The 15 Best Wanderlust Books to Read When You Want to Get Away

Want to get away? Dive into one of these 15 wanderlust books to read when you need an escape.

When the weather starts to warm up, a lot of us begin to feel a bit of wanderlust. Or as some people might say, being bit by the travel bug.

Unfortunately busy moms know that vacations can sometimes be anything but, especially when our kids are young. We're more likely to be supervising than relaxing by the pool. But we can still escape to far off places by getting lost in a great book.

Maybe you’re looking for the perfect read to inspire your next vacation, or you just want to get away from home when you can't actually get away.  Either way there are plenty of books to help satisfy your wanderlust.

Whether you're dreaming of climbing Mt. Everest or relaxing on a tropical beach, these 15 travel themed books will leave you wishing you could pack your bags and head out into the world.

15 Best Wanderlust Books to Read

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
A love story that takes us from the Italian coast in the 1960s to Hollywood 50 years later, Beautiful Ruins will not only spark your wanderlust but it may also get your creative juices flowing too.

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
The author of A Walk in the Woods takes us to Australia, a country many of us have on our travel bucket list.

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Based on the life of Ernest Hemingway's wife Hadley, The Paris Wife brings us to Jazz Age France for a poignant love story.

Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche
A rollicking memoir of a new romance tested by a trip around the world on a small sailboat, this book will take you to exotic locales with zero chance of seasickness.

The Beach by Alex Garland
You may have seen the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, now read the book that inspired the tale of a young American in Thailand.

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
What is the secret of the world's happiest country? Find out in this true life account of a writer's move to Denmark.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The true story of the life and death of Christopher McCandless in the remote Alaska wilderness will stay with you long after you finish the book.

Istanbul: Memories of the City by Orhan Pamuk
What is is like to live your life in the ruins of a great empire? Find out in this tribute to one of the world's oldest cities.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
A harrowing account of the ill-fated 1996 expedition to Mt. Everest which would claim five lives, as told through the unflinching eyes of someone who was actually there.

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
What happens when a self-proclaimed "grump" travels to the happiest places in the world? Find out in this part memoir, part self-help tour de force.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The story of one woman's trek across the Pacific Coast Trail and a book that Oprah Winfrey called, "stimulating, thought-provoking, soul-enhancing."  Wild is a must read.

The Blue Sky by Galsan Tschinag
Travel to the mountains of Mongolia for a coming of age tale that shows what happens when modern life begins to encroach on ancient ways.

Summer Sisters by Judy Blume
One of my favorite authors gives us a beach read that is so much more, as it explores life, friendship, and betrayal.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
The book that empowered millions of women to get out and explore, Eat, Pray, Love takes us on an incredible journey from Italy to India to Bali.

Life of Pi by Yan Martel
The incredible story of a boy, a boat, and a tiger, Life of Pi takes us on a journey from India to North America.

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