Books

by Daved Brosche  

Looking for a book to help you plan your next adventure? These are some of the best adventure travel books out there. This list includes a variety of adventure travel books. There are books to help you plan your adventure trip, suggestions of trips to take, and ones meant to inspire you. Do you have a good adventure travel book to suggest? Then drop me a line!

Planning/Resource

Travels Along the Edge: 40 Ultimate Adventures for the Modern Nomad
From cycling through vietnam to Skiing to the North Pole, this book is filled with over 40 unique and extreme adventures. The adventures reach across seven continenets and many countries. The book also helps you plan and organize you trip. But you won’t find your basic traveling info here, these are tips for the real adventurer. things like avalance insurance and heli-rescue are just a few of the points covered in the book.

A Year of Adventures: Lonely Planet’s Guide to Where, What And When to Do It
With over 100 suggested adventures in a 130 differentc ountries, there is an adventure in this book for any budget, skill level, and fitness level. Basiclly, theres something for every type of adventurer. The book has very many unique suggestions for trips like storm watching in Alaska, diving with sharks in South Africa, or running through the Gobi desert. Withs o many reccomendations, one could easily plan a round the world trip based on this book alone. Creating the trip of a lifetime just got a little easier.

The Frugal Globetrotter: Your Guide to World Adventure Bargains

The Rough Guide to First-Time Around the World

Jobs/Work

Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others
This si a great book for someone who wants to get an idea of what its like working/living overseas or justs wants tos pend thier vacation time helping others. The book is full volunteer type vacations all over the wolrd. These trips involve working on organic farms in Costarica to helping tech English in China. These trips allow you to see countries in a unique way, as well as give back to the community. The book tells you what to expect, how much it costs, how to get in contact, and other useful information for fing the right volunteer vacation.

The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures
If the 9 to 5 job just isn’t fpr you, then consider this book your new bible. this book can help you find seasonal work all over the world, any time of the year. Spend your winters fishing in Alaska and summers rafting on the Colorado. The book includes information about housin, payment, requirements, and how to get in touch.

Inspiring

Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century

Into the Wild
Read the book that has recently become a major motion picture. Written by John Krakauer, one of the best story tellers out there, this book tug at your emotions and give you the urge to pack up and leave. This is easily one of my all time favorite books. I have probablly read it about 10 times, its that good.

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