5 Books Every Traveler Needs To Read

When it comes to reading, you can never overdo it -especially with travel books! There is always a plethora of fresh information being released by travel experts with new, exciting spots to discover. Whether you love exploring unknown cities or trekking camel-back across distant deserts, here are 5 travel books you MUST read. Happy wanderlusting!

Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips

This is a must-read for any avid traveler and one of the most popular books by National Geographic. Compiled by NG’s travel writers this book reveals their favorite destinations from all over the world. From famous spots to lesser known destinations. This book covers it all and should on your list if you’re ready to knock off a few bucket list items.

Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems

Here’s another top read from National Geographic. This book is perfect for those of you who have been to all the popular spots and are looking to dig a little deeper into your travel itinerary.  Secret Journeys covers several categories such as “World at Your Feet”, “Last Wildernesses”, “Island Getaways”, “The Road Less Traveled”, “Secret History”, “Spiritual Havens”, “Hidden Treasures”, “Undiscovered Villages”, and “City Secrets”, so you’re sure to find a new, exciting adventure you’ve never been on before!

Great Adventures: Experience the World at its Breathtaking Best

This book by Lonely Planet is all about pure adventure -no lying on the beach allowed. From ancient trails to ice-clad peaks, Great Adventures stakes out the world’s most thrilling adventures by foot, boat, horseback -and beyond! This is a must read for any thrill seeker who is looking to get their adrenaline pumping.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

This best-selling travel book is a classic and if you haven’t already read it -you must. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places covers 28 countries with insider tips and breathtaking photos. As Newsweek wrote, it “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable— everywhere on earth.” Additionally, the latest version includes over 200 new spots, so it’s  more informative that ever!

How to Travel the World on $50 a Day: Revised: Travel Cheaper, Longer, Smarter

Last, but certainly not least, here is the ultimate guide for traveling on a budget. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to get around the world on a tight budget and maximize their coin -yes, it can be done! BBC Travel calls this book, “The Bible For Budget Travelers.” This is one “bible” you must read.

Mandy Ellis is a journalist, author, traveler, and endless adventurer. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, AOL, Fox, and many others. When she’s not wanderlusting, she’s usually spending time with her French bull dog or hitting the yoga mat.



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