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French Leave

by Liz Ryan

It was when she realised she was spending twelve hours a week and five thousand euro a year commuting to work that Liz Ryan began to question how great life in boom-time Ireland really was – and reached a decision...


Raw Spirit

by Iain Banks

As a native of Scotland, bestselling author Iain Banks has decided to undertake a tour of the distilleries of his homeland in a bid to uncover the unique spirit of the single malt. Visiting some of the world's...


A Traveller In Rome

by H.v. Morton

A gem for the tourist and armchair traveler alike, by the incomparable H. V. Morton. "The master of the genre." --Jan Morris


The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Antarctic

by John Keay

Farthest South - Ernest Henry Shackleton

Born in Ireland, Shackleton joined the merchant navy before being recruited for Captain Scott's 1901 expedition to Antarctica. He was with Scott on his first attempt to...


Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan

by Kathleen Jamie

When ten Pakistani men walk into Kathleen Jamie’s small Scottish town on a peace march, in November 2001, she is thrown back to her own travels in Northern Pakistan and a book she wrote a decade earlier.

Among...


Barcelona The Great Enchantress

by Robert Hughes

Beginning with a vivid description of his wedding in the splendid medieval ceremonial chamber in Barcelona's city hall, Hughes launches into a lively account of the history, art, and architecture of the storied...


Tales of the City

Tales of the City #1

by Armistead Maupin

For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced...


Paris, Paris

by David Downie & Diane Johnson

 “Beautifully written and refreshingly original… makes us see [Paris] in a different light.” -- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

 

Swapping his native San Francisco for the City of Light, travel writer...


Near Death in the Arctic

by Cecil Kuhne

“The fine snow choked his eyes, ears, and throat, and he did not hear his own smothered death cry. Down in cold blackness, 150 feet down, his falling body smashed into a projecting ledge of ironclad ice. With...


The Gentle Art of Tramping

by Graham Stephen

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high...


Carsick

by John Waters

A cross-country hitchhiking journey with America’s most beloved weirdo

John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,”...


Who Goes There

by Nick Griffiths

Who Goes There; is the sequel to Nick's hugely popular Doctor Who memoir, Dalek I Loved You (Gollancz, 2007 & 2008). It's a travel book with Doctor Who at its core. Nick travels England and Wales, seeking locations...


Iceland, Defrosted

by Edward Hancox

This is the story of one Englishman's obsession with a half-frozen, roughly duck-shaped island in the cold North Atlantic. 'Iceland, Defrosted' is less about wars over cod, flight-halting volcanoes and globe-shattering...


Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living (in the Heart of France)

by Ken McAdams

One year and one arduous home-renovation into their marriage, Ken and Bing head to the French countryside to celebrate their long-delayed honeymoon, swearing they're getting out of the home-fixing business for...


The Water in Between

by Kevin Patterson

A broken heart leads Kevin Patterson to the dock of a sailboat brokerage on Vancouver Island, where he stands contemplating the romance of the sea and his heartfelt desire to get away. By the end of the day,...


Walking Across Egypt

by Edgerton Clyde

"An unpretentious, finely-crafted novel that will linger with the readers like the last strains of a favorite hymn. It is more enjoyable than a pitcher full of sweet tea and one of Mattie's home-cooked dinners."--...


The Best American Travel Writing 2011: The Best American Series

by Sloane Crosley & Jason Wilson

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2010.


In a Sunburned Country

by Bill Bryson

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER

Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian...


In Ethiopia with a Mule

by Dervla Murphy

Inspired by childhood stories of Prester John and the Queen of Sheba, in 1966 Dervla Murphy bought Jock, an amiable pack-mule, and set off to trek across the highlands of this awesome but troubled land. She...


Afrika - Dispatches from the Outside Edge: An Epic Journey to Save and Improve Lives

by Kingsley Holgate

Driven by his passion for exploration and a sincere love of Africa, intrepid modern-day adventurer and humanitarian Kingsley Holgate and his family set off on an epic 64 327-kilometre, 33-country journey around...