Top Travel Books for Bucket List Inspiration

1. Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche: Torre is deathly afraid of deep water but gives up her city life for a year-long sailing trip across the Pacific with an Argentinean man she met at a bar.


2. The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett and Amanda Pressner: Three friends decide to take a year off from their NYC jobs and document the adventures of their self-discovery journey from Peru to India.


3. What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman: At a time in her life when her friends are getting married and having kids, Kristin decides to travel the world and shares her adventures in this funny narrative.


4. The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost by Rachel Friedman: This good girl, “heroine” as the author calls her, usually plays it safe but after graduating she escapes life decisions by buying a ticket to Ireland. Unexpectedly she meets an Australian girl there and they decide to embark on a yearlong tour through South America and Australia.



5. Girls Who Travel by Nicole Trilivas: Kilka loves traveling and just back from a backpacking trip around the world itches to travel again. She takes a nanny job in London where she shares her funny travel and love adventures.


6. Graduates in Wonderland by Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale: Two friends from college, keeping in touch through weekly e-mails, document their journey through adulthood from China to Australia.


7. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed: Cheryl’s memoir shares her epic and painful 1,100 mile hike alone along the Pacific Crest Trail, which she says “was my way back to the person I used to be.”


8. Adventure Divas by Holly Morris: Holly quits her job to document, with a film crew, a variety of women’s stories of adventure as a lifestyle.


9. Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert: Despite having everything you’re supposed to have, a home, husband and great career, she leaves it all for Italian pleasure, India devotion and balance in Bali.


10.   Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail by Suzanne Roberts: Suzanne and her two friends decide to hike the John Muir Trail and despite being inexperienced hikers they find their way through the wilderness.


11. Tracks by Robyn Davidson: Robyn takes solo travel to another level when she treks 1,700 miles of the Australian Outback by camel finding herself in the beauty of her desert solitude.