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Travel Adventure Books for When You Can’t Travel

Young hiker on the pages of book. Travel

Let’s travel!  Well, sorta …

Have you always wanted to travel somewhere exotic? Or have a crazy adventure traveling from country to country? In this list you’ll find inspirational stories from people who challenged themselves to travel somewhere they had never been. Each book offers a glimpse into another extraordinary voyage across foreign territory.  

 Alone in Antarctica, by Felicity Aston
Accompany Aston on her incredible journey to become the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica. 

 Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: A Memoir of Iceland, by Tory Bilski
Every year, Bilski travels to a horse farm in Iceland where she meets up with fellow women travelers.  

 Tracks, by Robyn Davidson (Available through Hoopla)
 Journey across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback with Davidson as she traverses the desert with her dog and four camels. 

 The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, by Tessa Fontaine (Available through Hoopla)
Fontaine embarks on a life-affirming journey filled will loss and self-discovery, traveling on the road with a carnival sideshow. 

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Follow Gilbert as she travels from Italy to India to Indonesia in an attempt to find balance in her life. 

 Lands of Lost Borders, by Kate Harris
Harris dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world as she recounts her bicycle trip along the Silk Road. 

 An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers 
Well-known authors detail the travel experiences that shaped their personalities and changed their lives. 

Wild by Nature , by Sarah Marquis
Marquis, a National Geographic Explorer, takes you on the trail of her three year, 10,000 mile solo hike from Siberia to Australia.  

 Full Tilt, by Dervla Murphy (Available through Hoopla)
One woman’s trek from Ireland to India on a bicycle. 

 Around the World in 50 Years , by Albert Podell
Podell shares his remarkable journey traveling to every country on Earth. 

 Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
Join Strayed on 1,100-mile hike alone on the Pacific Crest Trail.  

 Walking the Americas, by Levison Wood
Wood journeys 1,800 miles on foot across eight countries from Mexico to Colombia. 

Kelly M.

Kelly is an Adult Librarian in the Canfield Unit at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. She earned her Master’s in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2019. Kelly loves all things bookish, from playing word games to dabbling with creative writing. And, of course, reading as many books as possible from all genres, though she especially enjoys romance and YA novels. Kelly also likes crafting, baking, listening to country music, and spending time with her family.