Book of Unforgettable Journeys
The Condé Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers on Great Places is a collection of travel stories written by different authors. Some stories are captivating with a great lesson or adventure, while others are overly detailed and boring. Overall, the book is filled with a variety of good stories, different writing styles, and unusual destinations. Although Condé Nast caters to adults, teens can also enjoy the writing.
How to Travel the World
By: Sarah MacDonald
MacDonald's account of living in India as a western woman is funny, extremely accurate, and a great way to mentally prepare for one's own trip to India. MacDonald compares the different areas of the country with a reluctant, yet fair eye. Despite her complaints, she shows just how captivating and crazy the country can be.
Tales of a Female Nomad
By: Rita Golden Gelman
This was the book that first inspired me to travel. Rita writes to prove that it is possible to live a nomadic lifestyle, especially as a woman. The book focuses on cultural connections. It may not be for everyone, as it is mostly about self discovery and very detailed. Check out Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World, a collaboration of different travel writers, as well.
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