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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-Neel

    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.

  • - 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.

  • - 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.

  • - 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 .

  • - 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.

  • - 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
    £14.99 - 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.

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

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

  • by Tim Moore
    £9.99 - 12.99

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

  • by Lonely Planet

    What's the #1 experience in the United Kingdom? The British Museum? Giant's Causeway? Edinburgh Castle? Sailing the Isles of Scilly? Hull Pier Toilets? For the first time, the experts at Lonely Planet have ranked the top 500 unmissable experiences and hidden gems across Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands - to create the ultimate UK travel hitlist. Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist is the regional follow-up to our bestselling Ultimate Travelist and the must-own bucket list for both travellers to the UK and residents who want to discover their country's most iconic sights and activities. With glorious photos, insightful commentary and details of how to visit each place, this is your essential guide to exploring the very best of the British Isles - from tiny pubs and giant cathedrals to world-class coastal walks and rollicking music festivals. Destinations include: Edinburgh Fringe Festival Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Punting in Cambridge London's Borough Market Skara Brae Windermere Robin Hood's Bay Bonfire Night in Lewes The Making of Harry Potter Cairngorms National Park Titanic Belfast Cromer crab Boating on the Norfolk Broads Literary pubs of Oxford Henley Royal Regatta Natural History Museum Snowdon Brighton Pride Bristol International Balloon Festival Eden Project How many have you visited and what's your number one? About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

  • by Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet Epic Runs of the World is an exhilarating book by the renowned author, Lonely Planet. Published in 2019 by Lonely Planet Global Limited, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the world from a unique perspective. The book falls under the genre of travel, but it's not your typical travel guide. Instead, it introduces readers to some of the most epic running routes across the globe, offering a fresh and adventurous way to see the world. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a travel enthusiast, this book will inspire you to lace up your running shoes and embark on an unforgettable journey. So, get your copy today and start planning your next epic run!

  • by Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet Central America is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now!

  • - A Road Cyclist's Guide to Belgium's Greatest Cycling Climbs
    by Simon Warren

    A fully illustrated guide, including photographs, maps and gradient diagrams, to the most famous cycling climbs in Belgium, home of the world's greatest single-day bike races, including the Tour of Flanders and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

  • - An Instagrammer's Edinburgh
    by Shawna Law

    A love letter to Edinburgh, in words and photos. Seen through the distinctive lens of leading instagrammer Shawna Law, Pockets of Pretty showcases the majestic and secluded gems that make the city special.

  • by Felicity Cloake

    'Joyful, life-affirming, greedy. I loved it' - DIANA HENRY 'Whether you are an avid cyclist, a Francophile, a greedy gut, or simply an appreciator of impeccable writing - this book will get you hooked' - YOTAM OTTOLENGHI

  • by Julana M Senette

    Along the bayous of south Louisiana, with its majestic oak trees draped in Spanish moss, open prairies teeming with wildlife, and lush primeval forest, the Chitimacha lived long before the first white settlers arrived in the Attakapas District around 1746. The newcomers would travel by oxcart and boat along waterways lined in flowering magnolias, pecan trees, and grapevines to establish new homesteads. In April 1811, a territorial act that divided Attakapas County created St. Mary Parish. Sugarcane plantations with idyllic names such as Idlewild and Shady Side were established, and timber, trapping, fishing, and agriculture prospered. Later, oil and gas with its many support industries became part of the rich heritage of south Louisiana. The first settlers endured many hardships: floods, storms, outbreaks of yellow fever, and the challenges of the Civil War. St. Mary Parish has seen its share of changes over the centuries, but the tenacity, resourcefulness, and pride of the people remain as constant and endless as the slowly flowing waters of the bayous to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • - Adventures in the Peak District, Cotswolds, Midlands, Wye Valley, Welsh Marches and Lincolnshire Coast
    by Nikki Squires

    A new compendium of adventures, from the best-selling, award-winning Wild Guide series now released for Central England. 1000 idyllic swims, ancient forests, lost ruins, secret valleys, amazing wildlife, easy scrambles and wilder food / accommodation. All midlands counties, from Peak District to Cotswolds, Welsh Borders to Lincolnshire coast.

  • by Mick Ogrizek

    This guidebook provides information on 30 short walks (under three hours) around Piran, along the Slovenian coast and hinterland, that comprises the Slovenian part of the Istrian peninsula. The region is a good destination for walking as there are great coastal views to be had, beautiful villages to be visited and the weather, in Summer, is consistently warm and sunny. The book includes information on walk starting and finishing points, distance covered, difficulty, terrain, things to see, public transport access, navigation and detailed route notes.

  • - Stories of Grit, Courage and Determination
    by Jenny Tough

    The badass adventurers in this collection are all fearless, intelligent, compassionate and curious about the world - and they all happen to be female. From arctic expeditions and endurance races to wingsuit flying and mountain climbing, they have set the bar high for what women are capable of. These are their inspiring stories.

  • by Sharon Abimbola Salu

    A delightful and charming story celebrating Christmas in Lagos, a modern West African city.  This picture book explores the sights and sounds of Lagos at Christmas through the eyes and words of a little Nigerian girl writing a Christmas journal.A cold, dry wind blew in from the Sahara desertand into Ranti's roomIt is ten days to Christmas, and also the last day of school.  Ranti, a six year old girl who lives in the West African city of Lagos, Nigeria, sits in class and listens to her classmates describe all the exciting, far-away places they will visit during the Christmas holidays.  Many of them will travel abroad for Christmas with their families.Ranti feels left out, and believes that her Christmas will be the most boring Christmas ever because she will be spending it in the city where she lives: Lagos.  Because there is no snow in Lagos, she won't go ice skating or build a frosty snowman.However, with the encouragement of her class teacher, Miss Ani, Ranti starts a Christmas journal where she details all the amazing things that take place in the city of Lagos during Christmas.  Although there is no snow in Lagos, and no tower to visit, Ranti develops a newfound appreciation for Lagos, and discovers all the exciting reasons that make Christmas in Lagos so special. Children will learn that you don't need to travel to exotic places to enjoy Christmas in your own town, city or village.  Children will also learn the value of keeping a daily journal or diary.This picture book is a celebration of all the wonderful things that make Christmas special in Lagos.Readers of all ages will love following Ranti's journey through her Christmas diary, as she takes us through Lagos at Christmastime.  It is also a celebration of all the things that make a Nigerian Christmas truly special, including Christmas concerts and Christmas carols in Nigerian languages.Perfect for read-alouds and storytime. Recommended for 4 - 8 year old children, preschoolers, kindergaten kids, toddlers and readers of all ages.


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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