Feed Your Wanderlust With These 5 Exciting Books on Traveling

Reading can be a fun part of any vacation. You may need something to keep you busy when you’re on the plane, or when youre lazing on the beach. A book can help you relax, unwind, and soak everything in.

Reading has been proven to decrease stress and help you relax. If your trip is getting hectic, take a breather and center yourself with a good book. Reading can help you better plan your trip, educate young kids on traveling, and keep you busy in between activities.

Here are 5 books sure to feed your inner traveler.

A Walk in the Woods — Bill Bryson

A Walk in the Woods tells the story of a middle-aged man and his unenthusiastic friends adventures as they hike the Appalachian Trail. Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the trail is nearly 2,200 miles long and is one of the longest in the world.

The unlikely duo is hilarious, and Bills humor plays against Stephens hesitation. Youll find yourself connecting to them as you stifle your laughter and accompany them through their adventures.

Bryson includes a plethora of fascinating and mind-blowing information about the trails history, construction, and ecosystem. Hell have you amazed over the wildlife and scenic beauty in between bouts of laughter.

This travel book is especially loved because it appeals to everyone. Whether youre an experienced traveler or enjoy staying put at home, youll find yourself relating to the colorful cast of characters, sharing their excitement, fears, and growing friendship.

Lonely Planets Best in Travel 2022

If youre looking for a definitive travel guide, look no further. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022 guides you through 10 beautiful countries, cities, and regions throughout the world. 

If youre not sure where you want to visit, this book can offer some helpful tips to aspiring travelers. It takes into account costs, activities, Covid restrictions and other important factors that can affect the quality of your trip.

These destinations were carefully picked to reflect the post-pandemic world. Though traveling has been more difficult recently, this book aims to help you navigate these issues in order to get the most out of your trip.

Filled to the brim with inspiration for every destination, Lonely Planet offers helpful advice and inspiration to help you make healthy, sustainable choices and celebrate the different cultures you come across.

Oh, the Places Youll Go — Dr. Seuss 

Every child is unique — some may feel more ready to travel than others, and its important to show your child how fun traveling can be if theyre feeling apprehensive.

You want to make the most of your trip with your family, and that includes keeping them happy and excited. What better way to soothe a cranky tot than with a bit of Dr. Seuss?

Oh, the Places You’ll Go is a much-loved classic that has charmed generations of kids.

With Dr. Seussfamiliar, whimsical illustrations and catchy rhymes, your child will learn to become excited at the thought of exploring the world around them. Foster their inner adventurer with a book theyll remember as a special part of their childhood.

Diary of a Tokyo Teen — Christine Mari Inzer

This is the personal diary of a Japanese-American teen who visits Japan to reconnect with her roots and culture. Written at the tender age of 17, this book naturally appeals to kids and teens as Christine Mari Inzer imprints her personality and silly doodles into the story.

Japan is an exceptionally popular tourist destination, and teens are especially interested in visiting these days thanks to Japans impact on pop culture and media. Inspire your child to continue learning about the country with Inzers unique take on the culture, food, activities, and people.

If your teen has a bit of wanderlust, this book is a great way to help them look forward to the day they can begin organizing trips and traveling themselves.

Medium Raw — Anthony Bourdain

Written by the legendary chef and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain, Medium Raw is a candid and intimate reflection on what it means to travel and explore the world.

This book takes you to Bourdains later years, where his decades of traveling have softened him. He reflects on how seeing the world has taught him about those who are less fortunate yet happy despite their circumstances. He gives a lesson in gratitude, humbleness, and what is truly worth savoring in life. 

Anthonys wicked tongue and sharp commentary may be an acquired taste to some, but he is renowned for his intelligence, charisma, and culinary knowledge. If youre a foodie at heart looking for an honest depiction of some of the worlds most iconic (or unheard-of) destinations, you won’t want to miss out on this culinary and human adventure.

Medium Raw is a reminder about the importance of traveling and sharing experiences with different cultures. If youre looking for intellectual and emotional commentary, you 

cant go wrong with Anthony Bourdain.

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