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Travel Book Reviews and Recommendations

Travel Book Reviews Surf Books

Travel is inspired by listening to and reading the travel tales of others. Travel is enhanced when you have that great book to get you through the lulls in action – the hours on trains, in airports, or just sitting in the sand.

Here are some of our favorite travel books and our thoughts on them.

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey – Paul Theroux

To Timbuktu – Mark Jenkins

Year of the Monkey – Patti Smith

Just Kids – Patti Smith

South Sea Vagabonds – JW Wray

In Search of Captain Zero – Allan Weisbecker

The Sex Lives of Cannibals – J. Maarten Troost

Searching for Groundswell – Paul Hersey

Bad Karma: The True Story of a Mexican Trip From Hell – Paul Wilson

The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times – Anthony DePalma

The Voyage of the Cormorant – Christian Beamish

Kon Tiki – Thor Heyerdahl

Outlaw Oceans – Ian Urbina

Related Travel Book Articles, Recommendations, and Favorites

Travel Book Reviews and Recommendations – Whether it is a new travel book, a classic, or anything in between, here are some of our favorite books to inspire you in between trips or accompany you on your journey.

Great Surfing Books – As you can see on this website, we have a bit of a surfing problem. Surfing isn’t the only reason we travel, but it wouldn’t be a lie to say the next surf trip generally dominates our thoughts. Our list of great surfing books highlights some of our favorite books on the sport, lifestyle, and journey of surfers.

Great Surf Trip Books – While we have a separate list of great surfing books (books actually about surfing), I’ve found that when I’m actually on a surf trip I gravitate towards other things. Whether it is something cultural on the place I am visiting or some sort of epic ocean adventure, here are some great books to accompany you on your surf trip.

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