What are the best travel books you've read?

What are the best travel books you've read?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Very soon, there will be a book named Straight Travel AtoZ.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oh man I'm getting the image of some awkward undiagnosed autistic closeted lesbian girl/woman buying this book
      It's making me cringe

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Best places to be gay with your dad according to this book?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        If you're gay with your dad, you're gay because of your dad.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          You could also be gay with your dad in spite of your dad.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't they predict a social trend of loniless or something with this one?

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Colossus of Maroussi

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Second thid

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gravitys Rainbow

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >thread derailed by a homosexual

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >phoneposting redditdog summergay complaining about anything
      have a nice day you worthless piece of human goyslop.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Heine, Italian Travel Sketches (esp. The Town of Lucca and the Baths at Lucca)
    Goethe, Italian Journey
    Thackeray, Paris Sketch Book
    Johnson/Boswell, Hebrides Journals
    etc.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      anything that isnt old as shit?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        On the Road, Kerouac

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Rings of Saturn

          homie that book is eligible to draw a pension. It's as distant from us as the Beats were from Matthew Arnold

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >recommends rings of saturn
            At least Kerouac had talent — unlike Sebald

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Murnane anon is still seething

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Just read Two Years Before the Mast, anon. It's about (and by) a sickly, aesthete Harvard lad who's doctor prescribed that he become a seaman for two years in order to regain his health. So he gets put on a fur trader and after a few tribulations becomes a man. The book's travel aspects reveal vistas of Los Angeles and San Francisco a few decades before they were built up into major cities --a kind of 'on the sea' to the On the Road you rejected (as Kerouac spent alot of time in the same places RH Dana did about 125 years before).
            You shouldn't reduce your notion of travel lit to modern spaces/modern minds solely; old travel lit allows you to travel back in time, to places that no longer avail themselves to experience.
            That Heine book I recommended is wonderful btw; perhaps the best travel lit I've read.

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              >all this text in response to a post you didn't understand:
              Anon recced books
              Second anon asked for something not old as shit
              Anon recced a book that is old as shit
              Third anon pointed out book is old as shit.
              (You) lose your shit

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >You lose your..
                That's an overstatement. Just trying to recommend something good to someone who otherwise wouldn't know, obviously. The first Kerouac responder wasn't me btw

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              appreciate it.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thesigers Arabian Sands is extremely good4

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seconding

      A Time of Gifts
      The Traveler’s Tree

      In Patagonia

      Blue Highways

      A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
      The Last Grain Race

      My First Summer in the Sierras

      The Snow Leopard
      The Tree Where Man Was Born

      (Time of Gifts)

      The theory he tried to prove by his expedition is bunk but his book is great. Fun travel story of going deep into the jungles of Peru to harvest logs for the raft, launching it right into a storm, and a blissful month at sea living off fish so plentiful that they kept jumping into the boat. Eventually they make landfall on a random island and the locals throw them a big party.

      Others I've enjoyed (some are old, but too bad):

      Kabloona by Gontran De Poncins (a frog traveling with the Inuit)
      Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
      Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (Brits boating up the Thames)
      Captain Cook's Voyages

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Don't forget the book that inspired 3 men in a boat: Three in Norway (by two of them). It's one of the most popular travel books in Norway, but it seems forgotten in its native England

        Arabia Felix might be my favorite travel book
        Meetings with remarkable men by Gurdijeff is cool
        Magic and mystery in Tibet by Alexandra David-Neel if you're into stories about monks raping villagers to ensure the rebirth of a Lama's soul
        Erika Fatland (lol) - Sovjetstan, not sure if it's been translated but she travels around the ex-soviet -stan countries before Bald n Bankrupt made it big on YouTube

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          The books that inspired 3 Men in a Boat were Robert Louis Stevensons' An Inland Voyage, and Travels on a Donkey. Both vastly superior to JKJ, btw.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Steinbeck's journey with Charlie across America is the only travel book I've read. Not amazing omg mind-blowing, but Steinbeck makes it readable and enjoyable. Truck, dog, the road, interactions with people. Comfy.
    I'd like to read something else in this genre

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    A Time of Gifts
    The Traveler’s Tree

    In Patagonia

    Blue Highways

    A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
    The Last Grain Race

    My First Summer in the Sierras

    The Snow Leopard
    The Tree Where Man Was Born

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    15 days in the desert - Tocqueville

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The first half is a travelogue of the Soviet Union in the 1930s from a British aristocrats perspective. The second half is SAS war stories in North Africa and Yugoslavia.

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    The theory he tried to prove by his expedition is bunk but his book is great. Fun travel story of going deep into the jungles of Peru to harvest logs for the raft, launching it right into a storm, and a blissful month at sea living off fish so plentiful that they kept jumping into the boat. Eventually they make landfall on a random island and the locals throw them a big party.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      awesome rec

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    any books that focus on traveling through rugged terrain?

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf by John Muir

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