Book Reviews

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The best travel related books to get you dreaming of your next adventure.

Reading is what gives so many of us a source of inspiration for our travels. Below are the best books to take you dreaming of adventures all over the world.

Europe United – Matt Walker 

Matt travels to all 55 UEFA nations to watch a top division football match in one season. 

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On Roads That Echo – Charlie Walker

What started as a crazy idea turned into one of the most epic journeys in the world, cycling from England to Singapore.

The Man Who Cycled The World – Mark Beaumont

The adventurer trying to beat the world record for the time taken to cycle around the world.

The Man Who Cycled The Americas – Mark Beaumont

Mark returns with another cycling adventure, this time throwing in some mountain climbing as well.

Down Under: Travels In A Sunburnt Country – Bill Bryson

Jupiters Travels – Ted Simon

One man and a motorbike in a time before technology. Ted Simon rides around the world in the epitome of slow travel in the 1970’s

Through Sand And Snow – Charlie Walker

Charlie’s follow up book takes him from working in Beijing, riding a horse across Mongolia, taking a pirogue down the Congo river all whilst cycling back to England.  

The Sex Lives of Cannibals – J Maarten Troost

The author gets posted to Kiribati in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Round Ireland With A Fridge – Tony Hawks

I Survived The Killing Fields – Seng Kok Ung

The true story of surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia

The Bridge Over The River Kwai – Pierre Boulle

Based on the true story of the WW2 prisoners of war in Thailand

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts 

Don’t Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs – Paul Carter

A story of misadventure in some of the worst places in the world

Getting Stoned with Savages – J Maarten Troost

J Maarten Troost goes back to the pacific, this time to Fiji and Vanuatu

Lost on Planet China – J Maarten Troost

After experiencing working in the pacific, this journey takes him around China to see if he can live there.


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