These 5 Travel Books Will Make You Want To Hit The Road In 2018

Travel Books 2018

If you’re going to spend the money to travel, you want to plan the most epic trip possible. According to travel stats, 55% of leisure travelers take just 1-2 vacations a year but they put a lot of thought into planning these trips.

There are countless ways to plan a vacation or road trip but none as much fun as hardcover research. The feeling of a book in hand, written by people that have already experienced an exotic locale or destination not far from your own backyard.

Before you book an excursion for this summer or put down points on a map for an epic road trip, consult these five great books that will provide travel ideas, inspiration and a couple pointers on what to do — and what to avoid — when roaming the globe.

Hit the Road: Get behind the wheel, turn the key, and feel the breeze. Hit the Road features the individuality of overland vehicles, their passionate owners, and the inspiring journeys that celebrate a life on the move. [$45]

The Land Rover Experience Tour: Crossing borders, expanding horizons, and discovering unchartered terrain: for 70 years, Land Rover has championed adventure. The legendary Land Rover Experience Tour is a paradigm of exploration and discovery, marking its 12th edition in 2018. This time, the offroad tour took its six winning participants, selected from thousands of applicants, through the stunning scenery of Peru. [$59]

Atlas Obscura: It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. [$23]

The Not-Quite States of America: Everyone knows that America is 50 states and…some other stuff. Scattered shards in the Pacific and the Caribbean, the not-quite states―American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands―and their 4 million people are often forgotten, even by most Americans. The Not-Quite States of America is an entertaining account of the territories’ place in the USA, and it raises fascinating questions about the nature of empire. [$17]

The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small: We all have things we’d like to do—one day—but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. [$31]

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