2. A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson

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After living in the UK for 20 years, travel writer Bill Bryson returned to the US in his 60s, and decided on a whim to tackle the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, the world’s longest continuous footpath that crosses through 14 states from Georgia to Maine. What ensues is a travelogue written in Bryson’s classic “riotously funny” LOL style, that recounts his five-month journey with his friend Stephen Katz hiking through some of the most striking landscapes in America. If the premise sounds familiar, that’s because the book was adapted into a film starring Robert Redford as Bryson in 2015.

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3. What I was Doing While You Were Breeding, by Kristin Newman

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This one’s for both the single ladies and the married ladies who are nostalgic for the days when they were single ladies. From a sitcom writer whose credits include hits like “That ’70s Show,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Chuck,” the memoir takes readers along on the author’s escapades and “vacationships” abroad with Israeli bartenders, Finnish poker players and sexy Bedouins. For both singletons and married women, the book allows readers to live vicariously through the carefree career woman and her exploits around the world.

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4. The Kindness of Strangers, Lonely Planet

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If ever we needed some feel-good vibes, it’s now. “The Kindness of Strangers,” curates 26 inspiring stories from esteemed writers including Dave Eggers, Simon Winchester, Tim Cahill and Jan Marris, that explore human connections forged through the experience of travel. It even got a shout-out from the Dalai Lama, who said: “I greatly appreciate the theme of this book that gathers stories of kindness received when it was most needed and perhaps least expected. I am sure they will inspire everyone who reads them, encouraging each of us to take whatever opportunities arise to be kind to others in turn.”

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5. The Best American Travel Writing 2019

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This annual compendium collects the best travel writing essays published every year, offering readers a diverse range of voices, destinations and perspectives of the travel world. The 2019 edition is a collection of the most poignant and compelling stories published in prestigious and leading travel outfits that include “Travel + Leisure,” National Geographic Traveler,” “The New York Times Magazine” and “Outside.”

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