• Ashley Locke

9 Travel Books That'll Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Exploring the World

Seeing as travel has been put on hold indefinitely, we haven't had the urge to plan our next trip more than ever.

Seriously, we're itching to get out there and see all the world has to offer once again.

Between our virtual vacations, we've been using our downtime to learn more about exploring the world than we've ever thought possible. A ton of the new tips and tricks we've acquired have come from none other than these travel books.

Be sure to add them to your reading list stat!

1. The Solo Girl's Guide to Traveling Without Fear

Traveling solo, especially as a woman, is incredibly intimidating. Once you do it, you realize how much fun it is. But it takes a lot to overcome that initial hurdle. Reading this handy-dandy guide is sure to help give you the push you need to explore the world all on your own.

Buy it from Amazon here!

2. How to Travel the World and Live With No Regrets

This book is truly the holy grail of travel advice. With hacks like how to see the world for free and find cheap places to stay, you'll learn everything you need to know about finding the best deals for any trip you take.

Buy it from Amazon here!

3. Where to Go When: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month

Highlighted in this book are some of the most memorable places in the world, along the best times of the year to visit them. Knowing where to go is a necessity, but knowing when to go is even more important. Not every place is ideal to visit year round.

Buy it from Amazon here!

4. Unpack Your Travel Budget

Budgeting isn't a sexy topic, nor do many people want to talk about it. It's very tricky to navigate, more so than it seems. This book will give you all the tips and tricks you need to budget accordingly for any type of trip you take.

Buy it from Amazon here!

5. Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures

Created by National Geographic, Epic Journeys will open your eyes to some seriously stunning destinations all across the globe. These adventures are truly something you do not want to miss out on, even if you only read about them in this guide.

Buy it from Amazon here!

6. Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See... Ranked

We love Lonely Planet, so we're always drawn to their lists of the best places to visit. This one is the ultimate one, however. These 500 places are the ones we all need to make time to see during our lifetime. Are you ready?

Buy it from Amazon here!

7. Destination Earth: A New Philosophy of Travel by a World-Traveler

The standard way to travel isn't for everyone. Some of us are more rebellious than others, more willing to explore the road less traveled. If that sounds like you, this is the book you need on your nightstand. It will teach you so much more than what places to visit and when.

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8. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

You can't go wrong with this book by Anthony Bourdain. As he's seen more of the world than most, this guide features tidbits on some of the most fascinating places you won't find anywhere else. You better listen to everything he has to say.

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9. The Most Scenic Drives in America

Once we can hit the open road, don't expect us to ever come back—especially because we've read this guide and now have 120 scenic drives to enjoy. You'll be more than ready to plan your next road trip after reading this book.

Buy it from Amazon here!

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