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Literary Travel: Around the World In 9 Must-Read Travel Books

Deciding on your next destination for a vacation or travel can be tedious. However, if you are looking for the easiest ways, various travel books in your book store help fulfill your search quest.

Literary travel unravels for you the secret islands, best cities, and other breathtaking scenes. All these are listed on the pages of the best travel books that you choose for additional research.  Below are 10 must-read travel books around the world.

9 Must-Read Travel Books For Around The World

1. Turn Right At Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

In this book, Adam follows archaeologist Hiram Bingham’s original route to get through to Peru. He is in search of Inca ruins and other ancient cities. From the book, you can learn much about Peru. You will also be inspired to visit the same sites that Adam explored during his search.

2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Have you fallen in love with Moorish art or the architecture of southern Spain? If yes, then this book fulfills your quest for fiction fantasy. Paulo takes you into morocco from Andalusia through the Egyptian desert to the Nile. Additionally, he takes you through the pyramids and shepherd boys’ route, triggering your traveling desires. 

3. The Birdman And Lap Dancer by Eric Hansen

Hansen, as a volunteer at Mother Teresa’s home, engages in travel through. The regions include the Manhattan to Maldives and Riviera to Vanuatu. His description from the travels proves that he gets a wholesome experience that you would also love to explore, especially with the Maldives experience.

4. Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux recounts his journey from Cairo to Cape Town. What makes it captivating is that he uses a canoe, cattle truck, and armed convoy on this journey. This is a journey that you will want to go through as a reader.

5. Honoring High Places by Junko Tabei

Tabei becomes the first woman to climb Mount Everest. Additionally, she gives the views and journey she takes and ignites your inside fire to spend more time outdoors. You also learn about the dares she takes in life.

6. A Journey On The Nile by Florence Nightingale

A future nurse travels through the Nile and writes letters to her friends and family that they get to read a decade later. The letters include the experiences throughout her journey. It’s quite a big adventure from the well-traveled author that you will want to follow her footprints.

7. The Rings Of Saturn by W. G. Sebald

How the writer walks you through the coast of England will have you converting these imaginations into reality. The writer’s description of the people and the small towns are unbeatable.

8. Circling The Sun by Paula McLain

Paula has the power to transport readers through the breathtaking areas of Africa magically. Africa has been appropriately depicted in this book and will compel your desire to visit Africa.

9.  A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

He uses his memoir to describe Paris’s essence fully; this is simultaneous as he documents his literary tour. He vividly brings Paris daily activities, slums, salons, cafes, and portraits in his book. With the descriptions, it is sure that you will be prompted to visit the place.


There are many places that we can visit apart from the obvious ones that we are used to. It’s also clear that travel writers have so much in terms of travel options for you. The above books will help you choose your next travel destination.

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