We spend a lot of time looking at the southern border of the United States these days, but there is much to learn looking in the other direction as well. Northland does this, following the U.S.- Canada border from the east to the west, traveling by boat, car and foot, and meeting folks of all kinds of backgrounds and opinions along the way. The history of the border is also fascinating, full of twists and turns and war and quirky personalities.
It’s a fascinating trip to follow, and well worth the 4,000 miles.
Interested in some other great travel literature? Try one of these:
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
Journeys by Jan Morris
West with the Night by Beryl Markham
Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
Great Plains by Ian Frazier
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Northland by Porter Fox