General Travel

The allure and excitement of travel have long captivated writers and readers alike. As readers, we live vicariously through the accounts of others, imagining ourselves in exotic, faraway locations. Meanwhile writers find ample material for literary genius in their travels overseas. Some authors, such as Peter Mayle, have built a reputation solely around travel writing. Others, like Mark Twain and Charles Dickens, were authorial titans who also established themselves as consummate travel writers. Travel writing has certainly emerged as a genre of its own, but it also pops up in other areas, from fiction to photography. The topic offers diverse opportunities for rare book collectors to focus or expand their personal libraries.