Kinfolk Travel: Slower Ways to See the World
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From the Publisher
From the Publisher
Experience authentic travel through trips to over 25 locations across 6 continents
Whether museum hopping in Tasmania, book shopping in Baltimore, or running the streets of Seoul, readers will discover cities teaming with culture, energy, and inspiration.
Take a bicycle tour through Idaho. Walk through the vineyards of Lebanon. Relax in the hot springs of New Zealand. Experience the vast beauty of nature around the globe.
A good journey transports you from A to B via a whole alphabet of wonder, whether it be in a Swiss cable car, or on a ferry in the Pacific Northwest.
Car Camping Along the Ring Road
Where to Stay:
If you’d prefer a camping experience with a proper bed, consider sleeping inside a heated, see-through dome—either on the forest floor or hanging from a tree—at Buubble Hotel in south Iceland. For a bit more space, try glamping at Original North—a family-run estate on the banks of a glacial river in the peaceful northern countryside.
What to Eat:
In Höfn, Otto Veitingahús & Verslun is a family-run restaurant offering wholesome food, home-baked goods and scrumptious brunches. In Akureyri, in a red house on Arts Alley, Rub 23 is a seafood restaurant specializing in delicately spiced fish and meat. It’s also known for its sushi.
Summer is the best season for camping in Iceland, although some campsites stay open in winter. Regardless of the season, bring blankets and warm clothing. It’s illegal to build campfires or camp outside of designated campsites. The best rule of thumb is to leave no trace.
The Best Bookshops in Baltimore
If you’ve got a message for cult movie director John Waters, Baltimore’s hometown hero, you’ll need to drop into Atomic Books in Hampden—he collects his fan mail here. While you’re at it, pick up a book, comic or zine and a locally brewed elderflower mead at the bar.
THE KELMSCOTT BOOKSHOP
The largest used and antiquarian bookstore in Baltimore, Kelmscott is housed in a historic row house on West 25th Street, also known as Book Row. Presiding over the thousands of immaculately preserved rare books, maps and artifacts are two resident cats, Pierre and Upton Sinclair.
That’s Emma, as in the anarchist Emma Goldman, and red as in, well, you know. Emma’s is worker-owned and -operated since 2004, meaning everyone in the collective owns an equal share of the business. On top of the politics, there’s a cracking vegetarian café and progressive lit selection.
More Cities for Urban Hiking
Given its perch on the Irish Sea, Dublin offers walking routes that frequently feature rocky cliffs, quaint lighthouses, sea stacks and rocky beaches for wild swimmers. If you prefer mountains to coast, the nearby Wicklow Mountains have surprisingly steep hikes to keep your blood pumping.
HONG KONG, CHINA
The metropolis of Hong Kong takes up only a portion of Hong Kong island, the steeply mountainous, densely forested thirty-one-square mile (80 sq km) island that’s crisscrossed with hiking trails. Walk for a few hours over the mountains and you’ll land in Big Wave Bay, where you can watch the surfers.
Closer to Slovenia and Croatia than Venice, Trieste’s coastal location in the northeast corner of Italy situates it where the Karst Plateau of central Europe meets the Mediterranean. Trails originating in the city take hikers along white coastal cliffs that plunge precipitously into the sea.
Publisher : Artisan (November 3, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 1648290744
ISBN-13 : 978-1648290749
Item Weight : 3.4 pounds
Dimensions : 8.5 x 1.5 x 11.5 inches