6 Books to Help Scratch the Travel Itch
Love to travel, but haven’t been able to travel as much lately? I feel your pain. As someone who loves to travel, staying in one place for too long makes me feel anxious to hop on a plane or hit the open road once more. But that’s not always an option. Thankfully, there are a few books that are wonderfully able to help scratch that travel itch. All while remaining in the safety of your own home.
For those wanting to scratch their travel itch with something educational and historical, the Moon U.S. Civil Rights Trail guide will take you across the U.S., calling attention to some of the most important sites of the American Civil Rights Movement. The guide offers a flexible itinerary, with options to take a long road trip across the Southeast, or shorter day trips around specific, significant locations. This guidebook features both historical information about the sites themselves, as well as tips and advice on where to stay, eat, and play during your trip. Educate yourself while having fun on this epic Civil Rights journey across the U.S.!
The Open Road can scratch that travel itch in a multitude of ways, through its gorgeous full color pictures of the U.S. landscape, to its flexible, easily followed road trips that can be expanded or arranged to make your trip perfect. Plan your own road trip to any region of the U.S. with this comprehensive guide to the attractions, historical sites, and overlooked gems in each state. With maps, dining guides, and expert advice, you can’t go wrong planning with this guide!
Spark your interest in travel with Wanderlust, a beautiful book of full-color photographs, illustrations, and information about a series of travel destinations across the globe. This book offers overviews of each location, suggesting things to do or see at each spot, but it also serves as an inspiration for those bitten by the travel bug. Dream away even if you’re stuck at home with this gorgeous, richly detailed guide to some of the most fantastic travel destinations in the world.
In this extensive volume of essays entitled Go Girl! The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure, Elaine Lee has compiled a travel book from a sadly overlooked perspective: Black women. This collection discusses all things travel with essays by Black women authors, tackling topics from the joy of traveling to the hardships of journeying as a black woman. Lees collection presents the good and ugly parts of travel from the perspective of Black women, providing a sobering, reflective look at travel around the world.
Blue Highways is the first book in a travel book trilogy by bestselling author William Least Heat-Moon. This travel narrative explores the backroads of America. The author challenges himself to travel the United States using backroads and never using a federal highway. In the process, he explores the small towns and places that barely make it onto maps, if at all.