What Are the Best Travel Books for the Holidays?

What travel books should I put on my holiday gift shopping list?

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Finish your Christmas shopping with one of these tomes.     Photo: dodi31/Shutterstock

A:Since you’re reading this column, Walter, you’re obviously an extremely literate and thoughtful person with excellent taste. So I’ll skip over the travel classics like Kon-Tiki or A Walk in the Woods and give you titles that are either new on the shelves or have fallen under the radar. The pages of these books will take you on a spiritual journey in the Himalayas, a quest to save endangered elephants in Africa, and a search for intrigue and mystery in the south of France.

Additionally, if you just can't get enough Adventure Adviser, check out Greasy Rider, a book I wrote about a cross-country trip in a cooking-oil-powered station wagon I took with a college buddy of mine in search of the keys to a sustainable future.

Love, Life, and Elephants
To a Mountain in Tibet
Visit Sunny Chernobyl
The Marseille Caper

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