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Description based on: Vol. 28, no. 1 (Nov. 1916); title from cover.

Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Paris Issue

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Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: The Inca Road

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Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Venice

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Image by Giancarlo Bisone, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A street performer dons a Venetian mask. (original image)

Image by Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Sunrise in Venice (original image)

Image by Valery Romanov, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. In the early morning, Venice keeps its medieval atmosphere: sleepy buildings, empty streets and hungry seagulls only. (original image)

Image by Carey Plemmons, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Venice doors (original image)

Image by Asif Muzaffar, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A gondolier steers his craft. (original image)

Incidents of travel in Yucatan. By John L. Stephens ... Illustrated by 120 engravings

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The Golden River; sport and travel in Paraguay, by J. W. Hills and Ianthe Dunbar

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Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Cuba

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Edwin Ambrose Webster sketchbook of travel in France

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Sketchbook : 1 v. : graphite ; 14 x 22 cm. Twelve pages of the volume used with Edwin Ambrose Webster's writings and drawings referring to his travels in France.
Sketchbook scanned selectively.

Photos: Travel Through the Eternal City

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Rome is a city full of ancient history, delicious gelato, beautiful piazzas and astounding art. If the weather is good, as it usually is, try wandering the city on foot.

Travel back to ancient times at the Colosseum and nearby Roman Forum, once the economic, political and religious center of Rome. The nearby Pantheon, with its iconic domed ceiling, is the best preserved building from ancient Rome.

The famous Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, is only a short walk from the Spanish Steps, a great location to rest and people watch. At the top of the steps is Chiesa della Trinità dei Monti, a church known for its frescoes.

The Trastevere neighborhood is a great place to take a break from the main attractions and amble through streets and small shops. Slightly north of the neighborhood is Gianicolo. Though not one of Rome's famous seven hills, it is known to be a romantic spot with one of the best views of the city. 

End your day watching the sunset over the Tiber River from the terrace of Castel Sant'Angelo, known in English as the Castle of the Holy Angel. This fortress once protected popes during dangerous times in Rome, but now holds medieval firearms, paintings and sculptures. 

The bonds of Africa : impressions of travel and sport from Cape Town to Cairo, 1902-1912 / by Owen Letcher

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Includes index.

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AFA copy has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The Russell E. Train Africana Collection.

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The Pacific Railroad--open. How to go: what to see. Guide for travel to and through Western America

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"The Sandwich Islands": p. [91]-99.

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Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: The Danube

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Snapshots From the Danube

Image by Douglas Moore, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. The gardens of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace (original image)

Image by Maryanne Yeary, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Waiting for the train in Budapest (original image)

Image by Balaz Kiss, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Budapest lit up at night (original image)

Image by Richard Berry, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Waterfalls in Germany's Black Forest near Triberg (original image)

Image by Charles Carlson, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A bronze man gazes out at passerbys in Bratislava from a pothole. (original image)

Image by Dimitra Stasinopoulou, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A man fishes at sunset on Murighiol Lake in Romania's Danube Delta. (original image)

Image by Christina Roemer, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. The grounds of Vienna's Hofburg Palace as seen from the President's Office (original image)

Image by Bruno Afonso, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. An old tram crosses the Danube in Budapest. (original image)

Image by Christina Roemer, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. In Vienna, a modern building reflects an historic one. (original image)

Image by Paula Cabrera de Silva, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Cobblestone streets in Bratislava (original image)

Image by Edward Applebaum, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Budapest's Chain Bridge at dusk (original image)

Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: India

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Image by Tamina-Florentine Zuch, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A man prays in the doorway of a moving train. Next to him, a family huddles against the cold. (original image)

Image by Chetan Soni, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Indore residents gather in the street during Holi celebrations. (original image)

Image by Muslianshah Masrie, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A man fishes near the Amber Fort in Jaipur at sunrise. (original image)

Image by Sujan Sarkar, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Actors prepare for a performance in Kolkata. (original image)

Image by Rahul Dhar, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A man races a horse in rural Punjab. (original image)

Image by Lluis Salvado, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Sadhus, or holy men, attend Holi celebrations in Nandgaon. (original image)

Image by Arka Dutta, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A sadhu prays by the river in Bihar. (original image)

Image by Joydeep Mukherjee, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A mother plays with her child in a flooded room in Kolkata. (original image)

Image by Ruzely Abdullah, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A woman ascends Chand Baori, one of the oldest stepwells in Rajasthan and considered to be among the world's largest. (original image)

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Smithsonian Journeys Travel Quarterly: Alaska

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Voices on Alaska

Image by Ben Hattenbach, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. The aurora glows a brilliant green above the moon on a chilly, winter night in Alaska's North Slope. (original image)

Image by Kevin Morgans, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A brown bear walks across an estuary in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. (original image)

Image by Laura DiLallo, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A trail runs through temperate rainforest in Klondike Gold Rush National Park. (original image)

Image by Larisa Manewal, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Mist bathes a float house, used as a seasonal base for summer fishing and winter hunting trips, on the Stikine River. (original image)

Image by Brandon Hauser, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A hiker ascends a snowy peak on a windy day. (original image)

Image by Roman Golubenko, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Sea otters float, alert, in icy waters. (original image)

Image by Florencia Mazza Ramsay, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Jade, age 2, seeks refuge in her mother’s arms during an unusually hot Fourth of July in Barrow. She is dressed up for the town's annual Independence Day baby pageant, in which babies and toddlers model traditional attire. (original image)

Image by Karen Christopher, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A young moose peers through foliage. (original image)

Image by Kenneth Diluigi, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Tokositna Glacier stretches for miles through Denali National Park. (original image)

Image by Larisa Manewal, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A winter wind storm in Sitka caused trees in this forest to snap in half. (original image)

Image by Florencia Mazza Ramsay, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Snowy owlets hatch in the Arctic tundra. (original image)

Image by Mike Criss, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A train heads to Seward (original image)

Image by Mike Criss, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. Dogs pull a sled in Alaska's annual Iditarod race. (original image)

Image by Mike Criss, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A scene from the Alaska Highway (original image)

Image by Jared Hail, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. The sun sets over a field of wildflowers on the Kenai Peninsula. (original image)

Image by Susan Radovich, Smithsonian.com Photo Contest Archives. A sea plane takes flight near the Port of Juneau. (original image)

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A new voyage and description of the isthmus of America ... / by Lionel Wafer

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Detached from A collection of voyages / William Dampier. London, 1729.

Numerous errors in pagination; maps lacking?

Includes indexes.

Also available online.

Provenance: A. Wetmore (autograph)

Wetmore Collection.

Imperfect copy: portion of plate [1] missing, as well as all maps.

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Travels and adventures in Southern Africa / by George Thompson

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Travel Tips

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To follow in the footprints of a trekking camel in the Australian outback, here's what you'll need to get started. Our author, Derek Grzelewski, chose the Outback Camel Company for its authentic trekking and its promise of an "off-the-beaten-track" experience. Other outfitters are also available, as is a selection of book recommendations.

Outfitter:
Outback Camel Company (OCC); 1st floor 132 Wickham Street; P.O. Box 132; Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006 Australia; Tel: 61-7-3854-1022; Fax: 61-7-3854-1079; e-mail sue@backtrack.com.au

Cost:
Depending on the exchange rate, OCC prices range from about $600 for an easy six-day trek to $2,000 for a challenging 27-day expedition. You'll need to be in reasonably good shape, as the average distance walked each day is five to eight miles. Treks vary in duration, amount of participation and route. These treks are for self-reliant travelers, as there are no backup support vehicles. You'll sleep in a "swag" under the stars, cook in camp-ovens and woks on open fires, and go the distance without showers or toilets.

Getting There:
OCC treks leave from Alice Springs, Adelaide and Brisbane.

When to Travel:
The best time for camel trekking is April to November.

Paperwork:
Your passport must be valid for at least six months after you depart Australia. You will also need an Australian visa, or Electronic Travel Authority, and documentation of your return trip, e.g., your airline ticket. OCC requires that you purchase a travel insurance plan that includes emergency evacuation coverage. Vaccinations aren't required, but for peace of mind you might want to get a hepatitis A vaccination and update your tetanus. Visit U.S. Customs online for more information.

Welfare of the Animals:
Andrew Harper, owner of OCC, says "camels are such strong, independent creatures that they cannot be 'broken' like horses. If they don't want to work, they don't." He adds that there are so many camels in Australia that a noncooperative animal is easily replaced, and that crew members who mishandle the animals are not tolerated.

What Is a Swag?
Imagine that you have a standard, single-bed mattress. Wrap the mattress in canvas and put a zipper down one side and along the bottom. Put a pillow inside, followed by a blanket or two. Or perhaps you replace the blankets with a sleeping bag. You now have your swag. Modern swags are made of canvas and come in all different shapes and sizes. So the swag contains your sleeping bag, teddy bear, pajamas or whatever else you want to put in it. OCC provides trekkers with swags that come with built-in fly nets.

What to Pack:
There's limited storage space on the back of a camel. You'll pack a small kit bag, or day pack, which OCC provides, with your personal gear. Excess gear can be left at the in-town hotel before the trek. It's recommended that you bring twice as much film as you think you'll need, and a large tub of baby wipes. A broad-brimmed hat, sturdy trekking boots, sunscreen and insect repellent are essential. A warm jacket and a good quality sleeping bag (to slip inside your swag) are also recommended, as temperatures can drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Average daytime temperatures are about 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Books:
The crew brings along guidebooks on birds, animal tracks and droppings, mammals, trees, insects, reptiles and stars, so you might just pack one good novel.

Tipping:
Tipping is not customary in Australia, but the crew will appreciate knowing how much you enjoyed the trip. You might offer money, T-shirts or chocolate, or even send them a small collection of photographs from your trip.

Feeding the Animals:
Camels are partial to orange peels and candy. Their chief source of protein is the scrub and vegetation along the way. The crew won't mind if you feed the camels scraps from your plate, but they don't recommend your bringing along bags of treats.

Oudoo, Ibna, Hoosh and Steady are the anglicized Arabic commands that you say to a camel if you want it to stop, get up and go, lie down, or go easy. There are plenty of Australian outfitters offering camel rides on the beach or from hotel to restaurant. So if you've got the notion, here are a selection of Australian outfitters. Keep in mind that camel outfitters usually operate during the cooler months of the year, April through November.

Outback Trekking:
Outback Camel Company (leaving from Alice Springs, Adelaide and Brisbane) P.O. Box 132, Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006; Tel: 61-7-3854-1022

Silverton, New South Wales
Silverton Camel Farm Contact: Harold Cannard; Tel: 61-8-8088-5316; e-mail: Silverton@datafast.net.au

Mansfield, Victoria High Country Camel Treks Rifle Butts Road, P.O. Box 642, Mansfield, Victoria 3722; Tel: 61-3-5775-1591; Fax: 61-3-5775-1591

Coober Pedy, South Australia
Coward Springs Campground P.O. Box 20, Coober Pedy 5723, South Australia; Tel: 61-8-8675-8336 (from April to October), 61-8-8559-6144 (from November to March); e-mail: gemmett@cowardsprings.com.au

Explore the Outback P.M.B. 118 William Creek, via Port Augusta, 5710 South Australia; Tel: 61-8-8672-3968; Fax: 61-8-8672-3990; e-mail: explore@austcmel.com.au

Waikerie, South Australia
The Bush Safari Company P.M.B. 53 Waikerie, South Australia, 5343; Tel: 61-8-8543-2280; Fax: 61-8-8543-2290; e-mail: RexEllis@safarico.com.au

Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Alice Springs Camel Outback Safaris N.T. P.M.B. 74, Stuarts Well, Northern Territory; Tel: 61-8-8956-0925; Fax: 61-8-8956-0909; e-mail: cameloutbacksafaris@bigpond.com.au

Frontier Camel Tours Pty. Ltd. Alice Springs location: Ross River Highway, P.O. Box 2836, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871; Tel: 61-8-8953-0444; Fax: 61-8-8955-5015; e-mail: info@cameltours.com.au; e-mail for Ayers Rock location: arock@cameltours.au

Broome, Western Australia
Kimberley Camel Safaris & Bushwalks P.O. Box 2509, Broome, 6725 Western Australia; e-mail: ttcamels@tpgi.com.au

Perth, Western Australia
Cameleer Park Camel Farm c/o The Stables Yanchep, on Yanchep Beach Road off Wannaroo Road, Yanchep; Tel: 61-5-0056-1160; Fax: 61-8-9561-2090; e-mail: stables@stablesyanchep.com.au

Calamunnda Camel Farm P.O. Box 552, Kalamunda, Western Australia, 6076; Tel/Fax: 61-8-9293-1156

Smithsonian Travelers Discover Machu Picchu's Sacred Spaces

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Machu Picchu - A City In The Clouds as discovered by Smithsonian Journeys travelers accompanied by Sabine Hyland

Incidents of travel in Yucatan / by John L. Stephens ; illustrated by 120 engravings ; in two volumes

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Contains numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text, several full-page, engraved mainly by Alexander Anderson or Joline J. Butler after Frederick Catherwood. Vol. 1 includes a map of Yucatán engraved by Charles Copley. An "Indian map" also engraved by Copley is included in vol. 2 facing p. 265. The plates are engraved after Frederick Catherwood by Joseph Napoleon Gimbrede, John A. Rolph, A. W. Graham, John Francis Eugene Prud'homme, Jordan & Halpin, Milo Osborne, Stephen Henry Gimber, Alfred Jones, Augustus Halbert, and Benjamin Johnson.

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SCNHRB copy (39088016463796, 39088016463838) inscribed in pencil on verso of t.p.: Joseph Bond.

SCNHRB copy in brown library buckram, title in gilt on spine.

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