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  • From the Meadows of Gold by Mas'udi
  • The Travels of Ibn Battutah
  • Voyages and Discoveries by Richard Hakluyt
  • The Journals of Captain James Cook
  • South: The Endurance Expedition by Ernest Shackleton
  • The Last Grain Race by Eric Newby
  • Collected Travel Writing by Evelyn Waugh
  • Travels With Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuscinsk
  • The Way of the World by Nicolas Bouvier
  • Pecked to Death by Ducks by Tim Cahill
  • Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It by Geoff Dyer


  • Guide to Greece by Pausanias
  • Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness by Ibn Fadlan
  • A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  • A Sentimental Journey by Laurence Sterne
  • Letters From England by Voltaire
  • Italian Journey: 1786-1788 by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Travel Pictures by Heinrich Heine
  • Letters from Russia by Adolphe De Custine
  • Winter Notes on Summer Impressions by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov
  • The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain
  • D. H. Lawrence and Italy by D.H. Lawrence
  • Black Lamb and Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
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  • Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • The Silent Traveler in London by Chiang Lee
  • Stones of Aran: Labyrinth by Tim Robinson
  • The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller
  • Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere by Jan Morris
  • In Siberia by Colin Thubron
  • The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald
  • Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk


  • The Travels of Marco Polo
  • The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
  • An Ottoman Traveller: Selections from the Book of Travels of Evliya Celebi
  • Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches by Matsuo Basho
  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella L. Bird
  • The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace
  • A Secret Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina by Richard Burton
  • Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan by Lafcadio Hearn
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  • The Southern Gates of Arabia by Freya Stark
  • A Time to Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • A Barbarian in Asia by Henri Michaux
  • Peking Story: The Last Days of Old China by David Kidd
  • Hindoo Holiday by J.R. Ackerley
  • Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
  • A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
  • The Inland Sea by Donald Richie
  • Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger
  • The Lost Heart of Asia by Colin Thubron
  • The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
  • Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux
  • The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
  • City of Djinns by William Dalrymple
  • Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue by Paul Bowles


  • Travels in the Interior of Africa by Mungo Park
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  • Travels in West Africa by Mary Kingsley
  • Source of the Nile by Richard Burton
  • The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates
  • Travels in the Congo by Andre Gide
  • Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  • Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway
  • Journey Without Maps by Graham Greene
  • The Voices of Marrakesh by Elias Canetti
  • North of South by Shiva Naipaul
  • African Laughter by Doris Lessing

The Americas[]

  • Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition by Alvar Nunez Cabeza De Vaca
  • Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America by Alexander von Humboldt
  • History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil by Jean de Lery
  • The Journals of Lewis and Clark
  • The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman
  • American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens
  • A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau
  • Travels in Alaska by John Muir
  • Roughing It by Mark Twain
  • Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  • Kabloona by Gontran de Poncins
  • Here is New York by E.B. White
  • Travels With Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
  • Kon-Tiki by Thor Keyerdahl
  • The Lawless Roads by Graham Greene
  • In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
  • An African in Greenland by Tété-Michel Kpomassie
  • I See by My Outfit by Peter S. Beagle
  • Coming into the Country by John McPhee
  • Into the Wild by Bill Bryson
  • A Turn in the South by V.S. Naipaul
  • The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux


  • A Book of Traveller's Tales by Eric Newby
  • Travel Writing 1700-1830
  • Colonial American Travel Narratives
  • Travels in the Reich, 1933-1945: Foreign Authors Report from Germany
  • Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing
  • Unsuitable for Ladies: An Anthology of Women Travellers
  • Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing
  • Americans in Paris