Dreaming of travel? Check out these books by travel bloggers. Get inspired and learn practical travel advice from these expert travelers!
For many years I have loved reading travel blogs. I don’t remember when I first found out they existed. But it was sometime during college that I came across Adventurous Kate and got inspired by her story of quitting her job at age twenty-six to travel the world.
I became obsessed with reading travel blogs in college while working at internships where I would count down the hours until I left. It became a routine during my lunch hour to read travel blogs and dream of the day when I could do the same thing.
And eventually, it happened to me too. I finally started my own blog, which turned into running several successful blogs and earning enough money that I could quit my corporate job at twenty-five to travel for a year.
That would have NEVER happened for me if I hadn’t come across travel blogs and gotten the inspiration. Both from travel stories and practical how-to guides that let me know it was possible.
While I love reading blogs themselves, many travel bloggers have also gotten book deals or self-published their own books.
So if you are looking to curl up with a good travel book that will inspire your wanderlust, check out these excellent books written by travel bloggers.
You’ll find a mix of travel memoirs and useful guides that will help you travel more.
These are the best books by travel bloggers to add to your reading list:
Best Books by Travel Bloggers
How Not to Travel the World by Lauren Juliff
Lauren Juliff is the blogger behind Never Ending Footsteps. After finishing school, she decided to abandon her plans of becoming a physicist, and embark on a trip around the world instead.
A self-proclaimed “disaster-prone backpacker” she has had her fair share of misadventures along the way. Her memoir chronicles some of the funniest travel mishaps from her years on the road.
Ten Years a Nomad by Matt Kepnes
Matt runs the popular travel blog Nomadic Matt where he shares practical travel advice and stories from his journeys around the world with millions of readers each month.
After traveling more than 500,000 miles, staying in 1,000 hostels, and visiting 90 different countries, he returned home and wrote this book about his favorite stories and memories from a decade of travel.
He also wrote the helpful guide How to Travel the World on $50 a Day.
A Thousand New Beginnings by Kristin Addis
Kristin is the founder of Be My Travel Muse which is a travel blog for solo female travelers. Her memoir chronicles her decision to leave her comfortable life, dependable job, and boyfriend at age twenty-six in order to embark on a solo journey around Southeast Asia.
Love With a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche
Travel blogger Torre DeRoche has a website called Fearful Adventurer that’s all about pushing past fear, worry, and anxiety in order to travel.
Her book is about falling in love with an Argentinean traveler who’s about to embark on a sailboat voyage around the world. She spontaneously joins him on the adventure of a lifetime, despite her intense fear of deep water.
She is also the author of The Worrier’s Guide to the End of the World.
All Over the Place by Geraldine DeRuiter
After getting laid off from her copywriting job, Geraldine took a leap and started traveling, leading to the creation of her blog The Everywhereist.
Her memoir goes more in-depth into the five years she spent traveling the world after losing her job. Along the way, she built a new career, had many adventures, and learned plenty of life lessons.
The Solo Female Travel Book by Jen Ruiz
Jen Ruiz created Jen on a Jet Plane which is a travel blog for solo female travelers. A former attorney, she is now a full-time traveler and blogger helping other women see the world safely and confidently. Her book is a guide for women to help them prepare for their first solo trip.
Jen has also written two other books for travelers:
- The Affordable Flight Guide: How to Find Cheap Airline Tickets
- You Need a Vacation! How to Travel More with a Full-Time Job
The Carry-On Traveller by Erin McNeaney
Erin is the blogger behind Never Ending Voyage which she runs with her husband. Together, they sold all their belongings and became full-time travelers. After more than a decade of travel, they’ve mastered the art of living out of a small suitcase.
Erin’s book is a practical guide on how to pack light and travel with just a carry-on suitcase. Perfect for chronic over-packers!
How to Travel the World on $10 a Day by Will Hatton
Will is an extreme budget traveler who founded the blog The Broke Backpacker to help others see the world cheaply. His book offers a practical guide to traveling the world on a low budget, including how to find cheap accommodation and extend your travels by working and volunteering.
Roaming America by Renee Hahnel
Perfect for all the national park enthusiasts out there, this coffee table book from travel blogger Renee of Renee Roaming contains gorgeous photographs of America’s natural beauty. These beautiful photos will have you planning a trip to the national parks ASAP.
Uncover more beautiful travel coffee table books.
#wanderlust by Sabina Trojanova
Another travel coffee table book on this list, this beautiful centerpiece was created by solo travel blogger Sabina from Girl vs. Globe.
Inside the book, you will find more than 500 full-page gorgeous photos that will transport you around the world without leaving home.
How to Quit Your Job and Travel by Lia Garcia
The final entry on this list comes from Lia Garcia, the founder of Practical Wanderlust.
This book shares the practical knowledge you need to save money to quit your job and travel long-term. It also includes anecdotes from Lia’s own travels, including the year-long honeymoon she took with her husband Jeremy after they got married when she first started her travel blog.
What Are Some Of Your Favorite Books by Travel Bloggers
Have you read any of these books by travel bloggers? Do you have any favorite books from bloggers that I should add to this list? Let me know in the comments below!
More Great Travel Books
Are you looking for even more travel books to inspire your sense of adventure and transport you to faraway places without leaving the comfort of home?
Here are some more recommendations for great travel books to pick up next:
And if you are interested in more to read from countries across the globe, I have plenty of suggestions for the following destinations: