September 17, 2019

5 Travel Lit Titles That May Have Flown Under Your Radar

So many titles come out in the travel genre each year, it’s difficult to keep up with them all. Here are five interesting options that you may have missed.

On the Road in ’68, by Tom Leech

Essentially a published travel journal accented with historical event lists from both then and now, On the Road in ’68 covers the year-long journey of two friends that took place during a tumultuous time in world history.

The Best Women’s Travel Writing of 2011

Edited by Lavinia Spalding, The Best Women’s Travel Writing of 2011 is a compilation of short, nonfiction travel stories from writers such as Erin Van Rheenan, Bonnie Stewart and Abbie Kozolchyk.

Wild with Child: Adventures of Families in the Great Outdoors

Those enthusiastic about family travel, and the hilarious adventures that can come along with it, should get a kick out of Wild with Child. A collection of travel tales focused specifically on vacation getways involving the whole family, this title includes tales of snow camping with the kids by Mark Jenkins, Grand Canyon exploring with Michael Quinn Patton and bush planning to an Alaskan island courtesy of Leslie Leyland Field.

One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo (Volume One: Africa)

If you’ve always wondered about the adventures of serving in the Peace Corps, then chances are you’ll enjoy One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo. Volume one of a collection of over 50 years of Peace Corps stories, the titles was edited by Aaron Barlow and includes entries by Robert Klein, Robert E. Gribbin and Sera Arcaro among others. Tales hail from such African destinations as Burkina Faso, Madagascar and Senegal, providing a diverse representation of this exotic continent.

The Best Travel Writing of 2011

With an introduction by Pico Iyer, The Best Travel Writing of 2011 showcases top travel writing works by a variety of authors such as Debra Taffa, Cameron McPherson Smith and Sabine Bergmann. Story settings include Iceland, Idaho, Bolivia and Belarus.

What travel titles made it to your reading shelf this year?

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