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10 Travel Books That Will Make the Perfect Gift

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Travel books make great presents, albeit under the Christmas tree, or birthday, or anniversary, or Valentine… There are endless occasions to give such a precious gift.

For avid travelers, it will inspire them to go places they’ve not yet been to. For first-time travelers, it will whet their appetite to make that very first travel booking.  Not everyone is able to travel, but they love reading about novel places, traditions, cultures, and feasting their eyes on amazing travel photos. They too will find immense enjoyment from travel books.

‘Travel and Home’ has put together our Top Ten travel books, which will not only make a perfect gift but also be a terrific addition to your own travel library.

Our list is in no specific order, thus not an indication of priority, but only to serve as a guide to getting the best gift for a special person in your life.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

by Patricia Schultz 

Being a bestseller, it is known to many travelers across the globe. For instance, on our Facebook group page, we regularly find members making reference to extracts from the book.

The content covers a wide variety of attractions. For instance, “sacred ruins, coral reefs, hilltop villages, deserted beaches, wine trails, hidden islands, opera houses, wildlife preserves, castles, museums, and more.”  

1000 places to see before you die


“It’s a big world out there, which makes it hard to decide on a vacation destination. The Internet can seem just as vast when it comes time to research. That’s why Patricia Schultz’s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die deserves a place on your bookshelf. A great inspiration tool that includes both the obvious…and the less so.”
—The Washington Post

The Bucket List

1000 Adventures Big & Small, by Kath Stathers

Who does not have a bucket list?! It’s the length of people’s bucket lists that are so intriguing. Well, after reading this book, a number of destinations will be added to any reader’s bucket list. 

It’s a marvellous conversation starter on the coffee table. In addition to that, it’s a beautifully presented hard-cover and certainly well worth being in our travel books’ collection.

The photography is excellent, and the short and sharp reviews of the bucket list items make it an interesting read. 

Bucket list 1000 adventures


“It’s a guide to wanderlust and self-fulfillment, catering to all ages and interests. Bucket List not only includes standard travel to-dos like kayaking through Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay or visiting Petra at sunrise; but also localized experiences, such as sipping tea with Bollywood stars in Mumbai or helping conserve the Arabian oryx.” –