This month we’re changing it up! Instead of bringing an author on to speak about their one travel book, we’re inviting you to bring a travel book that you love to share it with the community. So we encourage you to… BYOB! Bring Your Own Book, that is!
The book you choose is totally up to you.
Sometimes we’re inspired to travel by reading about someones long adventurous journey around the world like Nomadic Matt’s memoir Ten Years A Nomad, Don George’s compilation of essays in The Way of Wanderlust, or Rolf Potts’ classic book Vagabonding. Other times what gets our wanderlust kicking is reading a tale about a person living in a tiny faraway place that seems to leap off the pages like Tembi Lockes’ memoir From Scratch. Or a story about a persons connection to their country of origin like Noo Saro-Wiwa’s novel Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria. Or a deep dive into a certain aspect of travel like we saw in Scott Keyes’ book Take More Vacations. Or a book that challenges us to travel better like Dr. Anu Taranath’s book Beyond Guilt Trips. Or teaches us how to travel better like Nikki Vargas’ guide Wanderess. And sometimes we love to read about an epic adventure that we never plan on doing ourselves but still love living vicariously through the author’s experience like we saw in Kate Harris’ book Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road.
No matter the reason you love it, bring a book to share it with the community. We’re all here because we love to read. And hopefully we can inspire each other to pick up books that we would have never thought of before!