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  Travels with Myself and Another, Martha Gellhorn
  The Travels of Marco Polo, Marco Polo, Translator: William Marsden
  The Hundred-Foot Journey, Richard C. Morais
  Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, Tony Horwitz
  The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain
Europe A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, Patrick Leigh Fermor
Eastern Europe Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey, Isabela Fonseca
Albania Accursed Mountains: Journeys in Albania, Robert Carver
Austria A Nervous Splendor, Frederic Morton
Czech Republic Prague in Black and Gold: Scenes from the Life of a European City, Peter Demetz
France From Here You Can't See Paris: Seasons of a French Village and Its Restaurant, Michael Sanders
Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik
A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway
A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle
Travels wih a Donkey in the Cevennes (& The Amateur Immigrant), Robert Louis Stevenson
Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris, A. J. Liebling
Germany The Bells in Their Silence, Michael Gorra
Greece Dinner with Persephone: Travels in Greece, Patricia Storace
  The Colossus of Maroussi, Henry Miller
Great Britain In Search of London, H.V. Morton
  Notes From a Small Island, Bill Bryson
Greenland An African in Greenland, Tete-Michel Kpomassie
This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland, Gretel Ehrlich
Iberian Peninsula Iberia, James Michener
   Portugal Journey to Portugal: In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture, Jose Saramago
   Spain A Late Dinner: Discovering the Food of Spain, Paul Richardson
Italy A Traveller in Italy, H.V. Morton
  A Traveller in Rome, H.V. Morton
  Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes
  On Persephone's Island: a Sicilian Journal, Mary Taylor Simeti
  No Vulgar Hotel: The Desire and Pursuit of Venice, Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners)
  The World of Venice, Jan Morris
Russia Fifty Russian Winters: An American Woman's Life in the Soviet Union, Margaret Wettlin
  In Siberia, Colin Thubron
  Travels in Siberia, Ian Frazier
General Asia Baghdad Without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia,Tony Horwitz
The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia, Paul Theroux
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux
In the Empire of Genghis Khan: An Amazing Odyssey Through the Lands of the Most Feared Conquerers in History, Stanley Stewart

Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports From The Not-So-Far East, Pico Iyer

Central Asia So Many Enemies, So Little Time: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places, Elinor Birkett
Afghanistan The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
  The Places in Between, Rory Stewart
Bhutan Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan, Jamie Zeppa
China Hong Kong, Jan Morris
  Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang
  Iron and Silk, Mark Salzman
  Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, Paul Theroux
India Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East, Gita Mehta
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi, William Dalrymple
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure, Sarah Macdonald
Indonesia Shooting the Boh, Tracy Johnston
Iran Mirrors of the Unseen, Jason Eliot
  The Valleys of the Assassins - and Other Persian Travels, Freya Stark
  Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
Israel In the Land of Israel, Amos Oz
Japan Memoirs of a Geisha (fiction), Arthur S. Golden
Kazakhstan Apples are from Kazakhstan: The Land That Disappeared, Christopher Robbins
Thailand Dream of a Thousand Lives: A Sojourn in Thailand, Karen Connelly
Tibet My Journey to Lhasa, Alexandra David-Neel
The Hotel on the Roof of the World: From Miss Tibet to Shangri-La, Alec Le Sueur
Turkey Turkish Reflections: A Biography of a Place, Mary Lee Settle
My Name is Red (fiction), Orhan Pamuk
Istanbul: Memories and the City, Orhan Pamuk
Uzbekistan Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia, Tom Bissell
Vietnam Catfish and Mandala: A Two-Wheeled Voyage through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam, Andrew X. Pham
Yemen A Winter in Arabia: A Journey Through Yemen, Freya Stark

General Caribbean & South America

The Middle Passage, V.S. Naipaul
Mexico On Mexican Time, Tony Cohan
Oaxaca Journal, Oliver Sacks
Cuba Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels Through Castro's Cuba, Tom Miller
South America
Patagonia In Patagonia, Bruce Chatwin
Chile Travels in a Thin Country: a Journey Through Chile, Sara Wheeler
Ecuador The Panama Hat Trail, Tom Miller
Paraguay At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: Travels Through Paraguay, John Gimlette
Peru Peregrinations of a Pariah, Flora Tristan

In Trouble Again: A Journey Between Orinoco and the Amazon, Redmond O'Hanlon


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

Australia In a Sunburned Country, Bill Bryson
Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback, Robyn Davidson
Borneo Stranger in the Forest, Eric Hansen
General Africa Dark Star Safari, Paul Theroux
The Sahara Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival, Dean King
Central Africa The Poisonwood Bible (fiction), Barbara Kingsolver
No Mercy: Into the Heart of the Congo, Redmond O'Hanlon
East Africa West with the Night, Beryl Markham
Southern Africa Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller
Egypt Cairo Trilogy: Palace Walk, Naguib Mahfouz
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff, Rosemary Mahoney
Ethiopia Cutting for Stone (fiction), Abraham Verghese
Morocco The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca, Tahir Shah
  In Morocco, Edith Wharton
The United States Blue Highways: A Journey into America, William Least Heat-Moon
Travels with Charley in Search of America, John Steinbeck
A Lady's Life in the Rockies, Isabella Bird
A Walk Across America, Peter Jenkins
Ciao America! An Italian Discovers the U.S., Beppe Severgnini
..Great Plains Great Plains, Ian Frazier
..Alaska Coming into the Country, John McPhee
..the South Confederates in the Attic, Tony Horwitz
..the Southwest

Revenge of the Saguaro, Offbeat Travels Through America's Southwest, Tom Miller

Canada Theatre of Fish, John Gimlette
Antarctica Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, Sara Wheeler
Arctic Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez
Michelin Red Guides

Transit Maps of the World
Great for cartography-lovers and urban travellers

Replogle Globes
It's really important to see where things are these days

Walker Mesh Bags
Great for packing stuff

World Map Desk Pad



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