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 you’re 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 friend’s 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 Bill’s humor plays against Stephen’s hesitation. You’ll 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 trail’s history, construction, and ecosystem. He’ll 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 you’re an experienced traveler or enjoy staying put at home, you’ll find yourself relating to the colorful cast of characters, sharing their excitement, fears, and growing friendship.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2022
If you’re 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 you’re 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 You’ll Go — Dr. Seuss
Every child is unique — some may feel more ready to travel than others, and it’s important to show your child how fun traveling can be if they’re 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. Seuss’ familiar, 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 they’ll 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 Japan’s impact on pop culture and media. Inspire your child to continue learning about the country with Inzer’s 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 Bourdain’s 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.
Anthony’s wicked tongue and sharp commentary may be an acquired taste to some, but he is renowned for his intelligence, charisma, and culinary knowledge. If you’re a foodie at heart looking for an honest depiction of some of the world’s 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 you’re looking for intellectual and emotional commentary, you
can’t go wrong with Anthony Bourdain.
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