Don George is an editor at large at National Geographic Traveler magazine and the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing. He has also edited several award-winning travel-writing anthologies, including Better Than Fiction. Follow Don on Twitter @don_george.

Books That Will Make You Fall In Love With the World

National Geographic’s travel literature expert, Don George, shares four books guaranteed to make you fall in love with the world (and itch to start planning your next trip).

The Best Travel Books About Bali

Thinking about planning a trip to Bali or simply hoping to bone up on your knowledge about the Indonesian island province? Pick up one of these insightful books, recommended by our travel literature expert Don George.

Great Travel Literature: Cambodia

National Geographic’s travel literature expert, Don George, recommends four books that offer abiding insights into ancient and contemporary Cambodia.

Great Travel Literature: Japan

National Geographic’s travel literature expert, Don George, recommends four books that present lyrical passageways into Old Japan.

Around the World in Travel Books

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.

The Art and Heart of Travel Storytelling

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.

The Best New Travel Books

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There’s no need to book a ticket. These four new travel reads will transport you to faraway places, from Polynesia to Paris.

Why You Should Travel Outside the Comfort Zone

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We all have our comfort thresholds. While the actual challenge differs hugely from person to person, the process of confronting it 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.

Four Great New Travel Books

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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.

The Fine Art of Focus in Travel Writing

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.

The Riches and Revelations of Paris

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.

Travel Inspiration: Great New Reads

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From Africa to the Oregon Trail, these four new #TripLit titles take you there.