Books can take us to places we’ve never been, places we’ve never seen, and sometimes even places that don’t exist. While many of us couldn’t go on that incredible cruise or fantastic overseas voyage this year, there were still a great number of beautiful, inspiring, and poignant travel books in 2020, all of which offer a unique perspective on some of the incredible places that make up this world has to offer.
As October is the national book month, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best travel books of 2020, sorted alphabetically by name.
These books range from funny to serious, from deep to light-hearted. However, all of these books have one thing in common: they are about rediscovery. See something from a new perspective. Challenge yourself to new heights. Immerse yourself in a foreign land or perhaps discover that the foreign land you have immersed yourself in is not that foreign after all.
In one word? These books represent change. Just as the way we live our lives has changed so much this year, these books challenge and inspire us to change our perspectives, to open our minds and, like all great travel books, to recognize the strange human need for travel. So read on and enjoy.