5 Best Book Picks in November: Travel Edition


Best Travel Books

The longing to escape the mundane can be a powerful force to drive one to live out their daydreams. FACT. And remarkably written travel books abound will fuel that desire even more so do not say we didn’t warn you! This roundup aims to highlight some of our favorite literature, which put vagabonding in the nucleus of it all. If none of these books won’t make your feet itch, reach for your passport and book a plane ticket somewhere, we don’t know what will.

1) How to be the World’s Smartest Traveler

Whether you are a rookie or veteran traveler, it will be difficult to argue that the author and USA Today columnist Christopher Elliot’s well-researched survival manual can effectively change the way you travel – from preparing for your trip to successfully handling problematic situations along the way. Possibly the only travel book you will ever need if you’re keen on making your round-the-world journeys more organized, easier and most importantly, cheaper! Because seriously, who wouldn’t like to travel for less? Elliot shares expert advice and his tried-and-tested insider secrets gathered from his over 20 years of experience as a consumer travel advocate. Once you’ve learned when to book the cheapest flights, how to avoid and deal with travel hiccups, where to scour the best accommodation deals, etc., without a doubt, this book will most definitely make you one of the world’s smartest travelers out there and earn you instant rockstar status among fellow globetrotters you help with your newly-acquired expert knowledge!

2) The World’s 100 Best Adventure Trips

Have you ever taken an adventure trip of a lifetime? The kind that revs up your heart beat by a hundred times faster, keeps you raving about it nonstop among your family and friends, sends magical flashes of memories through your head, and makes you so unbelievably hyped for weeks at a minimum. Would you like to do it again or experience more adventures? You know you do and you should! If you haven’t, what’s keeping you from going YOLO? Come on, if you have already our previous book recommendation in your shelf – you’ve learned that you don’t need a fat wallet to do your first ever adventure trip. Through the stunning photography and descriptive captions that draw you further in, Jasmina Trifoni promises to take you to the most exhilarating and awe-inspiring places especially handpicked just for adventure seekers like you.

3) Travel + Leisure Where to Eat Around the World

Believe it or not, there is so much you can learn from a country’s culture through food – take it from the culinary experts from Travel + Leisure, a trusted one-stop resource for everything that makes traveling worthwhile and satisfyingly tasty, too! There is simply something about gathering together to share a feast that cements a strong bond among old and new friends – don’t you agree? Foodie travel and its rise in popularity in the recent years have had many people jumping in the bandwagon and roaming around the globe to indulge in strings of mind-blowing gastronomical masterpieces. It’s time to set yourself up to start the quest and take one of the best definitive travel guide books with you to eating like a local, hopping from 3-michelin-star dining oases to some of the best little-known, yet surprisingly exceptional food kiosks in places you’ve always dreamed of setting foot on.

4) An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers

Lonely Planet collaborated with most-celebrated writers and celebrities of our time to share and take you through their life-changing journeys and encourage you to dare step into the unfamiliar and find yourself.  With so many contrasting perspectives sectioned into easily-digestible short stories, it will be a great companion for armchair traveling during times when all you want to do is snuggle into your comfy seat with a good read. If you’ve never been out of the country before, you will surely get the travel bug by devouring all the narratives in this travel book as it provokes its readers to lose their innocence to the world’s happenings and awaken with an invigorated sense of wonder.

5) The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World

Anyone who aspires to become a damn-good travel writer someday should absolutely not miss the 10th volume of the Best Travel Writing which features well-known travel writers other than James O’Reilly who has been on the road since infancy – no kidding – and telling the world about his adventures for as long as he can remember. A must-read not only for travel writers in search of perfect examples on how to tell travel stories with veracity, witticisms and distinctive style, but also for those craving to be inspired to pack their bags and go. As you know, it’s hard to ignore the appeal of raw, true-to-life travel tales among a bunch of hardcore bookworms – so take a chance on this one! It’s the safest bet – guaranteed!

Conveniently order your copies online today through the National Bookstore website where you can either have it delivered to your home or pick up at our store.


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