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Isabella Bird, one of history's great travelers.Great Travel Writers of History

In this section GoNOMAD presents some of the finest travel writers in history from Charles Dickens chatting with a Choctaw chieftain aboard a steamboat on the Ohio River, to Isabella Bird riding her pony through remoted snowbound passages in the Colorado Rockies.

If you have a favorite travel writer from another era whom you would like to see featured here, email Associate Editor Stephen Hartshorne.

Read excerpts from the great travel writers of history:

Exploring English Castles: In Pictures
Plattsburgh, NY: The Heart of History
New Orleans: The Haunts of the Literati
Brittany, France: Remembering WW II
Taking A Walk Through Historic Boston
Pennsylvania: Civil War History at Gettysburg
Following the Trail of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Bolivia
Eastern Turkey Sampler: Exotic History and Astonishing Scenery
Canyon de Chelly National Monument: Navajo Nation, Arizona
Vicksburg Mississippi: The Key to the Civil War
Free Things to Do in Historic Richmond, Virginia
Great Travel Writers of History - Isabella Bird
Charles Dickens: He Was a Travel Writer, Too!
Great Travel Writers of History

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