Travel Books for Every Traveler on Your List

travel BooksFrom the Lusty Wanderer to the Naturalist Nomad. Just like there is no one-size-fits-all type of anything, so too is there no such thing as a one-size-fits-all when it comes to travel books. These days, the type of traveler someone is is a question of more than “hmm, Fodor’s? Lonely Planet? Or Rick Steves?” when it comes to travel planning, learning, and storytelling.
If you have a traveler on your list, especially the type you really never see except for maybe holidays (because, you know, they’re off traveling), then this list is for you. From the well-seasoned and salty veteran, to the nubile newbie, there’s a book for everyone, both eBook and traditional paper variety.

1) The Lusty WandererThe Sex Lives of Cannibals (J. Maarten Troost)

2) The High-Tech Traveler –
Hammocks and Hard Drives: The Tech Guide for Digital Nomads (Dave Dean) Of

3) The New and Confused TravelerAn Innocent Abroad (John Berendt); World Stompers : A Global Travel Manifesto (Brad Olsen). Of

4) The Travel Know-it-AllVagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel (Rolf Potts). Of

5) The “Trying to Find Myself” TravelerChicken Soup for the Traveler’s Soul (Jack Canlfield and Mark Victor Hansen; In the Shadow of the Buddha: One Man’s Journey of Discovery in Tibet (Matteo Pistoni)

6) The “No Strings Minimalist” –
No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering (Clara Benson). Of

7) The “Lone Wolf” Adventuress  Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback (Robyn Davidson); Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo (Faith Conlon); What I was Doing While You Were Breeding (Kristin Newman) Of the hilarious

8) The Naturalist Nomad –
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail (Bill Bryson); The Last Nomad: One Man’s Forty Year Adventure in the World’s Most Remote Deserts, Mountains and Marshes (Wilfred Thesiger).

9) The “You Probably Haven’t Heard of it” Hipster Explorer
– Off Track Planet’s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke (Freddie Pikovsky, Anna Starostinetskaya) Of

10) Voyaging VirginsThe Rough Guide First-Time Around The World (Doug Lansky).

11) The Classic Adventurer – The Innocents Abroad (Mark Twain), A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition (Ernest Hemingway), Travels with Charley in Search of America (John Steinbeck).

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