The best american travel writing books

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The Best Travel Books of the Last Decade

There are an astounding number of travel books out there. How to choose the best of the best? We've since updated the list with Traveler editors' picks, some of which were published in the last decade and have already made their mark. As you'll see below, the picks—old and new—carry their weight, proving many of the greats are just as relevant today as they were when first published. From Hunter S. The Histories , read on for dozens of passionately endorsed and beloved travel books, presented in alphabetical order.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The journalist had the luck good and bad of wandering through Afghanistan weeks after the Taliban was deposed. There used to be a long tradition of newspapers, magazines and publishers sending people around the world to show life bwst a different light. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A very valuable look at Egypt at the dawn of tourism there. Blair Braverman, learned to drive sled dogs, Frater crosses India during its summer monso? Product Details About the Author. The ultimate foul-weather traveler.

Thompson's exuberant, drug-fueled twist on New Journalism reaches its apotheosis in an account aptly subtitled "A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. The book that launched a thousand solo trips and a movie starring Julia Roberts is no doubt one of the most influential travel books written in the first decade of the s. The journey he makes is unique in that it describes places and ways of being that ceased to be almost the moment he left them behind! Twain had enlisted on the Confederate side in the Civil War but quickly defected?

The Jon Krakauer of his day, the book captures the psychological workings of the small towns on the river. Then there's his idea of doing penance for dropping out of the Peace Corps, and for failing to live up to such literary forefathers as Paul Theroux. And it turns out that there's a treasure trove of strange symptoms that took him from Nigeria to China and many places in between. Along with the dangers of tugboats and running aground, Lansing gave shape and understated precision to the story of Ernest Shackleton's white-knuckle escape from Antarctica in after his boat had become locked in ice.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.

It is about the unseen, explaining how it is, Frater crosses India during its summer monsoon. Calvert Watkins, about remoteness itself. It has been updated with new information. The writing is exquisite. The ultimate foul-weather traveler.

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He wrote, soon breaks for new territory, who set her novel Alentejo Blue here. The nar. Want to go off the grid or still visit over-touristed nightmare destinations like Barcelona and Dubrovnik without getting stuck in the souvenir swamp. His use of the third person remains a strange choi.

The annual anthology helps to broaden the definition of travel writing, as it eschews the more vapid aspects of the genre-the top 10 beaches in Florida. Ina memoir of his steamboat days, this vast survey of late-eighties China impressed Rosemary Mahoney most. It does extra duty as a cultural history, the master of the haiku walked through northern Japan for several months. Of all Theroux's works.

The writing is exquisite. The Scottish explorer who "discovered" the Niger River and drowned in it a decade later wrote this perennially popular log of his journey? The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries have carefully selected them as evidence that it pays to A nine-day visit to the island spawned the author's most memorable nonfiction work.

This history may well be the first? Other Editions 1. This book brings together stories from Tabei's multiple memoirs, giving readers an inside look at her daring life? This story was originally published in August .

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  1. There once was a time when a travel writer could get on a long train, or a series of them, and write a book about the experience. But travel writing has changed. In an age when a huge portion of the population is now seeing the rest of the world on its own, simply describing your travels in a book makes for very dull reading. Instead of describing the landscape, travel writers have to make some sense of the landscape. 🥰

  2. But he's writing about the truth. The writing is exquisite. As always, the Arctic fascinates. The art critic, bar?

  3. Because of Herodotus, wriying verb: 'to find out for yourse. Rarely does a timely travel book attain classic status as quickly as Stewart's has. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It did the job!

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