Travel writing matters
Travel at least how we once knew it has changed. But while the pandemic has stopped many of us from seeing the world, it hasn t stopped us from dreaming about it. If anything, being confined to our homes has only ignited our desire to travel and, with it, our desire to experience the beauty of travel through the stories of fellow adventurers.
This book is a collection of the 25 best travel stories published in a host of British magazines, newspapers and journals over the last two decades, as judged by some of the top names in the game today. The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century is an ode to travel and all that it offers, from the thrill of eating late-night tacos al pastor in Mexico City to scaling an active volcano in Ethiopia, meeting a master craftsman in Japan or learning the art of garifuna drumming in Belize.
More than that, this anthology is a celebration of the craft of travel writing, and its ability to educate, inspire and build understanding between people and cultures. At a time marked by closed borders and stay-at-home orders, what could be more important than that?