I do love travel literature. And as people, as we explore the world, hearing the narratives of self exploration, especially as the person's growth becomes geographical in nature, is something that has captured the imaginations of readers for generations. However, the downsides are that often travel narratives have been dominated by privileged white people and much of humanity is unfairly refracted through their privileged lenses. But still, I explore on and look for the travel literature that captures something vital.
My favorite? As I've said in another comment, I liked Notes from a Small Island about his travels around Britain. I love Bill Bryson. He is sweet and curmudgeonly. I love road trips. And I want to travel around the countryside of England and eat sandwiches. That sounds heavenly.
What say you, BALKERS?