Travel literature is travel writing of literary value.
A travel writer, writes about travel, that does not mean they travel.
Ibn Jubayr (1145–1217) was a geographer, traveler and poet from al-Andalus.
Ahmad Ibn Fadlan is famous for his account of his travels as a member of an embassy of the Arab Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad to the king of the Volga Bulgars
Alexander William Kinglake (5 August 1809 – 2 January 1891) was an English travel writer and historian.
Alexis De Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution.
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Antoine de la Sale or la Salle (1385 to 1460) was a French writer.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison (14 September 1934 – 24 April 2002) was an American journalist, essayist and memoirist.
Bernard Schweizer (né Bernhard Schweizer, 1962-) is an associate professor of English at Long Island University, Brooklyn.
Bill Bryson Born 1951 is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on science.
Charles Bruce Chatwin (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was an English novelist and travel writer.
Camilo Jos Cela, 1st Marquis of Iria Flavia was a Spanish novelist and short story writer.
Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim was the Commander-in-Chief of Finland's Defence Forces during World War II.
Cees Nooteboom (born Cornelis Johannes Jacobus Maria Nooteboom, 31 July 1933, in the Hague) is a Dutch author.
Charles Darwin 1809 To 1882 was an English naturalist.
Charles Dickens 1812 To 1870 was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era.
Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, intellectual, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist.
Chiang Yee self-styled as "The Silent Traveller", was a Chinese poet, author, painter and calligrapher.
Christopher 'Chris' Stewart (born 1950), was the original drummer and a founding member of Genesis. He is now a farmer and an author.
Christopher Colombus was an explorer, colonizer, and navigator, born in the Republic of Genoa, in northwestern Italy.
Cleo Paskal is a geopolitical expert who specializes in the geopolitical, security, and economic implications of environmental.
Colin Thubron is a British travel writer and novelist.
D H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic.
Dante Alighieri commonly known as Dante, was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages.
David Lodge is an English author.
Decimus Magnus Ausonius (ca. 310–395) was a Latin poet and rhetorician, born at Burdigala (Bordeaux).
Dennison Berwick is a travel writer.
Douglas Adams was an English writer and dramatist.
Duarte Barbosa was a Portuguese writer and Portuguese India officer between 1500 and 1516–17.
Edward Said was a Palestinian American literary theorist and advocate for Palestinian rights.
Ennin (AD 793  or 794 - 864), who is better known in Japan by his posthumous name, Jikaku Daishi, was a priest of the Tendai school.
Eric Newby 1919 To 2006 was an English travel author.
Ernest Peixotto was an American artist, illustrator, and author.
Evelyn Waugh was an English writer of novels, travel books and biographies.
Evliya Çelebi was an Ottoman traveler who journeyed through the territory of the Ottoman Empire and neighboring lands over a period of forty years.
Fan Chengda was one of the best-known Chinese poets of the Song Dynasty.
Faxian was a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled to Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka to acquire Buddhist scriptures between 399 and 412.
Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Chinese Buddhist monk who traveled to Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka to acquire Buddhist scriptures between 399 and 412.
Fran Levstik was a Slovene writer, political activist, playwright and critic.
François de La Boullaye-Le Gouz was a French aristocrat and extensive traveller.
Voltaire -better known by the pen name Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit and for his advocacy.
Frances Mayesis an American university professor, poet, memoirist, essayist, and novelist.
Gavin Maxwell was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters.
Gavin Young fashioned his experiences into a book, Return to the Marshes (1977).
George Borrow was an English author who wrote novels and travelogues based on his own experiences around Europe.
Gerald Durrell was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author, and television presenter.
Gerald Of Wales also known as Gerallt Gymro in Welsh, archdeacon of Brecon, was a medieval clergyman and chronicler of his times.
Allan Gordon Sinclair, OC, FRGS (June 3, 1900 – May 17, 1984) was a Canadian journalist, writer and commentator.
Graham Greene was an English author, playwright and literary critic.
Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists.
Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories.
Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author.
Heinrich Heine was one of the most significant German poets of the 19th century.
Henry James was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.
Henry Vollam Morton 1979) was a journalist and pioneering travel writer from Lancashire, England, best known for his prolific and popular books on Britain
Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet.
Hilaire Belloc was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902.
Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet.
Ian Fleming was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer.
Ibn Battuta was a Moroccan Berber Islamic scholar and traveller known for the record of his travels and excursions published in the Rihla.
Ibn Jubayr was a geographer, traveler and poet from al-Andalus.
Isidora Sekulic was a famous Serbian prose writer, novelist, essayist, adventurer, polyglot and art critic.
Ivan T Sanderson was a naturalist and writer born in Edinburgh, Scotland, who became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
J Maarten Troost is the author of three books about his experiences in the Pacific Islands and 3-month trip to China.
J Slauerhoff was a Dutch poet and novelist. He is considered one of the most important Dutch language writers.
J Smeaton Chase was an English author and photographer.
Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet.
James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.
Jan Morris Born is a Welsh nationalist, historian, author and travel writer.
Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer.
Jeffrey Tayler is a U.S.-born author and journalist.
Jelena Dimitrijevic was a Serbian writer of the late 19th- and early 20th-century.
Jippensha Ikku was the pen name of Shigeta Sadakazu, a Japanese writer active during the late Edo period of Japan.
Johann Gottfried Seume German author, was born at Poserna (now part of Lützen, Saxony-Anhalt).
Johann Sigmund Wurffbain also Wurfbain (August 20th 1613 in Nuremberg , † 1661 ibid), was one of the earliest German East India
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe was a German writer, pictorial artist, biologist, theoretical physicist, and polymath.
John Burroughs was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement.
John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat.
John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States (1825–1829).
John Steinbeck was an American writer.
Jonathan Raban is a British travel writer and novelist.
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English novelist.
Joshua Slocum was the first man to sail single-handedly around the world.
Juan Goytisolo is a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist. He currently lives in a voluntary self-exile in Marrakech.
Julian Barnes is a contemporary English writer.
Karl Baedeker was a German publisher whose company Baedeker set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists.
Karl Taro Greenfeld is a journalist and author known primarily for his articles on life in modern Asia and both his fiction and non-fiction.
Kenn Kaufman is an American author, artist, naturalist, and conservationist, known for his work on several popular field guides of birds in North America.
Kira Salak is an American writer, adventurer, and journalist known for her travels in Mali and Papua New Guinea.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was an English aristocrat and writer.
Laurence Sterne was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman.
Laurens Van Der Post was a 20th century Afrikaner author of many books, farmer, war hero, political adviser to British heads of government.
Lawrence Durrell was an expatriate British novelist, poet, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain.
Lucian Of Samosata was a Syrian rhetorician, and satirist who wrote in the Greek language.
Lucjan Wolanowski pseudonyms: Wilk Waldemar Mruczkowski W. Lucjaand#324ski (L.W.) lu Lu (lw) WOL., Polish journalist, writer and traveller.
Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan who is called the Father of Hindi Travel literature was one of the most widely-traveled scholars of India.
Marco Polo was a Christian merchant from the Venetian Republic whose travels are recorded in Il Milione
Mark Twain better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.
Mary Kingsley was an English writer and explorer who greatly influenced European ideas about Africa and African people.
Mary Louise Pratt is a Silver Professor and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures at New York University.
Mary Wollstonecraft was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights.
Matsuo Basho born Matsuo Kinsaku, then Matsuo Chand#363emon Munafusa, was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan.
Michael Crichton best known as Michael Crichton, was an American author, producer, director, and screenwriter
Michael Cronin (born 1942) is an English actor and author.
Michael Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.
Mikiro Sasaki is a Japanese poet and travel author, winner of the 2003 Yomiuri Prize for travel essays.
Nasir Khusraw was a Persian poet, philosopher, Isma'ili scholar and a traveler.
Neil Peart is a Canadian musician and author.
Norman Douglas was a British writer, now best known for his 1917 novel South Wind.
Octave Mirbeau was a French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright.
Patrick Leigh Fermor is a British author, scholar and soldier, who played a prominent role behind the lines in the Battle of Crete during World War II.
Paul Bowles was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator.
Paul Fussell is an American cultural and literary historian, author and university professor.
Paul Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work of travel writing
Pausanias was a Greek traveler and geographer of the 2nd century AD, who lived in the times of Hadrian
Peter Aufschnaiter was an Austrian mountaineer, agricultural scientist, geographer and cartographer.
Peter Mayle is a British author famous for his series of books detailing life in Provence, France.
Pico Iyer is a British-born essayist and novelist.
Predrag Miletic born in Niš, Serbia, (Yugoslavia) on September 26, 1952, is a Serbian actor.
Primož Kozak was a Slovenian playwright and essayist.
Prince Bojidar Karageorgevitch He gave singing and drawing lessons and later earned his living as a journalist (art critic) and translator.
Quim Monzó is a contemporary Catalan writer of novels, short stories and discursive prose, mostly in Catalan.
Rebecca West known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, DBE was an English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer.
Richard Hakluyt was an English writer.
Richard Halliburton was an American traveler, adventurer, and author.
Rifa'a el-Tahtawi was an Egyptian writer, teacher, translator, Egyptologist and renaissance intellectual.
Robert A Heinlein as an American science fiction writer.
Robert Byron was a British travel writer, best known for his travelogue The Road to Oxiana.
Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer.
Rory MacLean is a Canadian travel writer living in the UK and Berlin whose best known works are Stalin’s Nose
Rubén Caba is a Spanish novelist and essayist.
Rutilius Claudius Namatianus was a Roman poet, notable as the author of a Latin poem, in elegiac metre, describing a coastal voyage from Rome to Gaul.
Ryszard Kapuscinski was a Polish journalist and writer whose dispatches in book form brought him a global reputation.
Sally Carrighar was an American naturalist and writer.
Samuel Johnson was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer.
Sir Henry Holland was a British physician and travel writer.
Su Shi was a writer, poet, artist, calligrapher, pharmacologist, and statesman of the Song Dynasty, and one of the major poets of the Song era.
Tahir Shah is an Anglo-Afghan author, journalist and documentary maker.
Ted Simon is a British journalist born in Germany in 1931, noted for circumnavigating the world twice by motorcycle.
Theodore Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held.
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States (1801–1809) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776).
Thomas Raucat was a French writer best known by his pseudonym, Thomas Raucat.
Tom Bissell is a journalist, critic, and fiction writer, originally from Escanaba, Michigan.
Tom Miller is an American author primarily known for travel literature.
Tony Horwitz is an American journalist and writer.
Travel literature is travel writing of literary value.
Venedict Yerofeyev was a Russian writer.
Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.
W Somerset Maugham was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer.
Wilfred Thesiger was a British explorer and travel writer born in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
William Dalrymple is an award winning historian and travel writer.
William Dean Howells was an American realist author and literary critic.
William Least Heat Moon is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry.
William Morris was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Xenophon also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, mercenary, and a contemporary and admirer of Socrates.
Xu Xiake courtesy name Zhenzhi, was a Chinese travel writer and geographer of the Ming Dynasty.
Xuanzang was a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler, and translator who described the interaction between China and India.
Yaqut Al Hamawi was a Turkish biographer and geographer renowned for his encyclopedic writings on the Muslim world.
Yone Noguchi was an influential Japanese writer of poetry, fiction, essays, and literary criticism in both English and Japanese.
Zulfikar Zuko D Umhur was a Bosnian writer, painter and caricaturist.