Casting the spotlight on the experience of early travellers reveals Europe, site of the Grand Tour, as the destination of choice.
We see that in Britain road maps and city plans were available as guides, while accounts of scenic views demonstrate the increasing popularity of inland tourism in the 19th century.
A kangaroo in 1787, an Abyssinian scene, and the natural beauty of Iceland reveal the draw of exotic destinations.
Those who travelled on official business left detailed accounts of their experiences. Private travellers such a English visitors to America in the 19th century, write about their impressions of different cultures.
We are reminded also that travellers came to Britain. Some visited briefly but others - such as George Africanus of Nottingham - settled into local communities.