Sorry for my many posts on http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/09/19/travel/reif-larsen-norway.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0 but this travel article just charmed me. What's this kind of writing called?
This non-fiction travel article talks about a person's direct 100% factual experiences, is excellently written like fine English literature but is NOT actually a dreamy, fanciful, fictive, imaginative literary work and offers life lessons and edifying observations.
Verlyn Klinkenbourg writes slightly too lyrically for me and doesn't always educate on or uplift life.
1) I want to read more writing like this which don't have to be short articles. But I'm NOT searching for those travel guides or popular travel writing that just jabbers and spouts travel facts, details, and the like, with writing at the middle-school level.
2) To boot, what are some adjectives that describe this kind of writing that I missed? Many thanks.