Whether you’re traveling a few miles or embarking on a trip around the world travel is almost always an adventure. This list features humorous, insightful and inspiring stories about international travel. Let it be your passport for many adventures.
Anthony Bourdain 641.013 Bo
A year of travel around the world in search good food, lots of alcohol and intriguing characters, add a dash of danger and lots of humor, and you have the recipe for Bourdain's fast paced travel memoir.
Michael Palin 910.41 Pa
Palin keeps a diary as he follows Phineas Fogg's 1872 fictional trip while being filmed by the BBC. He sets a light tone as he travels by train, boat and camel to visit exotic settings such as Italy, Egypt and China.
Paul Theroux 910.4 Th
Theroux offers both a humorous tone and insight into the human condition of his characters as he travels through such locations as the Yangtze River in China, Uganda and his home in the Eastern U.S.
Tim Moore 919.8 Mo
Lord Dufferin's 19th-century best selling travel memoir of his trip to Iceland inspired Moore to try and retrace the journey. Moore's sarcastic writing style enlivens this fast paced travel diary as he uses boats and a motorcycle while traveling thorough Iceland and Norway.
Eric Weiner 910.4 Wei
Weiner travels to diverse settings around the world from India to Bhutan to Asheville, North Carolina in search of happiness. The author combines travel, psychology and science in a book that has a light and humorous tone as he looks at where happiness is.
Bill Bryson 919.4 Bry
Interesting facts and weird characters abound as Bryson tells of his travels through Australia. He uses a light tone as he explores the most poisonous snakes and spiders as well as the beauty of the land and people he encounters.
Tim Cahill 910 No
This humorous collection of travel essays from authors such as Dave Barry and Bill Bryson remind us why being an armchair traveler can be a good thing. This book is fast paced, with fun (and not so fun) characters and takes us to unusual settings all over the world.
Tim Cahill 910.4 Ca
Cahill shares his insights of interesting characters and remote settings throughout the world. His humorous essays on riding with natives across Mongolia and befriending children in Honduras give a real feel for the places he visits.
J. Maarten Troost 306.0996 Tro
Two years on a remote South Pacific Island sounds romantic but the author found this was not always the case as he recounts his misadventures with unusual characters in this humorously written book.