We love good travel books. The best of them are a journey on to themselves. They inspire us, move us, and teach us about people and places.
On our Travel Books section, we ask our favorite online editors, readers, writers and explorers with an appetite for reading and an opinion: "what are your favorite travel books?"
Here is what Ron Mader picked for us. Ron Mader is a professional journalist and the founder of Planeta.com, a global journal on eco-tourism. The comments on the book slide show are his own.