There are more than 40 million miles of highway, dirt track, ice road,tunnels and bridges wrapped around the globe and waiting to be discovered. 1001 Road Trips You Must Take Before You Die strives to..
The Rough Guide to China is the definitive guide to this fascinating nation, with precise maps and detailed coverage of all the country's best attractions. This book will help you delve into China's g..
Humanity's written history stretches back only 5,000 years, a mere blip on the timeline of our existence. If you want to know what it really means to be fully human, to see the whole story, you need t..
Whether you're on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other. From the mo..
Award-winning travel writer Aaron Millar reveals the greatest wonders of the world and the insider secrets on how to see them at their awe-inspiring best. Featuring selections from around the globe, ..
The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most arresting and celebrated landsc..
SHORTLISTED FOR ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR. In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intend..
In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. Seven ye..
A revised and updated edition of the landmark book about the miraculous continent by the finest living Africa correspondent. Every time you try to say 'Africa is...' the words crumble and break. From..
Most travel memoirs involve a button-nosed protagonist nursing a broken heart who, rather than tearfully watching The Princess Bride while eating an entire 5-gallon vat of ice cream directly out of th..
For more than thirty years Nicholas Lee was a cameraman on 60 Minutes, Australia's most respected and watched current affairs program, alongside Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie, Richard Carleton,..
"New York is an aquarium...where there are nothing but hell benders and lungfish and slimy, snag-toothed groupers and sharks." In 1935, Henry Miller set off from his adopted home, Paris, to revisit hi..
The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after..
The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint he..
Pradyumna Kumar, aka PK, was born into a poor, untouchable family in a small village in eastern India. Throughout his childhood he kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer's prophecy: 'You will marry a ..
A superb book about Don Watson's journeys around America. Featured as one of Newsweek's 50 'What to Read Now and Why' titles.Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best an..
Only in America - the most powerful democracy on earth, home to the best and worst of everything - are the most extreme contradictions possible. In a series of journeys, acclaimed author Don Watson se..
As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea ch..
In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel acr..
'Although there is much in this world that is incomprehensible, you can nevertheless discover a meaning as long as you have managed to limit your field of search.' Fredrik Sjoberg - collector, romant..
The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference. Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, ..
It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out..
Barging Round Britain by David Bartley is a beautifully-illustrated guide to a unique and fascinating part of our history: the canal network. This book explores the people and places that have forged ..
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport and, as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Musl..
"Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places they've been dying to visit or revisit and places they'd never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This year's volume of travel writing ...
In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy says that the best travel writing is the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her travels. T..
The stories are all beautifully written. USA Today A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2015, collected by guest editorbest-selling author Bill Bryson.The Best Amer..
Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized national leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Be..
"...a brilliant collection of travel stories...threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations." BOOK..
This book offers a vivid and human glimpse into Europe's borderlands as they emerged from Soviet rule - back in print after nearly 20 years. "In this superb book, in which one senses the spirit of Fra..
In 2011, we published Billy Connolly's Route 66 - the story of the legendary Scottish comedian's journey along the most famous road in America. The book (which tied-in to an ITV series), performed rea..
From the world's oldest indoor loo to a theatre where spectators fill their pockets with poo, the definitive guide to the stranger side of Scotland shows there's a lot more to the place than tartan, h..
Black Dragon River recounts a personal journey down one of Asia's great rivers. The world's ninth largest river, the Amur serves as a large part of the border between Russia and China. As a crossroads..
'My favourite debut of 2017 ...as funny as it is poignant' Lena Dunham When Nell Stevens was given the opportunity to spend three months in a location of her choice in order to write her novel, she w..
Why do the French enjoy starting a conversation with an argument? Why do they love talking about the decline of their country? Why do they claim to hate their jobs even when they don't, and fall silen..
When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies a..
The incredible story of the search for one of Mao's lost children against the extraordinary backdrop of modern China. 'A son is very important in Chinese society,' he had said. 'To lose one is careles..
The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best ChurchesIt is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meet..
The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk..
"Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is - or should be - is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean..
Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is - or should be - is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean b..
Humorous tales of travel and misadventure. A hilarious anthology of travel stories, penned by a mix of comedians, travel writers and previously unpublished authors. These stories from the road focus o..