The best travel books and magazines to read to fulfil your inner wanderlust

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I love the smell of books and magazines. Reading books and magazines opens up the door to new, unexperienced places and adventures and fills your soul with new information and maybe in times like these, fulfils your inner wanderlust. You can read from the comfort of your living room and explore the entire world in a 100-page long magazine packed with heart-stopping photographs. If you are like me and love reading about new destinations and a never forget to pack a travel guide, this list of Best Travel Books and Magazines is the right choice for you!

(Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you do buy these books, I will earn a small commission. This is at no extra cost to you, but it helps me to run this blog. Each of the books is linked to Amazon Affiliate in the UK and US).  

The Best Places to be Today

by Lonely Planet

Maybe being stuck at home got you thinking about your Ultimate The Best Places to be Today Book - Best Travel Books and MagazinesTravel Bucket List and adding places to it. I love this book, we discovered it in a charity shop a few years ago and ever since it became my go-to travel bible. Find the best things to do throughout the world all year-round, such as Alaska’s caribou migration; the best time to dive with hammerheads in Costa Rica; raise a stein at Octoberfest in Germany to getting closer to polar bears in Canada. This book definitely deserves to be on top of The best travel books and magazines. Get ‘The Best Places to be Today’ on both Amazon US/UK.

Have a Happy Weekend – All around Europe

by Monaco Books/Rough Guides

Have a Happy Weekend - All around Europe - Best Travel Books and MagazinesIf you are looking for a travel inspiration around Europe after the lockdown is over, look no further. Have a Happy Weekend has got you covered with the best European dream cities and locations. It contains 52 of Europe’s best destinations depending on the season and seasonal activities such as festivals and events. Each of the listed destinations highlights the best sightseeing places and recommended accommodations with places to eat or shop. Satisfy your inner wanderlust with this book. Get ‘Have A Happy Weekend’ on the UK Amazon. 

Where to go when The Americas

by DK Eyewitness Travel, Contributions by Craig Doyle

Where to go when The AmericasIf the Americas is on your list, this book will easily become your ultimate trip planner. Packed with gorgeous images of Jasper National Park, Avalon Penninsula, Newport, and many other breathtaking places of both North and South America. It is also full of information regarding the weather, accommodations and eating out ideas. This book is truly your month-to-month handbook. Get ‘Where To Go When The Americas’ on the US/UK Amazon. 

Where to go when The World’s Best Destinations

by DK Eyewitness Travel

Where to go when The World's Best Destinations - Best Travel Books and MagazinesDo you want to travel the world without leaving the comfort of your living room, going through the annoying security checks or worrying about lost baggage? Well, now you can, because this Eyewitness’s Travel Guide is filled with all that travel inspiration from around the world. With the current lockdown situation, this is the perfect getaway book to get you through those Monday blues and help you plan your future destination on your Travel Bucket List. The book is separated into categories for Family vacations, Luxury & Romance, Activity Breaks and much more meaning it has something for everyone. Get ‘Where To Go When The World’s Best Destinations’ on UK/US Amazon.

The Call of the Wild

by Jack London

The Call of the WildMy grandad loves to read and he transferred that love for reading to my younger self. This was one of the first books I can remember reading. I’m almost a hundred per cent sure that this book made me fall in love with the breath-taking Alaska’s nature. This novel is a masterpiece. It doesn’t only show to the reader the wildness of Alaska, but also an unbreakable soul, the spirit of a dog named Buck and a strong will of surviving… The original book is written in very old English (1903), so it can be difficult to read, but trust me, once you start reading, you won’t be able to put this book down. Be prepared for tears too… Get ‘The Call Of The Wild’ on US/UK Amazon.

There is also a full movie available to watch on Youtube (1935).

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love book - Best Travel Books and MagazinesCom’on! Did you expect me not to include this famous book written by a woman who left her husband and successful life behind to find ‘herself’? This is the ultimate life cliche, yet it is such a beautiful story! We all from time-to-time feel unhappy, unsatisfied, that something is missing in our lives, or that life is passing us by. What I like about this book is that it shows you that it is never too late to change things. You don’t have to go to Italy to find yourself or find out that you love spaghetti, or find that ultimate love in the beautiful island of Bali to change the things… I mean, reading about these destinations is a bonus, right? Get ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ on UK/US Amazon.

The Lost Girls

by Jennifer Baggett

The Lost Girls BookI haven’t read the book yet, but I’ve ordered it after reading the reviews. The story is about three girls living in New York City who decide to leave their lifestyles behind and embrace their lives with a year-long backpacking trip around the world. It is written by three authors who are giving an insight into their travel journey, followed by practical information. It is fun and a great read for all the travel book lovers. The only thing is…It does sound similar to Eat, Pray, Love, doesn’t it? Get ‘The Lost Girls’ Book on US/UK Amazon.

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel - Best Travel Books and MagazinesTake time off from your normal life. It doesn’t matter if you need a few days, weeks, months or even a year – you need to discover and experience the world the way you want it. Vagabonding quickly became a bible to long-term travelling. This book is inspiring and will definitely move your soul, giving you that urge to book those flights after the lockdown is over. It also gives you practical and useful insights on how can you finance your travels, how to choose the right destination or how to adjust back to that ordinary life after the adventures are over. I guarantee you, that you will want to travel more. Get ‘Vagabonding’ on US/UK Amazon.

Readly is my new addiction, no kidding. I am crazy for magazines (not only travel magazines), so when I found this app I quickly became obsessed. Readly is a simple app featuring magazines from the majority of countries around the world, including the USA, Germany, and the United Kingdom. With over 4000 magazines listed, it is easily one of the best applications on the market, giving you access to all those magazines you love to read. Sign up with my affiliate link, and once you become a member, we will both get a FREE month. Win-win, right? The app costs just £7.99 a month which is nothing comparing to the cost of 4000 magazine subscriptions! Some of the best travel magazines I love to read are Wanderlust Magazine, Lonely Planet and CN Traveler. Here is my affiliate link:

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Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed my list of The best travel books and magazines and found them all inspiring to help plan your Ultimate Travel Bucket List once the lockdown is over. I love flicking through these books, looking at pictures and imagining myself going to all those amazing places our Earth has to offer. It gives me inspiration and maybe kind of addiction to travel too!

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Until next time,

 

Karina x

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