Awards for Best Travel Book were first presented in 2001.

The winners are —

2013

african-son

African Son
William Hemminger (Senegal 1973–75)

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2012

years-on

Years On: And Other Travel Essays
Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975–77)

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2011

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Okanagan Odyssey: Journeys through Terrain, Terroir and Culture
Don Gayton (Colombia 1966–69)

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2010

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The Fourth Part of the World:
The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map that Gave America Its Name

Toby Lester (Yemen 1988–90)

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2009

travel-wise

Travel Wise: How to Be Safe, Savvy and Secure Abroad
Ray Leki (Nepal 1979–81)

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2008

city-light

City of Light, City of Dark: Exploring Paris Below
Valerie Piotrowski (Morocco (1982–83)

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2007

ginseng

Ginseng, the Divine Root: The Curious history of the Plant That Captivated the World
David A. Taylor (Mauritania 1983–85)

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2006

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Moon Handbooks Nicaragua
Randall Wood
(Nicaragua 1998–2000) & Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998–2000)
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2005

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Breaking the Limit:
One Woman’s Motorcycle Journey Through North America

Karen Larsen (Bulgaria (1996–98)

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2004

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Chasing the Sea: Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia
Tom Bissell ( Uzbekistan 1996-97)

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2003

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At Sea in the City: New York from the Water’s Edge
William Kornblum (Cote d’Ivoire 1963–65)

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2002

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Lonely Planet Bangkok
Joe Cummings (Thailand 1977 –78)

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2001

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Facing The Congo
Jeffrey Tayler (Morocco 1988–90)

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