Travel Books

Travel Book Review: The Places In Between

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

At the start of 2002, weeks after the Taliban in Afghanistan had fallen, Rory Stewart decided to walk from one end of Afghanistan to the other. Sixteen months prior he had just completed similar walks across Iran, Pakistan, India and Nepal. He felt he needed to connect these walks by venturing into the previously Taliban-barred […]

Writers Abroad Announces Publication Of Their New Book (Hello Stocking Stuffer!)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

This week the virtual writers’ group, Writers Abroad, announced the publication of their second anthology Foreign Flavours, which contains 64 contributions, including 33 recipes, from ex-pat writers from around the world. If you’re not familiar with the group, Writers Abroad is an online writing group, founded in 2009, which provides a forum for ex-pat writers […]

18 Travel Writers Reveal Their 18 Favorite Travel Books

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You know how there are some people who just give you really bad reading suggestions, like your friend’s mother, or Oprah? Their picks always involve stories about childhood molestation or teenage vampires, or both of those subjects combined, and all you really wish for is a good guide for travel reading to help get you […]

Paul Theroux On How To Break Into Travel Writing (And Other Questions Answered)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In case you missed it, celebrated travel writer Paul Theroux sat down for a couple hours with the UK Telegraph for a live Q&A with readers, and we’ve got your highlights here, including where Paul wants to die and his three hard-fast rules for travel. * Question: Would you care to name 3 basic rules […]

You Should Read These Books Before You Travel To [Insert Country Here]

Friday, April 29, 2011

Before I head off on a trip, I love to read a few books and watch movies about that country. Sometimes it’s helpful, as was the case in reading Marquez before I traveled to Colombia, sometimes it leads to false expectations (are you telling me I came all way here to Barcelona and Penelope Cruz […]

On “On the Road”

Friday, December 24, 2010

“I’ll be back in thirty minutes,” Stu said to me, his glazed-over eyes had that spark of craziness that fuels the worst and the best fires of humanity. Amid the rabble-rousing of a dimly lit Brooklyn bar, a tension released in Stu’s wake. Not because he was not likable or interesting, but as his intake […]

Q&A: An Irreverent Interview With David Farley

Monday, September 13, 2010

David Farley’s Quest to Find the Carna Vera Sacra — The Foreskin of Christ By Luke Armstrong We travel for different reasons. The sun and sand. Adventure. To discover something new. To leave something old behind. To conquer fears. To conquer mountains. To learn. To drink. To sober up. To experience other cultures. To find […]

Road Trip: Lonely Planet Style

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summertime means road trip time, and Lonely Planet is helping you out by giving away free — one every week — PDF copies of their themed itineraries ahead of the release of their book, USA’s Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America (oh, to be that disappointed 100th road trip that just missed the cut, […]

Top 100 Travel Books Ever, According To Everyone

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I love lists. 25 best restaurants in New York City. Top 10 movies of the year. Best morning cereal cartoon characters (and, yes, the answer is Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, don’t ask why). The problem I have with lists, and probably the problem that most people who have a tinge of OCD have with lists, […]

Three Cups Of Tea: The Power Of One Person

Friday, June 11, 2010

I have a bookshelf full of adventure stories, young and old, travel tales from every corner of the earth, and tattered guidebooks from where I’ve been. I’m not the kind of person that likes clutter, but books I hold onto. Maybe it is a memorial of sorts. I like to think it is a testament […]

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