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Have Books, Will Travel — The Best in Travel E-Books

by Shelby Deering

Oct 5, 2014

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We live in an age of technological wonders. We can see loved ones face-to-face through our phones, even if they’re thousands of miles away. A soulmate can be found with the click of an app. And instead of lugging stacks of books with you on a trip, all of your favorite reads can fit in one handy-dandy e-reader or tablet.


During your travels, increase a feeling of wanderlust with these eight e-books — you might just feel the sudden urge to live in an exotic land or simply plan a vacation to a place that’s always been on your bucket list.


A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle, $9.99

Be instantly transported to the French countryside as Mayle recounts his year spent in Provence sampling the best in French cuisine and facing challenges along the way.


How to Be the World’s Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle) by Christopher Elliott, $10.99

This National Geographic guide, written by a leading travel expert, shares his best advice for navigating the occasionally trying world of traveling, from how to handle passports to flying internationally.


This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City by John Rogers, $14.99

Travel beyond the tourist spots of London and see a side that is typically only privy to the locals.


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, $6.99

If you have yet to read this bestseller, now is the time to download it, especially since the movie based upon the book will be released later this year. Follow Strayed on a harrowing journey as she travels thousands of miles along the famous Pacific Crest Trail.


Best Place to be Today: 365 Things to do & the Perfect Day to do Them by Lonely Planet, $11.49

In this creative book from Lonely Planet, discover a year’s worth of international festivals, sporting events, adventures and other activities.


In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey by Samuel Fromartz, $12.99

Carb-lovers, rejoice. Follow Fromartz as he traverses the globe on a quest for the world’s best bread.


Rick Steves Best of Europe 2015 by Rick Steves, $12.99

You can’t go wrong with a Rick Steves travel guide that covers the best Europe has to offer, from popular spots to destinations off the beaten path.


Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway, $11.66

A list of travel tomes isn’t complete without one written by the fearless, adventurous Hemingway. Safari alongside Hemingway and his wife and see Africa through his eyes. Even if you can’t go on that dream trip anytime soon, a travel book is the next best thing.



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