Humor is one of the best attribute of a travel book. Describing the good or bad experience one had in a certain foreign country sound funny is one of the best skills of a travel writer.
5. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux. From London to Tokyo stopping in Russia, Poland, Iran, India, Thailand and other country, you can read stories about the daily human strife intelligently and humorously depicted.
4. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. He is the father of all travel books and his sensational one-liners are just timeless. One of his best travel quotes is “Foreigners spell better than they pronounce,” which you can still find funny today.
3. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace. Personal Days author Ed Park said this is the funniest book he could ever think of.
2. Holidays in Hell by P. J. O’Rouke. Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, El Salvador and the Philippines are some of the places he has described in this very funny book.
1. A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson. After living in Britain for 20 years, he comes back to America to reconnect to his homeland by taking an adventure through an Appalachian Trail where he encountered some of the most unforgettable things in his entire life.