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My Favorite Travel Books

Annie Smith
 
In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
"Chatwin's books are never just about travel -- they are about, time, place, culture and  being a human being"
The Songlines (Vintage Classics)
The Songlines (Vintage Classics)
"Another masterpiece -- the rhythm of Chatwin's writing takes you to the heart of the Dream Time with his Aboriginal guides and storytellers."
"Time Out" New York
"Time Out" New York
"Time Out never fails to give you a straightforward steer"
Adventure Guide to Provence
Adventure Guide to Provence
"Wow -- I didn't think it was possible to take a fresh look at this area, but this book really does it. Lots of practical detail plus tons of fun, first hand reportage. Loved it."
The Snow Leopard
The Snow Leopard
"Matthiesson's journey into the mountains of Northwestern Nepal in search of the elusive snow leopard is a spiritual journey as well, told in mesmerising prose. This is a life changing book."
A Year in Provence
A Year in Provence
"The first in Mayle's series of books about Provence,this is the freshest, the funniest and the best."
AA 1001 Walks in Britain: The Ultimate Collection of Britain's Best Walks (AA Illustrated Reference)
AA 1001 Walks in Britain: The Ultimate Collection of Britain's Best Walks (AA Illustrated Reference)
"You don't have to be an athlete or where sandals macrame's out of mueslie to want to don a back pack and take to the hills with this book. Lots of specific and useful information along with good maps"
New York (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
New York (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
"New York can be overwhelming and this book tells you what you need to know"
A Table in Provence: Classic Recipes from the South of France
A Table in Provence: Classic Recipes from the South of France
"A cookbook that reads like a travelogue; full of the author's own sketches and the personalities of the people and places she encountered. Mouthwatering and inspiring."
As They Were
As They Were
"M.F.K, Fisher uses food and place as a metaphor for life. Her essay "Young Hunger" in this book is one of the best I've ever read."
The Rough Guide to Paris (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
The Rough Guide to Paris (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
"When I was a student I loved this series, though now I like a little more style and class when I travel."
Morocco (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
Morocco (Lonely Planet Country Guides)
"Very easy to use. I can't wait to go"
Michelin Guide France 2006 2006 (Michelin Guides)
Michelin Guide France 2006 2006 (Michelin Guides)
"Always Useful and accurate"
BlackBook List, New York 2005: Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Hotels
BlackBook List, New York 2005: Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Hotels
"If you want to feel like an insider in NY, this is the book"