Global travel can be a wearying business: mass tourism, overcrowded planes, chaotic airports, heightened security, cookie-cutter hotel chains, well-worn tourist trails. Finding even a sliver of adventure can sometimes feel impossible.
Offering a combination of place-writing, memoir, and cultural study, Peter Davidson examines the motif of the lighted window.
Homecoming, haunting, nostalgia, desire. These are some of the themes evoked by the beguiling image of the lighted window.
When Jerome K Jerome and his friend decide to attend the Oberammergau Passion Play, an Easter pageant that is performed in Oberlin, Germany once every decade, they turn the trip into a vacation. From London to Germany, the pair plan a cross-continent trip, excited to sight-see and experience different cultures.
Chongqing is a sprawling municipality at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers in southwestern China; its population is around 32 million. Canada is a country in North America, with a population of 37 million.
The Spirit of Rome (1906) is a memoir by Vernon Lee. Published at the height of her career as a leading proponent of Aestheticism and scholar of the Italian Renaissance, The Spirit of Rome is a captivating meditation on the author's experiences in Rome.
Dom Joly sets off round the world, but this time he's not looking to holiday in a danger zone - he's monster hunting.
Bestselling author Bill Arnott has done it again -- he's gone "viking" -- voyaging around the world by foot, bus, train, boat, and a couple of questionable planes.
This is the ideal guide to the whole route, so rich in history and natural beauty. Designed to be used by walkers on the Path or visitors to any point along it, it introduces a wealth of castles, churches, harbours, monuments and red-roofed houses.
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879) is a work of travel literature by British explorer Isabella Bird. Adventurous from a young age, Bird gained a reputation as a writer and photographer interested in nature and the stories and cultures of people around the world.
One of the Daily Telegraph's 20 Books Perfect for Travel
Scotland has its rugged Hebrides; Ireland its cliff-girt Arans; Wales its Island of Twenty Thousand Saints. And what has England got? The isles of Canvey, Sheppey, Wight and Dogs, Mersea, Brownsea, Foulness and Rat. But there are also wilder, rockier places - Lundy, the Scillies, the Farnes.