Awards for Best Travel Book were first presented in 2001.

Awards are presented to books published during the previous year.
To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover or the bold book title — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support these annual writers awards.

The winners are —

2015

100-things-tampa

100 Things to Do in Tampa Bay before You Die
by Kristen Hare (Guyana 2000-02)

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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

okanagan-odyssey

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

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2010

fourth-part-of-the-world

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

moon-handbook-nic

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

breaking-limit

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

Karen Larsen (Bulgaria (1996–98)

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2004

chasing-sea-100

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

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2003

sea-city

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

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2002

lone-planet-bangkok

Lonely Planet Bangkok
Joe Cummings (Thailand 1977 –78)

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2001

facing-congo

Facing The Congo
Jeffrey Tayler (Morocco 1988–90)

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To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com, click on the book cover or the bold book title
— and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance
that will help support our annual writers awards.