Writers we love: Tim Cahill
As adventurous stylistically as physically, this writer-explorer takes us places we've never dared to go.
Writers we love: Jan Morris
This Welsh writer creates masterful, idiosyncratic illuminations of the world.
Celebrating the Grand Canyon
A new anthology helps a visitor appreciate the vast complexities of one of earth's most spectacular sights.
The art of survival and other stories
Two new books offer tips and tales from the wild wide world.
The grace of danger in our lives
A new anthology presents a heart-pumping array of survivors' tales.
My private Riviera
"Tender Is the Night" transports me to my own version of the French C™te d'Azur.
More best books of the century
Readers recommend their favorite works of travel fiction and nonfiction.
Heart of darkness
An accomplished writer journeys deep into the twisted plight of the orangutans of Borneo -- and the humans who would save them.
Favorite guidebooks old and new
A selective sampling of the gleaming books that beckon summer travelers.
Paris on my mind
Why Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" is great literary comfort food.
The top travel books
What are the best travel books of the century? The readers respond.
The top 10 travel books of the century
The Modern Library's nonfiction list egregiously ignores travel literature. We redress the oversight.
Pushing the envelope
"In Search of Adventure," a new anthology, is like any trip: a mix of sleepless nights and epiphanies.
Passion and possibility
Laurie Gough's "Kite Strings of the Southern Cross" poignantly depicts the pleasures and perils of wanderlust.
"Wanderings in the world of imagination
The surreal tales in Barry Yourgrau's "Haunted Traveller" embody some hard-won real-world truths.
"Carpet" and other tales
A magic carpet in a hotel room, a safari gone astray, a mysterious mission, a map mishap -- four excerpts take unexpected twists.
Expatriates on Japan
In his new book, T.R. Reid follows a grand tradition: Western writers evoking and explaining daily life in their adopted home.
Frances Mayes and the riches of Tuscany
The poet-turned-memoirist talks about Italy, writing and how a bestseller changed her life.
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