I've never really read many travel books before but I like Paul Theroux so I thought I would buy all of his books and I'm currently on this one. I would imagine some Brits don't care for this particular book.
Kingdom By the Sea: Paul Theroux: 9780241110867: Amazon.com: Books
Michael Totten also technically writes "travel" books but his are different. This is one of my favorites.
Where the West Ends: Stories from the Middle East, the Balkans, the Black Sea, and the Caucasus: Michael J. Totten: 9781475183641: Amazon.com: Books