“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed
In this riveting memoir, follow Cheryl on her 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail and find out how the journey saved her.
“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert
Following her divorce, Elizabeth crosses Italy, India and Indonesia. This memoir chronicles her journey around the world and her journey to self-discovery.
“Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck
This American travelogue by author John Steinbeck documents his 1960 road trip around the United States with his poodle, Charley.
“In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Bryson
(Or really anything by Bill Bryson.) Join the hilarious Bill Bryson beyond the beaten path on his travels across the continent of Australia.
“Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman” by Alice Steinbach
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alice Steinbach takes readers to some of Europe’s most exciting cities as she attempts to reconnect with herself.
“Coasting: A Private Voyage” by Jonathan Raban
In 1982, at the age of 40, Jonathan set out on a solo voyage that took him 4,000 miles around Britain in a restored sailboat. Join him on his adventures.
“Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World” by Rita Golden Gelman
This collection of travel essays and recipes documents the travels of Rita Golden Gelman, a newly divorced woman who sold everything she owned and became a full-time nomad.
“The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World” by Eric Weiner
Following Eric Weiner’s career as a foreign correspondent working in some of the most depressing places on earth, he sets out to find happiness in the world.
“A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” by Eric Newby
English travel writer and adventurer Eric Newby published this comic masterpiece in 1958 about his adventures in the Nuristan mountains of Afghanistan.
“The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World” by Matt Gross
Travel writer for the New York Times explores a new, immersive kind of travel when he allows himself to get lost and be guided by the destination.