7 of The Best Travel Books of 2016 That are Worth Your Time 61

Best Travel Books Of 2016

This is a guest post by the Edusson travel bloggers.

Everyone loves reading travel books. They keep you inspired and educated, and most of all, help you pass your time on long flights or bus rides.

Below are some of the best travel books of 2016:

A Year of Living Danishly, by Helen Russell

This book is about a woman, Helen Russell, who is a journalist, but is unhappy with her job. Her husband is offered a job at Lego offices in Jutland. So, she decides to go to Denmark with him.

It is a funny and informative story about a woman who tries to fit in and figure out why the Danish people are so happy. This book will keep you enthralled from the start to finish.

Eat Pray Eat, by Michael Booth

This book is about a man – Michael Booth – who travels to India with his family, for a trip and mostly because he wants to reconnect with his kids. You’ll learn a lot about Indian food throughout the book.

While on this trip, Michael discovers how a person can change and realizes it’s never too late for that. This book is a great combination of humor, inspiration and encouragement

A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise, by Alex Sheshunoff

This book follows a guy – Alex  – who at the end of tech boom, quits his job in New York City, and decides to move to the South Pacific searching for a perfect life.

He takes with him a suitcase full of books to pass his time along the way. He starts to roam many islands trying to find the perfect place called “paradise” until one day he meets a woman in Palau, so he decides to stay a bit longer.

Together they build a house, get to know the native culture and even adopt a monkey. It’s an inspirational, funny and interesting story that you will all love.

The Backpacker, by John Harris

In this one you’ll learn about a guy – John – who travels to India and meets a new friend, Rick. While he is there, Rick persuades him to go to the Thai island Ko Phangan with him.

On the island, they meet a new friend Dave, and the three of them pose as millionaire aristocrats. But they get on the wrong side of the Thai mafia, so they decide to leave for Singapore, Hong-Kong, Australia and Indonesia.

This is an easy, light and entertaining story which will get you excited for the road.

Walking the Nile, by Levison Wood

This great book is about the adventurer Levison Wood, who has a lifelong dream to be the first person to walk the full length of the Nile.

To fulfill his dream, he pushes himself to the limit to do what no one else has done. He starts at the source of the Nile, and keep walking.

He describes the many difficulties he faces along the way. This is a fascinating and inspirational story for those who are fans of adventure.

Skeletons on the Zahara, by Dean King

This amazing book recounts the experience of twelve American sailors who get shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, and are captured by the desert nomads. They are then sold into slavery and are taken on a two-month long journey through the Sahara Desert. This book is a great example of survival, brotherhood and courage and will keep you captivated from start to finish.

Eating Vietnam, by Graham Holliday

This book is written by Graham Holliday who lived in Vietnam for over 10 years. While living there, he devoured the taste of almost everything he got his hands on.

The writer takes you through the streets of Vietnam and tells you about the street food and the wonderful country. This is an engrossing book and surely a hunger-inducing one you would love to read.

What good travel books did you read in 2016?

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