“My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word to make you hear,
Travels With a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson (1879) But we are all travellers in what John
Why is it that road trips, when undertaken by men in literature, seem to be about expanding one’s life and
In Morocco by Edith Wharton Overripeness is…the characteristic of this rich and stagnant civilization. Buildings, people, customs, seem all about
Thomson belongs to a rare species of explorer. He is a writer who explores and not an explorer who writes. And it
Above all is enjoyment with no utilitarian objective, which it is the main business of both travel and education to
What draws me in is that a trip is a leap in the dark. It’s like a metaphor for life.
The earth is often perceived as a foolproof Google map — not very large, easily accessible and knowable by any
It is a difficult matter to make the most of any given place, and we have much in our own
Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood Hodder & Houghton (2016) So long as you’re not armed and come in peace,
The Innocents Abroad, or the new Pilgrims’ Progress by Mark Twain Published in 1869 The gentle reader will never, never
Fado by Andrzej Stasiuk (translated by Bill Johnston) Published by Dalkey Archive, (2006, trans 2009) “To travel is to live.
First Overland: London – Singapore by Landrover by Tim Slessor Signal Books Ltd, 2005 The good road ended like
Late to Turn Back: Barbara and Graham Greene in Liberia by Barbara Greene (with an introduction by Paul Theroux) published