When I can’t travel, I like to read about travel. I’m sharing some of my favorite travel-related books or books set in other countries.
How Not to Travel the World
by Lauren Juliff
I have followed Lauren’s blog for years and I love her honest, self-effacing travel diaries.
She has always been accident prone and had the craziest things happen to her. When I heard she was writing a book, I couldn’t wait. I loved the book. It tells all about her travels, how she overcame extreme anxiety and panic attacks and, of course, many of her travel mishaps.
Love with a Chance of Drowning
by Torre DeRoche
It’s been a while since I read this, but I loved it. I hated it when it was over. Torre is afraid of water, but when her boyfriend decides to sail around the world, somehow she ends up going along. This was was different than most travel books as most of it was on the sea. But, it was exciting and engaging.
The Caliph’s House
by Tahir Shah
This was a really interesting story of a man who pursues his dream of living in Morocco by buying a house in Casablanca and moving his family from London. It was full of twists and turns as you might expect and just a really good story. Like Under the Tuscan Sun, but in Morocco.
The Wander Year: One Couple’s Journey Around the World
by Mike McIntyre
I enjoyed this one because it was a couple traveling, instead of a solo traveler, like most travel authors. Also, I enjoyed reading about something other than the hostel backpacker scene. They were traveling cheap, but not that cheap. They took a year off and went around the world. I enjoyed their Morocco stories since I could identify and I loved reading about their time in South America and it really makes we want to go back.
The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World
by Jennifer Badgett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner
I enjoyed this one since it was a little different with three friends traveling together. It was a little hard to keep them straight at first and they rotate writing chapter by chapter, but that’s also what made it interesting — to hear each girl’s perspective.
by Cheryl Strayed
Has everyone already read this by now? If not, read it. I really enjoyed it. It was amazing how someone so unprepared ended up tackling something so monumental. Never a dull moment on the PCT.
I always need something new to read, so I’m hoping you can recommend some others to me. What are your favorites?