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Wexas editors and specialists round up the best books on individual destinations or themes to provide you with an essential reading list whether you're travelling to that place or simply want to learn more from the comfort of your armchair.

Use our recommended reading lists to get to know a place through its history, fiction or travel literature and be transported by writers who bring a place vividly to life.

if you're inspired by something you read, follow the links to the country or experience page elsewhere on the site to see details of possible trips and itineraries all around the world.

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Best Literary Road Trips

Follow the routes of these classic authors for some of the best road trip and railway adventure inspiration. Including Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck and Ernesto Che Guevara.

Best books on...New Zealand

Check out our round-up of the best books on New Zealand to read before you go to get to know the country and culture.

Robert Macfarlane - Ways of seeing

Acclaimed travel writer Robert Macfarlane, author of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, speaks to Freddie Reynolds about words and walks.

New York Times best of series

The New York Times has released two new volumes of the popular '36 Hours' feature with publisher Taschen.

Best books on...Peru

Although the Incas never had a written language in the conventional European sense, a rich tradition of writing has grown up around Peru. Below is our round-up of the best books on Peru to help you get to know its people and culture.

Lonely Planet's best street food

Lonely Planet's The World's Best Street Food shows you where to find and how to make some of the world's most authentic and popular dishes.

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