6 Travel Books // Ranked and Reviewed

Honorable Mentions:

The Gallagher Girls Series by Ally Carter

(As well as Embassy Row and Heist Society) 

I didn't count this as a travel book since that isn't really the focus or setting of all the books across the series, though there is a lot of international travel in the last four books. 

You can find a review for the first book here:
Throwback Book Review: I'd Tell You That I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You 

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Most of the other books in this series focus on international travel and this book is more of an "American road trip" kind of book.

You can find reviews of this book here:

Dual Book Review: Open Road Summer and P.S. I Like You // GUEST POST BY LILAH! 

And here:
Open Road Summer: Book Review with Lilah from Musical Writings! Sort of? 

I also considered adding
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater and the Six of Crows dulogy by Leigh Bardugo because, while they are fantasy books, they do remind me of certain areas of the world. (Ireland and almost Australia/New Zealand and Amsterdam/Germany)...But (obviously) I ended up deciding to leave them out.

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The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

This is the sequel to The Girl From Everywhere, a book that appears later on the list (#4).  A lot of the first book would be spoiled if I talked about this one in too much detail. So let's just stick with: I liked it, but not quite as much as I did the first one. 

Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
by Jennifer E Smith 
One of those charming "stuck in the airport together and flying to the same place" kind of stories. It was cute, but it didn't really work for me as much as I thought it would. I didn't feel the spark between the couple.

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Not only does this involve travel, but it also involves TIME TRAVEL. (And Kash. How could we forget Kash???) They go to modern day New York, Victorian Era Hawaii, Ancient China and more! And it's just so beautiful and magical!

Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 

A girl travels to Italy to meet her long last father after the death of her mother. And then LOVE. And GELATO. And more love. And more gelato. And reading her mom's old journal and retracing her steps and gah. And it's beautiful and romantic, but also surprisingly real and raw. 

Love and Luck by Jena Evans Welch

I actually like this one better than Love and Gelato.  I'm not entirely sure that I can explain why. I loved the brother-sister relationship. It was messy and real. I loved the romantic relationship too since it really...wasn't. It was more about friendship and healing together. I normally don't like slow burn romance. Normally, my line of thinking is, "If I want to see romance in real time, I'll look at real people." But this? This I liked. 

Literally, the only thing I didn't like about it was the fact that I couldn't be a part of the story's world. And I know a lot of people say that about books. In this case, it was less of an "I love everyone so much and want to meet them in real life!" / "It's so beautiful and magical!" though both are true. 
I wanted to go into the story so I could punch what's-his-face. 

You'll know him when you hear about him. 

You can find the review here:
Two Five-Star Sequels from June: Love and Luck + Legendary 

Wanderlost by Jen Marlone

This. This is my favorite travel book ever. 

We have now sunk into the "if I try and talk or write about this book I'll just end up shrieking" stage of books. IT IS JUST SO CUTE. AND I LOVE ALL THE CHARACTERS. LIKEYOUBYE??? THE SOUND OF MUSIC SING ALONG? LITERALLY ANY PART OF THIS BOOK?



What are your favorite travel books?


  1. These all sounds like good books! I'm not sure if I have read a travel book. I probably have and can't remember. :)


    1. It's possible. Honestly I forget a bunch of the books I read and someone will ask me if I've read them I'll say no and then they'll tell me a little about it and I have to tell them, "Never mind. I lied."

      These are all really good though if you want to read a travel book ;)

  2. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I LOVE THEM ALL!!! Totally agree with you on punching what's his face. And yes, Wanderlost is the bestest! I can't even. *goes to start rereading it*



      Oh my gosh. The sing along part. *dies of laughing*

  3. I think There You'll Find Me by Jenny B Jones. The main character travels to Ireland.

    1. I've never heard of that one before, but I just looked it up and IT LOOKS SO CUTE. *adds to TBR pile*

  4. Ha! This is awesome! I've never read any of these books. I'd really like to try the Girl from Everywhere though one day. I've kinda wanted to read Love and Gelato and Love and Luck because the covers are so pretty and they do look adorable. But I usually dnf contemporaries. So I don't know. You make me want to read them though, so maybe I'll give them a try?

    1. I suppose it depends on why you normally dnf them. If its because they're too cliche or cheesy, then I'd say read them.

      I'm trying to think of good books to compare them too that aren't contemporary, but I have three projects due this friday/weekend and my brain has too many tabs open, lol.