We have compiled a selection of the most fabulous travel books in 2018 to feed your wanderlust. Pick up any of these books and let them whisk you off to places unknown. Are you looking for some inspiration for your next trip? With these wonderful travel stories and guide books, your trip can in no way go wrong. It is not unusual for incredibly written travel books to inspire people to travel. Read up on other people’s travel adventures. Go through our list and find out the most useful books about how to travel the world. We guarantee that as soon as you finish reading any of these books, you will want to pack up your bags and head out to explore the world. Get ready for new personal travel goals. In our collection, along with the greatest classics of all time, you will also find a selection of the latest travel books. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our recommendations. You can easily buy them from Amazon and also get discount on using Amazon coupons for books while purchasing it through our site:
Lets check out the list of best travel books in 2018
Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves
Price INR 1708.91
This book is a commentary on what we perceive as the increased risks of travel. Steves acquaints us with the reality that most of the world is actually a very safe place to visit. One trip at a time, change the way you look at the world. And Steves gives you tips aplenty to have the most enjoyable trips ever. He asks you to get out of your comfort zone, connect with and try to understand people. Why don’t you embrace the culture of the places you visit? Make yourself familiar with the local news. Put yourself in the shoes of the others. Look beyond your ethnocentricity. You don’t have to follow others’ customs but do not undermine them either. Travel with responsibility. A trip is not just about good food and fancy hotels. Steve’s book helps you have a broader global point of view that will make your traveling experience much more exhilarating. Do you know what the best souvenir is that you can bring back from your travels? A broader perspective! Come back home from your travels a smarter human being, with a more holistic understanding of the world.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018: The Best Trends, Destinations, Journeys & Experiences for the Year Ahead by Lonely Planet
Price INR 821
This book is the Lonely Planet’s annual ‘best-of’ with their travel predictions and favourite destinations for 2018. Are you wondering where to go, when to go, why to go? Then this is the exact book that you want. This is a complete picture of every country that you ever wanted to visit. This travel book is now better equipped than ever before, refurbished that it is with a refreshing new design and updated information. In this book, travel experts reveal the best destinations from all across the globe. Explore their selection of the best places to visit in 2018 and rewrite your bucket list.
Havana: A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kurlansky
Price INR 341
Here you will find a short and captivating historical record of the city of Havana. This book is a fascinating combo of Cuban history, architecture, recipes and travelogue. Havana is a tropical city of heat and its own kind of ramshackle beauty. Yes, parts of the city have to rack and ruin but the city does have its own rhythmical flow. New York Times best selling author Mark Kurtansky brings the city to life on the pages of this book. Here you get an insider’s view to this tropical city because the author has been familiar with it for more than 30 years. Elegant, tattered and diabolically alluring, this city is a must visit.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
In today’s world, it is fairly difficult to find a spot that has been untainted with tourists. If you are looking for an unusual destination, this is the book for you. This is one of the highest rated adventure travel books. It describes places that will inspire in your heart wonder as well as wanderlust. It takes you on a trip to over 700 out of the ordinary places of the world. Feed your curiosity and visit these strange places. Put new places in your bucket list. The hidden natural wonders that this books speaks of will definitely make you want to pack your bags. The book celebrates the overlooked, the unexplored, the unexpected, the weird.
From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
Price INR 834.67
This book offers a very unique look at cultures from all over the world and their often mesmerizing death rituals which are in a class by themselves. Doughty taps on to our natural fear of dead bodies. Hers is an adventure of exploring the rituals through which different cultures care for their dead ones. Doughty embarks on a global expedition to remove our apprehensions against the dead body. She tries to bring in positivity about death. She is a mortician who has been fascinated with death. Get to know the various interesting funeral customs of the world. Get to know how different cultures treat their dead with respect and honor. You can understand much about a place by understanding the peculiarity of their funeral customs. The book is exquisitely illustrated by Landis Blair which gives life to the customs surrounding mortality.
Lingo: A Language Spotter’s Guide to Europe by Gaston Dorren
Price INR 768
With this book, embark on a journey of exploring Europe through its numerous languages and dialects. This book is what you can call a guide to ‘language tourism’. Dorren combines linguistics and cultural history in a marvelous mash up. He takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent of Europe through its languages. It is a fast track tour of the history of the languages of Europe. Learn about places by learning how their languages formed and developed. Follow Dorren’s guided tour through the linguistic landscape of Europe. This book is for lay people, not necessarily only for linguists. Learn things about Europe that you never knew before, through its languages and dialects. Languages explain the way we think. This book describes the languages of 50 odd countries. What better way to know about the country you want to visit than the language its inhabitants speak in?
The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrsby Elaine Sciolino
Price INR 621
Sciolino was the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times. With her, you can go through her favorite street in Paris. In this book, she takes her hat off to street life and the pleasures that Paris offers. She brings the street life alive in the pages of this book through interesting stories and histories. She claims that she could never be sad on her favorite street, the Rue des Martyrs. If you are a reader hungry to know more about Paris, this is the perfect book for you. Full of spirits, full of energy, that is the character of the neighborhood she describes. She revels in the rich history of her city. The street she describes is the one where the execution of the patron saint of France took place. This is the street where the Jesuits took their first vows. She describes with affection the delights of the street and the peculiarities of the longtime inhabitants. The street life she describes is one that is disappearing at a fast pace. So this book is a commemoration of a culture going extinct.
Secret Marvels of the World: 360 extraordinary places you never knew existed by Lonely Planet
Price INR 1613
This book will make for a beautiful coffee table collection. It is definitely an out of the ordinary and thought provoking book. It provides with a list of weird and wonderful places that the regular crowd of tourists do not usually visit. It gives you an idea about the hidden gems from all over the world. Are you a traveler who has been tired out by the large number of tourists making your favorite destinations full to bursting? Then this is the perfect book for you. We all know about the famous tourist spots which are thronged by thousands every day. But what about their lesser known counterparts? This is the book that gives you a tour of the world’s lesser well known marvels. These destinations are overlooked, yes. But that does not make them any less surprising, fun or perplexing. In this book, you will find surprising things that you will not find in any regular guide book.
The Geography of Geniusby Eric Weiner
Weiner is a world renowned journalist and travel writer. He is the author of New York Times bestsellers like ‘The Geography of Bliss’. Here, in this book, he travels all over the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley. Follow him on his epic journey as he puts forward his argument on how golden ages of genius came to be. He shows how different cultures have nurtured creativity in different periods of time. The book is so well written that you will feel that you are actually his companion in this journey that he undertakes. He explores the cultures of various cities that have been conducive to the growth of genius. He questions whether individual effort or contributions of the community have been more crucial. Be a part of Weiner’s epic journey from Ancient Athens, Hangzhou in the time of the Song Dynasty, Renaissance Florence, 18th century Edinburgh, Calcutta from about 1840 to 1920, Vienna with two golden ages to our modern day California’s Silicon Valley.