Books in the travel genre focus on the worth visiting places and destinations. They include the history of cities, countries, villages, forts, and the desirable sights to view in these places. In addition to promoting tourism, these genre books encompass travel memoirs, nature, travel guides, and outdoor literature. They also cover foods, culture, religion, and folks related to a region and the travel experiences of other travelers. The main aim of travel genre books is to acknowledge travelers about the area they will visit and what preparations they should make before visiting that destination. Some travel guides include humorous experiences and stories of the tourists. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Travel.
1. Have Laptop, Will Travel: Memoirs of a Digital Nomad- Second Edition
**Second Edition** This second edition has been comprehensively revised, updated, and expanded, and includes a variety of additional photos. Newly brimful and fresh, an extended version to take this modern-day odyssey to the next level of fun, fascination -- and happy endings. Readers are calling this the male version of Eat Pray Love! Phil goes digital nomad for a year-long odyssey, traveling to 12 cities in 12 months on 4 continents. What these cities are ‘really like’ will make you laugh, think, learn and even cringe a little. The author’s personal journey of self-discovery adds up to a year of life-changing experiences: what’s personal is universal. More than a bucket list on steroids, this memoir reveals tales of food, love, and life in far off lands. Phil aims to inspire readers to pursue their own dreams and aspirations through the joy of travel. Have Laptop, Will Travel! **SNEAK PEAK** • THAILAND - Let me tell you about the time I saved Victor’s life. • MALAYSIA - All seemed as it should … but nothing prepared me for what happened next. I was about to doze off into Phil-land when I heard and felt a loud explosion. It sounded like a bomb. I knew something was very wrong. • CORDOVA - As I stepped off the curb to cross the street, a huge bonfire was lit right in front of me...in the middle of the street! The flames nearly exploded as the protesters fueled it with more gasoline. My cheeks felt like they were burning, and I’m surprised my eyebrows didn’t get singed from my front row view. This is the kind of thing you only see on the nightly news, and there I was in the middle of it all. • PERU – I was far, far away. But there, right next to me, was my dead body. I couldn’t look away. It was as if my ability to move my eyeballs was disabled. I could hear familiar, distant spirit voices asking me if I wanted to be buried in a coffin or cremated. I couldn’t tell them. I was already dead. • MEXICO – I was climbing into a hot air balloon that would carry us thousands of feet into the sky, held aloft by a nylon sack and propelled by wind and fire. Wicker, nylon, human flesh—all the things that should not be in close proximity to naked flames. And how the hell do you steer the thing? Ummm, you don’t! I fell apart, involuntarily, as my fear of heights overtook me like never before. I needed to be bitch-slapped but no one was “up” for it (excuse the pun).
- Author: Philip Nicozisis
- Publisher: Best Seller Publishing LLC; 2nd edition (April 8, 2021)
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Travel
2. Into Thin Air
National Bestseller "A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." — PEOPLE A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air , Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air , Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer in the postscript, dated August 1999. "What disturbs me, though, was Boukreev's refusal to acknowledge the possibility that he made even a single poor decision. Never did he indicate that perhaps it wasn't the best choice to climb without gas or go down ahead of his clients." As usual, Krakauer supports his points with dogged research and a good dose of humility. But rather than continue the heated discourse that has raged since Into Thin Air 's denouncement of guide Boukreev, Krakauer's tone is conciliatory; he points most of his criticism at G. Weston De Walt, who coauthored The Climb , Boukreev's version of events. And in a touching conclusion, Krakauer recounts his last conversation with the late Boukreev, in which the two weathered climbers agreed to disagree about certain points. Krakauer had great hopes to patch things up with Boukreev, but the Russian later died in an avalanche on another Himalayan peak, Annapurna I. In 1999, Krakauer received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters--a prestigious prize intended "to honor writers of exceptional accomplishment." According to the Academy's citation, "Krakauer combines the tenacity and courage of the finest tradition of investigative journalism with the stylish subtlety and profound insight of the born writer. His account of an ascent of Mount Everest has led to a general reevaluation of climbing and of the commercialization of what was once a romantic, solitary sport; while his account of the life and death of Christopher McCandless, who died of starvation after challenging the Alaskan wilderness, delves even more deeply and disturbingly into the fascination of nature and the devastating effects of its lure on a young and curious mind."
- Author: Jon Krakauer
- Publisher: Anchor; 1st edition (November 12, 1998)
- Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
3. A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth (Disney Editions Deluxe)
Walt Disney World honors its fiftieth anniversary with " The World's Most Magical Celebration," an incredible 18-month event that begins October 1, 2021. As part of the festivities, this must-have coffee table book paints a robust portrait of the Florida resort, through vibrant voices and rare Disney theme park concept art, photographs, and ephemera. Walt Disney's vision for the "Florida Project" begins with Disneyland and the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair. After an imaginative and expansive design, a unique land acquisition process, and an innovative construction period, Walt Disney World celebrated its opening in 1971. It featured a theme park dubbed the Magic Kingdom and three exquisitely themed resorts: Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. As Walt Disney World consistently grew and evolved through the five decades that have followed, certain themes keep reverberating: there's an appreciation for nostalgia, a joy in fantasy, a hunger for discovery, and an unending hope for a better tomorrow. Inspirational and memorable theme parks, water parks, sports arenas, recreational water sports options, world-class golf courses, vast shopping villages, and a transportation network unlike any other in the world resulted in fun and familiar characters, traditions, spectacles, merchandise, and so much more. The resort has come to represent the pulse of American leisure and has served as a backdrop for life's milestones both big and small, public and private. A Portrait of Walt Disney World: 50 Years of The Most Magical Place on Earth serves as a treasure trove for pop culture enthusiasts, students of hospitality, artists, art collectors, and Disney fans. Searching for ways to celebrate the Walt Disney World Resort? Explore more books from Disney Editions : Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World Birnbaum's 2022 Walt Disney World: The Official Vacation Guide Birnbaum's 2022 Walt Disney World for Kids: The Official Guide Art of Coloring: Walt Disney World The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic Poster Art of the Disney Parks
- Author: Kevin Kern
- Publisher: Disney Editions (September 28, 2021)
- Genre: History, Americas
- ISBN: 978-1368052849
- Dimensions: 9.25 x 12.75 inches
4. What Really Happened In Wuhan: A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths
Walkley Award-winning journalist, Sharri Markson is the Investigations Editor at The Australian and host of prime-time show Sharri on Sky News Australia. The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view. Tech giants swept the internet, censoring and silencing debate in the most extreme fashion. Yet it is undeniable that a secretive facility in Wuhan was immersed in genetically manipulating bat-coronaviruses in perilous experiments. And as soon as the news of an outbreak in Wuhan leaked, the Chinese military took control and gagged all laboratory insiders. Part-thriller, part-expose, What Really Happened in Wuhan is a ground-breaking investigation from leading journalist Sharri Markson into the origins of Covid-19, the cover-ups, the conspiracies and the classified research. It features never-before-seen primary documents exposing China's concealment of the virus, fresh interviews with whistleblower doctors in Wuhan and crucial eyewitness accounts that dismantle what we thought we knew about when the outbreak hit. With unprecedented access to Washington insiders, Markson takes you inside the White House, with senior Trump lieutenants revealing first-hand accounts of fiery Oval Office clashes and new stories of compromised government advisors and censored scientists. Bravely reported and chillingly laid out, Markson brings to light the stories of the pandemic from the people on the ground: the scientists and national security officials who raised uncomfortable truths and were labelled conspiracy theorists, until government agencies began to suspect they might have been right all along. These brave individuals persisted through bruising battles and played a crucial role in investigating the origins of Covid-19 to finally, in this book, bring us closer to the truth of what really happened in Wuhan.
- Author: Sharri Markson
- Publisher: HarperCollins (September 29, 2021)
- Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
- ISBN: 978-1460761083
5. Rand McNally 2022 Road Atlas (United States, Canada, Mexico) (Rand McNally Road Atlas: United States, Canada, Mexico)
The Rand McNally Road Atlas is the most trusted and best-selling atlas on the market. This updated 2022 edition contains maps of every U.S. state and Canadian province, an overview map of Mexico, and detailed inset maps of over 350 cities and 25 national parks. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located above the maps. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 90 North American cities and national parks along with a driving times map. Other Features Rand McNally presents "The National Parks by Decade," a review of park history that begins more than a century ago, with the first wild and wonderful place to achieve park status---Yellowstone. Tell Rand! As much as we work to keep our atlases up to date, conditions change quickly and new construction projects begin frequently. If you know of something we haven’t captured in our atlas, let us know at randmcnally.com/tellrand. Tourism websites and phone numbers for every U.S. state and Canadian province on map pages. Product Details Dimensions: 10.875" x 15.375"
- Author: Rand McNally
- Publisher: Rand McNally (April 19, 2021)
- Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
- ISBN: 978-0528023743
- Dimensions: 10.6 x 0.4 x 15.2 inches
6. My Best Toddler Coloring Book - Fun with Numbers, Letters, Shapes, Colors, Animals: Big Activity Workbook for Toddlers & Kids
Adorable, Fun and Engaging Preschool Workbook My Best Toddler Coloring Book is the only jumbo toddler coloring book that introduces early counting and simple word skills―in addition to shapes, letters, numbers, and animals ―with over 100 illustrations. Toddlers learn best while having fun. My Best Toddler Coloring Book helps children ages 1,2,3,4 and 5 - learn fundamental concepts like reading and counting through coloring. In the colorful, eye-catching pages of My Best Toddler Coloring Book, you'll find: Fundamental learning concepts - numbers, letters, shapes, colors, animals, simple words, and counting Bold lines - helps toddlers stay within the lines and reinforce the shapes found in this toddler coloring book More than 100 familiar illustrations - perfect for building fine motor and recognition skills Shapes - Circle, Oval, Square, Rectangle, Triangle, Star, Heart, & Diamond Numbers - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,& 10. Counting - Guided counting from 1 to 10 of each shape Coloring - Every page is of giant size (8.5 x 11 inches), fun to color, and is presented in the super cute images that every toddler would sure to enjoy. My Best Toddler Coloring Book is an awesome toddler coloring book for fun and learning that inspires hours of enjoyment―at home or in the classroom. It is most suitable for kids age between 1- 5 years, but also suits any child who loves coloring and knowing the basics in a much more fun and exciting way!
- Author: Happy Toddlerz
- Publisher: Independently published (June 21, 2019)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 978-1075307942
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches
7. National Geographic Road Atlas 2021: Adventure Edition [United States, Canada, Mexico]
National Geographic's Road Atlas: Adventure Edition , is the ideal companion for the next time you hit the road. Includes up-to-date road maps for all 50 U.S. States, plus Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Major cities and metropolitan areas are shown in detail with inset maps that include popular attractions, infrastructure and points-of-interest. Setting this atlas apart from all other road atlases are the inclusion of detailed maps and guidebook-like recommendations on the top 100 destinations for adventure, plus the top 24 most visited National Parks. An additional resources section provides contact information for local tourism offices, plus a place name index to help easily locate a specific city. The Road Atlas: Adventure Edition is printed in North America and features a heavy duty spiral binding and clear plastic cover for durability and lay-flat reading. Folded Size = 11" x 15"
- Author: National Geographic Maps
- Publisher: Natl Geographic Society Maps; 2020th edition (August 25, 2020)
- Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
- ISBN: 978-0792289890
- Dimensions: 11 x 0.5 x 15 inches
8. The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
“The kind of book Steinbeck might have written if he’d traveled with David Letterman.” — New York magazine An inspiring and hilarious account of one man’s rediscovery of America and his search for the perfect small town. Following an urge to rediscover his youth, Bill Bryson left his native Des Moines, Iowa, in a journey that would take him across 38 states. Lucky for us, he brought a notebook. With a razor wit and a kind heart, Bryson serves up a colorful tale of boredom, kitsch, and beauty when you least expect it. From Times Square to the Mississippi River to Williamsburg, Virginia, Bryson's keen and hilarious search for the perfect American small town is a journey straight into the heart and soul of America.
- Author: Bill Bryson
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 2, 2015)
- Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
9. The Pilgrimage
The Pilgrimage paved the way to Paulo Coehlo's international best-selling novel The Alchemist . In many ways, these two volumes are companions - to truly comprehend one, you must read the other. Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path. In the end, we discover that the extraordinary is always found in the ordinary and simple ways of everyday people. Part adventure story, part guide to self-discovery, this compelling tale delivers the perfect combination of enchantment and insight.
- Author: Paulo Coelho
- Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel, Adventure
10. Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
From the beet fields of North Dakota to the wilderness campgrounds of California to an Amazon warehouse in Texas, people who once might have kicked back to enjoy their sunset years are hard at work. Underwater on mortgages or finding that Social Security comes up short, they're hitting the road in astonishing numbers, forming a new community of nomads: RV and van-dwelling migrant laborers, or "workampers". Building on her groundbreaking Harper's cover story, "The End of Retirement", which brought attention to these formerly settled members of the middle class, Jessica Bruder follows one such RVer, Linda, between physically taxing seasonal jobs and reunions of her new van-dweller family, or "vanily". Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of both the economy's dark underbelly and the extraordinary resilience, creativity, and hope of these hardworking, quintessential Americans - many of them single women - who have traded rootedness for the dream of a better life.
- Author: Jessica Bruder
- Genre: Business & Money, Economics, Economic Conditions