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!