National Geographic’s travel literature expert, Don George, recommends four books that offer abiding insights into ancient and contemporary Cambodia.
National Geographic’s travel literature expert, Don George, recommends four books that present lyrical passageways into Old Japan.
Don’t have the time or funds to travel, or simply aspire to read more in the New Year? We’ve got you covered. These new titles transport readers from Antiquity to the Amazon.
Telling stories is one of humankind’s abiding, defining impulses. When you become a travel storyteller, you’re tapping into one of the deepest and richest veins of our shared experience. And for me, the fundamental art in storytelling is focus—and opening yourself up to being vulnerable.
There’s no need to book a ticket. These four new travel reads will transport you to faraway places, from Polynesia to Paris.
We all have our comfort thresholds. While the actual challenge differs hugely from person to person, the process of confronting the challenge, of crossing our comfort threshold, is essentially the same. The pulse quickens, the heart pumps, the mind gropes at all manner of excuses and alternatives—and then, in one impetuous, soul-soaring moment, we say, “I’m going to do this!” And off we go.
These new books take us from the backroads of the American South to the complex traditions of the Middle East. Here are four #TripLit reads that will transport you to a faraway place.
Every truth blossoms from the seed of specific details. And a fundamental part of the job of the travel writer is to notice the details that underlie the truths.
Forty summers ago, Paris changed my life. This year, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of that life-changing stay, I managed to carve out three days to spend in the City of Light. I arrived with no specific agenda or itinerary, but in the back of my mind I was hoping to reunite with that long-ago me.
From Africa to the Oregon Trail, these four new #TripLit titles take you there.
When travelers arrive in Kyoto for the first time, they often are confused and disappointed. Expecting a place that exudes timeless elegance and peace, they instead find a thoroughly modern city of traffic-clogged streets and blocky concrete buildings. Looking at their faces, you know what they’re thinking: Where’s Kyoto?
Looking for some travel inspiration? Here are three new #TripLit reads that will transport you to a faraway place.