20 Travel Books That Will Give You Critical Wanderlust
We can only hope that 2021 will be the year we travel again and explore this amazing world we live in. For now, we will need books – both fiction and non-fiction – to help us decide which places we want to travel to first.
150 hotspots in Canada, best parks, conservation areas and wildlife
Perhaps we are more likely to travel to our country first and if so, this Firefly Book offers 150 amazing places in Canada to see! This includes the newest Labrador Akami-Uapishk-Kakkasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve or the Spruce Woods Provincial Park in Manitoba, which is home to the province’s only native lizard, the prairie. There is also a section of special interest, which includes the best trails and trails for many days, as well as the best Aurora views.
Firefly Books also offers a variety of other Hot Spots books, including 110 Hot Hot Spots in Ontario. 125 hot spot of nature in Alberta? and 110 Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to add to your tour lists.
A Paddlers Guide to Algonquin Park
One amazing thing about Algonquin Park is that it is large – 4,741 square miles with 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometers of streams and rivers – so if you want to travel and avoid the crowds, this may be the place to check out.
And a Paddlers guide to Algonquin Park by Kevin Callan from Firefly Books features the author’s stories and photos, as well as maps and information you need to make your own adventure in this beautiful piece of nature.
The Book of the Dead in Toronto
Anyone who said Toronto was not interesting has never read Adam Bunch’s book Toronto of the Dead by Dundurn Press. The book includes stories full of information and connections to the city, including Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote Anne of Green Gables, and Frank Sinatra’s I Never Never Smile Again.
You’d think Northern Alberta in the middle of winter would not inspire travel, but Elinor Florence’s Wildwood book about Molly, who, in order to claim her inheritance, has to live in an abandoned farmhouse for a while. . We experience the beauty of all time, including winter in Alberta, through the eyes of Molly, who grew up near a desert. And like Molly, we celebrate the moment when ice and snow melt as spring comes again. Wildwood is from Dundurn Press.
Once we are able to expand our borders, it is important to know the best times to travel to specific places. Fortunately, we have DK is where to go when.
These beautiful coffee table books offer more than 100 destinations and the best time to travel to them based on a “natural wonder”, a festival or an adventure. There are many beautiful photos and important information such as nearest airports, how to get around and average temperature.
DK Smithsonian is also celebrating the trip.
In Journey by DK Smithonian, an illustrated travel story, travelers can learn about the history of first-time travelers, as well as how they traveled with modules such as Age of Discovery to Taking Flight. There is no shortage of information and beautiful photos and interesting illustrations that guide you through the people who want to explore the world.
DK Smithsonian also helps you add lots of places to travel thanks to his book, Natural wonders of the world. There are amazing photos of places, creatures and plants that call this planet home. Although we cannot travel at this time, this book will help you add new places to travel and, in the meantime, allow you to live alternatively through its pages.
DK Smithsonian Big City Maps Celebrates cities, landmarks and maps of some of the best places in the world to travel.
Each map is displayed on a double page and offers a visual tour of points of interest such as the Pyramids of Cairo and the Old Bridge in London. “See how cities and cartographic techniques have changed over time. This irresistible book is not just a panoramic view, telling the stories behind the cities, from the hubs of ancient peoples to the modern metropolis, and describing the iconic cartographers and artists who created each map. The city of Quebec appears in this book.
You may need a map of Japan, but you should also read it DK Eyewitness’ Be More Japan, the art of Japanese life.
This book will encourage you to put Japan on your travel list. The book gives a brief overview of the history of this country and is then divided into sections: A view of Japan. Timeless Japan, including focus on Ikebena, Bonsia, Origami. Innovation (including the love of vending machines). Creative; Fun; and healthy Japan. There are many pictures and information in this book without feeling overwhelming.
Cat Traveling Chronicles
Travel and see Japan through the eyes of a cat named Nana, who explores this beautiful country with her face, Satoru, visits friends and takes part in places like Mount Fuji, which even Nana says is “Very impressive impressive”. Traveling Cat Chronicles is by Hiro Arikawa and Penguin Random House.
In The woman in white kimono, we travel between the present, when a young woman takes care of her dying father and finds a letter that changes everything and in 1957, when Naoko Nakamura, 17, falls in love with an American sailor against the wishes of her parents. Through this beautiful book, we learn more about the country, the past and the present, and how the two stories relate. Woman in the White Kimono is by Ana Johns and HarperCollins Canada.
The next stop on our travels is India courtesy of it Secret daughter of Shilpi Somaya Gowda. Here we see India through the eyes of Somer, who in 1985 goes to this country for the first time, to see Kris’s husband’s family and adopt a little girl named Asha. We also see India in 2004, when Asa, now a young adult, returns to her birthplace and meets her family for the first time.
While it is this part of the world, and before heading to Europe, we stop in Cyprus, a Mediterranean island between the Middle East and Europe.
Author Nadia Marks creates many of her books in Cyprus and shares family stories with their secrets. In secrets under the sun from the PGC books, three childhood friends return to the island for a funeral and learn things about each other. I learn that I would love to visit many of the places that Marks talks about in this book. I want to feel the heat of summer, to see the beauty of its beaches and to smell and taste the citrus fruits that seem to grow in abundance there. And eat: everything that speaks.
The Little Paris bookstore
A floating library (there is) and exploring France while floating on the Seine sounds fantastic. But at Nina George’s The Little Paris bookstore, the reason for the adventure is sad. Mr. Perdu finally opens a letter he received from his lost love more than 20 years ago. Determined to find her, he disconnects the barge of the book from the banks of the Seine and continues a journey to France.
The Year of Oxford
The Year of the Oxford by Julia Whelan allows us to live among ourselves through America Ella Durran, who, at the age of 24, achieves her goal of attending the historic Rhodes University campus while taking part in a presidential campaign for a rising political star, working remotely. Through Ella, we see the beautiful and historic campus of the University of Oxford, where we can dream of touring the library and hanging out in a pub or two. The Oxford Year is from HarperCollins Canada.
Coastal life sounds fantastic too At the House of New Authorities by Lucy Diamond, you meet some wonderful women who each appreciate the ocean they are lucky to live near. This book inspires you to head to the shores of the United Kingdom and walk along the oceans and enjoy its beauty. House of New Beginnings comes from PGC books.
The Beach House is not in the UK, but rather in Nantucket, just outside Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where the title alone makes you wish you were in a house by the ocean, “throwing open the doors to your living room and stepping out onto the sand.” a series of wonderful characters in the beach house and we see them learning about themselves and each other.
If you are on a beach, you should look for sea glass, a beautiful and relaxing hobby.
At Teri Hall’s An Ebb and Flow glass cruise, learn what the glass of the sea is and the life that follows, including jewelry. The photos make me wish the ocean was close enough, and I too can look for more glass to add to my collection. Sea Glass Journey comes from Nimbus Publishing.
The glass of the sea is also important to Miranda Dickinson’s two main characters Somewhere across the sea. The two main characters use the beach and the glass of the sea as a way to bring back the magic in their lives. It is clear that the author loves the ocean and her enthusiasm makes me want to be there too. Somewhere across the sea is from PGC books.
There is no better place to end than the Galapagos Islands. I can not say this for a fact, but I know it to be true – there is no other place I want to be now. Galapagos, Introduction of a Traveler by Wayne Lynch and Firefly Books consistently confirm it as my number one travel destination and I will get there before, as a species, we destroy it. Intense images of animals, birds and reptiles calling this amazing place home and lots of information. This is the place I dream of when I travel by armchair.
Here we hope that 2021 will be a time of adventure and travel in our backyards and beyond.
A copy of these books was provided by DK Canada, Dundurn Press, Firefly Books, HarperCollins Canada, Nimbus Publishing, Penguin Random House and PGC Books for an honest review. The views are mine.