Best travel books to read now: The top books to read in self-isolation

Many people in the UK have been left with little to do in self-isolation. Thousands have been left sat at home as their jobs have been deemed “non-essential” and have been forced to close. While many are taking the opportunity to catch up on boxsets and old films, others prefer the simple pleasures such as a new book to read.

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As people continue to cancel their flights and ditch their summer plans, why not indulge in some light travel reading to transport you away from the grey skies of the UK to paradise?

Here’s a list of essential travel books to get you away from the four walls.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: The World as You’ve Never Seen It Before, by Patricia Schultz

Although the title sounds morbid, it’s a stunning read that will transport you to various destinations across the globe.

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The original coffee table book was first published in 2003 but the newest version has even better packaging.

With 1,100 new photographs and 544 pages of text that will make even the biggest adventurers excited, Ms Schultz’s newest version is bound to inspire.

The book explores the Huangshan mountains in China and the Byzantine wonderland of Cappadocia in Turkey as well as many more stunning destinations.

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Love travel? Love food? Then this is the travel memoir for you.

Ms Gilbert’s memoir of self-discovery is an inspiring read that sees her journey around the world alone in the wake of what can only be described as a mid-life crisis.

Her aim was to visit three places where she could look at one aspect of her own nature set agains the backdrop of a particular culture.

This book will help you discover yourself, enjoy your own company and most importantly look at why you follow society’s ideals.

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This is a sad, true story about a young man who decided to give his savings to charity, abandon his car and his possessions and invent a new life for himself.

A candid tale that explores how human beings rely on possessions and how nature could provide all the answers we’re looking for.

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Trending Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Another travel memoir that is warm, suspenseful and full of humour.

Ms Strayed decided she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State – alone.

A captivating read which will leave you with tears in your eyes as one woman, in her own words, heals herself through hiking