Inspiring Travel Books

I’ve always had a strong passion for reading and with growing interests have read books in those areas such as; wildlife, conservation, writing, and of course travel.  I must admit I have a bit of an obsession with travel books and am constantly on the look out for new authors, new adventures, and new destinations!  I enjoy everything from Eat, Pray Love (yes! I admit it) to Bill Bryson’s witty tales, as well as the honesty and darkness of Paul Theroux.  With that said I’ve decided to start a series about some of my favourites, noteworthy and inspiring travel books that I’ve read.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss

I’ve read travel books that have inspired me to travel to new destinations like Lisbon, after reading A Night Train to Lisbon. Some books have warmed my heart with hearing of others’ experiences like I Grew My Boobs in China. And all of them solidify my love for travel and feed my burning passion. The following are the travel books I’ve reviewed on this site.

I’m not the only one whose travels are inspired by travel books. In a two part series, I asked fellow travel bloggers which books inspired them to travel to specific locations. In Books Inspire Travel – Part One we travel around the world in books, from England to Germany and Iran to Peru. In Books Inspire Travel – Park Two we travel across the globe once more, from Portugal to the USA and China to Thailand.

” The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ~ Augustine of Hippo

travel books

Travel Books:

Greenland by Richard Starks & Miriam Murcutt
The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
I Grew My Boobs in China by Savannah Grace
The Art of Pilgrimage by Phil Cousineau
Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche
A Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier
Girl Gone Greek by Rebecca Hall
I Am the Ocean by Samita Sarkar
Sand in My Bra & Other Misadventures


What are your favourite travel books?


Travel Books that will inspire you to TRAVEL


I’m a Canadian gal with a passion for wildlife, the great outdoors and travel and hope to inspire others to feel the same way! Travelling mostly solo I love to explore Ontario Gems in my own backyard as well as exotic cities around the world.

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2 Responses

  1. antonette says:

    Ohh I love books, I’m such a booknerd! One of my favorite recent reads was Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Another epic one Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. I’m looking forward to your recommendations. I’ve actually switched off all subscriptions for the time on the road but I just signed up for updates since I just love to hear your fave books!

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