Book Club

These are our contributors' favourite books on travel and everything in-between.

Escape To Self by Rosie Bell

If you've ever felt stuck or like your life isn't yours, this one's for you. When heartbreak and loss crippled the writer, she cured her malaise the best way she knew how; escaping to the life she really wanted.

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work.

The Art Of Being Human: The Nomad's Oasis by Celinne DaCosta

She quit her corporate job and travelled the world for a year using her social network to get her through. Forbes got hold of the story and the rest is history.

Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Sir Richard Branson

After creating 12 different billion-dollar businesses and breaking dozens of world records, wouldn’t you think you’d done it all? Not Sir Richard Branson. Discover the irrepressible spirit, ingenious vision and relentless drive that has made Richard the ultimate entrepreneur.

The Atlas Of Beauty: Women Of The World In 500 Portraits by Mihaela Noroc

Since 2013 Mihaela Noroc has travelled the world with her backpack and camera taking photos of everyday women to showcase the diversity and beauty all around us. The Atlas of Beauty is a collection of her photographs.

365 Ideas To Enjoy Your Life Today by Rosie Bell

The first offering from writer and happiness activist Rosie Bell. 365 Ideas to Enjoy Your Life Today will help you laugh deeper, love the mundane, and dispel the belief that play cannot be incorporated into all that you do.

Don’t Go There by Adam Fletcher

How much would you risk to change your life? After Spiegel bestselling-author Adam Fletcher is accidentally tear-gassed in street protests in Istanbul, he goes on a journey to change his humdrum life, taking his eccentric German girlfriend, Annett, along with him.

So You Want to Vlog? by Andrea Valeria

So, you’re an aspiring vlogger? Andrea Valeria of “It’s a Travel O.D.,” breaks down the vlogging process for you, without taking herself too seriously or getting overly technical.

Super Cheap Japan by Matthew Baxter

Go shopping for $4 clothes in Tokyo, enjoy inexpensive hikes in Nikko, or visit Kyoto’s beautiful shrines and gardens on the cheap; all with this super helpful guide.

The Gringo Trail: A Darkly Comic Road Trip Through South America by Mark Mann

Sad, funny and shocking, The Gringo Trail is an On the Road for the Lonely Planet generation – a darkly comic road-trip and a revealing journey through South America’s turbulent history.

Jungle: A Harrowing True Story Of Adventure, Danger And Survival by Yossi Ghinsberg

Now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe, "Jungle" is the incredible story of friendship and the teachings of nature, survival and human fortitude.

Walking The Americas by Levison Wood

Walking the Americas chronicles Levison Wood's 1,800 mile trek along the spine of the Americas, through eight countries, encountering Mayan ruins and one of the most impenetrable borders on earth: the Darien Gap route from Panama into South America.

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel To The End Of The World by Nell Stevens

Nell Stevens travelled to Bleaker Island in the Falklands (official population: two) and didn’t quite count on the isolation getting to her. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this is a book about loneliness and creativity. It is about discovering who you are when there’s no one else around.

The Little Book Of Hygge: The Danish Way To Live Well by Meik Wiking

Denmark is the happiest nation in the world and Meik puts this largely down to them living the hygge way. This book provides the practical steps and tips to become more hygge like the Danes, all backed up by Meik's years' of research at the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen.

Bolivia Tried To kill Us: A Year Trekking And Travelling In South America by Tony Hastie

Why should you never take chocolate onto a Bolivian bus? Where is the world’s most dangerous toilet? Should you give up successful careers to go looking for the answers to these questions?? This man did.

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalised world.

The Four Agreements: Practical Guide To Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

From Excuses to Excursions: How I Started Traveling The World by Gloria Atanmo

The first book by Gloria Atanmo, better known as @Glographics from The Blog Abroad. Education, entertainment, and empowerment to travel the world.

Paris Dreaming by Katrina Lawrence

How the City of Light gave her lessons in life: an Australian beauty journalist shares her obsession with Paris - the city that has been her guide through a lifelong journey of self-discovery.

Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist: The 500 Best Places on the Planet. Ranked

This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list. What's your number 1?

Notes From A Small Island: Journey Through Britain by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.

The Future Of Men: Men On Trial by Jack Myers

After being told all their lives to "be a man" and "man up," men are now rejecting the macho stereotype and instead developing empathy, getting in touch with their emotions, and becoming more sensitive in their relationships. Myers prepares men and women for this shift in gender norms.

Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s masterpiece, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, is a novel about Africa in a wider sense: about the end of colonialism, ethnic allegiances, class and race – and about the ways in which love can complicate all of these things.

I Am That Girl: How To Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose And #bethatgirl by Alexis Jones

Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE!

Loveability: Knowing How To Love And Be Loved by Robert Holden PhD

In Loveability, Holden weaves a beautiful mix of timeless principles and helpful practices about the nature of true love. With great intimacy and warmth, he shares stories, conversations, meditations and poetry that have inspired him in his personal inquiry on love.

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. By the end of You Are a Badass, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

FIRE gave us power. FARMING made us hungry for more. MONEY gave us purpose. SCIENCE made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create Freedom In Business And Adventure In Life by Natalie Sisson

Now in its third edition, The Suitcase Entrepreneur teaches readers how to package and sell their skills to earn enough money to be able to work and live anywhere, build a profitable online business, and live life on their own terms.

How To Live In A Van And Travel by Mike Hudson

With a van you have transport and you have your home. You’re free to travel wherever you like and you can do it on a budget. Whether you want to plan a short road trip, or start a whole new life on the road, this book will show you how.

Travel for Your Life: How To quit Your Job, Travel The World, Transform Your Life by Chantell Glenville

This book is not a travel guide that provides information on multiple destinations; it is instead on why and how to travel the world, even if you’re on a budget.

The Solo Travel Handbook by Lonely Planet

Don't let the idea of travelling alone stop you from living out your dreams. Packed with tips and advice for before and during your travels, this guide gives you the confidence and know-how to explore the world on your own.

The Pants Of Perspective by Anna McNuff

This is the story of one woman's 3,000 kilometre running adventure through the wilds of New Zealand. The Pants Of Perspective is a coming-of-age story which will lead you on a roller coaster ride through fear, vulnerability, courage and failure.

Kicking Ass On The Road by Sunni Dawson

This the the ultimate guide for the solo woman traveler with advice on how to travel cheap, travel safe and have the time of your life!

The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett

Three friends, each on the brink of a quarter-life crisis, make a pact to quit their high pressure New York City media jobs and leave behind their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to embark on a year-long backpacking adventure around the world.

The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles showbiz culture, Jennifer Weiner's novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster, and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.

It's On The Meter by Paul Archer & Johno Ellison

When three friends clicked ‘buy’ on an iconic London cab, little did they know what they were letting themselves in for. This is a tale of 43,000 miles of misadventures around the world.

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