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Impressions of America

by Konstanty Buszczyński, Kasia Beresford & Dominic A. Pacyga

With a foreword by Dominic A. Pacyga, Professor Emeritus at Columbia College Chicago and author of American Warsaw: The Rise Fall, and Rebirth of Polish Chicago. 

When Konstanty Buszczy?ski travelled to America...


A Ramble in the Woods on Sunday

by James Kirke Paulding

In this article, "A Ramble in the Woods on Sunday," by James Kirke Paulding, originally published in the January 1833 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, a literary ramble about nature, the author communes...


A Christmas Dinner in the Bay of Biscay

by Anonymous

This article, "A Christmas Dinner in the Bay of Biscay," originally published in the December 1874 issue of The Gentleman's Magazine, describes a Christmas dinner at sea. 


Lost In The Tule

by Yadessac

This article, "Lost in the Tule," from the March 1852 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, describes an incident of boat travel in Northern California. 


Tales of Fishing Virgin Seas

by Zane Grey

Zane Gray, the master storyteller of America's old Wild West, was also a passionate fisherman. He went fishing for 300 days! This book describes his fishing adventures in exotic locations throughout the Pacific...


A Day at Ravenna

by Henry Theodore Tuckerman

A day's tour of Ravenna, a city in central Italy, near the coast of the Adriatic Sea, is described in this travelogue article from the famous American author, Henry Theodore Tuckerman (1813-1871). Ravenna sites...


Mornings in Mexico

by D. H. Lawrence

Mornings in Mexico is a collection of travel essays by D. H. Lawrence about Mexico where he travelled several times and was fascinated by what he observed there of the exotic people and their way of life. It...


A Motor-Flight Through France

by Edith Wharton

A trailblazer among American women at the turn of the century, Edith Wharton set out in the newly invented "motor-car" to explore the cities and countryside of France. As the Whartons embark on three separate...


How Sweet the Bitter Soup

by Lori Qian

• With the international political environment being what it is, the difficulties for people to simply get married, or accompany a spouse to their country for a visit, or to actually immigrate are more relevant...


Ten Years a Nomad

by Matthew Kepnes

Part memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad.

"Matt is possibly the most...


A Chip Shop in Pozna?

by Ben Aitken

Not many Brits move to Poland to work in a fish and chip shop. Fewer still come back wanting to be a Member of the European Parliament. 

Travel writer Ben Aitken moved to Poland in 2016 to understand why the...


A Florida State of Mind

by James D. Wright

A witty history of the state that's always in the news, for everything from alligator attacks to zany crimes.

There's an old clip of Bugs Bunny sawing the entire state of Florida off the continent--and every...


The Twice-Born

by Aatish Taseer

In The Twice-Born, Aatish Taseer embarks on a journey of self-discovery in an intoxicating, unsettling personal reckoning with modern India, where ancient customs collide with the contemporary politics of revivalism...


A Year in Paris

by John Baxter

A NEW YORK TIMES "SUMMER READING" PICK!

From the incomparable John Baxter, award-winning author of the bestselling The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the...


Roads From the Ashes

by Megan Edwards & Chris Epting

When a wildfire destroyed her home and worldly possessions in the hills above Los Angeles, it didn’t take Megan Edwards long to recognize an opportunity. It took her husband a little longer (“Give me five...


The Puffin Diaries

by Rich Shapiro

Have you ever wanted to take a sabbatical from work and go travelling? ‘Reading these stories again takes me back immediately to the windswept green hills of Rum, the howling huskies of Greenland and the far-off...


Travel As Transformation

by Gregory V. Diehl

A daring, intelligent, and unapologetic call to find yourself through wanderlust. When you travel to a foreign place, do you experience this new life as your old self? Or do you become a new version of you? ...


War Tourism

by Bertram M. Gordon

As German troops entered Paris following their victory in June 1940, the American journalist William L. Shirer observed that they carried cameras and behaved as "naïve tourists." One of the first things Hitler...


Coves of Departure

by John Seibert Farnsworth

In a book that has been called "a love song to nature," the author documents the latest decade of his explorations of the Baja peninsula and the Sea of Cortez. While much of the book narrates his experience...


Sicilian Splendors

by John Keahey

"A wondrously joyous account of travel as it should be." -Publishers Weekly

A travel narrative that focuses on Sicily's little-known regions, from the author of Seeking Sicily and Hidden Tuscany.

From Palermo...