Travel is back to near normality after what seems an eternity and now we have the chance to embrace and learn and not to take it for granted.
It’s been hard going for people who want to experience different cultures, see new places and just drink up what the world has to offer.
During the pandemic, it was frowned upon if you said you missed your chances to explore. But why? Travel is much more than just going to another country. It opens your horizons, teaches people to be tolerant of others and their culture and is, well in my opinion, a great educational tool for our children.
Thirty travel writers have collaborated on a new book The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century to prove all the above. They were the lucky ones picked from hundreds of writers who wanted to tell their story, which shows just how important spreading the message is.
And it’s a great book to have by your side, as it’s a dip in and dip out sort of read. All the stories have been published in the British media over the last two decades and all are very different.
You will find yourself facing adversity along the Congo’s raging River Lulua, making friends aboard Iraq’s night train and embarking on life-changing pilgrimages from India to Saudi Arabia.
My personal favourite is “After the Flood’’ by Oliver Smith, a touching tale about his experiences in the wonderful Armenia and its immense mountain, Ararat (pictured above), the symbol of this great country.
Sponsored by travel insurance firm battleface® and the British Guild of Travel Writers, both experts in their field, the book gives the reader the chance to marvel at the power and beauty of travel and be inspired to get out there and fall in love with the world all over again!
Publication date: 10th March 2022
UK Price: £16.99
Format: Hardback, portrait
The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century – A Celebration of Outstanding Travel Storytelling from Around the World
Edited by Jessica Vincent, Levison Wood, Monisha Rajesh and Simon Willmore
Published by Summerdale
For more information and to purchase a copy of the book, please visit: https://summersdale.com.
Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.
Images courtesy of Summersdale
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