Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

The genre of travel literature includes outdoor literature, exploration literature, adventure literature, mountain literature, nature writing, and the guide book, as well as accounts of visits to foreign countries. The subgenre of travel journals, diaries and direct records of a traveler’s experiences, dates back to Pausanias in the 2nd century AD and James Boswell’s 1786 Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.