Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Travel Reads


It's summer and many of you will be traveling far and wide or to destinations closer to home. Here are some travel-related books to read when you stretch out on that beach chair or during long flights across the Atlantic or heaven forbid, interminable delays at the airport. Happy reading!
Fiction
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

Africa
Paul Theroux, Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

Asia
Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea
Peter Hassler, A River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Paul Theroux, Great Railway Bazaar: By Train through Asia
Paul Theroux, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train through China
Pico Iyer, Video Night in Kathmandu

Australia
Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

Europe
Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson, Neither here nor there
Frances Mayes, A Year in the World

Panama
David G. McCullough, The Path between the Seas

Memoir
Marlena de Blasi, A Thousand Days in Venice
Marlena de Blasi, A Thousand Days in Tuscany
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Peter Mayle, A Year in Provence
Peter Mayle, Toujours Provence
Peter Mayle, Encore Provence

Old World
Marco Polo, The Travels of Marco Polo

Women Write About Their Travel Experience
Seal Press, France, A Love Story
Seal Press, Italy, A Love Story
Seal Press, Mexico, A Love Story

USA
Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

Travel Anthologies
Houghton Mifflin Company, Best American Travel Writing
Travelers Tales, Best Travel Writing Series

Traveler's Life List
Patricia Schultz, 1000 Places to See Before You Die

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