Travel…Books?

I learned yesterday that I have about a month and a half of paid time off in 2019. Since I only work weekdays, that actually comes out to 6 9-day trips if I want it to. And oh boy, I think I do.

I’ve never read a travel book. I can think of a few super crazy popular ones off the top of my head. But now I’m curious. Are they any good? Honestly, I almost think a travel IG account would be more interesting than a book. Not those accounts with attractive people that get thousands of likes and followers because people find them attractive. But more of the regular person who gets to travel around and documents those activities through photos.

But back to books. Have you read any travel books? Secondly, have you read one before/after a trip and thought it would have created and better experience?

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7 thoughts on “Travel…Books?

  1. I’ve traveled quite a bit and have used a lot of travel books. I’ve always found them useful. Rick Steves and Fodor are my favorites. I do more online reading these days for travel, but I do have two books to take with me on my trip next week.

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    • I guess I hesitate because I plan my trips myself with no input from anyone. That’s also why I’m probably way better traveling alone than with someone. Where are you going? Side note: I always take books with me on trips and I’ve never once read a single page. 😂

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      • We are going to Orlando and going to Disney and Harry Potter World. It’s been a while since we’ve been so I got the books to get suggestions on what rides to do before the crowds pick up. I do look at my travel books quite a bit on the trips. I also always take several pleasure reading books on every trip.

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      • I’ve wanted to go there since it opened. Still haven’t! This may be the year with the extra time I have. 🤔 But it’s so pricey.

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      • Although I did go to Orlando as a youngster. About 20 years ago now. Obviously no Harry Potter anything. But we were there for like three weeks. It’s the only family vacation I’ve ever been on.

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  2. Bill Bryson’s travel books are hilarious. Try “A Walk in the Woods.” I laughed until I cried when I read that book!

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