100 Most Popular Travel Books


Non-Fiction

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 War Tony 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 Guide Peter 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 Before Tony 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 Survival Joe 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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