Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Italy, India and Indonesia - by Elizabeth Gilbert From the Publisher: This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a balance between the two on the Indonesian island of Bali. By turns rapturous and rueful, this wise and funny author (whom Booklist calls "Anne Lamott's hip, yoga-practicing, footloose younger sister") is poised to garner yet more adoring fans.
How to Shoot Great Travel Photos - by Susan McCartney Susan dropped me an email and gave me one of her best tips: "My rule is to shoot outdoors only when my shadow is longer than I am. By avoiding midday sunlight , I also avoid getting the ugly effects of "toplight" (light from directly overhead) on people." From The Publisher: A world traveler and master photographer reveals how to capture original, top-notch travel photos from around the globe with film or digital media. Illustrated by more than 150 breathtaking images from the authorâs own work, the book presents a comprehensive roadmap to the challenges and rewards of the travel genre. Readers learn to handle issues such as exposure and metering, films, filters, and lighting under every exotic scenario, climate, and location imaginable; how to organize their trips effectively; and how to practice their skills close to home.
Journeys of a Lifetime - By National Geographic A beautiful coffee table book that has more than just pictures that one would expect from National Geographic.Â Each journey's photos is complimented by maps and information. From The Publisher: No one knows the world like National Geographicâ"and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered.