5 Most Popular Travel Books of All Times

Below, we have brought a list of 5 most popular books on travel. The books have been cited most often by the bloggers and writers  in their lists of ‘ Best Travel books’. Though there may been many others books to fit in this category but our editorial team has limit it to just five. Our readers are invited to share any other travel book of their choice which they think will fit in this category.

1. In a Sun burned Country by Bill Bryson: This book is a deliciously funny, full of facts and adventurous performance by Bryson who combines humor, wonder and unflagging curiosity. Bill Bryson brings again a memorable travel literature that threatens to break out. The book offers the best of all introductions to what may be the best of all possible nations.

2. The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton: It is a book that does not tell us where and how to go but rather discusses the philosophical aspects of travel. He skillfully blends his own images with the aesthetic endeavors and travel experiences of some of the most renowned authors and painters. Some of the pieces in the book are stronger than others, but they are all entertaining and thought provoking.

3. The Motorcycle Diaries by Aleida Guevara and ‘Ernesto “Che” Guevara: This book traces the early travels of Ernesto ‘ Che’ Guevara who was then  23 year old medical student and his friend Alberto Granado, a 23 year old biochemist.  Guevara’s  journey on an old motorcycle across South America transformed him as he witnessed the social injustices by exploited mine workers, persecuted communists, ostracized lepers and tattered descendants of a once great civilization. The book has become New York Times bestseller several times.

4. Almost French: Love and New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull: An easy and a pleasant book to read. Turnbull keeps a light hearted and humorous tone throughout while sharing her adventures and funny moments as she makes her way into the Parisian French culture with rules of all its own. It is intended to be a charming sketch of Paris through the eyes of a foreigner.

5.Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayer: In this book Mayer brings out the lyrical voice of a poet, the eye of a seasoned traveler, and the discerning palate of a cook and food writer to invite readers to explore the pleasures of Italian life and to feast at her table

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