As the go-to book lover at The Fat Girls Guide, I am always looking for new reads that inspire and delight. So when World Book Day rolls around on March 2, it’s like Christmas comes early for me! This year, I wanted to share a few of my hand-picked recommendations with a special focus on travel books. Whether you’re looking for a heartwarming romance or an insightful memoir, these books are sure to reignite your wanderlust and take you on a journey you’ll never forget. So without further ado, let’s dive into the world of travel books!
Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche
If you’re on the hunt for a powerful and moving travel book, look no further than Love With a Chance of Drowning by travel blogger Torre DeRoche. I am a huge fan of “travel love stories,” so this book hooked me from the very first page. DeRoche writes beautifully about overcoming her fear of the ocean and sailing across the Pacific with her boyfriend, painting vivid pictures of the scenery and the people she meets along the way. Her experiences are so well-described that you’ll feel like you’re right there with her on the boat.
The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah
Before I travelled to Morrocco, I was inspired to read this travel book by Tahir Shah, and I’m so glad I did. It gave me some wonderful insight into the country. Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Shah decides to move his family from England to a house in Casablanca. Sick of their life in London, he hoped that moving would add some excitement to their day-to-day life. Along the way, Shar weaves together his year-long adventure in an insightful and fun way.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
I love a good romance book, so when I heard about The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren, I knew it was going to be added to my to-be-read pile. The plot reloves around Olive, who is always unlucky in life, unlike her twin, Ami, who is getting married. The worst part? The best man is her sworn enemy, but through a series of events, Olive and Ethan find themselves on an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii. That’s when the drama really begins to unfold but I won’t give it all away but this is the perfect travel book in regards to not wanting to put it down while you bathe poolside on holidays.
Unlikely Destinations: The LP Story by Tony & Maureen Wheeler
This was a travel book I didn’t think I’d enjoy as much as I did, but I really did enjoy it! Lonely Planet is one of my go-tos for all things travel-related, so reading about the start and rise of their company from the creators is insightful. I loved that you heard the stories behind what inspired them but also the failings that occurred along the way.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
The tagline for the book says it all, really… Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love. This is a quick read, but it is a great way to pass the time on that flight to your next destination.
The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
Have you ever wondered where the world’s happiest places are? Eric Weiner, Writer and NPR correspondent, wanted to know, and in The Geography of Bliss describes his year-long journey to find the answers. From Iceland to India and more, he takes us along his quest to what makes us happy and unhappy. The best part of this travel book? The interactions Weiner has with the locals!
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