7 Books for Travel Lovers

7 Books for Travel Lovers

Travel lovers – looking for a new book? We’ve got the ten best books to stow in your carry-on or place next to your bed in this list below. Read on!


travel lovers a year in provence

1. “A Year in Provence” by Peter Mayle¬†

Peter Mayle is a British writer who loves to write about life in France. “A Year in Provence” is a nonfiction book detailing Mayle’s experience living in the south of France. Follow Mayle through his culinary adventures and cultural missteps. If you love this one, you’ll love his other works including “Toujours Provence” and “Encore Provence”.


travel lovers a month in siena

2. “A Month in Siena” by Hisham Matar

Travel lovers who are dreaming of Italy should pick up Hisham Matar’s memoir on Siena. He recounts his month-long stay in the city and focuses on the art, specifically works from the Sienese School of Painting.


eat pray love


3. “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert

“Eat, Pray, Love” is a memoir that every travel lover should ready. This is especially true if you are planning a solo adventure. Author Gilbert discovers the world – and herself – during her journey through Italy, India and Bali.


travel lovers wild

4. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed

“Wild” is another must-read for solo travelers. This book follows author Cheryl Strayed’s hike through the Pacific Crest Trail that winds through California, Oregon and Washington. This is the perfect book for travel lovers looking for a little extra push to get out and explore the United States on your own.


the good girls guide to getting lost

5. “The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost” by Rachel Friedman

“The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost” is a memoir of three continents, two friends and one unexpected adventure. The author details her experience buying a ticket to Ireland on a whim, where she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl. Her journey also takes her to Australia and South America.


love with a chance of drowning


6. “Love With a Chance of Drowning” by Torre DeRoche

Author Torre DeRoche is a travel blogger, and while this book could be considered one of the many “chick travel love stories” out there, this one is something special. This beautifully written book, on the surface, is about overcoming the fear of the ocean to sail across the Pacific. Her scenery descriptions are top notch and it is powerful, vivid and moving.


on the road

7. “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac

This timeless travel novel was written in 1957 but its themes still resonate today. The story follows Sal as he leaves New York City to head west. What you’ll especially love about this story is that through all of his travel adventures, he becomes a better, stronger, and more confident person.


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