This is first ever collected travel writing by a 20th century master, illustrated with photographs from the Bowles archive, and introduced by Edmund White. Paul Bowles began travelling the moment he could - leaving America as a teenager to visit Gertrude Stein in Paris. He settled in Morocco after the war, and for thirty years travelled in North Africa, Central America, Southeast Asia, Indian and Sri Lanka (where he bought an island). He wrote articles, essays and journals along the way - writing which ranks with his novels in its astute observation, dry wit and impeccable prose. "Travels" brings together for the first time Paul Bowles' travel writing and journals. It includes the full text of his books "Their Heads Are Green" and "Days: A Tangier Journal", along with more than twenty other pieces, previously unpublished in book form. They are accompanied by forty photos from the Bowles archive.