Best Travel Writing Reference Books
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1. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide
Author: by Anthony Bourdain
A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarterand many places beyond.
In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite placesin his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable.
Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more.
2. Into the Wild
Author: by Jon Krakauer
Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons.”Terrifying…Eloquent…
A heart-rending drama of human yearning.” New York TimesIn April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt.McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself.
Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir.
3. A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course
Author: by Tom Coyne
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Globe-trotting golfer Tom Coyne has finally come home. And he’s ready to play all of it. After playing hundreds of courses overseas in the birthplace of golf, Coyne, the author of A Course Called Ireland and A Course Called Scotland, returns to his own birthplace and delivers a rollicking love letter to golf in the United States.
In the span of one unforgettable year, Coyne crisscrosses the country in search of its greatest golf experience, playing every course to ever host a US Open, along with more than two hundred hidden gems and heavyweights, visiting all fifty states to find a better understanding of his home country and countrymen.
Coyne’s journey begins where the US Open and US Amateur got their start, historic Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. As he travels from the oldest and most elite of links to the newest and most democratic, Coyne finagles his way onto coveted first tees (Shinnecock, Oakmont, Chicago GC) between rounds at off-the-map revelations, like ranch golf in Eastern Oregon and homemade golf in the Navajo Nation.
4. The Ultimate Travel Journal For Kids: Awesome Activities for Your Adventures
Author: by Rob Taylor
Four super fun travel journals in one for kids 6 to 9It’s time to hit the road on your next family adventureand kids will remember every second of fun-filled adventure. The Ultimate Travel Journal for Kids is packed with journaling prompts and activities for up to four, so that no memory goes unwritten.
Inside these travel activities for kids, 6-9-year-olds will find guided prompts to record hopes for their trip, highlights, new discoveries and more. Plus, this journal includes ultra-fun travel activities for kids likes fill-in the blanks and crosswords for endless entertainment.
These travel activities for kids include:Tons of games and activitiesThese travel activities for kids banish boredom during long rides or waits with word finds, scavenger hunts, crosswords, and more! Guided travel writing promptsYoung adventurers can write down everything they see, taste, hear and more with prompts to guide observations.
DIY souvenirsKeep this travel journal at the ready to let kids create their very own souvenir for multiple family adventures. When you’re back home and bags are unpacked, your little adventurer can always open The Ultimate Travel Journal for Kids and relive every minute of every adventure.
5. Home Waters: A Chronicle of Family and a River
Author: by John N Maclean
BEAUTIFUL….A lyrical companion to his father’s classic, A River Runs through It, chronicling their family’s history and bond with Montana’s Blackfoot River…. Spectacularly vivid. Washington PostA New York Times “New & Noteworthy” SelectionA “poetic” and “captivating” (Publishers Weekly) memoir about the power of place to shape generations, Home Waters is John N.
Maclean’s remarkable memoir of his family’s century-long love affair with Montana’s majestic Blackfoot River, the setting for his father’s classic novella, A River Runs through It. Maclean returns annually to the simple family cabin that his grandfather built by hand, still in search of the trout of a lifetime.
When he hooks it at last, decades of longing promise to be fulfilled, inspiring John, reporter and author, to finally write the story he was born to tell. A book that will resonate with everyone who feels deeply rooted to a landscape, Home Waters is chronicle of a family who claimed a river, from one generation to the next, of how this family came of age in the 20th century and later as they scattered across the country, faced tragedy and success, yet were always drawn back to the waters that bound them together.
6. Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places
Author: by National Geographic
NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales-both natural and man-made-illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization’s world-class photographers.
These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
7. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
Author: by Robert M Pirsig
William Morrow Paperbacks
Note: The font size of the text in the book is 11. 5 ptA penetrating examination of how we live and how to live betterA narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live.
The narrator’s relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life.
This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be.
8. The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
Author: by James Campbell
The inspiration for The Last Alaskansthe hit documentary series now on the Discovery+James Campbell’s inimitable insider account of a family’s nomadic life in the unshaped Arctic wilderness is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer’s classic [Into the Wild], and it stands too, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams (Men’s Journal).
Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilizationa sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence.
In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo’s cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family’s amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo’s heartland and home.
9. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
Author: by Bill Bryson
The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in Americamajestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find.
He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the wayand a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).
10. Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Dungeons & Dragons)
Author: by Wizards RPG Team
Wizards of the Coast
“[A] joyously peculiar book.” – The New York TimesBjarnason’s intriguing book might be about a cold place, but it’s tailor-made to be read on the beach.’ New Statesman The untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries.
The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of the North Atlantic. Suddenly, the island was no longer just a layover for the Arctic tern. Instead, it became a nation whose diplomats and musicians, sailors and soldiers, volcanoes and flowers, quietly altered the globe forever.
How Iceland Changed the World takes readers on a tour of history, showing them how Iceland played a pivotal role in events as diverse as the French Revolution, the Moon Landing, and the foundation of Israel. Again and again, one humble nation has found itself at the frontline of historic events, shaping the world as we know it, How Iceland Changed the World paints a lively picture of just how it all happened.
12. My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris
Author: by Alexander Lobrano
In this debut memoir, a James Beard Awardwinning writer, whose childhood idea of fine dining was Howard Johnson’s, tells how he became one of Paris’s most influential food critics Until Alec Lobrano landed a job in the glamorous Paris office of Women’s Wear Daily, his main experience of French cuisine was the occasional supermarket clair.
An interview with the owner of a renowned cheese shop for his first article nearly proves a disaster because he speaks no French. As he goes on to cover celebrities and couturiers and improves his mastery of the language, he gradually learns what it means to be truly French.
He attends a cocktail party with Yves St. Laurent and has dinner with Giorgio Armani. Over a superb lunch, it’s his landlady who ultimately provides him with a lasting touchstone for how to judge food: you must understand the intentions of the cook.
At the city’s brasseries and bistros, he discovers real French cooking. Through a series of vivid encounters with culinary figures from Paul Bocuse to Julia Child to Ruth Reichl, Lobrano hones his palate and finds his voice. Soon the timid boy from Connecticut is at the epicenter of the Parisian dining revolution and the restaurant critic of one of the largest newspapers in the France.
13. Road Trip Activities and Travel Journal for Kids (Happy Fox Books) Over 100 Games, Mazes, Mad Libs, Writing Prompts, Scavenger Hunts, and More to Keep Kids Having Fun in the Car with Zero Screen Time
Author: by Kristy Alpert
Happy Fox Books
Entertain the kids in the car with zero screen time! Over 100 games, puzzles, mazes, mad libs, journal prompts, scavenger hunts, and other activitiesReduce screen-time with interactive activities that both kids and families can enjoy on the roadTake a road trip to get away from it all, while the kids are happy, occupied, and engagedEnjoy the journey as much as the destination, no phones, apps, computers, or screens requiredPack up the family car, hit the road, and entertain the kids for the entire tripwithout phones, iPads, laptops, and screens!
The ultimate vacation buddy, Road Trip Activities and Travel Journal for Kids is a must-have activity book for kids to enjoy as you reach your destination, making your long car ride much more enjoyable! Including car games, mad libs, puzzles, writing prompts, questionnaires, coloring pages, interview ideas, scavenger hunts, brain-teasers, and more, this road trip book is filled with more than 100 entertaining activities, inventive ideas, and endless fun.
14. Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America
Author: by Scott Borchert
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ ChoiceAn immersive account of the New Deal project that created state-by-state guidebooks to America, in the midst of the Great Depressionand employed some of the biggest names in American lettersThe plan was as idealistic as it was audaciousand utterly unprecedented.
Take thousands of hard-up writers and put them to work charting a country on the brink of social and economic collapse, with the aim of producing a series of guidebooks to the then forty-eight statesalong with hundreds of other publications dedicated to cities, regions, and townswhile also gathering reams of folklore, narratives of formerly enslaved people, and even recipes, all of varying quality, each revealing distinct sensibilities.
All this was the singular purview of the Federal Writers’ Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration founded in 1935 to employ jobless writers, from once-bestselling novelists and acclaimed poets to the more dubiously qualified. The FWP took up the lofty goal of rediscovering America in words and soon found itself embroiled in the day’s most heated arguments regarding radical politics, racial inclusion, and the purpose of writingforcing it to reckon with the promises and failures of both the New Deal and the American experiment itself.
16. Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures Farming the Ocean to Fight Climate Change
Author: by Bren Smith
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER IACP Cookbook Award finalistIn the face of apocalyptic climate change, a former fisherman shares a bold and hopeful new vision for saving the planet: farming the ocean. Here Bren Smithpioneer of regenerative ocean agricultureintroduces the world to a groundbreaking solution to the global climate crisis.
A genre-defining climate memoir, Eat Like a Fish interweaves Smith’s own lifefrom sailing the high seas aboard commercial fishing trawlers to developing new forms of ocean farming to surfing the frontiers of the food movementwith actionable food policy and practical advice on ocean farming.
Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, it is a powerful story of environmental renewal, and a must-read guide to saving our oceans, feeding the world, andby creating new jobs up and down the coastsputting working class Americans back to work.