16 Travel Books That Will Feed Your Wanderlust

Explore the world on foot—or from the comfort of your reading chair.

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In a Sunburned Country

By Bill Bryson

Buy In the Company of Dolphins at Amazon

In the Company of Dolphins

By Irwin Shaw

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"Exterminate All the Brutes"

By Sven Lindqvist

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A Winter in Arabia

By Freya Stark

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Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas

By Jamaica Kincaid

Buy Italian Neighbors at Amazon

Italian Neighbors

By Tim Parks

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Blue Highways

By William Least Heat-Moon

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Portraits and Observations

By Truman Capote

Buy My Family and Other Animals at Amazon

My Family and Other Animals

By Gerald Durrell

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Long Ago in France

By M.F.K. Fisher

Buy As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning at Amazon

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

By Laurie Lee

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The Road to Oxiana

By Robert Byron

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The Singular Pilgrim

By Rosemary Mahoney

Buy West with the Night at Amazon

West with the Night

By Beryl Markham

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Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere

By Jan Morris