15 Inspiring Travel Books You Have to Read

Bad Land: An American Romance, by Jonathan Raban (1996)

The United States is more than just the comforts of Applebee’s and Walmart. In the center of the country’s continental stretch are barren lands such as the Dakotas and eastern Montana that are rarely covered in literary works but deserve nods for the rugged beauty of their people and terrain. Raban evokes curiosity to travel to those places lost between the interstate highways.

Getting Stoned with Savages, by J Maarten Troost (2006)

The sequel to Troost’s popular Sex Lives of Cannibals takes a deeper look into life as an expat on an exotic third world island — only this time, Troost has a son to drag with him on his whacky adventures. Getting Stoned with Savages will inspire you to want to experience life as an expat below the equatorial line.

A Pirate Looks at Fifty, by Jimmy Buffett (1998)

You know Buffett’s Songs From St. Somewhere fill your iTunes playlist and have shaped your own vacation planning. These aren’t just fictional fantasies to Buffett, but his way of life. A Pirate Looks at Fifty offers a glimpse into the life of one the world’s last great pirates – Jimmy Buffett.



How to Make the Most of Your All-Inclusive Resort

For quite some time now it seems that all-inclusive resorts are all the rage. What’s not to like about them? You have pretty much everything sorted for you, from the kids’ activities to the quality fine-dining restaurants, and varied entertainment. It’s really focused on customers who don’t want to worry about any travel planning.

The 11 Best Episodes of Bourdain’s Parts Unknown

Since the untimely passing of Anthony Bourdain in June 2018, people in the food industry, as well as those who watch from the sidelines and appreciate his cooking, have been involved in a discussion about his legacy. His show Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, which ran on CNN for five years, is a treasure trove of his best and most adventurous eating moments. Here are some of the best episodes that are definitely worth a re-watch.

Martial Arts Around the World

Human beings knew how to defend themselves long before guns, tanks, or military helicopters were created and used in wars. Every civilization developed some sort of martial art in the past and they’re now part of their culture.