Rajasthan (Oct., $65) by Pauline van Lynden compiles 14 years of notes, photographs and other material gathered while wandering through Rajasthan, India.
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude (Jan., $24.95) by Ann Vanderhoof. The author and her husband abandon careers mid-life to navigate the Caribbean on a sailboat where they discover local cultures and cuisines.
How Not to Live Abroad: Surviving Rustic Bliss in the Spanish Countryside (Feb., $19.95) by Shaun Briley describes the author's naïve purchase of a farmhouse in Spain that, to his surprise, did not have electricity, running water or indoor plumbing.
Samarkand: Boukhara, Khiva (Sept., $60) by Pierre Chuvin. Color photographs capture mosques, fortresses and residences of the central Asian cities.
GLOBE PEQUOT/LYONS PRESS As Told at the Explorer's Club (Oct., $24.95), edited by George Plimpton, tells tales of exploration from this exclusive club's trove. Spotted in France: A Dog's Life... on the Road (Sept., $19.95) by Gregory Edmont. A Dalmatian named J.P. opens doors for his owner as they tour the French countryside by motor-scooter.
HARPERCOLLINS/ FOURTH ESTATE
Road to McCarthy (Feb., $25.95) by Pete McCarthy. An Anglo-Irishman searches for his roots in Irish villages. 40,000 first printing.
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village (Sept., $23) by Sarah Erdman. A Peace Corps volunteer discusses the rapidly changing worldview of an African community as it encounters the threats of AIDS, poverty and child labor.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA
Travel Books and Other Writings 1916— 1941:Rocinante to the Road Again, Orient Express, In All Countries, A Pushcart at the Curb, Letters, Diaries, and Essays (Sept., $40) by John Dos Passos, edited by Townsend Ludington, is a collection of classic travel books, political essays and personal writing.
MAPIN (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
Himalayan Vignettes (Sept., $60) by Kekoo Naoroji utilizes photos and text to reflect the early days of Native American exploration of the Himalayas.
Tunis, Kairouan & Carthage (Oct., $29.95) by Graham Petrie. This 1908 narrative interweaves history, observations and anecdotes with watercolor plates of coastal Northern Africa.
THAMES & HUDSON
The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain (Sept., $40) by Hugh Palmer features more than 30 Spanish villages from Galicia to the Basque country and includes sections on culinary specialties, accommodations and recommended sites. BOMC selection.