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26 Books That Make You Want To Book A Trip ASAP

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to recommend books that make them what to travel. Their responses are about to inspire some serious wanderlust in you.

1. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

"Honestly, this book is just so fun and juicy and extravagant that it makes you want to book the next flight to Singapore! Of course, basically none of us will ever be as wealthy as the Young family in the book, so reading Crazy Rich Asians and soaking in all of its rich description of Singapore makes you feel, even for a minute, that you're there living that opulent life, too." –Ciera VelardeGet it from Amazon for $9.60, Barnes & Noble for $10.27, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Anchor

"Honestly, this book is just so fun and juicy and extravagant that it makes you want to book the next flight to Singapore! Of course, basically none of us will ever be as wealthy as the Young family in the book, so reading Crazy Rich Asians and soaking in all of its rich description of Singapore makes you feel, even for a minute, that you're there living that opulent life, too." –Ciera Velarde

Get it from Amazon for $9.60, Barnes & Noble for $10.27, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

2. Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney

"This book made me love Ireland and its history. It told hauntingly beautiful Celtic tales all while weaving them into the protagonist's search for a storyteller who visited him when he was a child. It's such a good read that just makes you want to visit Ireland and see the places where the stories take place."—kathrynw476d34a64Get it from Amazon for $10.42, Barnes & Noble for $11.60, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
HARPER

"This book made me love Ireland and its history. It told hauntingly beautiful Celtic tales all while weaving them into the protagonist's search for a storyteller who visited him when he was a child. It's such a good read that just makes you want to visit Ireland and see the places where the stories take place."

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Get it from Amazon for $10.42, Barnes & Noble for $11.60, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

3. Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald by R. Clifton Spargo

"It is a romanticized story of F. Scott and Zelda's last hurrah in Cuba. A beautifully detailed story of their time in Havana in 1939 that makes me wish I were lounging, tragically and romantically under a palm tree."—kristenm4bbf4efe1Get it from Amazon for $11.74, Barnes & Noble for $13.56, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
The Overlook Press

"It is a romanticized story of F. Scott and Zelda's last hurrah in Cuba. A beautifully detailed story of their time in Havana in 1939 that makes me wish I were lounging, tragically and romantically under a palm tree."

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Get it from Amazon for $11.74, Barnes & Noble for $13.56, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

4. In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri

"Twenty years after visiting Florence, author Jhumpa Lahiri moves her family to Rome in order to immerse herself in the Italian language. The way she explains her journey to learn how to express herself in another language makes you want to drop everything and move to Italy for a year. It's fascinating reading what going out of your comfort zone while traveling can transform your life." –Ciera VelardeGet it from Amazon for $6.52, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Vintage

"Twenty years after visiting Florence, author Jhumpa Lahiri moves her family to Rome in order to immerse herself in the Italian language. The way she explains her journey to learn how to express herself in another language makes you want to drop everything and move to Italy for a year. It's fascinating reading what going out of your comfort zone while traveling can transform your life." –Ciera Velarde

Get it from Amazon for $6.52, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

5. The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein

"The movies alone are enough to make me put visiting New Zealand at the top of my bucket list, but for me, the biggest draw is that this type of epic fantasy can still give you that childlike sense that life is still a grand adventure best spent with good friends."—bethanyg4Get the box set from Amazon for $22.49, Barnes & Noble for $30.25, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Del Rey

"The movies alone are enough to make me put visiting New Zealand at the top of my bucket list, but for me, the biggest draw is that this type of epic fantasy can still give you that childlike sense that life is still a grand adventure best spent with good friends."

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Get the box set from Amazon for $22.49, Barnes & Noble for $30.25, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

6. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

"While it doesn't take place in current day Korea, it's helping me learn more about Korea's history, which is often glazed over. It also regularly makes me crave Korean food." –Olivia Sohn, BuzzFeedGet it from Amazon for $9.59, Barnes & Noble for $10.26, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Grand Central Publishing

"While it doesn't take place in current day Korea, it's helping me learn more about Korea's history, which is often glazed over. It also regularly makes me crave Korean food." –Olivia Sohn, BuzzFeed

Get it from Amazon for $9.59, Barnes & Noble for $10.26, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

7. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux

"Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is the first book I read that just made me want to get up and go somewhere. Theroux travels by train from London to Istanbul, then on through various Asian countries culminating in a journey back via the Trans-Siberian Railway. I learned so much about places I knew little about, and it made me want to buy a train ticket to anywhere and just see where I end up! Now if only I could do that..."—amandanyGet it from Amazon for $8.32, Barnes & Noble for $15.26, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Mariner Books

"Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is the first book I read that just made me want to get up and go somewhere. Theroux travels by train from London to Istanbul, then on through various Asian countries culminating in a journey back via the Trans-Siberian Railway. I learned so much about places I knew little about, and it made me want to buy a train ticket to anywhere and just see where I end up! Now if only I could do that..."

amandany

Get it from Amazon for $8.32, Barnes & Noble for $15.26, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

8. New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 by Shelly Oria

"New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 tells stories set across both places. it's more about relationships, but paints nice portraits of both cities." –Dan Toy, BuzzFeedGet it from Amazon for $13.49, Barnes & Noble for $14 , or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
FSG Originals

"New York 1, Tel Aviv 0 tells stories set across both places. it's more about relationships, but paints nice portraits of both cities." –Dan Toy, BuzzFeed

Get it from Amazon for $13.49, Barnes & Noble for $14 , or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

9. PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

"Weeping my way through PS, I Love You, all I wanted to do was visit Ireland, find my Irish hottie, and open a brewery near some abandoned castle."—ashima1606Get it from Amazon for $7.20, Barnes & Noble for $5.98, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Hachette Books

"Weeping my way through PS, I Love You, all I wanted to do was visit Ireland, find my Irish hottie, and open a brewery near some abandoned castle."

ashima1606

Get it from Amazon for $7.20, Barnes & Noble for $5.98, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

"This modern classic is a story of self-discovery that really transports you into the mind of the main character, Santiago. As he travels in search of treasure, it awakens your desire for travel inside of you, and you can't help but want to quit your job and just start on your own journey of self-discovery around the world." –Ciera VelardeGet it from Amazon for $10.19, Barnes & Noble for $10.90, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
HarperOne

"This modern classic is a story of self-discovery that really transports you into the mind of the main character, Santiago. As he travels in search of treasure, it awakens your desire for travel inside of you, and you can't help but want to quit your job and just start on your own journey of self-discovery around the world." –Ciera Velarde

Get it from Amazon for $10.19, Barnes & Noble for $10.90, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

11. The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

"A trip around Europe during the summer with your best friend and your genius sister. What can be better than that? Also, it has a lot of LGBT+ representation, which is always a bonus!"—cdstar25Get it from Amazon for $8.98, Barnes & Noble for $14.22, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Katherine Tegen Books

"A trip around Europe during the summer with your best friend and your genius sister. What can be better than that? Also, it has a lot of LGBT+ representation, which is always a bonus!"

cdstar25

Get it from Amazon for $8.98, Barnes & Noble for $14.22, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

12. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

"Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes created in me this necessity of traveling to Italy to see it all. Everything seems so magical: the people, the culture, and the food, which for me is the most important part of traveling."—maariamooralesGet it from Amazon for $9.78, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Broadway Books

"Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes created in me this necessity of traveling to Italy to see it all. Everything seems so magical: the people, the culture, and the food, which for me is the most important part of traveling."

maariamoorales

Get it from Amazon for $9.78, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

13. Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle

"It's a love letter to New Zealand. It makes me want to go cave exploring and mountain climbing, and I am not what you would call ‘outdoorsy.’ I have wanted to visit Australia since I was a wee tyke but since reading this book a few years ago, New Zealand has climbed to the top of my list!"—heatherm48a3db7e2Get it from Amazon for $9.99, Barnes & Noble for $12.75, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Atria Books

"It's a love letter to New Zealand. It makes me want to go cave exploring and mountain climbing, and I am not what you would call ‘outdoorsy.’ I have wanted to visit Australia since I was a wee tyke but since reading this book a few years ago, New Zealand has climbed to the top of my list!"

heatherm48a3db7e2

Get it from Amazon for $9.99, Barnes & Noble for $12.75, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

14. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

"It’s a fantastic story filled with suspense and beautiful descriptions that transport you across Europe with the main character. It’s heartwarming and eerie and supernatural and will make you want to book a trip instantly."—lex7d7Get it from Amazon for $9.81, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Back Bay Books

"It’s a fantastic story filled with suspense and beautiful descriptions that transport you across Europe with the main character. It’s heartwarming and eerie and supernatural and will make you want to book a trip instantly."

lex7d7

Get it from Amazon for $9.81, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

15. Inferno by Dan Brown

"His descriptions of the various places Robert Langdon visits — from the architecture to artwork — makes me wish that the book came with a warning letting readers know they’re about to be bitten by the travel bug!"—bellan4f6408c4aGet it from Amazon for $8.49, Barnes & Noble for $11.15, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Anchor

"His descriptions of the various places Robert Langdon visits — from the architecture to artwork — makes me wish that the book came with a warning letting readers know they’re about to be bitten by the travel bug!"

bellan4f6408c4a

Get it from Amazon for $8.49, Barnes & Noble for $11.15, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

16. Wanderlost by Jen Malone

"It takes a girl who’s never traveled anywhere and puts her in charge of a group of seniors traveling on a tour across Europe. Reminds me to get out of my comfort zone and gets me excited to one day visit the places she mentions." —caitlinh4eccd8b37Get it from Amazon for $7.48, Barnes & Noble for $8.49, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
HarperTeen

"It takes a girl who’s never traveled anywhere and puts her in charge of a group of seniors traveling on a tour across Europe. Reminds me to get out of my comfort zone and gets me excited to one day visit the places she mentions." —caitlinh4eccd8b37

Get it from Amazon for $7.48, Barnes & Noble for $8.49, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

17. No Baggage by Clara Bensen

"it's all about a woman who sets off on a three-week trip with her OkCupid date with nothing for luggage except the clothes she's wearing and her purse. Definitely shows a different way to travel."—caitlinh4eccd8b37Get it from Amazon for $21.21, Barnes & Noble for $23.47, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Running Press Adult

"it's all about a woman who sets off on a three-week trip with her OkCupid date with nothing for luggage except the clothes she's wearing and her purse. Definitely shows a different way to travel."—caitlinh4eccd8b37

Get it from Amazon for $21.21, Barnes & Noble for $23.47, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

18. How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes

"It's my go-to travel info book. Along with his website, it shows you that travel is an attainable goal and helps keep me motivated while I’m stuck in one place saving money."—caitlinh4eccd8b37Get it from Amazon for $12.75, Barnes & Noble for $13.90, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
TarcherPerigee

"It's my go-to travel info book. Along with his website, it shows you that travel is an attainable goal and helps keep me motivated while I’m stuck in one place saving money."

caitlinh4eccd8b37

Get it from Amazon for $12.75, Barnes & Noble for $13.90, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

19. Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey

"This book makes me want to go back to the coastal mountains of Oregon. Kesey evokes the raw and even visceral nature of the area in an honest and compelling novel about family and relationships."—drews417c79b63Get it from Amazon for $14.88, Barnes & Noble for $16.37, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Penguin Classics

"This book makes me want to go back to the coastal mountains of Oregon. Kesey evokes the raw and even visceral nature of the area in an honest and compelling novel about family and relationships."

drews417c79b63

Get it from Amazon for $14.88, Barnes & Noble for $16.37, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

20. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

"The fact that she's not able to leave her house, but then finally does to travel is really inspiring. If she can do it, why can't I? Plus, she sees the world differently than others."—jocelynrkennebrewGet it from Amazon for $8.17, Barnes & Noble for $8.97, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Delacorte Press

"The fact that she's not able to leave her house, but then finally does to travel is really inspiring. If she can do it, why can't I? Plus, she sees the world differently than others."

jocelynrkennebrew

Get it from Amazon for $8.17, Barnes & Noble for $8.97, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

21. Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

"I have been teaching English in Spain for almost a year now, and if it weren’t for her guidance on how to be brave and find the courage to take risks, I probably wouldn’t be here having these life-changing experiences."—mollyr4083a43a2Get it from Amazon for $12.75, Barnes & Noble for $13.39, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Avery

"I have been teaching English in Spain for almost a year now, and if it weren’t for her guidance on how to be brave and find the courage to take risks, I probably wouldn’t be here having these life-changing experiences."

mollyr4083a43a2

Get it from Amazon for $12.75, Barnes & Noble for $13.39, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

22. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

"I read it for the first time over 10 years ago, and it inspired me to not only study abroad for 11 months in Europe, but also to set off to see the same countries as the protagonist did, replicating her journey as best I could. It helped me not be afraid as a young female traveling solo and encouraged me to make friends with strangers along the way."—auroraf4d8f205c4Get it from Amazon for $6.98, Barnes & Noble for $8.49, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
HarperTeen

"I read it for the first time over 10 years ago, and it inspired me to not only study abroad for 11 months in Europe, but also to set off to see the same countries as the protagonist did, replicating her journey as best I could. It helped me not be afraid as a young female traveling solo and encouraged me to make friends with strangers along the way."

auroraf4d8f205c4

Get it from Amazon for $6.98, Barnes & Noble for $8.49, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

23. Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie

"It's Moodie’s real account of her immigration into Upper Canada (Ontario for those not up on their Canadian history) in the 1830s, but her descriptions of the Canadian landscape are impeccable and the themes are universal. You get lost in this story!"—erikah466c98908Get it from Amazon for $8.49, Barnes & Noble for $18.95, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

"It's Moodie’s real account of her immigration into Upper Canada (Ontario for those not up on their Canadian history) in the 1830s, but her descriptions of the Canadian landscape are impeccable and the themes are universal. You get lost in this story!"

erikah466c98908

Get it from Amazon for $8.49, Barnes & Noble for $18.95, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

24. Blue Highways by William Least-Heat Moon

"It’s about traveling along the lesser-used highways (the ones that were colored blue on old atlases) around the United States. The trip took place around 40 years ago, so I know things have changed, but it always makes me want to take a road trip."—mindym467c8e653Get it from Amazon for $1.99, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Back Bay Books

"It’s about traveling along the lesser-used highways (the ones that were colored blue on old atlases) around the United States. The trip took place around 40 years ago, so I know things have changed, but it always makes me want to take a road trip."

mindym467c8e653

Get it from Amazon for $1.99, Barnes & Noble for $12.80, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

25. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

"Ok, I've always wanted to go to Scotland, but it was just one of those hazy dreams. Then I read Outlander, which made me start devouring info about the Highlands and the Jacobite rebellion, and now I have a trip booked for October. Yay!"—kathybankesGet it from Amazon for $9.89, Barnes & Noble for $9.99, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Dell

"Ok, I've always wanted to go to Scotland, but it was just one of those hazy dreams. Then I read Outlander, which made me start devouring info about the Highlands and the Jacobite rebellion, and now I have a trip booked for October. Yay!"

kathybankes

Get it from Amazon for $9.89, Barnes & Noble for $9.99, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

26. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

"The novel not only gives you a whole other level of wanderlust, but it also makes you question society, the traditions of your life, and the people around you." —leoran3Get it from Amazon for $9.43, Barnes & Noble for $10.56, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.
Anchor Books

"The novel not only gives you a whole other level of wanderlust, but it also makes you question society, the traditions of your life, and the people around you." —leoran3

Get it from Amazon for $9.43, Barnes & Noble for $10.56, or a local bookseller through Indiebound here.

Responses have been edited for clarity and length, and not all books on this list were suggested by the community.

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