Alan Booth Alan Booth (1946-1993) was a well-known English travel writer, who wrote two insightful books on his journeys by foot through the Japanese countryside.
Alan Caillou Alan Caillou was the nom de plume of Alan Samuel Lyle-Smythe M.B.E., M.C. (9 November 1914 – 1 October 2006), an author, actor, screenwriter, soldier, policeman and professional hunter.
Alastair Humphreys Alastair Humphreys is an English cyclist, adventurer, author and motivational speaker.
Aldous Huxley Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and a prominent member of the Huxley family.
Alexander William Kinglake Alexander William Kinglake (5 August 1809 – 2 January 1891) was an English travel writer and historian.
Alfred Wainwright Alfred Wainwright ("A.W.") MBE (17 January 1907 – 20 January 1991) was a British fellwalker, guidebook author and illustrator.
Andrew Burnaby Andrew Burnaby (16 August 1732 – 9 March 1812) was an English clergyman and travel writer.
Andrew Sanger Andrew Sanger (born 1948) is a British freelance journalist and travel writer, known for many popular travel guides to France and the French regions, although he has also authored more than 20 g...
Anna Brassey Anna Brassey, Baroness Brassey (née Allnutt) (October 7, 1839 – September 14, 1887) was an English traveller and writer.
Anna Brassey, Baroness Brassey Anna "Annie" Brassey (née Allnutt), Baroness Brassey (7 October 1839 – 14 September 1887) was an English traveller and writer.
Anna Nicholas Anna Nicholas is a British travel writer and author based in Majorca, Spain.
Anne Mustoe Anne Mustoe (May 24, 1933 – November 10, 2009) was a touring cyclist, author of travel books and former headmistress of Saint Felix School, Southwold.
Anthony Rhodes Anthony Rhodes (September 24, 1916 – August 23, 2004) was a British writer of memoirs, novels, travelogues, reviews and histories.
Anthony Shirley Sir Anthony Shirley (or Sherley) (1565–1635) was an English traveller, whose imprisonment in 1603 by King James I caused the English House of Commons to assert one of its privileges—freedo...
Anthony Trollope Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.
Augustus Hare Augustus John Cuthbert Hare (13 March 1834 – 22 January 1903) was an English writer and raconteur.
Barry Pilton Barry Pilton (born 1946 in Croydon, Surrey) is a travel writer, radio and television comedy scriptwriter and novelist.
Ben Fogle Benjamin Myer Fogle, FRGS (born 3 November 1973) is an English adventurer, author, broadcaster and writer, who is best known for his presenting roles with Channel 5, BBC and ITV.
Benedict Allen Benedict Colin Allen FRGS (born 1 March 1960) is a British writer, traveller and adventurer known for his technique of immersion among indigenous peoples from whom he acquires skills for hazard...
Bertram Thomas Bertram Sidney Thomas (13 June 1892 – 27 December 1950) was an English civil servant who is the first documented Westerner to cross the Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter).
Bruce Chatwin Charles Bruce Chatwin (13 May 194018 January 1989) was an English novelist and travel writer.
Catharine Parr Traill Catharine Parr Traill, born Strickland (9 January 1802 – 29 August 1899) was an English-Canadian author and naturalist who wrote about life as a settler in Canada.
Celia Fiennes Celia Fiennes (7 June 1662 – 10 April 1741) was an English traveller.
Charles Darwin Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.
Charles Montagu Doughty Charles Montagu Doughty (August 19, 1843 – January 20, 1926) was an English poet, writer, and traveller born in Theberton Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk and educated at private schools in Laleham and...
Charles Richard Weld Charles Richard Weld was an English writer, known as a historian of the Royal Society.
Charlie Connelly Charlie Connelly (born 22 August 1970, London, England) is an author of popular non-fiction books.
Christopher Levett Capt. Christopher Levett (1586 – 1630) was an English writer, explorer and naval captain, born at York, England.
Cicely Hamilton Cicely Mary Hamilton (born Hammill, 15 June 1872 – 6 December 1952), was an English actress, writer, journalist, suffragist and feminist, part of the struggle for women's suffrage in the U...
Clare Frewen Sheridan Clare Sheridan (born as Clare Consuelo Frewen; also known as Clare Consuelo Sheridan) (9 September 1885 - 31 May 1970), was an English sculptor and writer known primarily for creating bust...
Colin Skinner Dr. Colin Skinner (born 1965) is a British author, adventurer and molecular biologist who is attempting to walk around the world.
Colin Thubron Colin Gerald Dryden Thubron, CBE (born 14 June 1939) is a British travel writer and novelist.
Dario Castagno Dario Castagno (born 1967) www.dariocastagno.com is a former tour guide and an author, originally from England, now based in Italy.
David Baboulene David Baboulene, is an English story consultant, author of humorous travel books, Children's Illustrated stories and academic works on story principles.
Dinah Craik Dinah Maria Craik (born Dinah Maria Mulock, also often credited as Miss Mulock or Mrs. Craik) (20 April 1826 – 12 October 1887) was an English novelist and poet.
Dorothy Carrington Frederica Dorothy Violet Carrington, Lady Rose, MBE (6 June 1910 – 26 January 2002) was an expatriate British writer domiciled for over half her life in Corsica.
Duncan J. D. Smith Duncan J. D. Smith F.R.G.S. (born 1 December 1960) is a British travel writer, photographer, historian, and explorer.
Edward Frederick Knight Edward Frederick (E.F.) Knight (23 April 1852 – 3 July 1925) was an English barrister, soldier, journalist, and author of 20 books, many based on his dispatches as a war correspondent.
Georgiana Chatterton Georgiana, Lady Chatterton, later Mrs Dering (née Iremonger; 11 November 1806 – 6 February 1876) was a British traveller and author.
Gerald de Gaury Gerald de Gaury MC (1897 – 1984) was a British military officer, Arabist, explorer, historian and diplomat.
Gertrude Bell Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (14 July 1868 – 12 July 1926) was an English writer, traveller, political officer, administrator, archaeologist and spy who explored, mapped, and became...
Godfrey Vigne Godfrey Thomas Vigne was an English amateur cricketer and traveller.
Gordon Home Gordon Cochrane Home (25 July 1878 – 13 Dec 1969) was an English landscape artist, writer and illustrator.
Graham Greene Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH, (2 October 1904 – 3 April 1991) was an English writer, playwright and literary critic.
Harry de Windt Captain Harry Willes Darell de Windt (9 April 1856, Paris - 30 November 1933, Bournemouth) was the aide-de-camp to his brother-in-law Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak (Harry's sister Margaret wa...
Henry Baker Tristram The Reverend Henry Baker Tristram FRS (11 May 1822 – 8 March 1906) was an English clergyman, Biblical scholar, traveller and ornithologist.
Henry Duff Traill Henry Duff Traill (14 August 1842 – 21 February 1900), was a British author and journalist.
Henry Koster (author) Henry Koster (1793 – 15 May 1820) was an English coffee-grower, explorer and author who spent most of his short adult life in Brazil, writing about his travels, slavery, and other subjects.
Henry Maundrell Henry Maundrell (1665–1701) was an academic at Oxford University and later a Church of England clergyman who served from 20 December 1695 as chaplain to the Levant Company in Syria.
Henry Sass Henry Sass (24 April 1788 – 1844) was an English artist and teacher of painting, who founded an important art school, Sass's Academy (later "Cary's Academy"), in London, to provide t...
Henry Spelman of Jamestown Henry Spelman was an English adventurer, soldier, and author, the son of Erasmus Spelman and nephew to Sir Henry Spelman of Congham.
Henry Stephens (doctor) Henry Stephens, MRCS (March 1796 – 15 September 1864) was a doctor, surgeon, chemist, writer, poet, inventor and entrepreneur.
Herbert Marchant Sir Herbert Stanley Marchant (18 May 1906 – 8 August 1990) was a schoolmaster, at Bletchley Park the codebreraking centre in World War II, and then a diplomat.
Hilaire Belloc Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 187016 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902, but kept his French citizenship (double ci...
Honor Tracy Honor Tracy is the pseudonym of Lilbush Wingfield (October 19, 1913 – June 13, 1989), who was a British writer, born at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Hugh Fleetwood Hugh Fleetwood (born 1944) is a British writer and painter.
Hugh Stoker Hugh Stoker (19??–December 2006) was a British-born angler and author who wrote classic texts on the subjects of angling and walking in the Dorset area.
Iain Aitch Iain Aitch is an English writer and journalist who was born in Margate and who now lives in London.
Ian Marchant (author) Ian Peter Marchant is an English writer, broadcaster and performer born in Guildford, England.
Isabella Bird Isabella Lucy Bird (15 October 1831 – 7 October 1904) was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, and a natural historian.
James Henry Bennett James Henry Bennett (1816-1891) was an English doctor who helped popularize the French Riviera as a Winter holiday destination in the 19th-century with his 1861 book Winter and Spring on the S...
James Silk Buckingham James Silk Buckingham (25 August 1786 – 30 June 1855) was a Cornish author, journalist and traveller.
James Theodore Bent James Theodore Bent (30 March 1852 – 5 May 1897) was an English explorer, archaeologist and author.
James Wardell James Wardell is an English photojournalist, war photographer and glamour photographer.
Janet Ross Janet Ann Ross (1842–1927) was an English historian, biographer, and Tuscan cookbook author.
John Ash (writer) John Ash (born 29 June 1948) is an expatriate British poet and writer.
John Blashford-Snell Colonel John Nicholas Blashford-Snell OBE (born 22 October 1936) is a former British Army officer, explorer and author.
John Feltham John Feltham (fl. 1780–1813) was an English writer, particularly for travel and antiquarian works.
John Foster Fraser Sir John Foster Fraser (1868– July 7, 1936) was a British travel author.
John Gimlette John Gimlette is a prize-winning English author who specialises in travel literature.
John Hillaby John Hillaby (July 24, 1917 – October 10, 1996) was a British travel writer and explorer.
John Josselyn John Josselyn (fl. 1638 – 1675) was a seventeenth-century English traveler to New England who wrote with credulity about what he saw and heard during his sojourn there before returning to ...
John Julius Norwich John Julius Cooper, 2nd Viscount Norwich CVO (born 15 September 1929), known as John Julius Norwich, is an English historian, travel writer and television personality.
John Keast Lord John Keast Lord was an English veterinarian and traveller, known as a naturalist, journalist and author.
John Mandeville "Jehan de Mandeville", translated as "Sir John Mandeville", is the name claimed by the compiler of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a book account of his supposed travels, whi...
Lawrence Durrell Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to ...
Lesley Blanch Lesley Blanch, MBE, FRSL (June 6, 1904, London – May 7, 2007, Garavan near Menton, France) was an English writer, historian and traveller.
Louisa Anne Meredith Louisa Anne Meredith, also known as Louisa Anne Twamley, was an Anglo/Australian writer and illustrator.
Lucas Bridges Esteban Lucas Bridges (December 31, 1874, Ushuaia – April 4, 1949, Buenos Aires) was an Anglo-Argentine author, explorer, and rancher.
Lucy Garnett Lucy Mary Jane Garnett (1849–1934), folklorist and traveller.
Lucy Irvine Lucy Irvine is a British adventurer and author.
Marianne Baillie Marianne Baillie was a traveller, poet and author, who wrote four books, two being collections of verse, and the others being descriptions of her travels in Europe.
Mark Elliott (British author) Mark Elliott is an English travel writer best known for books on Azerbaijan, and for unusual map-based route guides for Asia.
Martin Booth Martin Booth (7 September 1944 – 12 February 2004) was a prolific British novelist and poet.
Mary Ann Hanway Mary Ann Hanway was an eighteenth century travel writer and novelist.
Mary Kingsley Mary Henrietta Kingsley (13 October 1862 – 3 June 1900) was an English ethnographic and scientific writer and explorer whose travels throughout West Africa and resulting work helped shape ...
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best kn...
Mary Wollstonecraft Mary Wollstonecraft (27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797) was an eighteenth-century English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights.
Matilda Betham-Edwards Matilda Betham-Edwards (March 4, 1836 Westerfield, Ipswich – January 4, 1919 Hastings) was an English novelist, travel writer and francophile.
Maurice Baring Maurice Baring (27 April 1874 – 14 December 1945) was an English man of letters, known as a dramatist, poet, novelist, translator and essayist, and also as a travel writer and war correspondent.
Michael Booth Michael Booth is an English food and travel writer and journalist who writes regularly for a variety of newspapers and magazines including the Independent on Sunday, Condé Nast Traveller...
Michael Busselle Michael Busselle (14 November 1935 – 13 July 2006) was an English photographer and writer whose photographs and writing were featured in more than 50 books.
Michael Palin Michael Edward Palin, CBE, FRGS is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel docume...
Nicholas Crane Nicholas Crane (born 6 May 1954) is an English geographer, explorer, writer and broadcaster.
Nigel Barley Nigel Barley is an anthropologist famous for the books he has written on his experiences.
Nigel Barley (anthropologist) Nigel Barley (born 1947 in Kingston upon Thames, England) is an anthropologist famous for the books he has written on his experiences.
Norman Lewis (author) Norman Lewis (28 June 1908 – 22 July 2003) was an influential British journalist and a prolific author.
Norman Mosley Penzer Norman Mosley Penzer (30 September 1892 – 27 November 1960) — known as N.M. Penzer — was a British independent scholar and Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
Owen Rutter Edward Owen Rutter (1889–1944) was an English historian, novelist and travel writer.
Pam Hobbs Pam Hobbs is a travel writer and author.
Pascoe Grenfell Hill Pascoe Grenfell Hill (1804–1882) was a priest in the Church of England and an author.
Patrick Anderson (poet) Patrick John MacAllister Anderson (4 August 1915, Ashtead – 17 March 1979, Halstead) was an English-born Canadian poet.
Patrick Leigh Fermor Sir Patrick Michael Leigh Fermor, DSO, OBE (11 February 1915 – 10 June 2011), also known as Paddy Fermor, was a British author, scholar and soldier who played a prominent role behind the l...
Patrick Richardson Patrick Richardson (born 27 March 1946) is a writer who has been travelling for over forty years and writing freelance travel articles for the last twenty.
Paul Clammer Paul Clammer is an English travel writer best known for books on challenging destinations including Sudan and Afghanistan.
Percy Sykes Brigadier-General Sir Percy Molesworth Sykes KCIE, CB, CMG (28 February 1867 – 11 June 1945) was a soldier, diplomat, scholar and historian, with a considerable literary output.
Pete McCarthy Pete McCarthy (9 November 1951 – 6 October 2004) was an English comedian, radio and television presenter and travel writer.
Peter Fleming (writer) Robert Peter Fleming, OBE (31 May 1907 – 18 August 1971) was a British adventurer and travel writer.
Peter Mayne Peter Mayne (1908-1979) was an English travel writer who wrote about his experiences in North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Greece.
Peter Owen-Jones Peter Owen-Jones is an English Anglican clergyman, author and television presenter.
Petre Mais Stuart Petre Brodie Mais (1885–1975) was a prolific British author, journalist and broadcaster.
Philip Marsden Philip Marsden also known as Philip Marsden-Smedley (born 11 May 1961, Bristol, England) is an English travel writer and novelist.
Philip Thicknesse Captain Philip Thicknesse (1719 – 23 November 1792) was a British author, eccentric and friend of the artist Thomas Gainsborough.
Pico Iyer Pico Iyer (born 11 February 1957) is a British-born essayist and novelist of Indian origin.
Richard Chandler Richard Chandler (1738 – 9 February 1810) was an English antiquary.
Richard Francis Burton Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was an English geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, ling...
Richard Hakluyt Richard Hakluyt (or c. 1552 or 1553 – 23 November 1616) was an English writer.
Sir George Wheler Sir George Wheler (1650–1723) was an English clergyman and travel writer.
Sir Henry Holland, 1st Baronet Sir Henry Holland, 1st Baronet FRS, DCL (27 October 1788 – 27 October 1873), was a British physician and travel writer.
Sir John Carr Sir John Carr (1772–1832) was an English barrister and travel writer.
Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, 1st Baronet Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1st Baronet (8 April 1751 – 7 November 1831) was an English author He was born in Queen Square, Bristol, the son of a Bristol merchant, Nathaniel Wraxall, an...
Sir Walter Roper Lawrence Sir Walter Roper Lawrence, 1st Baronet, (9 February 1857 – 25 May 1940) was a member of the British Council-09 and an English author who served in the Indian Civil Service under the Briti...
Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet (13 September 1604 – 7 April 1661) was an English writer and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1628 and 1659.
Thomas Hope (1769-1831) Thomas Hope (30 August 1769 – 3 February 1830/1831), was a Dutch and British merchant banker, author, philosopher and art collector, best known for his novel Anastasius a work which many ex...
Thomas Hope (1769–1831) Thomas Hope (30 August 1769 – 3 February 1830/1831), was a Dutch and British merchant banker, author, philosopher and art collector, best known for his novel Anastasius a work which many ex...
Tony Hawks Antony Gordon Hawksworth, better known as Tony Hawks, (born 1960) is a British comedian, author and actor.
Tristram Risdon Tristram Risdon was an English antiquarian and topographer, and the author of Survey of the County of Devon.
Vincent Cronin Vincent Archibald Patrick Cronin FRSL was a British historical, cultural, and biographical writer, best known for his biographies of Louis XIV, Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Grea...
Violet Cressy-Marcks Violet Olivia Cressy-Marcks (1895–1970) was an explorer mainly active between the wars.
Walter Jerrold Walter Copeland Jerrold (1865 – 1929) was an English writer, biographer and newspaper editor.
Walter Tyndale Walter Frederick Roofe Tyndale (1855–1943) was an English watercolour painter of landscapes, architecture and street scenes, book illustrator and travel writer.
Will Randall Will Randall (born 1966) is an English travel writer.
William Dampier William Dampier (baptised 5 September 1651March 1715) was the first Englishman to explore parts of what is today Australia, and the first person to circumnavigate the world three times.