Off the beaten path
Three new reads tell tales of travel you won't find in the average guidebook.
Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day: One Man, Eight Countries, One Vintage Travel Guide (Perigee) by Doug Mack is the often hilarious tale of what happens when the author decides to tour the continent using a 1963 edition of Frommer's Europe on Five Dollars a Day.
So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler's Guide to Time Travel (Berkley) by Phil Hornshaw and Nick Hurwitch is a geek's armchair travel companion that combines science fiction, science fact and tips on how to handle what you might encounter, from dinosaurs to robots.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Knopf) by Cheryl Strayed is a moving and surprising memoir by a young woman who put her shattered life back together in the course of a sometimes harrowing 1,100-mile solo hike.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor