The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century

A Celebration of Outstanding Travel Storytelling from Around the World

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • Price: £16.99
  • Publication date: 10 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781800071704

About the book

Travel writing matters

Explore the world through this beautiful collection of the finest travel writing published in British media in the 21st century – as judged by some of the most respected travel writers in the world: Levison Wood, Monisha Rajesh, Jessica Vincent and Simon Willmore

The world has changed, but our desire to explore new places remains as strong as ever. The Best British Travel Writing of the 21st Century includes 30 outstanding travel stories published in British media over the last two decades, as chosen by some of the top names in travel writing today. Through travel’s most talented storytellers, you’ll face adversity along the Congo’s raging River Lulua, make new friends aboard Iraq’s night train, and embark on life-changing pilgrimages from India to Saudi Arabia.

This book is an ode to travel and all that it offers, but it’s also a celebration of a genre that brings the world closer to us. At its best, travel writing encourages empathy and inspires change. Join our award-winning writers in marvelling at the power and beauty of travel, and let them inspire you to fall in love with the world all over again.

About the author

Jessica Vincent is a multi-award-winning travel journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveller, BBC Travel, Condé Nast Traveller and many more. Jessica is the Global Travel Media Alliance Global Travel Writer of the Year and the Travel Media Awards Young Writer of the Year. She writes about disappearing traditions, culinary cultures and adventures with social impact. Find her on Instagram


“I greatly enjoyed journeying vicariously through this marvellous collection of travel pieces.”

Paul Theroux