What are the best travel books? You don’t travel just like that. There are so many places in the world. So read up for the ultimate journey. Below we give you the most inspiring books about travel.

The best ever written books about travel

We start our recommendations with the top 10 Best Inspirational Books About Travel of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Inspirational Books About TravelAuthor
Travel the World Without Worries: An Inspirational Guide to Budget and Adventure Travel (3rd Edition)Marek Bron
Star Traveling: Inspirational StarsRichard Kusiolek
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Third Edition: Travel Cheaper, Longer, SmarterMatthew Kepnes
The Anxious Traveler:How to Overcome Your Fear to Travel the WorldRita Anya Nara
USA’s Best Trips: 52 Amazing Road TripsAmy C. Balfour, Lonely Planet, Michael Benanav, Greg Benchwick, Sam Benson, Lisa Dunford
Almost Home for the Holidays (A sweet, funny, inspirational road-trip romance.)Carla Rossi
Chicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul: Stories of Adventure, Inspiration and Insight to Celebrate the Spirit of Travel (Chicken Soup for the Soul) Mark Victor Hansen
One Planet: Inspirational Travel Photography from Around the World (Lonely Planet) Lonely Planet  
Comfort Zone: Stepping Beyond. 10 Real-Life Inspirational Short Stories for Fearless Living. Take Action, Inspire Others, Travel the World, Find True Love, Leave a Legacy Russell C. James
Best in Travel 2009 : 850 Trends, Destinations, Journeys and Experiences for the Year AheadLonely Planet Publications Staff

The updated top 10 list: the best books about travel

Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places

Let National Geographic take care of filling your bucket list with the most beautiful destinations all over the world. This book shows you 225 ideas for your next trip. The illustrations are mind-blowing.

Drives of a Lifetime 2nd Edition: 500 of the World’s Greatest Road Trips

From the same publisher as the first title on our top ten list comes this book on road trips. It includes 500 of the world’s greatest roads that you have to have driven at least once in your life.

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

We love this book, because it is not just about expensive and long trips, it also includes smaller and cheaper adventures. Are you looking for new ideas to add to your bucket list? Then this is your book.

50 States, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do

Who has really travelled and seen their own country? ’50 States, 5,000 Ideas’ is National Geographic’s way of giving you plenty of choices on what to do and see in the United States.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition

We like this book, because it gives you inspiration on what places you want to travel to and see for the rest of your life. It includes activities at every destination and gives you basic information as well.

Lonely Planet USA’s Best Trips (Trips Country)

This book is wonderful for the detailed road trips that you can take. You don’t have to go far, just start in your own state. Maybe next time you will be triggered to go a bit further.

Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Guide to the Globe

If you are not that worried about your ecological footprint, then we suggest you read ‘Wanderlust’ to pick your next destination. From the best cities to enjoy street food, to where to go for wine tours; it is all in this book.

Journeys of a Lifetime, Second Edition: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips

This is another National Geographic book on our list of best books to read about travelling, and this one shows you what world trips you shouldn’t miss out on. The photographs are, of course, brilliant.

Fodor’s Pacific Northwest: Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, & the Best of Oregon and Washington (Full-color Travel Guide)

If you will be travelling to the Pacific Northwest, then this guide will come in handy. The region’s biggest cities, most beautiful national parks, and most exciting activities are shared with you in ‘Fodor’s Pacific Northwest’.

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)

Lonely Planet’s ‘The Travel Book’ is over 400 pages and reading this book will give you information on every country on planet earth. It comes with extraordinary pictures and basic advice, like, for example, when to visit a particular country and what the people in that country are like.

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