Hitchhiker’s Cuba by Dave Eggers - Getting to know Cuba by picking up strangers from the side of the road.
High in Hell by Kevin Fedarko - The author heads into Djibouti with a plane full of drugs to hang out with the Khat heads.
The Place to Disapear by Susan Orlean - A visit to the beating heart of the Asian backpacker trail.
Home by Chris Jones - Journeys don’t get much longer than this: stuck in space and waiting for a ride home.
Long Day’s Journey by Elizabeth Gilbert - If you really want to get to know a place, walk. And eat.
Mother Earth Mother Board by Neal Stephenson - Ever wondered how the internet gets where it’s going? The author travels around the globe following the construction of a major fibre-optic cable.
Confessions of an Opium-Seeker by Nick Tosches - A journey to the mysterious heart of Asia in search of the mythical opium den.
Shipping Out by David Foster Wallace - DFW’s seminal article about the dubious pleasures of the cruise. An absolute must-read.
How to Get a Nuclear Bomb by William Langewiesche - A reporter visits some of the world’s remotest locations to find what it would take to put together a nuke.
A Fleet of One by John McPhee - John McPhee at his arresting best as he steps into the hypnotic world of coast-to-coast trucking.