Because we love travel, books and free stuff (who doesn’t?), I compiled a list of 10 Free Travel eBooks that you can download from Amazon. Go ahead and enjoy reading them in a cold evening, next to the fire, with a cup of hot tea next to you, while you dream about your next destination, or while you plan it. Your choice. Sounds good? Take advantage of this great opportunity and start downloading now!
Note: All eBooks are available for free download on Amazon at the time of publication of 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. RV Living 101: Life On The Open Road (2nd Edition) – Thom Archard
Ever thought about buying an RV and traveling the world while having a mini-house on four wheels with you all the time? I know I did. But maybe like myself, you don’t know the exact implications, the costs, the struggles. Download this free e-book that covers all the basics and have your questions answered.
5. 4 Books in 1 – HTeBooks
This is actually a pack of 4 books and all of them are for free:
- How To Get Cool Things For Free
- How To Hunt For High Quality Freebie Products and Services Online
- How To Live on Minimum Wage
- How To Travel Around The World On A Budget
The titles are self-explanatory, and of course, the last book is of interest for this particular list, although I bet many of you will find the others interesting, too.
6. Travels in West Africa – Mary H. Kingsley
This is a true and empowering story of a strong woman who had the courage to travel to Africa in a time when it was far more dangerous than it is today. Very well written and highly descriptive, it is an enjoyable reading from start to end.
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. The Hawaiian Archipelago – Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy) Bird
Another travel journal, very well written and informative. It will give you a glimpse of past times, including cultural, economical or historic aspects of life in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
That’s all folks! If you liked this article, continue the gift chain and pass it on to other travel junkies by sharing it with your friends. I hope you will enjoy these eBooks. Love you all, thank you for being here and keep being Inspired to Explore!
I didn’t know the Lonely Planet books were available for Free. Great list thank you!
Until recently I didn’t know either, but now we all know and we can take advantage of it :)
What a great list – was just talking about a European excursion last night. Will definitely check some of these out.
Great timing then! Hope these will help you with your planning :)
Alaska is definitely on my list!
This is awesome! I love reading travel themed novels, memoirs and guidebooks to help inspire my next trip! I could have used the Alaska and Iceland one last year!
You can read them anyway, to freshen up the memories you made there! :)