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“As a twenty-two-year-old teacher at a small school in rural Africa I had spent some of the happiest years of my life,” writes legendary travel writer Paul Theroux in his new book. Africa seeped into Theroux’s soul on that first visit, so much so that he has regularly returned to it as a kind of touchstone throughout his 50-year career.
Though it might not be quite time to hang up your winter coat for good, a bushel of books have sprouted to inspire a bout of warm-weather wanderlust. Check out our top picks for spring, then let us know what’s on your #TripLit list (or recommend a perennial favorite).
James Conaway’s long love affair with wine began with a column at the Washington Post and inspired him to pen two non-fiction books on the subject — but he eventually came to realize that fiction has advantages over journalism when dealing with “a subculture as broad as the Earth and as deep as history itself.”
Legendary writer and editor Don George introduces readers to the latest and greatest travel literature out there in the world. Do you have any recommendations for great travel reads? Share them with @NatGeoTraveler on Twitter by using the #TripLit hashtag.
Look for #TripLit posts on Thursdays on the blog, and join the conversation by following the #TripLit team on Twitter (@Don_George, @amytravels, @RRegister) and sharing your own literary finds and thoughts with us and each other by using the #TripLit hash tag.
Each month, Traveler’s Trip Lit column introduces readers to recently published books that can add another dimension to their travel experiences. I caught up with our reviewer, legendary travel writer and editor Don George, to find out how he defines Trip Lit, why he became a travel writer, and what travel writing has inspired him along the way. This is what he had to say.
In our latest Trip Lit column, reviewer Don George chose Marc Fitten’s, Elza’s Kitchen, as the Book of the Month calling it a “multi-course lesson in the dreams and challenges of contemporary life in Hungary.” I caught up with Fitten to talk about what it was like for this Brooklyn native to write about another country — and from a woman’s point of view. Here’s what he had to say.
The winds that bear down on Patriot Hills from Antarctica’s Ellsworth mountains can reach hurricane speed. Many expeditions begin at this base camp because its naturally occurring ice patch makes an ideal landing pad for planes shuttling in explorers from Punta Arenas, Chile. But conditions can deteriorate quickly, making evacuation nearly impossible. Former Explorers Club President…
Think you have it in you to be the next great travel storyteller? Here’s your chance to prove it. National Geographic Traveler and the Matador Network are teaming up to find the best new travel writing talent in four categories: blog, magazine article, video, and photo essay. If you have the goods, we might just publish your work in the magazine, on our website, or right here on the IT blog. Learn more…
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Parks Canada turned 100 yesterday and to celebrate the centennial, parks across the country are holding special events throughout the summer. Urbanites can learn the basics of camping on June 18th’s “Learn to Camp” day which will host workshops like how to pitch a tent and cooking in the outdoors. [Parks Canada] The incomparable Don…
Our Trip Lit columnist Don George is a very busy man, but he always is sure to eat well while he travels. Which is why he was the obvious choice to edit the new anthology of food essays, A Moveable Feast, published by Lonely Planet books and featuring essays by Anthony Bourdain, Jan Morris, Simon…