The Travelers’ Tales Guide to the Best Adventure Travel Books
Letter from the Editors:
When we started working together as disc jockeys at Dartmouth College, little did we know we’d still be playing our favorite tunes 25 years later. Only now, they are literary tales of travel. In our own world travels, what stays with us the most are the stories others have told us. We’ve spent the past eight years collecting our favorite stories from all sorts of travelers: seekers of high adventure, spinners of hilarious tales, wise old men and women, even criminals and madmen.
Back home, we’ve found our own journeys immeasurably enriched by reading of the exploits of others. In this list of adventure books, we guarantee fun and enlightenment from stories that have changed our lives and travels. Why are we recommending books we don’t publish ourselves? Because we love them, and we think you will too.
James O’Reilly and Larry Habegger
At Travelers’ Tales, we read hundreds of travel books and thousands of stories each year in the process of putting together our award-winning collections of the best travel writing. Our latest collections, such as Danger!, A Woman’s Passion for Travel, andTestosterone Planet, tell remarkable stories of people pushing their limits. So when booksellers asked us to put together a list of the best books about adventure travel, we had plenty to recommend.
Here are our recommendations for the best books in the following categories: