Travel Books

Travel Reads: The Man Who Cycled The World

Thursday, May 13, 2010

At the end of the month, I’m embarking on an epic three-day bike ride through the Canadian Rockies. I’m already hearing excuses from my taint to avoid the 90-mile days on the saddle. God knows what your grundle would feel like after 194 days and 18,000 miles. Mark Beaumont did just that, crushing the previous world record by 81 days, and publishing his circumnavigation of the […]

The Lost Girls Published: No Coreys In Sight

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Congrats to the fine ladies over at who just released their very own book today, The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. You can buy the book here, or check out their spread in USA Today here — complete with an accompanying photo of the girls lounging on […]

The Squid And The Male: Tales Of Obsession

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Twenty-foot walls of water, stomach-turning heaves, pbj sandwiches lost at sea. These are the trials and tribulations of one man´s quest to capture the Giant Squid, found off the shores of New Zealand. WorldHum has just released an excerpt of David Grann´s new book, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, a compilation of Grann´s travel essays. […]

Tom Swift: A Travel Writer Is Not A Tourist

Friday, March 26, 2010

When you are a travel writer, you are living in two worlds. One world is based on the existential experience of belonging: finding out where you belong or how things belong. The other world is finding words to express that which you have discovered. Without one, you would not have the other, and most of […]

Is Thomas Kohnstamm Going To Hell? A Travel Writer’s Real Take On Travel Writing

Monday, February 8, 2010

An interview with travel writer and author Thomas Kohnstamm According to his website bio, Thomas Kohnstamm is a “writer, traveler and seeker of all that is odd, adventurous and ridiculous.” In his first book, Do Travel Writers Go To Hell, he takes readers through a healthy fixing of ridiculousness as he embarks on a debaucherous […]

The Top Travel Books Of 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The New York Times has published their list of the best travel books of 2009 — a perfect way to close out the . . . umm, oh-ohs? — just in time for those thinking about stocking stuffers for their travel-loving family and friends. (Hello? Family/friends, hope you’re reading this.) “The Best American Travel Writing” […]

What Travel Books Are TheExpeditioners Reading?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Looking at my overflowing shelves of books, I’m realizing my genre of choice falls under travel literature. In the ever present search for the next in-flight entertainment, I found this BraveNewTraveler post listing the top 50 greatest travel books of all time. It was quite humbling, since I’ve only read five on the list. In […]

NYC’s Idlewild Goes Big Time

Tuesday, May 12, 2009’s (as well as any serious traveler in New York City’s) favorite bookstore, Idlewild Books, made the national wires today with this AP article. Soon owner David Del Vecchio will be dispatching assistants to help the customers and watching the store from his penthouse above the store via closed-circuit cameras. Let’s hope not. The article […]

How Many Of The Best Travel Books Of 2008 Have You Read?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

To answer the above question, I have to admit, zero, but I did just finish re-reading Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, a book that achieves the rare feet of making one actually want to head to England in the dead of winter. (Come on, there are like flying ghosts, magical feasts of reappearing food, […]

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