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The Books of Travel Writers & Ex Pats.
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This well known travel writer has written such works as "Riding the Iron Rooster", "The Great Railway Bazaar", and "Pillars of Hercules".
This famed percussionist from the group Rush struck out on a cycling journey through West Africa.
Who wrote 'Innocents Abroad'?
Edgar Allan Poe
This British lady, born in France and died in Italy, was known for her travels in the Middle East.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Bill Bryson's epic tale of hiking the AT [Appalachian Trail] can be found in which of his books?
North Bound: One Man's Walk to Maine
A Knapsack, a Stick, and a Dog Named Mac
A Walk in the Woods
I'm Not From Here Either
This novel book draws its name from the color of the map lines to indicate the rural roads that the author traveled.
The Road Less Traveled
In the 14th century, this Muslim traveler covered 75,000 miles in thirty years time. At the end of his life he recorded his journey - what was his name?
Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta
Suleiman Ali Nashnus
Ali Abdulla Al-Ubaydli
This man is credited as the first modern travel writer of the 20th century with his notable book "The Road to Oxania".
This Irishman crossed the Atlantic in a crude boat made of leather, following the path of Saint Brendan. Who was he?
Eugene T. Finnegan
This adventurer has written a series of books entitled "The Lost Cities..." done by regions. One common theme of these books is to show the existence of the People of Mu.
David Hatcher Childress
Guy La Fleur
Sir Captain Richard Burton
Chris Stewart, the former drummer of Genesis, detailed his life in building a home in Andalusia in which book?
Driving over Lemons
A Parrot In The Pepper Tree
Drummin' through the Nights
Andalusian Back Roads
This Irish woman toured Ethiopia with a mule.
This expat of Britain moved to Italy and recorded his life there as an Italian translator and writer, in works such as 'Italian Neighbours'.
This fellow walked around the entire globe in four years. His name was Steve Newman, but what was his book called?
No Looking Back
Powered by a piece of sloth skin that his grandmother had on the wall when he himself was a lad, Bruce Chatwin went on to travel and write what book?
Does It Rain in the Rain Forest?
Dark Star Safari
Idle Days in Patagonia
'Kidnapped', 'Treasure Island','Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'?
Journey Through The Midlands
Travels with a Donkey in the CÚvennes
"A Walk Across America", "The Walk West" and___________________. Which title completes the series?
The Road Unseen
In The Arms of God
The Last Leg
North to Alaska
What is Paul Theroux's 2003 book where he travels the length of Africa?
Following the Nile
The Dark Continent
Dark Star Safari
AIDS, Raids & Tirades
Known as the Father of History, he acquired that knowledge through travel.
Pliny the Elder
He walked the United States like no other and convinced Teddy Roosevelt to set aside land for preservation.
John Dos Passos
Considered by some to be the first European to reach China, he was a Jewish rabbi traveling from Spain.
Benjamin of Tudela
She traveled through India, lived in a cave near the Tibetan border and influenced the greatest of the Beat Generation.
Sam Apple takes us on the trail with a Yiddish-speaking shepherd in Austria in which book?
Schlepping Through the Alps
Oy Vey Come a Long Sheep
Yodeling With Moishe
"Round Ireland with a_____________________". What is the name of this book?
Band of Gypsies
The book: "The Man Who Walked Around The World". These two brothers from Waseca, Minnesota, USA were the first recorded to make the journey. What were their names?
Jay and Paul Lafontaine
John and George Wilson
Dave andJohn Kunst
Craig and Ryan Ortloff
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