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Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying

by Justin Tyers

After Justin and Linda Tyers lost everything in a devastating house fire, they rebuilt their lives by building a classic wooden yacht from scratch ? starting by felling the trees. This story was told in their...


The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World

by Lavinia Spalding

In The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World, thirty celebrated and emerging writers invite you to ride shotgun as they travel the globe to discover new places, people,...


A Tour of Bones

by Denise Inge

Author, academic and adventurer, Denise Inge grew up in a large and rambunctious family on the east coast of America. She crossed the Sahara, charmed snakes in Marrakech and cycled the Adirondack mountains but...


The Best Women's Travel Writing 2011: True Stories from Around the World

by Lavinia Spalding

Since publishing A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious...


Casting Off

by Emma Bamford

As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is...


Like a Tramp, Like A Pilgrim

by Harry Bucknall

Watching in disbelief as his computer was struck by lightning in 2007, Harry Bucknall had

no idea that the subsequent trail of events would lead him to Rome ? five years later, on foot.

Following the Via Francigena,...


Wanderlust: A Social History of Travel

by Laura Byrne Paquet

Where did passports come from? Why did 1930s stewardesses carry wrenches? And how did teetotalers shape the modern vacation? Wanderlust answers these questions and more, as author Laura Byrne Paquet delves into...


Billy Connolly's Route 66: The Big Yin on the Ultimate American Road Trip

by Billy Connolly

Britain's best-loved comedian hits the most famous highway in the world on an unforgettable journey.

Billy Connolly, music-lover, biker, and scourge of the beige and bland the world over, has dreamed about taking...


Great British Journeys

by Nicholas Crane

Intrepid presenter Nicholas Crane investigates eight epic journeys, following in the footsteps of our greatest indigenous explorers.

Nick presents eight of the most interesting traveller-chroniclers to have explored...


Himalaya

by Michael Palin

Having risen to the challenge of seas, poles, dhows and deserts, the highest mountains in the world were a natural target for Michael Palin. In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard...


Around The World In Eighty Days

by Michael Palin

'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger...


At Home and Abroad

by V.S. Pritchett

Admirers of The Spanish Temper, Marching Spain and his wonderfully evocative books on London, Dublin and New York will need no reminding that V.S. Pritchett is one of the very great travel writers of our time,...


Psychogeography

by Will Self & Ralph Steadman

Provocateurs Will Self and Ralph Steadman join forces in this post-millennial meditation on the vexed relationship between psyche and place in a globalised world, bringing together for the first time the very...


The Canals of Britain

by Stuart Fisher

Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the...


The Train in Spain

by Christopher Howse

This is not a book about trains but about the variety of Spain. The bestselling author Christopher Howse makes ten great railway journeys that explore the interior of the peninsula, its astonishing landscapes...


Just Sea and Sky

by Ben Pester

This charming account of the voyage of two men in a small boat half way

round the world from Plymouth to New Zealand in 1953 is a rare insight into a time, not long ago, when

sailors had no GPS, electronics, radio...


A Thousand Miles from Anywhere

by Sandra Clayton

Following Dolphins Under My Bed and Turtles in Our Wake comes the third leg of the Claytons' voyage, two early retirees who decided to live life sailing from place to place to fulfil their dream.

Told uniquely...


The Secret Worlds of Colin Fletcher

by Colin Fletcher

In books such as The Complete Walker and The Man Who Walked Through Time, Colin Fletcher has established a reputation as a literate and witty apostle of roughing it. His newest book is a highly personal celebration...


Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe

by J. W. Ocker

Winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical!

Follow the footsteps of the father of American horror fiction.

Edgar Allan Poe was an oddity: his life, literature, and legacy are all, well, odd...


Other Voices, Other Towns: The Traveler's Story

by Caleb Pirtle III

"Other Voices, Other Towns" has, in reality, taken Caleb Pirtle III a lifetime to write. During the thirty years he has been writing about travel across this great land, he spent much of his time listening to...