Best Travel Books

Vacation may seem like a long way off, but until then, you can read about it. The Telegraph’s delightful list of the 20 best travel books of all time transports us from Naples, Italy, to the American South. Jack Kerouac takes us on a free-spirited ride in On the Road, and George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia captures us in a travelogue of the Spanish Civil War. Alex Garland’s The Beach transports us to the pristine sands of the Far East, and not even halfway through Paul Theroux’s The Great Railway Bazaar we’re tearing through India on the Grand Trunk Express. When you can’t afford the trip, the book’s just as good.