Our Favourite Travel Books For Great Escapes At Home

While we aren’t going anywhere, there are ways and means of experiencing the world without leaving home. Bring the world to you with travel tomes that will leave you wild with wanderlust.


Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It

Elizabeth Gilbert

(Bloomsbury Publishing – £9.99)

It was the cult classic that inspired an entire generation to embrace adventure and this collection of almost fifty short stories sees readers of Eat Pray Love share their own tales on how it changed their life.

Eat Pray Love book


Wish I Was Here

Sebaastian Bedaux

(Lannoo – £40.00)

Let your imagination dive into the deepest blue with this coffee-table worthy collection of carefully curated aerial and underwater photographs. Featuring the likes of Micronesia, Bora Bora and the Seychelles it’s what holiday daydreams are made of.


The Rhine

Ben Coates 

(Hodder & Stoughton – £12.99)

Join Coates as he cycles along the riverside from the Netherlands through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, discovering how the mighty Rhine helped shape a continent. If you have toyed with the idea of a river cruise, this will seal the deal.

The Rhine Ben Coates book


Anna Hart

(Little Brown Book Group – £13.99)

Anna has accumulated countless stories in her ten years as a travel journalist and Departures is a witty memoir of far-flung escapes and laugh-a-minute city breaks. If you’ve ever holidayed to get over a broken heart this one will strike a chord.


Into The Wild

Jon Krakauer

(Pan Macmillan – £9.99)

More than ten years since it was published, the story of Chis McCandless and his yearning to leave civilization behind to seek out nature and solitude in the Alaskan wilderness feels as exciting, inspiring and dramatic as ever.

Into The Wild book

Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago

Patrick Barkham

Granta Books – £20.00

There’s treasure to be found on our home shores and this mythical journey around the British Isles unfurls local legend, rare species and a look into the life of an islander. It’ll leave you with a newfound love of the place we call home.


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Author: Rebecca

Editor of Into The Blue, Bolsover Cruise Club’s specialist cruise magazine. Writer for almost ten years – the words have tended to be more specifically about travel and cruising for six of those. Big fan of beaches, even bigger fan of New York. Still can’t pack a case for toffee and once discovered a stranger in the shower of her Airbnb.