52 Books For Travelers of All Ages

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        Great reads and grand gift ideas for the intrepid explorer or the armchair traveler.  

1. Travels with Charley in Search of America: (Centennial Edition) – John Steinbeck

 

2. In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson

 

3. – Travels – Michael Crichton

 

4. Tao of Travel – Paul Theroux

 

5. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel – Rolf Potts

 

 6. Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift

 

 7. The Travels of Marco Polo (The Broadway Travellers) – Marco Polo

 

8. Backpacking Wyoming: From Towering Granite Peaks to Steaming Geyser Basins – Lorain Douglas

 

 9. Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home – Susan Pohlman

 

10. The Road to Oxiana – Robert Byron

 

11. Facing the Congo – Jeffrey Taylor

 

 12. The Size of the World – Jeff Greenwald

 

13. Road Fever by Tim Cahill

 

14. All the Wrong Places by James Fenton

15. Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World’s Holy Dead by Peter Manseau

 

16. Nomad’s Hotel: Travels in Time and Space by Ceese Nooteboom

 

17. Johnny Ginger’s Last Ride by Tom Fremantle

 

18. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen

 

19. Tiger for Breakfast by Michel Peissel

 

20. The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E. Bowman

 

21. Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

 

 22. The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev

 

23. Annapurna by Maurice Herzog

 

24. Hiking the Continental Divide Trail by Jennifer Hanson

 

 25. Imagine: A Vagabond Story by Greg Lingel

 

 26. Empty Nest to Life Vest by Christie Gorsline

 

27. Big Earth: 101 Amazing Adventures by Russ Malkin

 

28. Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman

 

29. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: 2nd Edition by Patricia Schultz

 

30. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

 

31. The River of Doubt by Candice Millard

 

32. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

 

33. This is Rome (Paris, London, New York) by Miroslav Sasek

 

 34. Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

 

35. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

 

36. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

 

37. Hiking Through History by Kirk Ward Robinson

 

38. Life is a Trip by Judie Fein

 

39. Raining Cats and Rats by Donna Gottardi

 

40. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think by Dr. Suess

 

41. Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert by William Langewiesche

 

42. Come Hell on High Water by Gregory Jaymes

 

43. The Hidden Europe by Francis Tapon

 

44. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

 

45. Coasting by Jonathan Raban

 

46. Venice by Jan Morris

 

47. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

 

48. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

 

49. The Journals of Captain Cook by James R. Cook and Phillip Edwards

 

50. The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto Che Guevara, Cintio Vitier, and Aleida Guevara

 

51. The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, and Amanda Pressner

 

52. Seven Years In Tibet by Henry Heinrich Harrer