There’s no doubt about it that many of us are missing travel dearly. Though you may choose not to travel physically right now, picking up a good book can still transport you to another world!
Here are some books that will have you daydreaming about travel (more than you already are). Whether your choice is fiction or non-fiction, a physical book or an e-book, these reads will have you wishing you could hop on a plane and complete your bucket list ASAP!
LONELY PLANET: THE TRAVEL BOOK, 4TH ED.
Get ready for a journey through every country in the world! In this fourth edition of The Travel Book, you’ll learn details about every country such as: when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country’s culture from its film, music, food, and drink.
Incredible photography illustrates each country, portraying what life is like in each nation, from portraits of people to beautiful landscapes and vibrant scenes of street life. This book will inspire wanderlust and make an impressive gift for any traveler!
BEAUTIFUL RUINS: A NOVEL
Acclaimed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, Beautiful Ruins is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. Extravagantly imagined and told, Beautiful Ruins is a story of treachery and romance. If you’re dreaming of a holiday on the Italian Riviera? This book will transport you there until you can explore the destination in person.
LONELY PLANET: EPIC DRIVES OF THE WORLD
Perfect selection for the traveler who loves being on the road! Buckle up for the next installment in Lonely Planets ”Epic” series, Epic Drives of the World showcases 50 of the greatest road trips on Earth, from classic routes in America, Australia, and Europe, to incredible adventures in Asia and Africa.
The book is organized by continent, each route features a first-hand account, awe-inspiring photographs, illustrated maps, and practical advice on when to go, how to get there, where to stay and what to eat.
From Hawaii’s Hana Highway and Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh Road to Utah’s National Park Circuit and Germany’s Black Forest High Road, Epic Drives of the World will inspire any motorist to hit the open road as soon as possible!
STRANGEWORLDS TRAVEL AGENCY
For the kids who love to travel! The book revolves around traveling through strange new worlds and though not our own, it will still inspire travel just the same!
When twelve-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds of other worlds just steps away from hers. All you must do to visit them is just jump into the right suitcase!
LONELY PLANET EAT JAPAN
A book for the self-proclaimed foodies! Japan has some of the best food in the world and if Japan is on your bucket list, you must take advantage of all of the delicious food you can try! To help you get prepared for the Japanese food scene, this book covers how, when, and where to eat, etiquette dos and don’ts, and what classic regional specialties are a must-try!
Learn in-depth background on local food and traditions, practical info on popular food neighborhoods, brush up on restaurant etiquette, local customs, and what ingredients to expect in Lonely Planet’s Eat Japan. If you are looking for an authentic and immersive foodie experience but don’t know where to start, Eat Japan is your answer.
13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES
New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s funny, heartbreaking, and utterly romantic Young Adults novel is a great read for any young adult traveler.
Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe. But that was before she received the first little blue envelope from Aunt Peg. This letter was different from Peg’s usual letters for two reasons: one, Peg had been dead for three months, two, the letter included $1000 cash for a passport and a plane ticket.
Traveling from London to Edinburgh to Amsterdam and beyond, Ginny begins to uncover stories from her aunt’s past and discover who Peg really was. Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it’s all because of the 13 little blue envelopes (there’s also a sequel, The Last Little Blue Envelope)!
25 LANGUAGE PHRASEBOOK
When traveling, it’s always a good idea to know a couple of key phrases of the language of the country you’re traveling to. This eBook is conveniently located on your phone so you can open it up at any time. You can learn how to say hello, how are you, please, thank you, and much more in 25 languages!
Learn phrases from German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai. You can even easily navigate the eBook from the Table of Contents and search for words or phrases.
BEYOND GUILT TRIPS: MINDFUL TRAVEL IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD
Every year, hundreds of thousands of young people pack their bags to study or volunteer abroad. Well-intentioned and curious Westerners are brought up to believe that international travel broadens our horizons, and travel to low-income countries to learn about people and cultures different from their own.
Traveling abroad can provide much-needed perspective. It can also be deeply unsettling, confusing, and discomforting. Travelers can find themselves unsure about how to think or speak about the differences in race or culture they find, even though these differences might have fueled their desire to travel in the first place.
Beyond Guilt Trips helps us to understand our uncomfortable feelings about who we are, where we come from, and how much we have through engaging personal travel stories and thought-provoking questions about our travels.
This short but essential book is about navigating one’s privilege as a Westerner traveling to low-income countries and is a great read before you pack your bags for your next grand voyage.
THE WANDERLUST WORLD TRAVEL QUIZ BOOK
The Wanderlust World Travel Quiz Book is both informative and entertaining. With quizzes on countries and cities, landmarks, and landscapes, you will feel like you are traveling around the globe as you test your credentials as a world explorer! Real experts can slip it into their backpacks or hand luggage to test their travel companions as they experience the locations for themselves.
For those at home, dreaming of future travel destinations, there are 32 pages of picture quizzes with stunning high-quality photographs of worldwide destinations for you to add to your bucket list. So even if you can’t travel right now you can brush up on all your travel knowledge so once you can jet off to one of your bucket list destinations, you’ll already be an expert!
LONELY PLANET THE BIGGER BOOK OF EVERYTHING 2ND ED: A VISUAL GUIDE TO TRAVEL AND THE WORLD
The new Bigger Book of Everything has it all, and then some! It is an essential guide to travel, the world, and all sorts of things you didn’t know you needed to know! Learn something new, enjoy a world of smart, safe, and exciting travel and use your witty know-how to make friends wherever you go.
The book covers everything from how etiquette varies from country to country, how to deal with venomous snakebites, what to do if you’re attacked by a crocodile or a shark and how to predict the weather just by looking at the clouds. Learn how to wear a kilt, prevent a hangover, get out of a sinking car, survive when you’re lost, deliver a baby, brew a great beer, and much, much more!
In a series of six light-hearted chapters, understanding the world, outdoors, etiquette, food and drink, health and safety, and other fun stuff, this book takes you on a journey of discovery and answers all the questions that you haven’t thought about asking.
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