Travel Book Recommendations

Travel stories, both fiction and non-fiction, can be inspiring and insightful. I love to read a good story to learn about different takes on anything from history to culture to current events… I have a few recent and not-so-recent reads that I recommend below (in no particular order). Anyone who wants to post more book suggestions for the list is welcome to post a comment on this blog entry…

1. Heroes – Jon Pilger (Various Locations)
2. What is the What – Dave Eggers (Sudan/U.S.A)
3. Ciao, America! – Beppe Severgnini (Italy/U.S.A.)
4. World’s Most Dangerous Places – Robert Young Pelton (Various Locations)
5. Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette – Sena Jeter Naslund (France)
6. Day of the Bees – Thomas Sanchez (France)
7. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri (India/ U.S.A.)
8. Round Ireland with a Fridge – Tony Hawks (Ireland)
9. The Beach – Alex Garland (near Thailand)
10. The Road to McCarthy – Pete McCarthy (Ireland)
11. The Inheritance of Loss – Kiran Desai (Himalayas)
12. Holidays in Hell – P.J. O’Rourke (Various Locations)

P.S. I came across the website recently. It is a good place to get recommendations from people with similar tastes in books. Another good site is Here you can find book recommendations and reviews for specific regions or countries around the world.