Travel BooksTravel is the movement of people or objects (such as airplanes, boats, trains and other conveyances) between relatively distant geographical locations. The term travel originates from the Old French word travail. Travel writing is a genre that has, as its focus, accounts of real or imaginary places. The genre encompasses a number of styles that may range from the documentary to the evocative, from literary to journalistic, and from the humorous to the serious. Travel writing is often associated with tourism, and includes works of an ephemeral nature such as guide books and reviews, with the intent being to educate the reader about the destination, provide helpful advice for those visiting the destination, and inspire readers to travel to the destination. Travel writing has also been produced by other types of travelers, such as military officers, missionaries, explorers, scientists, pilgrims, and migrants.
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13 Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust
Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Press Esc to cancel. Here are 24 books that are not about melodrama, but rather about the journey and the destination. Happy reading, and happy travels! The Turk Who Loved Apples is about breaking free of the constraints of modern travel and letting the place itself guide you.
This coming year, both my partner Tom and I are committed to reading at least two books every month. Slightly ambitious, yes. This year, I will be alternating between business and start-up books but naturally, travel books are on the top of my list. Every time I put down a travel book, I am left inspired, in awe, and often just itching to pack my bags and go. Happy reading and I hope you enjoy them! Here are our recommendations on the best travel books to inspire wanderlust. Read on to get a glimpse of what each book is about!
If you are looking for a great travel read I have compiled a list of the worlds top travel books. What denotes a best or top travel book is a subjective process unless you are measuring purely on known sales , so this list has been through an editorial process. I have listed my selection methods below. For the purpose of this list I have defined travel books as personal narratives and historic travel journals. I was keeping travel fiction on this list but I have since removed them and I will make a new list for best travel fiction. Some book lists also include books set in places from the perspective of a writer who lives there.