If you are traveling by land or by sea, you should consider reading a travel book. There are many great ones on the market. I personally enjoy Cheryl Strayed’s memoir and Rick Steves’ travel guidebooks. There are even some travel books out there like Atlas Obscura. I’ve even read the memoir of one of the most famous adventurers, Cheryl Strayed, so I can tell you what it was like to be on their journey.

Cheryl Strayed’s memoir

Wild is a remarkable memoir that chronicles a life of extreme adventure and self-discovery. A New York Times bestseller, it was chosen by the Oprah Winfrey Book Club as one of the top books of 2012. Now a married mother of two, Cheryl Strayed lives in Portland, Oregon. In her memoir, she receives hundreds of emails from readers. One such correspondent has some startling news.

The format of the book is “lowercase e.” It begins near the middle of the journey, when Strayed suffers a freak accident, and wraps backwards to give the reader context. It ends with a climax, which Strayed crafts beautifully, even as she acknowledges its inevitable collapse. The memoir is a perfect blend of adventure and meditation. Every chapter is a new revelation, and you will read more than one page every day.

Rick Steves’ guidebooks

If you’re looking for a great travel guidebook, you’ve probably heard of Rick Steves, the PBS superdork. Known for his humorous and approachable style, his books feature his own philosophy of traveling. Rick Steves is a proponent of respect for local culture and tradition. His books are both provocative and entertaining, and are perfect for the average American traveler. Check out the following five tips for using Rick Steves’ travel guidebooks in your next trip.

First, you need to understand that there are some precautionary measures you need to take. Travelers need to be vaccinated and follow local protocols. But if you’re overly cautious, it may just be a symptom of the pandemic. Ultimately, travel is about getting off the beaten path, meeting new people, and trying out new things. And the last thing you want is a rash of health problems that ruin your trip.


If you enjoy reading travel guides, Frommer’s guidebooks are perfect for you. The Frommer’s Travel book offers reliable recommendations and reviews. The book is locally stored on the iPhone and iPod touch, so you can use it even if you don’t have access to the internet. This is especially helpful for international travelers who may have limited data plans. The book also includes daily tips and travel advice, and restaurant and hotel reviews.

This New York City Day by Day contains suggested daily itineraries that you can follow to see the best of the city. The book features dozens of color photos and multiple maps, making it convenient and portable. The guide is written by award-winning travel journalist Pauline Frommer. Pauline Frommer has carefully researched the sights of New York and the surrounding area. The Frommer’s New York City Day by Day includes suggestions for a trip to the city on a budget.

Atlas Obscura

Known as a resource for curious travelers, the Atlas Obscura travel book series features places and subjects that other travel guides don’t cover. You can learn about bizarre subjects and places in the world by reading these books, and this unique approach to travel has made it one of the top travel books of the year. In addition to the books, the Atlas Obscura website is also very helpful for trip planning, including searching for attractions within a given destination.

The travel writing genre has its roots in the 19th century gentleman explorers. But Atlas Obscura takes its inspiration from European history, even before pith helmets were invented. Its central character, a mysterious seventeenth-century Jesuit scholar named Athanasius Kircher, is a main character in the book. The author of the book, Joshua Foer, once wrote the Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society, and they eventually met.

Elisabeth Eaves’ memoir

Wanderlust: My Memoir of Five Continents is a highly entertaining travel memoir written by a woman who began traveling when she was just a sophomore in college. Eaves, a native of England, explores her travels and her motivations in this captivating book. Her quest for adventure and change is also a study of our need for new challenges and movements. We met Eaves to talk about her book, and here’s what we learned.

As a college student, Elisabeth Eaves left Vancouver for Seattle and attended college in Seattle. While she was there, she studied abroad in Egypt, spent her winters in Yemen, and took a government internship in Pakistan. Her romance with Graham ended during her junior year, but her travels continued. Eventually, Eaves split with him and moved to Paris to live with her parents.