World Hum’s Top 30 Travel Books
Travel Books: We recently counted down the best travel books of all time. Here's the entire list -- and loads of picks from World Hum readers.
06.25.06 | 7:00 PM ET
May 2006 marked World Hum’s five-year anniversary. To celebrate, we asked some of our favorite writers and contributors to help us come up with the top literary travel books of all time—the kind of books that transcend travelogues, that inspire distant wanderings, that change lives. Each day we posted one travel book, complete with excerpts and commentary. Here’s the final list. To read our commentary on a particular book, click its title below:
No. 12: “The Songlines” by Bruce Chatwin
No. 20: “River Town” by Peter Hessler
No. 21: “Road Fever” by Tim Cahill