In the spirit of the holidays, I made a list of 10 free travel eBooks that you can download and enjoy reading in a cold evening, next to the fire, with a cup of hot tea next to you. Sounds good? Take advantage of this great opportunity and start downloading!
Note: All eBooks are available for free download on Amazon at the time of publishing this article. This can change anytime, so grab your copies now. Click on the name of the book to open the link in a new tab.
1. Across Asia on the Cheap – Lonely Planet (Tony and Maureen Wheeler)
Lonely Planet is the biggest, most known and respected provider of travel related guides. This eBook is Lonely Planet’s very first guide, published for the first time in 1973, so it represents a milestone for the world’s travel content. Its pages will give you an insight about how traveling across Asia was in the past, so you can make a comparison with how things are today. This is a reading that every passionate traveler should do at least once, for its general knowledge.
2. Travels in Alaska – John Muir
This eBook is a must-read for anyone that enjoys beautiful nature descriptions and for those who love the vast, white areas of Alaska in particular. The book represents actual journal entries of John Muir, which was passionate traveler, environmental activist and naturalist, so expect many notes about the flora and fauna that he encountered on his way, besides the geographical pieces of information.
3. 5 Star Honeymoon on a Budget– Victor Leung
Love birds, there is something for you too! If you are already think about a beautiful wedding as well as a luxury honeymoon, start reading this eBook. It is very quick and easy to read, but it is filled with tips that will help you make the most of your wedding budget.
4. 3 of France’s Best Road Trips – Lonely Planet
Anyone that is thinking about visiting France should read this eBook. It covers three amazing road trips with tons of helpful info related to them. The three are: The Lavender Route, Route des Grands Crus and D-Day’s Beaches.
5. USA’s Best Trips – Lonely Planet
And since we’re talking about road trips, let’s continue the trend with a guide for 7 amazing road trips in the USA: Michigan’s Gold Coast, Zion & Bryce National Parks, Hudson Valley, Florida’s Highway 1, Pacific Coast Highways, Highway 101 Oregon Coast, Coastal New England.
6. The Yosemite – John Muir
First published in 1912, this book is an amazing depiction of California’s Central Valley region. The author has a poetic and visual way to choose its words, so that you can truly feel that you are next to him, having the landscape unfold before your eyes.
7. A Girl’s Ride in Iceland – Mrs. (Ethel) Alec-Tweedie
Iceland is on the bucket list of many travelers, for it’s rich history, interesting culture and breathtaking landscapes. If you’re one of them, I highly recommend this book, written in 1889, from a woman’s perspective. I found it both empowering and entertaining, so give it a try!
8. Voyager’s Tales – Richard Hakluyt
For this book, we go way back in time. In 1584 to be exact. This is the story of early colonization of the New World, so is important from the historic point of view, as well as cultural and geographic. Follow the path of Richard Hakluyt and his 2 ships that sailed to discover and conquer new, far away places.
9. Travels in North America, From Modern Writers With Remarks and Observations – William Bingley
The book is a geographic approach of the North American continent, with interesting details. Very useful if you’re planning a trip in this side of the world, but also for everyone’s general knowledge.
10. Travel Resolutions: 52 New Ways to Experience Planet Earth – Lonely Planet
And because New Year is just around the corner, an eBook with travel resolutions for next year is just what you might need. Start working on your bucket list now!
That’s all folks! If you liked this article, continue the gift chain and pass it on to other travel junkies by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, G+ or by simply giving the link to your friends. I hope you will enjoy reading this eBooks and I wish you all Happy Holidays, full of love, peace and travel. Love you all, thank you for being here and keep being Inspired to Explore!