Tom Chesshyre

Tom Chesshyre is author of Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys (Summersdale)

A travel editor gives up planes… for a year

A history as brilliantly labyrinthine as the city it describes

Iain Sinclair on the trail of his Victorian ancestor

A two-year stint on an island in Lake Victoria makes for a poignant and memorable memoir

An epic bike ride from London to Tehran sheds light on links between the East and West

Perhaps a little less introspection will see a renaissance of the troubled genre

Thubron shows an unyielding willingness to listen to those he meets and attempt to understand their worlds

Rodgers and Cavendish gamely and colourfully attempt both to tell the stories and capture Granada’s long-standing mysterious appeal

Is Europe losing its interesting edges as temperatures climb year by year?

Was Iceland responsible for the French Revolution, the moon landing and the discovery of America?