What Travel Books Do You Like? Here are Some of the Best

I love reading Budget Travel magazine.  I get some many practical ideas of what to see, where to stay that’s affordable and even where to eat.  I had a collection of some of their articles for future trips.  I also like to read about travel and travel stories.  When the two travel loves combined, we get the Top 25 Travel Books of All Time from Budget Magazine.  How many of these have you read and how many are you going to put on your reading list?

photo credit: Kiera Kim
photo credit: Kiera Kim

Anyway, here is their list:

  1. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
  2. The Sheltering Sky, by Paul Bowles
  3. The Beach, by Alex Garland
  4. Daughter of Fortune, by Isabel Allende
  5. White Teeth, by Zadie Smith
  6. A Passage to India, by E. M. Forster
  7. The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
  8. Open City, by Teju Cole
  9. The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova
  10. Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell
  11. The Plumed Serpent, by D. H. Lawrence
  12. Brooklyn, by Colm Tóibín
  13. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
  14. In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson
  15. Video Night in Kathmandu, by Pico Iyer
  16. Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
  17. Travels With Charley, by John Steinbeck
  18. Desert Solitaire, by Edward Abbey
  19. Wrong About Japan, by Peter Carey
  20. Confederates in the Attic, by Tony Horwitz
  21. Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass, by Isak Dinesen
  22. The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen
  23. The Great Railway Bazaar, by Paul Theroux
  24. In Patagonia, by Bruce Chatwin
  25. Great Plains, by Ian Frazier

I know that I have added to my reading list and I hope you have too.  Have you read any travel books that you would recommend?



1 thought on “What Travel Books Do You Like? Here are Some of the Best

  1. I’ve read The Snow Leopard which I enjoyed, although the narrative was a little slow.

    My favorite travel book is The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J. Maarten Troost which is about an American expat’s experiences living in a remote South Pacific island. It’s insightful and hilarious 🙂

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