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ROAD TRIP

Compiled by Victoria Chase

A celebration of life on the move, this book features vans, overland vehicles and their passionate owners as they embark on adventures around the globe.


Gestalten—Hit the Road: Vans, Nomads, and Roadside Adventures— hardcover, 272 pages, Gestlaten











The first gasoline was sold in pharmacies. As the car experienced an exponential rise in popularity, gas stations promulgated as temples of mobility. With a preface written by passionate car collector Jay Leno, this book explores the diverse world of the gas station, from functional high-tech temple to an abandoned ruin.


Gestalten & Sascha Friesike—It's a Gas!: The Allure of the Gas Station— hardcover, 240 pages, Gestalten



Since the early 2000s, an explosion of interest in Volkswagens with original paint, rust and patina have inspired a generation of car fanatics. Once looked upon as needing restoration, these vehicles, especially within the global Volkswagen community, have gradually become more popular than restored cars. These rare, unspoiled survivors tell a story of an interesting and varied past. This book takes an inside look at key car builders, dealers, celebrities and hobbyists, as well as the different styles of build, meaning every single car has a style all its own.


Mark Walker — Patina: Volkswagens — hardcover, 160 pages, Veloce



The American charm of Robert Frost's iconic poem is paired with impactful images from the mountains of New Hampshire to the streets of India. Available in October.


Robert Frost—The Road Not Taken: The Classic Poem in Words and Photographs— hardcover, 224 pages, Cider Mill Press







Created by photographer and art historian Dr. Fred Sigman, this book is an ode to a bye-gone era and a reflection on America's iconic automobile culture. Sigmans' photographs capture the praised architectural vernacular that once dominated Sin City's skyline and served as the foundation for today's mega-resorts.


Dr. Fred Sigman—Motel Vegas— hardcover, 200 pages, Smallworks Press




Jeff Gordinier, food and drinks editor of Esquire and a frequent contributor to the New York Times chronicles the four years he spent traveling with renowned Danish chef René Redzepi in search of the most tantalizing flavors the world has to offer.


Jeff Gordinier—Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World—hardcover, 240 pages, Penguin Random House












In May 2007, with her husband as co-pilot, Dina Bennett was behind the wheel of a 1940 Cadillac LaSalle, one of 128 antique autos racing in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. Bennett's resulting book is both funny and self-deprecating. She says it was written for “every woman who's ever doubted herself and any man who's wondered what the woman traveling with him is thinking.”


Dina Bennett—Peking to Paris: Life and Love on a Short Drive Around Half the World—hardcover, 280 pages, Skyhorse Publishing









The opening of America's interstate highway system in the 1950s ushered in the road trip phenomenon. Author Richard Ratay contends that families didn't so much take vacations as survive them. This lighthearted trip down memory lane chronicles what made the Great American Family Road Trip so great.


Richard Ratay—Don't Make Me Pull Over: The Informal History of the Family Road Trip—hardcover, 288 pages, Scribner











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