Classic Journeys


The Budget Travel website recently featured “The 25 Greatest Travel Books of All Time.” Below are just a few of their picks. Sample the titles to see the world from the comfort of your living room, deck, a spot by the lake or any place that seems right to set off with a good book. You can find the entire list at Budget Travel.

Sunburned Country book cover. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin FIC TOI
Eilis has settled into her new life in a new country until tragedy returns her to the place of her birth.

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson, 994 B
Bryson finds the odd, the amusing and the incredible in a beautiful place ? Australia ? and takes his readers along for the ride.

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin 982.7 C
A childhood fascination with Patagonia inspires the author to take a six-month trip through this exotic part of the world.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer B MCCANDLESS
A young man inexplicably hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness, but does not survive its dangers.

Open City book cover. On the Road by Jack Kerouac FIC KER
Friends take a cross country trip to experience all that they can ? including some dark and lonely places.

Open City by Teju Cole FIC COL
A psychiatry resident uses time spent wandering the streets of Manhattan as an opportunity to think about his past and future.

The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles FIC BOW
Three Americans travel the cities and deserts of North Africa encountering difficulties for which they are ill-prepared.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway FIC HEM
A group of expatriates wander from place to place in search of the next thrill, the next big adventure.


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