I love how a good book takes me places I have never been and may never see with my own eyes—whether that place is close to home or halfway around the world.
Readers have long enjoyed vicarious travel and prepared for their trips by turning to the written word. These days I, like many readers, am especially grateful for armchair travel.
When a reader recently asked for travel memoir recommendations on on our What Should I Read Next Instagram account as a WSIRNReaderRecs request, we received piles of great book suggestions. We’ve gone through them all and curated this reader-generated book list for you. As so often happens, my TBR grew as a result.
Today I’m sharing some books I love and some I’m eager to read because of your enthusiastic recommendations. This list of 20 travel memoirs will hopefully provide some vicarious experiences while you dream about your next trip. This is by no means an exhaustive list so I’d love to hear about your favorite travel memoirs in the comments.
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20 travel memoirs to take you around the world
What are YOUR favorite travel memoirs? Tell us all about them in comments!