Inspiring Travel Books
Looking for something new to pick up at your local independent bookstore or download on your e-reader? Browse our favorite travel-themed titles for a healthy dose of wanderlust. “The Art of Travel” by Alain de Botton This philosophical examination of why and how we travel goes around the world and throughout history to describe, in poetic detail, the pleasure of anticipating a journey, the magnetic allure of the exotic and the value of observation. “Tracks” by Robyn Davidson A frank and funny account of a courageous young woman’s journey through the Australian desert, where she learns a lot about herself and her companions: a dog and four camels. “Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure” by Sarah Macdonald A woman who vowed never to return to India returns to India. The resulting story is one of discovery and adventure in this land of beauty and chaos. “Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness” by Edward Abbey A real-life account of a famed writer spending a season working as a ranger at Arches National Park, where he attempts to experience nature in its purest form. “Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time” by Mark Adams Laugh-out-loud account of an adventure travel expert (who has never been on an actual adventure) attempting to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu.