Circumnavigating the globe in a biplane, Richard Halliburton took the first aerial photograph of Mount Everest.
Travelling in a battered camping van, Malise Ruthven set out across America in search of the manifestations of its religious spirit.
Henry James left America for England in 1876 and stayed for the next three decades. Here, taken from his travel memoir English Hours, James describes a late-19th century Christmas spent in the North of England.
Ralph Waldo Emerson visited England twice. The first unpublished in 1833, the second as a celebrated essayist in 1847. Here, from English Traits, Emerson gives his two-cents on The Times’ influence in Victorian society.