100 Most Popular Travel Books

1. Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart Tim Butcher

2. A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson

3. Into the Wild Jon Krakauer

4. Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert

5. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster Jon Krakauer

6. In a Sunburned Country Bill Bryson

7. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Cheryl Strayed

8. Notes from a Small Island Bill Bryson

9. Travels with Charley: In Search of America John Steinbeck

10. Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa’s Fighting Spirit Tim Butcher

11. The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War Tim Butcher

12. Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes

13. A Year in Provence Peter Mayle

14. I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away Bill Bryson

15. Blue Highways William Least Heat-Moon

16. A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway

17. Seven Years in Tibet Heinrich Harrer

18. Kon-Tiki Thor Heyerdahl

19. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America Bill Bryson

20. Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town Paul Theroux

21. Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage Alfred Lansing

22. The Great Railway Bazaar Paul Theroux

23. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die Patricia Schultz

24. The Songlines Bruce Chatwin

25. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe Bill Bryson

26. West with the Night Beryl Markham

27. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Alexandra Fuller

28. Out of Africa Isak Dinesen

29. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific J. Maarten Troost

30. Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass Isak Dinesen

31. In Patagonia Bruce Chatwin

32. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World Eric Weiner

33. The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey Ernesto Che Guevara

34. In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Nathaniel Philbrick

35. Soul Travellers: Turning Miles into Memories Andre Mokalu

36. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China Jung Chang

37. Life on the Mississippi Mark Twain

38. Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure Sarah Macdonald

39. A Time of Gifts Patrick Leigh Fermor

40. Round Ireland with a Fridge Tony Hawks

41. Riding the Iron Rooster Paul Theroux

42. Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World Rita Golden Gelman

43. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Paul Theroux

44. On the Road Jack Kerouac

45. The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain

46. Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil WarTony Horwitz

47. From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East William Dalrymple

48. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush Eric Newby

49. As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning Laurie Lee

50. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel Rolf Potts

51. The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas Paul Theroux

52. The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific Paul Theroux

53. Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari GuidePeter Allison

54. The Shadow of the Sun Ryszard Kapuściński

55. City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi William Dalrymple

56. Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone BeforeTony Horwitz

57. Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu J. Maarten Troost

58. Wind, Sand and Stars Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

59. The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey Candice Millard

60. The Places in Between Rory Stewart

61. Assassination Vacation Sarah Vowell

62. My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1) Gerald Durrell

63. Paris to the Moon Adam Gopnik

64. Arabian Sands Wilfred Thesiger

65. The Pillars of Hercules Paul Theroux

66. Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback Robyn Davidson

67. Live from the Road P.C. Zick

68. Lost on Planet China: The Strange and True Story of One Man’s Attempt to Understand the World’s Most Mystifying Nation, or How He Became Comfortable Eating Live Squid J. Maarten Troost

69. Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin

70. The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca Tahir Shah

71. Travels with Herodotus Ryszard Kapuściński

72. Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man’s Miraculous SurvivalJoe Simpson

73. Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History Robert D. Kaplan

74. Jupiter’s Travels Ted Simon

75. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea Barbara Demick

76. The Travels Marco Polo

77. The Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen

78. Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman Alice Steinbach

79. Coming into the Country John McPhee

80. An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude Ann Vanderhoof

81. Full Circle Michael Palin

82. Africa and Back: With Dave and Dorothy Dorothy May Mercer

83. The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis

84. Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World Ewan McGregor

85. Into the Heart of Borneo Redmond O’Hanlon

86. The Kingdom by the Sea Paul Theroux

87. Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucía Chris Stewart

88. Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill M.G. Edwards

89. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze Peter Hessler

90. Trucking in English Carolyn Steele

91. The World At Large (Carpe Diem, book 1) Adam E. Mehaffey

92. The God Complex Chris Titus

93. The Poisonwood Bible Barbara Kingsolver

94. A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World Tony Horwitz

95. Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam Andrew X. Pham

96. Hokkaido Highway Blues. Hitchhiking Japan Will Ferguson

97. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven Susan Jane Gilman

98. Between the Woods and the Water Patrick Leigh Fermor

99. Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor’s Life at Sea Richard Henry Dana Jr.

100. A Year in the World: Journeys of a Passionate Traveller Frances Mayes


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