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Have you always dreamed of seeing the world? Let Tales’ selection of Travel guide you through the most wonderful travel places on Earth. Our selection of travel books counts both maps, atlases, and travel guides spiced up with the most charming stories from the local areas and tips to small hidden places. Traveling to another country can be a challenge, but with all the amazing travel books in our selection, you will be guided in the best possible way, both when it comes to language, local attractions, food and where to stay the night. The only thing you need to decide is where the journey should lead you.
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  • - All You Need to Know About Highland Dress and How to Find Your Tartan
    by J.Charles Thompson

  • by Alexandra David-Nèel

    The classic account of a woman's extraordinary journey to Tibet in the 1920s.

  • - 50 classic routes exploring the Lakeland Fells
    by Mark Richards

    An inspirational guidebook to 50 memorable walks through the high fells of the Lake District. From the favourite summits of Scafell, Bowfell, Great Gable, the Crinkle Crags, to lesser-known fells, this guide offers only the best walks to explore all that is pure Lakeland. Some of the 50 walks described in is this larger format book are well known classic challenges - such as Scafell Pike and Esk Pike, or the Gable Girdle - while others approach a favourite mountain from a new angle or combine several in a testing way. Each one can be crammed into a single, long day or backpacked over two to spend a little longer in this rugged and addictive landscape. The circular walks are all graded, making this guidebook equally suitable for less experienced walkers looking for new summits and undiscovered areas of the Lake District, as well as experienced walkers looking for a challenging day out on the fells. All routes are illustrated with Harvey maps and the author's pictorial route diagrams.

  • - How I Lost My Mind-and Almost Found Myself-on the Pacific Crest Trail
    by Dan White

    Tells the story of "one and a half step" Warren Rogers, co-founder of the Pacific Crest Trail. Rogers overcame polio and risked ruin during the Great Depression to chart the trail from beginning to end.

  • by Tony Francis

  • by Roger Deakin

    From the sea, from rock pools, from rivers and streams, tarns, lakes, lochs, ponds, lidos, swimming pools and spas, from fens, dykes, moats, aqueducts, waterfalls, flooded quarries, even canals, Deakin gains a fascinating perspective on modern Britain.

  • - 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England (London and the South-East)
    by Jack Thurston

    Lost Lanes, a captivating book penned by Jack Thurston, takes readers on an unforgettable journey. Published in 2013 by Wild Things Publishing Ltd, this book is a must-have for all book lovers. Lost Lanes is not just a book; it is an experience that transcends the boundaries of genre. Jack Thurston, with his unique storytelling style, has crafted a masterpiece that lingers in the minds of readers long after they have turned the last page. This book is a testament to Thurston's literary prowess and a gift to the literary world. Wild Things Publishing Ltd, known for their collection of extraordinary books, added another gem to their repertoire with the publication of Lost Lanes. So, immerse yourself in the world of Lost Lanes and let Jack Thurston's words guide you through an exhilarating journey.

  • - Hidden Places, Great Adventures and the Good Life (including Somerset and Dorset)
    by Daniel Start

    Wild Guide - Devon, Cornwall and South West is an enchanting exploration of the lesser-known corners of the British Isles, penned by the talented Daniel Start. Published in 2013 by Wild Things Publishing Ltd, this book takes readers on a journey through the wild and beautiful landscapes of Devon, Cornwall, and the South West. As a travel guide, it delves into the natural wonders, hidden treasures, and local secrets of these regions, offering a fresh perspective on well-trodden paths. Daniel Start's engaging writing style, coupled with detailed descriptions and practical information, makes it a must-have for any adventurer or nature enthusiast. This book, with its unique focus on the wild and unspoiled, truly encapsulates the spirit of these enchanting regions. So, if you're looking to explore Devon, Cornwall, and the South West beyond the typical tourist trails, this guide by Wild Things Publishing Ltd is your perfect companion.

  • - 400 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain
    by Daniel Start

    Wild Swimming by Daniel Start, published in 2013 by Wild Things Publishing Ltd, is an engrossing read that will take you on a journey through the world's most beautiful and secluded swimming spots. This book is a must-have for any adventurer or nature lover. It's not just a guide; it's a celebration of the joy and freedom that comes from wild swimming. The book features stunning photography and engaging writing, making it a great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors. Dive into Wild Swimming and discover a whole new world of adventure.

  • by Geographers' A-Z Map Company

    This A-Z map of Surrey is a full colour, spiral bound, street atlas featuring 200 pages of continuous street mapping covering the whole of the administrative county and postal area.

  • - How Triumph Turned to Tragedy on K2's Deadliest Days
    by Pat Falvey

    On 1 August 2008, thirty-four climbers from seven international expeditions joined forces in their attempt to reach the summit of K2. Tragedy struck and for three days Sherpa Pemba Gyalje and others tried to save the lives of those around them. A gripping eye-witness account of one of mountaineerings most controversial disasters.

  • - Hilarious Feats of Bravery, Tales of Disaster and Revenge, Shocking Acts of Fish Aggression, Stories of Impossible Victories and Crushing Defeats
    by Shaun Morey

  • - A word-lover's guide to the British landscape
    by Dominick Tyler

    An enchanting visual glossary of the British landscape: photographs and stories which take the reader from the waterlogged fens to the white sands of the Western Isles. 'Out .

  • by Ordnance Survey
    £11.49 - 14.49

  • - A Harrowing True Story of Adventure, Danger and Survival
    by Yossi Ghinsberg

    Four travellers meet in Bolivia and set off into the Amazon rainforest on an expedition to explore places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the jungle.

  • - The World's Funniest Travel Writer Takes a Hike
    by Bill Bryson

    In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world.

  • - In Pursuit of the Rural Dream
    by Janine Marsh

    Ten years ago, Janine Marsh decided to leave her corporate life behind to fix up a run-down barn in northern France. This is the true story of her rollercoaster ride from her early struggles and homesickness through personal tragedy, to her attempts to become self-sufficient, with her sharp observations on the very different way of life in France.

  • - My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town
    by Mark Beaumont

    In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world, this would be his toughest trip yet. This book deals with his life and work.

  • by Vaughan Grylls

    Fascinating vintage photos of Hong Kong have been matched with the same viewpoint today to show the amazing growth and development of this unique city.

  • - Swim, Camp, Canoe and Explore Europe's Greatest Wilderness
    by Ben Love

    The best-selling Wild Guide series travels to Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark to explore its incredible hidden places. Spectacular photography guides the reader to over 800 wild adventures. Including wild swimming, canoe camping, secret beaches and places to forage, eat and stay.

  • - Hidden Places and Great Adventures - Including Bowland and South Pennines
    by Daniel Start

    Wild Guide Lake District and Yorkshire Dales is an enchanting exploration penned by Daniel Start. Published in 2016 by Wild Things Publishing Ltd, this book is a captivating journey into some of the most beautiful landscapes of England. As a travel guide, the book falls into the non-fiction genre, providing readers with an immersive experience of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. Daniel Start's vivid descriptions and expert knowledge guide you through these regions, making you feel as if you are actually there. The book serves as an essential companion for those planning to visit these areas or simply for those who enjoy armchair travel. Published by Wild Things Publishing Ltd, this book is a testament to their commitment to high-quality travel literature. Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes of England with Wild Guide Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

  • by Deborah King

    Suffolk's riverside meadows of the Stour valley remain as beautiful today as when Constable painted them two centuries ago. Similarly, the county's lonely expanses of estuarine marsh, which are a feature of the coast, have a quality that appeal to writers as well as artists.

  • by Patti Trickett
    £15.49 - 23.99

  • by Mark Wright & Dave Lane

    At Clifton Country Park are the industrial remains of Wet Earth Colliery. Established around 1740, the colliery was one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley. Wet Earth Colliery is of importance for three main reasons. It was the first deep mine to be sunk in the valley, and had the first application of steam winding in the area. Secondly, compared to most other pits, it had a very long working life: from around 1750 through to 1928 - almost 180 years. Finally, it's association with James Brindley and his ingenious hydraulic pumping scheme for the colliery, which was in continuous use from 1756 to 1924, just before the colliery closed. This volume is the complete guide to the history and exploration of part of the mining complex.

  • - Folded
    by WorldView

    Peters World Map, a captivating book penned by the renowned author, WorldView, is a must-have for all geography enthusiasts and curious minds. Published in 1996 by WorldView Publications, this book offers a unique and insightful perspective on global geography. The author uses the innovative 'Peters Projection' to present a world map that challenges traditional views and prompts readers to ponder on the true size and position of continents and countries. This book is more than just a map; it's a tool for understanding the world in its true, undistorted form. As you flip through the pages, you'll be taken on a journey around the globe, exploring the world as you've never seen it before. This book, published by WorldView Publications, is a testament to their commitment to providing readers with enlightening and thought-provoking content. Dive into Peters World Map and see the world from a whole new perspective.

  • - Walking Ireland's Border
    by Garrett Carr

    He reveals the turbulent history of this landscape and changes the way we look at nationhood, land and power. The book incorporates Carr's own maps and photographs. 'It is Garrett Carr's contention that Ireland is more divided than any of us suspected - not in two but in three: north, south and borderland.

  • - The Story of the World's Most Beautiful Bike Race
    by Colin O'Brien

  • - A Colorful Book for Bengali Kids
    by Aruna K Hatti

  • - The World's Most Extraordinary Places on and Beyond the Seashore
    by Sebastiaan Bedaux

    The 20 best Instagram accounts and blogs show you their paradise on earth, with the focus on the most idyllic beaches, azure seas, both above and below the water surface.

  • by Clarence Ellis

    Understanding the humble pebble makes a trip to the beach, lake-side or river bank simply that little bit more fascinating. A handy illustrated guide to identifying pebbles is included on the reverse of this book jacket


Everyone needs to relax and take a break from the everyday, and to travel away from your usual surroundings can be helpful. Discovering and experiencing new countries, landscapes and cultural attractions can help you to renew your energy. It can however be difficult to decide where you should spend your holiday or weekend. At Tales’ selection of Travel, you will find travel books online about almost every destination from your local arena to a country on the other side of the world. Whether you like far off places with wild landscapes you can enjoy all by yourselves, or you prefer a classic charter holiday, where everything has been arranged and taken care of just for you, you find it at Tales. You can also find guides to your next big-city holiday, whether you want to spend the weekend or a whole week. You find all the best travel guides books to all the popular travel cities such as New York, Paris, Rome and London. To travel is to make memories for life and they are often spent with people you love. 

One of the most popular travel destinations is Italy. Italy is with its beautiful and charming architecture, extraordinary history and art, and it’s absolutely delicious food one of the most wonderful places to spend your holiday. That is why you find a wide selection of travel books to Italy at Tales. They will guide you to the best pasta places, art museums and cultural attractions. Italy is wonderful to visit whether you prefer a big-city holiday to Rome or a quiet and romantic trip to the countryside. Take a look at our travel books to Italy and get inspired. 

Travel trends

In recent years, because of the focus on the enormous climate footprint that travel and specially flying leave on the Planet and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have become aware of discovering their own country. Many people have seen the world, but many do not know their own local arena. To travel in your own country or even your own local neighbourhood can be just as exciting as flying many miles to a far off place with exotic beaches, warm waves and lots of sunshine. Great Britain has its own charm and comprises a lot of wonderful places. Get inspired by Tales’ selection of travel books online before taking a trip in your local arena or country. As a brite you are lucky to have four countries in our proximity. You can choose to take on an adventure to the Scottish Highland and get lost in the foggy and beautiful landscape with heather blooming all around like a purple blanket hugging the landscape. You can choose a big-city holiday in the grand, old London. You could also dive into the magnificent history of Wales and visit ancient castles and fortresses that will take you on a journey back in time. Finally you could also choose to visit the beautiful and almost magical country of Ireland. Ireland has the most extraordinary and beautiful landscape ever seen with its mountains, waterfalls and wide expanses. To travel in your own proximity can only be recommended and many people have found new wonderful places just a few kilometers from where they live, and the good thing about traveling in your local neighbourhood is that you avoid the tourists. 

Travel books as coffee table books

Sometimes you just need to take on a little journey in your dreams and for that matter you could make a travel books coffee table. Just add a lot of wonderful travel books to your coffee table. One of the characteristics of a good travel book is that they contain a lot of beautiful photos from the most magnificent travel destinations. Transform your coffee table into a travel books coffee table and take on a new journey every day from your own living room. 

No matter which kind of travel style you prefer, you will find all the best travel books including maps, atlas and travel guides at Tales - your online travel bookstore.

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