Travel writing in its purest form transports the reader into a foreign destination, describing the tastes, smells, sights, sounds and emotions that can be found in places that are unfamiliar.
Photography and video adds visual elements to a destination, but writing utilises imagination and wonder to create the scene. When executed properly a detailed story can be as effective as any image, and will create a sense of wanderlust that burns deep within the soul.
Stripped down to its essentials, that is what travel writing truly is: a story. A story of new cultures and exotic lands, of unknown languages and alien foods, told in a way to educate and inspire. Travel writing is curiosity, set in a global stage.
Hemingway, Theroux, Thomas, Bryson and Kerouac became household names through their adventures abroad, while National Geographic influenced generations of future travellers. In all of their various disciplines, travel writers influenced our lives as well.
We have a passion for storytelling, and have made it our goal to document our travels, the places we go and the people we meet in a captivating way. Below are a selection of our favourite travel stories. We hope you enjoy reading them, and that they inspire you to hit the road, pick up a pen and start writing.