15 Travel Books to Take You Around the World

15 Travel Books to Take You Around the World

Between my trips there are always 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.

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 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.

AND THEN THERE WERE NUNS by Jane Christmas

Destination: Canada & UK


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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Looking for some inspiration when you're not traveling? This list of 15 of my favorite travel books contains everything from intense historic expeditions to laugh-out-loud funny personal accounts to intimate memoirs. Happy reading!
Looking for some inspiration when you're not traveling? This list of 15 of my favorite travel books contains everything from intense historic expeditions to laugh-out-loud funny personal accounts to intimate memoirs. Happy reading!