Our favorite travel books

Where do we get travel inspiration from? How do we choose the next destination? Can a book inspire us to visit a place? YES! That’s the reason why we have put together a list of some of our favorite travel books. We ordered them randomly.

Favorite travel books

The Geography of Bliss’ by Eric Weiner

A journalist travels around the world in search of the happiest places on Earth. And isn’t happiness everything all the travelers are pursuing? We love to dive into mister Weiner’s comic stories and wise lessons.

‘Follow me to’ by Murad Osmann and Nataly Zakharova

The couple became world-known for the photos where the girl leads the boy by the hand to beautiful places.

We open their book to a random page and then the picture and those few words describing the moment magically take us to dream about our next journey.

‘Тhe fairy islands’, ‘101 romantic getaways’, ‘501 must-take journeys’, etc.

Well, we have a group of books with inspiring photos here. It happened quite often that we got inspired to visit a place from those very cool books (most of them were gifts for us by our friends). And we love to put a tag on every spot we have already visited!

‘Born to run’ and ‘Natural born heroes’ by Christopher McDougall

‘Born to run’ – the action takes place in Mexico where the people from a secret local tribe amaze with their ability to run for a long time only charged with… guacamole. The second book – ‘Natural born heroes’ – is still being read by Nace. Obviously, the secrets of the island of Crete and its superheroes managed to enchant him for almost half a year…

Lonely Planet paperback guidebooks

‘South America on a shoestring’ has been a great deal of help for us while planning our two-month journey through South America. In return, we took the book in our backpacks and let it see those cool places it told us about. Can you imagine what we have in mind for ‘The world’ book? 🙂

Update: We already have it!!!

Update 2: We already got “Central America on a shoestring and it browsed this amazing region with us!

‘Longsword: Edward and the assassin‘ by Dimitar Giopsaliev

We love it when our friends publish books! Dimitar traveled to some amazing places to do book research and to take us into a world of knights, mercenaries, infidels, and nobility. The book will bring us back in time to a favorite interesting region and we’re looking forward to learning what will happen with the characters in the next book!

‘Married to Bhutan’ by Linda Leaming

People of Bhutan and Bhutanese culture are so mystical and fascinating to us that a book with this name in its title was sure to excite us. The author is attracted to the country where tourists are almost non-existing, and not only finds her place but finds the love and meaning of her life there. We’re so happy we managed to visit Bhutan!

‘The yellow envelope’ by Kim Dinan

For many people, it is unthinkable to quit their jobs and leave home, but Kim and her husband do just that – they ditch everything and start traveling. They receive a special goodbye gift from their friends – a yellow envelope with 1,000 dollars and three rules to spend it – money to be distributed as they wish, to whom and as they wish, and to share about it later…

‘The Magic of Traveling: Follow the Locals’ by Bistra Yakimova and Nace Sapundjiev

Our first travel book is bound to be one of our favorite books. But not just because of the interesting locals that we followed all over the world and who made our experiences authentic. Also because of the exciting people we met on our book tour. Because of the great stories we have heard and for the adventures that are ahead of us, as long as we follow the locals.

And how about you? Which are your favorite travel books? Do you carry them with you when you travel?

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