15 Travel Books to Take You Around the World

15 Travel Books to Take You Around the World

Last year during my travels I was away from home for three out of the last twelve months. Basically a quarter of my year was spent on the road. Between my trips there were lengthy stretches of time where if I wasn't working I would be reading up on entertaining and insightful travel literature.

I’ve worked my way through a diverse mix of guidebooks and adventure travel books, fiction and non-fiction, biographies and first-hand accounts of some of the most foreboding, inspiring, and thought-provoking stories imaginable.

Listed below are some of my favorite travel books, as well as a few that have received rave reviews and are on my list of must-reads for the coming year. You’ll find everything here from intense historic expeditions to laugh-out-loud funny personal accounts to intimate memoirs. Enjoy! 


1.

KON-TIKI: ACROSS THE PACIFIC IN A RAFT by Thor Heyerdahl

Destination: Pacific Ocean & South Pacific Islands


2.

INTO THIN AIR by Jon Krakauer

Destination: Everest


3.

WHAT THE PSYCHIC TOLD THE PILGRIM by Jane Christmas

Destination: Spain


4.

THE ALCHEMIST by Paulo Coehlo

Destination: Spain & Egypt


5.

THE LOST GIRLS by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner

Destination: Peru, Kenya, Cambodia, India


6.

LITTLE SHIP OF FOOLS by Charles Wilkins

Destination: Atlantic Ocean


7.

AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS by Jane Christmas

Destination: United Kingdom


8.

SOUTH: THE ENDURANCE EXPEDITION by Ernest Shackleton

Destination: Antarctica


9.

EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert

Destination: Italy, India, Indonesia


10.

WILD by Cheryl Strayed

Destination: Pacific Crest Trail


11.

INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer

Destination: Alaska


12.

INCONTINENT ON THE CONTINENT by Jane Christmas

Destination: Italy


13.

TRACKS by Robyn Davidson

Destination: Australia


14.

THE LONG WALK by Slavomir Rawicz

Destination: Russia, Mongolia, India


15.

THE WHITE MASAI by Corinne Hofmann

Destination: Kenya


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A list of 15 travel books to take you around the world even when you're not traveling. This list contains everything from intense historic expeditions to laugh-out-loud funny personal accounts to intimate memoirs.
 

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