Travel books

What’s not to like about travel? New sights, sounds, tastes, beautiful scenery, different cultures, tranquility or excitement (or both)… even if drop-everything-and-go travelling is not an option right now, it is still fun to indulge in some armchair travel and plan a dream trip. Whether you like your travel glamorous or rugged, by car or in a plane, there’s a great read waiting here for you!
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In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater & scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew -it's called Britain- intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a 'journey journal', Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes -not a man (because he was one to start off with)- but a better, more inspiring example of a…

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Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books | Travel | The Guardian

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe

Celebrating Readers: Top Travel Books | Blogo

Celebrating Readers: Top Travel Books | Blogo

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places by National Geographic.  National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world's most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales--both natural and man-made--are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders.

Check out this amazingly beautiful book! A great gift idea for photographers, travelers and anyone curious about the world around them.

Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton.  Everyone knows how to live the good life in Paris, Provence, or Tuscany. Now, Matthew Amster-Burton makes you fall in love with Tokyo. Experience this exciting and misunderstood city through the eyes of three Americans vacationing in a tiny Tokyo apartment. Follow 8-year-old Iris on a solo errand to the world's greatest supermarket, picnic on the bullet train, and eat a staggering array of great, inexpensive…

Pretty Good Number One: An American Family Eats Tokyo by Matthew Amster-Burton

Walking the Camino: a Modern Pilgrimage to Santiago by Tony Kevin.  Filled with fascinating observations and anecdotes about the nature of contemporary Spain, this intriguing account tells the story of Tony Kevin, an overweight 63-year-old former diplomat who set off on an eight-week trek across the country armed only with a small rucksack and a staff. Rich with the history, politics, and culture of the region, this travel narrative follows two of the many pilgrim trails that crisscross…

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Notes From A Small Island by Bill Bryson.  In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home. His aim was to take stock of the nation's public face and private parts (as it were), and to analyse what precisely it was he loved so much about a country that had produced…

Bill Bryson, Notes From A Small Island: Journey Through Britain

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