Bookshelf: Great New Travel Reads

Looking for some travel inspiration?

Here are three new #TripLit reads that will transport you to a faraway place:

> Wide-Open World, by John Marshall

The Marshalls learn that six months of sweaty voluntourism draw them together as no family therapist ever can. Don’t miss the spider monkey encounter.

> Peaks on the Horizon, by Charlie Carroll

Two different journeys interweave in this memoir/escape thriller—one into and the other out of a fascinating but troubled Tibet.

> Crow Fair, by Thomas McGuane

This short story collection from a master captures the essence of Montana, from its oil fields to its aging cowboys.

Read anything transporting lately? Share your #TripLit recommendations with the Intelligent Travel community in the comments section below.

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  1. TripFiction
    April 16, 2015, 5:45 pm

    Great suggestions – I am just reading The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club by Marlena de Blasi who wrote the original go-to book for Venice “A thousand days in Venice”. Happy reading and travelling!

  2. Emi Arnold
    March 24, 2015, 4:29 am

    I just finished reading your love letter to Hawaii. Your journal entry about mookini heiau prompted me share my experience. After receiving a blessing from the high priestess of the heiau, she advised me to open my heart for receiving. I heard a bird chirping (no one else heard it). The sky sprinkled with light shower (Hawaiian blessing) and there was a rainbow. I saw a raw ocean, waves pounding, felt the winds in the channel. What a profound moment for me. Kalaupapa peninsula is another very spiritual place. Aloha

  3. Courtney Brandt
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    March 7, 2015, 7:16 am

    I’d suggest Room 702 by Ann Benjamin or Lost in Hotels by M. Martin as two great reads focusing on fictional stories from high end hotels.

  4. Jennifer Stevens
    Shanghai, China
    March 4, 2015, 1:19 am

    Thanks for the recommendations! I’m always looking for great travel reads. Since I’m currently living in China, most of what I’ve been reading has been about the Cultural Revolution and Chinese memoirs to better understand my new home. I will add these to my growing list! :)