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Visiting Rwanda

by Dervla Murphy

Between April and July 1994, the tiny Central African state of Rwanda experienced unprecedented carnage as more than three-quarters of a million people, mostly minority Tutsi, were killed in a carefully planned...


The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule

by Joanna Kavenna

A legend, a land once seen and then lost forever, Thule was a place beyond the edge of the maps, a mystery for thousands of years. And to the Nazis, Thule was an icy Eden, birthplace of Nordic “purity.” In...


Driving Home: An American Journey

by Jonathan Raban

For more than thirty years, Jonathan Raban has written with infectious fascination about people and places in transition or on the margins, about journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached, and,...


Murderers in Mausoleums: Riding the Back Roads of Empire Between Moscow and Beijing

by Jeffrey Tayler

A gripping journey through some of the planet’s most remote and challenging terrain and its peoples, in search of why democracy has yet to thrive in lands it seemed so recently ready to overtake Across the...


Venice Is a Fish: A Sensual Guide

by Tiziano Scarpa

One of Italy’s brightest literary lights reinvents travel writing with a seductive, intoxicating celebration of the magical saltwater city

“Venice is a fish,” writes Tiziano Scarpa. “It’s like a vast...


Very California: Travels Through the Golden State

by Diana Hollingsworth Gessler

A fisherman on the Santa Monica Pier. The vineyards of Napa Valley. Surfers in Malibu. An Indian village in Yosemite and the Golden Gate Bridge at sunset. Artist Diana Gessler captures the color and character...


On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome, with Love and Pasta

by Jen Lin-Liu

A food writer travels the Silk Road, immersing herself in a moveable feast of foods and cultures and discovering some surprising truths about commitment, independence, and love.

Feasting her way through an...


Slow Train to Guantanamo: A Rail Odyssey Through Cuba in the Last Days of the Castros

by Peter Millar

Award-winning journalist Peter Millar jumps aboard a railway system that was once the pride of Latin America – and now a crippled casualty case – to undertake a railway odyssey the length of Cuba in the dying...


Better Than Fiction: True travel tales from great fiction writers

by Alexander Mccall Smith, Kurt Andersen & Stefan Merrill Block

A collection of original travel stories told by some of the world's best novelists, including Isabel Allende, Keri Hulme, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre....


Lights, Camera...Travel!

by Alec Baldwin, Bruce Beresford & Sandra Bernhard

Lights, Camera...Travel! Travel stories from screen storytellers including Alec Baldwin, Brooke Shields, Richard E Grant, Neil LaBute, Bruce Beresford and Sandra Bernhard. Since the ancient Greeks, actors have...


Lonely Planet Jaywalking with the Irish

by Lonely Planet

David Monagan has always dreamed of relocating to Ireland, the land of his forebears. With humour and candour, he describes the pleasures and pitfalls, challenges and frustrations of moving a feisty family to...


Lonely Planet Unpacked

by Lonely Planet

Sometimes travel doesn't go according to plan - but that's what gives you best stories! Around the world, these Lonely Planet writers encounter hurricanes, road accidents, secret police and nasty parasites -...


Endurance: Heroic Journeys in Ireland

by Dermot Somers

Kidnap, jailbreak, power, faith, murder, betrayal, scholarship, survival and above all, sheer endurance -- all are themes in Dermot Somers' stories of heroic and historic travels from the mythic legends of prehistory...


There's an Egg in My Soup: ... and other adventures of an Irishman in Poland

by Tom Galvin

Five years in the Polish wilderness. Queues for groceries, unfathomable bus timetables, inexplicable traditions and truly bizarre soup – this is Poland in the mid-1990s, where Tom Galvin innocently went as...


The Road to McCarthy

by Pete McCarthy

Pete McCarthy established one cardinal rule of travel in hisbestselling debut, McCarthy's Bar: "Never pass a bar withyour name on it." In this equally wry and insightful follow-up,his characteristic good humor,...


Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China

by Tom Carter

Westerners are flocking to China in increasing numbers to chase their dreams even as Chinese emigrants seek their own dreams abroad. Life as an outsider in China has many sides to it - weird, fascinating and...


To America with Love

by A.A. Gill

IN TO AMERICA WITH LOVE, celebrated British provocateur and Vanity Fair colum­nist A. A. Gill traverses the Atlantic to become the freshest chronicler of American identity in recent memory. With a fiery temper,...


Harry Peckham's Tour

by Harry Peckham & Martin Brayne

A collection of letters written by Harry Peckham in 1769 while travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including...


The Longest Road

by Philip Caputo

In The Longest Road, one of America’s most respected writers takes an epic journey across America, Airstream in tow, and asks everyday Americans what unites and divides a country as endlessly diverse as it...


Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain

Before his literary career took off and he emerged as one of America's foremost men of letters, Mark Twain worked as a steamboat pilot in the antebellum South and Midwest. This fascinating account offers a brief...