Global Adventures: New Travel Books

This month’s line-up of travel writing showcases an extensive look at destinations around the globe. A new year calls for a new Best in Travel from Lonely Planet, as well as a couple of other awe-inspiring travel guides.

We also go back to the classic travelogue, this time with a fast-paced twist featuring almost every country and destination there is. Whirlwind journeys like these aren’t for the faint of heart, proven by some of the most notable travellers of our time such as Nuseir Yassin and Mark Beaumont with their record breaking itineraries. Their new releases, together with other tales of adventure, are bound to leave you feeling at least a little bit wanderlust.

Best in travel 2020 / Bindloss, Joseph
“Drawing on the knowledge and passion of Lonely Planet’s staff, we present a year’s worth of inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable. We reveal how well-planned, sustainable travel can be a force for good: for the environment, for local people and for yourself – and include ways to help lower your carbon footprint and protect the areas you visit on your travels.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Overdrive cover Around the World in 60 Seconds, Nuseir Yassin (ebook)
In 2016, Nuseir Yassin quit his job to travel for 1,000 consecutive days.  While he journeyed from country to country, Nas uploaded a 60-second video per day to highlight the amazing, terrifying, inspiring and downright surprising… Thirteen million followers later, Nas Daily has become the most immersive travel experience ever captured, and finally shows us what we’ve all been looking for: each other. (Adapted from Overdrive description)

Passages / Trubridge, Linda
“When Linda and David sold the house they had built to last a lifetime and abandoned a thriving career for a nomadic life, they discovered more about the world and themselves than they ever imagined. Voyaging halfway around the world with their two young sons, this is a story about the challenges of maintaining a relationship and nurturing children in extreme circumstances.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Epic journeys : 245 life-changing adventures
“This large-format, comprehensive book offers the itineraries of a lifetime for explorers and adrenaline junkies alike. You’ll also find everything you need to know for the ultimate epic journey: what to see, when to go, and what to do. This collection, complemented by top ten lists and adventurer essays covering everything from the best hiking trails to the top wildlife parks, will lead you to new heights of exploration.” (Catalogue)

Around the world in 80 days : my world record breaking adventure / Beaumont, Mark
“On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes earlier he set off from the same point, beginning his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Covering more than 18,000 miles and cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, Mark made history.” (Catalogue)

How to be a family : the year I dragged my kids around the world to find a new way to be together / Kois, Dan
“What happens when one frustrated dad turns his kids’ lives upside down in search of a new way to be a family? In this eye-opening, heartwarming, and very funny family memoir, the Kois … land in New Zealand, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, and small-town Kansas. Will this trip change the Kois family’s lives? Or do families take their problems and conflicts with them wherever we go? ” (Adapted from Catalogue)

The world’s great rail journeys : 50 of the most spectacular, luxurious, unusual and exhilarating routes across the globe / Solomon, Brian
“A portrait in words and photographs of over 50 of the world’s most exciting, unusual and exotic railway journeys, including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia. The World’s Great Rail Journeys is perfect for all railway enthusiasts, whether actual or armchair travellers.” (Catalogue)

Ten years a nomad : a traveler’s journey home / Kepnes, Matt
“After quitting his 9-5 job more than ten years ago, Matt realized that living life meant more for him than simply meeting traditional milestones like buying a car, paying a mortgage, and moving up the career ladder. With almost nothing tangible to show for it after traveling over 500,000 miles and staying in 90 different countries, Matt has compiled his favorite stories and experiences in this travel manifesto to show a different side of life.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Elsewhere : one woman, one rucksack, one lifetime of travel / Boland, Rosita
“From her first life-changing solo trip to Australia, Rosita Boland was enthralled by travel. In the last thirty years she has visited some of the most remote parts of the globe carrying little more than a battered rucksack and a diary. In a series of jaw-dropping, illuminating and sometimes heart-breaking essays, Elsewhere is a book that celebrates the life well-travelled in all its messy and wondrous glory.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

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