Last updated on October 5th, 2021
Great Reads to Inspire Travel
Our Book This Month
Set in Tanzania, “Our House in Arusha” by Sara Tucker is part of our “Once-in-a-Lifetime’ book series including Africa, Spain and Antarctica.
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In Emma Tennant’s memoir “A House in Corfu” we visit Greece and celebrate the joy of a timeless world, one of vine, olive and sea.
We won’t be surprised if you make a lifestyle change after reading Ann Vanderhoof’s memoir of spending two years cruising from Toronto to the Caribbean and back on a 42-foot sailboat.
There is no shortage of incredible travel memoirs written by women. Here are 23 of our favourite authors, as recommended by our readers.
Adventurer Alice Morrison’s book is a quest for knowledge, exploring the Salt Route between Morocco and the lost city of Timbuktu.
Just for you, we’ve created the Sand to Sea Travel Book Lovers Edition with The Wordy Traveler to help you deepen your love of reading and travel.
In Finding Rhythm: An International Dance Journey, Aliénor Salmon embarks on a dance journey around the world, discovering how beautiful life can be when you take the first step.
With the publication of her new book, ‘Swagger’, Leslie Ehm shares lessons learned from her mother, Evelyn Hannon, the founder of JourneyWoman.
Learn the story behind the story that led to the novels of Jane Austen (England), Elena Ferrante (Naples) and Ernest Hemingway (Paris).
Writing coach Cynthia Morris shares her experiencing in travel memoir writing, starting with an Adventure Resume, which illuminates memories so we can savor them with fresh eyes.
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