ethiopia ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12861606/ ), wild release.



46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12794278/ Great Illustrated Classics: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

47 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12780927/ Girl in Translation

48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12827525 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12571604/ Doctor Who: Wishing Well


More controlled releases, also mailed 9/2

22. Blind Descent - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12867773
Anna Pigeon travels into Lechuguilla Cave.

23. The Night Circus - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12182818
Features a traveling circus.

24. The Acorn People - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12836771
Disabled kids at summer camp: they decide to climb a mountain.


Born to Run http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12868765/
in which there is much running and talk about running.


41. How to Travel with a Salmon ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12831249/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Several essays, including the title one, deal with the trials and tribulations of travel.]

42. The Winter Pony ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707003/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [The race to the South Pole, as experienced by one of the ponies.]

43. Carnet de Voyage ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12846556/ ), wild release. [This is a cartoonist's actual travel journal; quite entertaining.]


44. Timeline ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12707094 ), for time travel; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

45. The Brutal Telling ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12859627 ), for a plot-relevant trip to Queen Charlotte Islands; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

46. Glory in a Camel's Eye: Trekking Through the Moroccan Sahara ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12845011 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo.

47. Finn Family Moomintroll ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12832896 ), for an exciting boat-trip to the Hattifatteners' island; wild release, multiple challenges, photo.


50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12825290/ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

51 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12831809/ The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

52 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742629/ Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain


12. Liftare / Vägen till Kathmandu
(two different travelogues from the 70's)

13. Vastuullisen matkailijan käsikirja
(tips and thoughts about responsible travel)

14. Maata meren alla
(a young girl drives her car from Finland to Berlin, hoping to start a new life there)

15. Otto ja lentävät kaksoset (Otto and the flying twins)
(some kind of a children/teen fantasy thing, which apparently involves a lot of different creatures flying around)


I released a travel related book today
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12532293/ - Colditz by P Reid which is his memoirs of his escape attempts from Colditz, successful and otherwise, mostly through Switzerland.

It's since been found too!


http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12500628 My Life in France

In 1948, Paul Childs was offered a job in Paris. Julia Childs would later describe those years in France as the best of her life. They marked a transformation in her life in which she found her true calling

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12858702 The Long March


8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12892386/

Undaunted Courage - Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose

(the journey/retelling of the Lewis and Clark Expedition)


[The challenge runs through midnight of Sept. 15, as of your local timezone. Note that Sept. 15 overlaps with the first day of the Talk Like a Pirate challenge, so if you have any pirate-voyage books you can double up on that day!]

48. Raising Steam ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12635024 ), wild release, themed, multiple challenges, photo. [Not only is it about the development of steam engines on the Discworld, but a long train ride (with running battles) makes up a good part of the plot.]

49. Frozen in Time ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12706975 ), wild release, photo. [It's about the lost Franklin expedition, which is back in the news after one of the ships was found.]

50. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12888796 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [Several of the essays have to do with travel, including family trips to the seaside.] UPDATE: caught!

51. Freewheel ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12878293 ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo. [The story opens with a girl riding the rails, and her quest for her brother drives the story.]


The Voyage of the Narwhal
a catch before I could make release notes!


Congrats on the quick catch! (I noticed that your link includes the full BCID of your book, though; you may want to edit that.)



16. The Handsomest man in Cuba

17. Decision at Delphi

18. Junanäytelmä
(about an organised 6 week-long train tour of 107 European authors)

19. Up, Into the Singing Mountain

20. Rantahotelli (Hotel du Lac)
(a British woman travels to Switzerland and lives in a hotel there for a while)


52. A Furnace Afloat: The Wreck of the Hornet ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12481419/ ); multiple challenges. [Clipper-ship voyage followed by lifeboat voyage.]


21. The Dark Frontier

22. A Good Man in Africa
(didn't read, but sounds like it involves some travel between UK & Africa and probably also within Africa somewhere)

23. Valkoinen tiikeri (The White Tiger)
(a son of a poor riksha driver gets a job as a rich man's driver and moves from the countryside to Delhi)

24. A Caribbean Mystery

25. A Day in San Gimignano


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