Assignment Travel and Adventure

Travel and Adventure 

December 2, 2021, 2-4 PM


“Travel and adventure” category includes narrative travel writing, travel memoirs, food travelogues, travel essays, journalism travel, nature travel, political travel, historical travel, survival travel stories, inspirational travel stories, pictorial, travel guides, maps, atlases, and more. 

Read two titles that fit in this category. The following is a list of suggestions, but you are not limited to these titles. Please feel free to choose another title that fits this category and your mood. 

Suggested reading list: 

Meeting Faith by Faith Adiele 

Real Queer America by Samantha Allen 

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou

Chasing the Thrill by Daniel Barbarisi

The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson 

In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin 

The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Blind Spot by Teju Cole 

Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen 

Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer 

The Window Seat by Aminatta Forna 

Spying on the South by Tony Horwitz 

To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton 

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

From Scratch by Tembi Locke

The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane

The River of Doubt by Candice Millard 

The Adventure Gap by James Mills

Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham 

The Travels by Marco Polo 

Searching for Zion by Emily Raboteau

Into the Raging Sea by Rachel Slade

Driving While Black by Gretchen Sorin 

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volume 12 by Lavinia Spalding

Wild by Cheryl Strayed 

Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux

The Amur River by Colin Thubron 

Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar

Following the Equator by Mark Twain

The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

Around the World in 60 Seconds by Nuseir Yassin 

The Girl Explorers by Jayne Zanglein

The Best American Travel Writing series (2021 edited by Ladma Lakshmi and Jason Wilson)

Travel Guides by Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Time Out, DK Eyewitness, Rough Guides, Insight Guides, Lonely Planet, Moon Travel, Rick Steves, National Geographic, etc.