The 87 Greatest Travel Books of All Time, According to Authors
17 MARCH 2020  |  CONDE NAST TRAVELER
BThere are an astounding number of travel books out there. How to choose the best of the best? Back in 2007, Traveler enlisted a literary all-star jury that included Monica Ali, Vikram Chandra, Jared Diamond, Jennifer Egan, John McPhee, Francine Prose, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal, and more to create a comprehensive list of the greatest travel books of all time. We've since updated the list with Traveler editors' picks, some of which were published in the last decade and have already made their mark. As you'll see below, the picks—old and new—carry their weight, proving many of the greats are just as relevant today as they were when first published. From Hunter S. Thompson's 1972 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to Herodotus's 440 b.c. The Histories, read on for dozens of passionately endorsed and beloved travel books, presented in alphabetical order. And if scrolling through these titles is enough to make you want to plan a trip, take a look at our list of places we're most excited to go in 2020 ...READ MORE

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