Books

 to foster your love of travel

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Aloha Wanderwell (name Idris Galcia Hall born 13 October 1906 – 4 June 1996) was a Canadian-American internationalist, explorer, author, filmmaker, and aviatrix, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, who would later become a United States citizen at a young age. While still a teenager, she joined an expedition to travel around the world by Ford 1918 Model T, 1930 Model A, and a 1935 Touring Sedan — all Fords — and continuing to use Fords until her passing in 1996. Aloha began her adventuring career when she met her traveling companion, Walter "Cap" Wanderwell, in 1922. They married in 1925 and had two children. As they continued to travel the world, Aloha performed on stage doing travel lectures while next to her a silent movie, "Car and Camera Around the World", played.

I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be up to reading it again. 

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You can get to Europe, even travel around it, without help. But without a little pre-trip planning, you'll make mistakes - wasting both time and money. The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe gives you the tools you need to get the best out of your trip, whatever your time frame and budget. There are expert tips on every aspect of travelling around Europe, from how to pick up free accommodation to how to earn money when you're on the move. 
Beyond budgeting advice, the guide also includes practical suggestions on how to enrich your experience abroad, from volunteering opportunities to picking travel companions. Finally, the fully illustrated Where to Go section gives you vivid, concise profiles of more than thirty countries in Europe, with a rundown of the main attractions and festivals, plus maps and advice on when to visit.
Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe.

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Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget is the ultimate guide to exploring the continent without breaking the bank. Detailed color maps, stunning photographs, and in-depth coverage of how to get around go hand-in-hand with suggested itineraries and authoritative accounts of every attraction.

Plan your European trip with the help of itineraries for each region and highlights for each country, from island-hopping in Greece to exploring Istanbul's edgy Beyoglu area, and from clubbing in Berlin to soaking up the sun on a Mediterranean beach. This guide covers the best things to see, do, and experience in 39 countries, including Ukraine, Morocco, Turkey, Scandinavia, and all major western and eastern European countries.

This book is packed with useful tips, clear and comprehensive travel information, recommendations for budget hostels, cafés, restaurants, clubs, and bars in every major city, plus information on great local festivals and outdoor adventures. For those who fancy busting the budget once in awhile, "Treat Yourself" boxes cover slightly more expensive hotels, restaurants, and other attractions, such as spas and cocktail bars.

Make the most of your European adventure with The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget.

Buy it here: Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget 

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Europe, including how to:

  • Plan your itinerary and maximize your time

  • Pack light-and right

  • Find good-value hotels and restaurants

  • Travel smoothly by train, bus, car, and plane

  • Avoid crowds and tourist scams

  • Hurdle the language barrier

  • Understand cultural differences and connect with locals

  • Save money while enjoying the trip of a lifetime                                                                     

After 30 years of exploring Europe, Rick considers this travel skills handbook his life's work. He shares his favorite off-the-beaten-path towns, trails, and natural wonders. With this guidebook, you'll experience the culture like a local, spend less money, and have more fun.

Buy it here: Rick Steves Europe through the Back Door 

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 For over a decade, Matt Kepnes (aka Nomadic Matt) has used his massively popular travel blog to teach readers how to travel the world on a budget.  
Traditional media shows you expensive hotels, resorts, cruises, and packages because that's what makes them money. They make you believe you have to spend lots of money to have a great experience traveling. This book will show you why that is a lie and how you can visit any destination in the world. If you've ever dreamed of traveling the world, flying off to Europe, a honeymoon the Seychelles, or just taking your family to Disney or a trip to London, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will give you the practical, step-by-step instructions to get your there - from start to finish on $50 a day (or less). Matt reveals the tips, tricks, and secrets to comfortable budget travel that you won't find anywhere else with over 100 new pages of updated content in this third edition. He interviews dozens of other travelers about their success on the road and how you can apply that to your own trip. There's never been a more perfect - or cheaper - time to travel and Matt will show you how to make the most of your time and money so you stop saying one day and start taking action today!Whether it's a two-week, two-month, or two-year trip, Matt shows you how to stretch your money further so you can travel cheaper, smarter, and longer.  

Part memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. 
Ten Years a Nomad is New York Times bestselling author Matt Kepnes’ poignant exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. Part travel memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, it is filled with aspirational stories of Kepnes' many adventures.

New York Times bestselling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, Matthew Kepnes knows what it feels like to get the travel bug. After meeting some travelers on a trip to Thailand in 2005, he realized that living life meant more than simply meeting society's traditional milestones, such as buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. Inspired by them, he set off for a year-long trip around the world before he started his career. He finally came home after ten years. Over 500,000 miles, 1,000 hostels, and 90 different countries later, Matt has compiled his favorite stories, experiences, and insights into this travel manifesto. Filled with the color and perspective that only hindsight and self-reflection can offer, these stories get to the real questions at the heart of wanderlust. Travel questions that transcend the basic "how-to," and plumb the depths of what drives us to travel ― and what extended travel around the world can teach us about life, ourselves, and our place in the world.

Ten Years a Nomad is for travel junkies, the travel-curious, and anyone interested in what you can learn about the world when you don’t have a cable bill for a decade or spend a month not wearing shoes living on the beach in Thailand.

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Based on the Nas Daily video series with over 13 million dedicated followers comes the surprising, moving 1,000-day journey of a lifetime in book form

In 2016, Nuseir Yassin quit his job to travel for 1,000 consecutive days. But instead of the usual tourist traps, Nas set out to meet real people, see the places they call home, and discover what unites all of us living on this beautiful planet―from villages in Africa and slums in India, to the high-rises of Singapore and the deserts of Australia. While he journeyed from country to country, Nas uploaded a single 60-second video per day for his Nas Daily Facebook following to highlight the amazing, terrifying, inspiring and downright surprising sh*t happening all over the world. Thirteen million followers later, Nas Daily has become the most immersive travel experience ever captured, and finally shows us what we’ve all been looking for: each other.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 60 SECONDS is Nas’ unpredictable 1,000-day world tour in book form. At times a striking portrait of the most uncharted places in the world, at others a touching exploration of the human heart, this collection of life-affirming stories and breathtaking photographs changes how we think about humanity and community and invites us all on a journey to see the world, and each other, anew.

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