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If you are like me you probably have a stack of books beside your bed, one in your bag and another 3 on the go on your kindle! I love reading and when I am not traveling I am inevitably reading about it! Reading about new places and learning about the people, the culture and the history is a great way to satisfy your wanderlust. I have a huge list of my all-time favourite best travel books  from around the world as well as a long list of new ones to read!

Whilst guide books are great (and of course blogs!) reading about a place through the eyes of someone else, whether it be a fictional account or a reflective piece of non-fiction written by a newcomer, is for me the best way to really get a feel for a destination and the people who live there.

 

The best travel books featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time:

 

Peter Mayle’sA Year in Provence” led to an avalanche of fantastic books written by those who had left their country of birth to live and work (or retire) to pastures new all over the world. And also a rapid increase in the number of Brits moving to the south of France! I remember reading it and I was actually living in France at the time experiencing my very own culture shock!

I will read anything which gives me a sense of a place but I will admit to having a particular fondness for  the comic novels of Jonas Jonasson, Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s League of Pensioners series, the wonderful The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Book 1) stories set in Botswana and written by Alexander McCall Smith and really anything at all written by Bill Bryson.

Below you will find links to all the best travel books I have featured so far (and will be adding to on a regular basis)

You never know – one day I may actually sit down and write that book – having spent over 30 years traveling the world I have had some interesting adventures! Now to think of a title…..

 


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HOW CAN THESE BEST TRAVEL BOOKS HELP YOU?


I have compiled these lists of the best travel books focussing on different countries, themes or genres to help you plan your next trip, be inspired for your next trip or simply to learn about cultures, history and other people we share this amazing planet with!

Books can transport us to new places and give us a sense of the culture and history before we visit.

They can also transport us back to places we have been. I adore reading all about Mma Ramotswe (Botswana’s foremost lady detective) as I have lived there – I know the places mentioned, the traditions and culture of the Motswana and sometimes I can almost smell the orange dust that blankets Gaborone when I read the stories.

Books can also make us more aware of local issues – I enjoy the books of Tony Park who writes adventure novels set in southern Africa. Although his books are fictional the subject of poaching is often a theme and of course a very real issue locally and globally.

 

The best travel books featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time: map of botswana with a pair of glasses

 

BEST TRAVEL BOOKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Read your way around the world with my selection of the best books (both fiction and non-fiction) about (or set in) various countries across the globe.

My selections also include general travel books, books for those who loves maps, atlases, trains and all sorts of other topics for travelers everywhere.

TRAVEL BOOKS ABOUT (OR SET IN) THE UK

A selection of both fiction and non-fiction books about the UK and regions/areas or cities.

BEST TRAVEL BOOKS SET IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

This is my collection of posts with recommended best travel books for European countries including France, Iceland and Croatia amongst others.

BEST BOOKS SET IN ASIAN COUNTRIES

My selection of the best travel, fiction and non-fiction books set in a variety of Asian countries.

BEST BOOKS SET IN AFRICA

A selection of best travel books including fiction, non-fiction and guide books about various countries in Africa.

BEST BOOKS SET IN NORTH AMERICA

A selection of guide books, fiction and non-fiction books about (or set in) North America.

BOOKS ABOUT AUSTRALIA

So many amazing books to read about Australia - included in my posts are book lists about Australian animals as well as general travel guide books and non-fiction titles to enjoy.

BEST BOOKS FOR A RANGE OF TRAVEL RELATED TOPICS

All my travel related book posts which are not country specific.

TRAVEL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

My selection of the best travel books for children.

The best travel books featured by top international travel blogger, Tracy's Travels in Time

 

 

Author: Tracy

Over the last 50 years I have lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to many more. I enjoy exploring and learning about new places and meeting people on my travels. History, reading, photography, nature and wildlife are my interests and I am ALWAYS researching and planning my next trip (preferably by train)

With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, I share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help YOU travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.

Come and join me as I travel the world one country (and train journey) at a time!

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