Paul Theroux on a book he wishes he had over 30 years ago.
Happy Birthday to Freya Stark, born on January 31, 1893. In this extract taken from her book The Zodiac Arch, she recounts a hazardous trip across the Atlantic Ocean
Welcome to the ‘Interzone’
As we re-release Tangier: City of the Dream, Iain Finlayson returns to Tangier for the first time in 20 years, and reflects on the city’s history and enduring allure.
Iain Finlayson and John Hopkins gathered on the rock at this year’s Gibraltar Literary Festival.
In their own words, the literary figures who have defined an island.
On his travels that made up his book Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain visited Cairo where he was awe-struck by ‘The Imposing Sphinx’.
In an extract taken from Alistair Carr’s new book The Nomad’s Path, Carr describes the events leading up to his discovery of Manga, one of Africa’s most wild, unexplored and remote regions.
Perseus in the Wind is the latest instalment in our Freya Stark Collection, and for those less familiar with her travel writing this personal and revealing account is perhaps the perfect introduction.
To F. Scott Fitzgerald’s disbelief, Richard Halliburton follows in the footsteps of Leander and Lord Byron by swimming the legendary and romantic Hellespont.
Americans and Mexicans see death very differently. And as Isabelle Tree discovered when travelling Mexico, documented in her travel classic Sliced Iguana, the former choose not see it at all.
Much like a funfair, does Berlin now only retain an illusion of edginess?
Perhaps not your idea of a romantic break, but for their honeymoon in 1880 Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Osbourne spent the summer squatting in California’s Napa Valley.