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With the cold weather setting in and the New Year just around the corner, perhaps you have dreams of getting away or starting fresh. These titles offer inspiration for travel, adventure and self-reflection.

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Lindhout, Amanda.
When she was young, Lindhoudt escaped the turmoil around her by diving into issues of National Geographic. Determined to travel the world, she set out on a number of adventures eventually landing in Somalia, where she was abducted. Imprisoned, she relies on memories of her travels to get through the days and find the strength keep going.
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In this collection of essays, travelers share their food experiences from around the globe, highlighting the pleasures of travelling and sampling the various delicacies of the world.
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Mayle, Peter.
Mayle and his wife realize their dream of living in Provence and purchase an old stone farmhouse. He documents their first year living in the remote countryside, detailing the struggles and happiness that they find in their new surroundings.
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Clark, Heather A., 1977-
When tragedy strikes, Nicky Fowler is shattered. She travels to Kenya to volunteer at an orphanage and through her experiences there, along with her long talks with host mother Mama Bu, Nicky finds the strength and resolve she needs to push forward. Based on a true story.
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Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
When everything was going wrong, Gilbert called a time out on life and took some time to travel and rediscover herself and her purpose. She quit her job and travelled to three places to focus on three areas of her life: Italy for happiness, India for spirituality and Bali for balance.
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Bryson, Bill.
Although there are numerous reasons to avoid Australia (deadly snakes, shark attacks and extreme heat just to name a few), Bryson finds that the sun drenched country/continent has a lot of good things going for it. From the friendly people to the beautiful cities, he discovers everything wonderful Australia has to offer.
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Napoli, Lisa, 1963-
Unhappy and presented with an opportunity for change, Napoli left behind her life in the United States to start fresh in Bhutan, a Himalayan Kingdom reported to be one of the happiest places on earth. In creating her new life, she finds the purpose she has been searching for.
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Baggett, Jennifer.
Three friends ditch their stressful jobs in New York City to reevaluate their lives and set off to travel the world. They leave everything behind, friends, boyfriends and family to embark on a year-long journey of self-discovery.
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