The list of best travel writers of all time will be a bit different and will have to violate the diehard fans of excluded or inadequately ranked authors. Let's face it, there are many good travel writers, and their ranks have echoed international travel in recent years. Here I have sought to balance the classical authors of the distant past and those who have recently appeared and were able to travel in the eyes of modern wanderers.
We're back from # 5 and end to # 1.
5. Paul Theroux
Peace Corps has helped make a number of successful travel writers over the years and Paul Theroux is probably one of the largest and most productive among them. When Theroux joined the Peace Corps in Malawi in 1963, he was still a very new program. He wrote a number of fiction and non-fiction books on travel, but the most respected is the Great Railroad Bazaar . Records his own realistic four-month journey from London to Europe, eventually to the Far East. Theroux's gift is not in the ability to describe places and things so much that he can capture the people he meets, his unique personalities and cultural tendencies.
4. Eric Newby
There are plenty of Eric Newby books to choose from, although his best work is likely to come early in two legendary biographical reports A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush and Love and War on Apenines The new writing is largely supported by some extraordinary achievements in Afghanistan and modern Iran and Turkey. Finding a fascinating idea and humor is even in the most challenging situations that sets Newby apart from other travel writers. Peter Hessler
Can not read the books of Peter Hessler without recognizing one of his most important mentors, John McPhee's obvious influence. As a former member of the Peace Corps, Hessler's most celebrated books come from three autobiographical accounts in China. His ability as a McPhee to blend dry and complex history with everyday and often cheerful encounters with his travels is among the most read and most instructive of the books. Good luck reading just a few pages of impossible-down-down-down River Town Oracle Bones or Country Driving .
2. Mark Twain, practically the inventor of a modern, brutally honest and non-disguised travel set, Mark Twain does not always recognize his abilities as a travel writer. However, Innocents Abroad is one of the most entertaining, laughable, loud, cheerful travel accounts of all time. This describes a massive expedition that Twain led with a group of US travelers on board a former civil war ship in Europe and the Holy Land. Twain's intelligent commentaries in the conflicts between history and modern world appear everywhere where classic Twain goes everywhere. The story of the book Enlargement, details Twain's adventures in the American West before the famous "Pleasure Cruise". Jack Kerouac
It's virtually impossible to remove Jack Kerouac from the list of great travel authors. When people think about traveling guides or influential quotes about traveling, Kerouac is almost always the first name I remember. And thus, describing the most important work of 19459006, the way is probably the most quoted travel book for modern day travel bloggers and aliens. While other famous travel writers were potentially obsessed with partly obscure and exotic destinations, Kerouac On the Road (19459007) flourishes with the ability to distil himself of art and travel. After dying at age 47 because of excessive drinking, he was tempted to wonder what else he was like in the second half of his life. Re-swaddling suitcases lay on the sidewalk, they had to go a long way, but no matter, the way is life. " -Jack Kerouac
Source by Dan L. Jones