As a travel writer, I also read a lot of travel books.

Below, in no particular order (though my new reads will be near the top) are some of the travel books, travelogues, travel memoirs, and other such books I have read. I hope my ratings and thoughts will be be helpful to others looking for a good travel novel to lose themselves in.

A note on my preferences: I tend to prefer travel books that not only tell a good story and have vivid description of a place, but that also teach me something about the culture, history, or geography of that place as well.

I thus tend to prefer the traditional travelogue to the travel memoir, though if the focus is on interesting characters the author meets along the way and not the author themselves, I am usually sold. And if it has humor, all the better.

Click on the book cover to link to my full review (not yet available for all titles). I will be adding books as I read them, so check back!

faster-to-fly
Stars: 2.5/5
kids-camels-and-cairo
Stars: 3/5
Stars: 4.5/5
Stars: 4.5/5
off-the-beaten-trail
Stars: 3.5/5
Around the World in 80 Tales
Stars: 2.5/5
Backpacked
Stars: 3/5
Alaska Traveler
Stars: 3.5/5

 

The Sex Life of Cannibals
Stars 4.5/5
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush. Stars: 4/5
Stars: 4/5

 

Visit Sunny Chernobyl
Stars: 2.5/5
The Blind Massuse
Stars: 4.5/5
Stars: 4/5
Stars: 4/5
Stars: 5/5
Stars : 4/5
Stars: 5/5

 

 

 

The Traveller
Stars: 3/5
Free Country
Stars: 4/5
Surviving Paradise
Stars 4.5/5

 

Neither Here Nor There
Stars: 2.5/5
Stars: 4/5

 

Stars: 3/5
The Geography of Bliss
Stars: 4/5
In Patagonia
Stars: 3.5/5
A Walk in the Woods
Stars: 3/5
Sahara Unveiled
Stars: 4/5
Travels with Charley
Stars: 4/5
Four Corners
Stars: 4/5
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