Travel & Geography

On the Trail of Don Quixote, Being a Record of Rambles in the Ancient Province …

Read by Sue Anderson


August F. Jaccaci


On the Trail of Don Quixote is an engaging 1890’s “record of rambles in the Ancient Province of La Mancha” by two artist friends, French aut…

My Trip Abroad

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Charlie Chaplin


"A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible for the whole thing." So beg…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 4

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 4 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Irrigation in California Round about Asheville…

Anything Once

Read by Roger Melin


Isabel Ostrander


An unlikely pair of wanderers they were; the orphan girl Lou and her travelling partner Jim Botts. Jim appeared in need of following some ap…

A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar

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George Bethune English


As a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the War of 1812 assigned to Marine Corps headquarters, English sailed to the…

Loafing Along Death Valley Trails; A Personal Narrative Of People And Places

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William Caruthers


William Caruthers was a retired newspaperman who spent 25 years listening to stories told by the inhabitants of Death Valley. This 1951 book…

Bonaparte in Egypt and the Egyptians of To-day

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Haji A. Browne


Knowing the Egyptian as I know him, I cannot but think that he is greatly misunderstood, even by those who are sincerely anxious to befriend…

Specimen Days

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Walt Whitman


Specimen Days is essentially the great American poet Walt Whitman's scrap book. It documents most of his life's adventures, especially his e…

A Shepherd's Life; Impressions Of The South Wiltshire Downs

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William Henry Hudson


Hudson wrote this classic work in 1910; it is admiringly mentioned by many other writers. It focuses on the memories of a head shepherd, Ca…

Europe Revised

Read by Sibella Denton


Irvin S. Cobb


Irwin Cobb's humorous Europe Revised is a travelogue and comedy almost in the style of Mark Twain. The dedication says it best, "To My …

From North Carolina to Southern California Without a Ticket and How I Did It

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John Peele


"... I have decided to write an account of a few of the many adventures and dangers that befell me while making my way, practically wit…

Visits To The Dead In The Catacombs Of Rome

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George Washington Greene


This essay of a cultured observer, for many years United States consul in Rome, appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, vol 10, issue 59,…

The Rome Express

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Arthur Griffiths


The passengers in the sleeping car of the Rome Express were just woken and informed that they will reach Paris soon, and a bustle ensues. On…

À travers les régions de France

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Georges François Renard


Partant de la Provence, Georges Renard prend le lecteur en route à travers toutes les régions de la France. Ces 23 vignettes h…

A Little Swiss Sojourn

Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)


William Dean Howells


A charming brief account of a two months' autumnal stay on the shores of the Lake of Geneva. Howells, who was there with his family travelin…

The Tower Of London

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Arthur Poyser


Description. History. “… those who read this book and have no opportunity of visiting the Tower expect that the characters in the moving d…

Through Glacier Park; Seeing America First With Howard Eaton (version 2)

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Mary Roberts Rinehart


This is the first of two travelogues published by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958). Both deal with Glacier National Park. (The other is e…

Southern Arabia

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Theodore Bent


Southern Arabia recounts a threatening four-month journey into North Eastern Ethiopia by the Bents. These brave travelers were the first to …

Haunted London

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Walter Thornbury and George Walter Thornbury


London: one of the oldest and most populous cities in the world. Surely it holds a few secrets within its ancient walls and the stories of g…

Collection: Tales of the Cities

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Various


This is a collection of city stories, fiction or non-fiction, in English and published before 1923. Contributions have been chosen by the re…

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