Wondering where you should travel to next? Check out these travel books for a bit of wanderlust inspiration! From bucket list destinations, to fun-filled road trips, to traveling the world on a budget – there’s a bit of something for every traveler.
Here are the very best travel books to help you pick your next destination and plan your next great adventure!
1,000 Places takes travelers to the world’s wonders, continent by continent. Sights like sacred ruins, coral reefs, hilltop villages, deserted beaches, wine trails, hidden islands, opera houses, wildlife preserves, castles, museums, and more.
Including hotels, restaurants, and festivals to check out. 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both a wish list and a practical guide.
850 Images. 230 countries. The Travel Book takes you through a journey of every United-Nations approved country in the world. Each country’s profile features details about when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country’s culture.
The Travel Book is an essential travel reference book and the ultimate introduction to a world of travel.
This travel book is compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic’s legendary writers. Every continent and possible form of transport is covered and illustrated with glorious colored photographs.
Each chapter features full-color maps and practical tips. You’ll learn how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of your adventure.
If you’re dreaming of a trip to London, then this is the travel book for you. The resources in this book range from restaurants and hotels to street markets and shopping locations.
This Eyewitness travel guide will help you with getting around, exchanging currency, seasonal events, and other useful tourist information. This travel guide is essential for anyone travelling to London, especially for the first time.
Daydreaming about a romantic trip to Paris? Explore the wonders of the City of Light with this invaluable travel companion. Street-by-street, this guide leads travelers to the district’s galleries, museums, churches, cultural institutions, and parks.
All in stunning full-color photographs and 3D illustrations. The Traveler’s Needs section covers hotels, restaurants, cafes, markers, entertainment, and a section showcasing Paris for children. This is a book no tourist in Paris should be without.
As a travel book written from an artistic and philosophical point of view, the traveler stands to gain much insight not just into where they can travel, but also how and why.
De Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation, the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything along your journey. The Art of Travel is a wise and original book that no traveler should be without.
Potts paints the picture of how one incredible trip, especially a long-term trip, can change your life forever. This book explains how anyone, armed with an independent spirit, can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel.
Learn how to choose a destination, finance your travel, adjust to live on the road, and more in this crucial reference for any aspiring wanderer.
Each World Heritage Site has been designated by UNESCO which judges based on a strict criteria that they reflect the world’s cultural and natural diversity and are of outstanding universal value.
This book offers a brief overview of why each site has been offered the distinction, what it received the distinction for, and a map of each site. If you’re looking to learn something new about this fascinating world and add new locations to your travel list, this is the book for you.
If South Africa is on your bucket list, this is the ultimate guide to the region.
Find out what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in this relevant, up-to-date, multi country travel guide. Inside you’ll find color maps and images, highlights and itineraries to help you plan, insider tips, honest reviews, and cultural insights.
This guide is Lonely Planet’s most comprehensive guide to discover both popular and offbeat experiences in South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland.
With a unique combination of travel, psychology, science, and humor, Weiner sets out to answer the question of not what happiness is, but where it is. The author looks at countries that are ranked happiest in the world and finds out why.
This book is for travelers and those interested in the science of happiness. It’s a fun trip around the world, sure to inspire you to go out and find where happiness is yourself.
Turn Right at Machu Picchu is an epic travelogue, intelligently written history, and investigative report of one of the greatest archeological discoveries in the last century. Any traveler or anyone aspiring to travel will be drawn in by humor, sharp observations, and scholarly teaching.
If you are looking for inspiration to explore the unknown, this book is for you. You’ll visit Machu Picchu, travel deep into the Sacred Valley of Incas, along the Urubamba River, Ollanyaytambo and beyond. This guide is full of information and prepares you for everything you can expect on this must-do journey.
Kepnes using this travel book to dismiss the idea that you have to spend lots of money to travel the world. Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, and cruises because that’s what makes them money.
This book will show you the reality of travel and how you can visit any destination in the world. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will give you the practical, step-by-step instructions to get you where you want to go. Make the most of your time and money with this must-have guide.
This book compiles a seasonal travel guide to anywhere in America. It’s a must-have for anyone planning a long trip or vacation. Find out the best time to go to each destination, the best places to see, and the best things to do.
It’s a great starting place for planning with no idea where you would like to go. It contains beautiful photography, easy to read maps, and useful information. This is a book that will aid in your travel planning for a long time to come.
If you want to create an epic travel wish-list, start with this book. Big names such as the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser known gems for these rankings.
You won’t miss any of the best places to travel if you have this book. Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist covers some of the most beautiful places in the world with beautiful photography and full of travel inspiration.