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22 Best Travel Books of All Time

(Updated 2021) Our goal was to create the best list of Travel books on the internet.
To remain objective and unbiased, we looked at the 5 most popular“best Travel books" articles online (we chose 5 because anything more than that diluted our quality).

Our rationale was simple: If a book only appears in one article, it’s probably just the journalist’s opinion, but if it appears in two or more, it’s probably worth checking out!
Below you’ll find which books made the cut 😊

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2
    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    The Beach

    Alex Garland

    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4

    Wild

    Cheryl Strayed

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5

    Eat Pray Love

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6

    Vagabonding

    Rolf Potts

    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7

    On the Road

    Jack Kerouac

    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8

    Dark Star Safari

    Paul Theroux

    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    Blue Highways

    William Least Heat-Moon

    Appears in 3 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    The Art of Travel

    Alain de Botton

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    In Patagonia

    Bruce Chatwin

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    Arabian Sands

    Wilfred Thesiger

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22
    Appears in 2 articles

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