If you are short of time and money but still ache to travel the world, take a trip to your nearest bookshop instead and travel with these 8 authors and their inspiring novels about places and journeys.
Modern-day travelers have a world of technology at our fingertips: computers, netbooks, smartphones, digital camers, iPods, iPhones, iPads. Technology can be a wonderful thing, but we propose that sometimes, nothing beats good old-fashioned pen and paper.
Lovers of great travel stories might find themselves motivated to try to replicate what they've read, but that's not always a good idea. Here are 9 inspirational books that Eileen Smith thinks could get you in trouble.