As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on recommendations by thought leaders and experts.
For the topic, 'best travel related books to read in 2021', the titles are recommended by Adam Savage, the name might be familiar since he is the former co-host of the widely popular documentary 'MythBusters', David Plotz; CEO of AtlasObscura and Shanon Cuneta.
So, in this new year, why don't we start reading something new (or old) to get that travelling spirit alive.
Here are the best (new) travel related books to read in 2021 :
#1. Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks
They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks.
Why you should have a copy :
Coverage of all 62 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region
Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country
The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads and more!
Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks Author : Becky Lomac Pages : 700 Price : RM+/- 99 Available via paperback or e-book here.
#2. A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations
Pico Iyer (the author) has called Japan home for more than three decades. In the book, he shares his years of experience—his travels, conversations, readings, and reflections—to craft a playful and profound book of surprising, brief, incisive glimpses into Japanese culture.
A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations Author : Pico Iyer Pages : 208 Price : RM+/-48 Available via paperback or e-book here.
#3. Top 10 Munich - DK Eyewitness
Your DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide ensures you’ll find your way around Munich with absolute ease. As we know, DK Eyewitness is one of the best travel guidebook besides others big name like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides etc and DK Eyewitness Top 10s have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 2002.
So, in the Top 10 Munich, it will be breaks down the best of Munich into helpful lists of ten — from their own selected highlights to the best museums, traditional taverns, places to eat, shops and festivals!
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Munich Author : DK Eyewitness Pages : 160 Price : RM+/-49 Available via paperback here.
Since most of the 'Top 10 Travel Related Book' are by DK Eyewitness, we just collapse the list and put it here.
#4. The Monocle Travel Guide to Brussels + Antwerp
Brussels and Antwerp are both cosmopolitan hubs – and this guide by Monocle take a dip in and out of a few of Belgium’s smaller, canal-laced cities in between.
Brussels is the capital of both the country and the rest of Europe, while Antwerp offers a more relaxed affair, where the creative and cultural scenes almost outshine the city’s famous diamonds.
For this travel guide they toured both destinations and found plenty of gems throughout. A good reads if you are planning to visit Brussels or Antwerp.
The Monocle Travel Guide to Brussels + Antwerp Author : Monocle Pages : 148 Price : RM+/-75 Available via paperback here.
#5. Wanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe
Dream, discover, and uncover your next great adventure. Moon Travel Guides takes you on a journey around the world with Wanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe.
Filled with natural wonders, dazzling celebrations, quirky festivals, road trips, bucket-list sites, epic outdoor adventures, and cultural treasures, Wanderlust is the definitive book for the curious traveler.
Wanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe Author : Moon Travel Guides Pages : 368 Price : RM+/-147 Available via paperback here.
#6. Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition
An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
Dream, discover, and uncover your next great adventure. Moon Travel Guides takes you on a journey around New York Times Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust.
Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and marvelous it really is. the world with Wanderlust: A Traveler's Guide to the Globe.
This second edition takes readers to even more curious and unusual destinations, with more than 100 new places, dozens and dozens of new photographs, and two very special features: twelve city guides, covering Berlin, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Cairo, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, New York City, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Plus a foldout map with a dream itinerary for the ultimate around-the-world road trip
Atlas Obscura, 2nd Edition An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Author : Joshua Foer Pages : 480 Price : RM+/-168 Available via paperback here.
#7. Bored in Paris : Awesome Experiences for the Repeat Visitor
This joyful guide book, will have the info you need to do these things and more... like learning to make French macarons with your kids right in the city center or connecting with nature to learning new things; from local thrills and chills to things the whole family can do together.
The best part is it includes every type of budget in the recommendations, range from completely free to totally worth it. It's your choice.
Bored In travel books are available in both paperback and ebook. The ebook features color photos, with live website and email links for each sight.
Bored in Paris : Awesome Experiences for the Repeat Visitor Author : Dean Dalton Pages : 122 Price : RM+/-N/a (sold out for now) Available via paperback here.
#8. 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas : Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
Filled with helpful travel tips and beautiful National Geographic photography, this expert guide showcases the best experiences in the top national, state, and city parks throughout North America.
The book is the #1 Best Seller in Hiking & Camping Excursion Guides!
Showcasing the best experiences, both obvious and unexpected, each entry in this robust guide provides an overview of the park, detailed travel advice, fascinating facts, insider knowledge about wildlife, and expert tips for hiking, biking, camping, and exploring.
100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas : Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do Author : Joe Yogerst Pages : 400 Price : RM+/ 107 Available via paperback here.
#9. The Diplomat’s Travel Guide to India : An Essential Travel Guide to Experiencing the Food, Art, Culture, People and Customs of this Exotic Land
India has been an exotic land for centuries. Strangely, it has neither been completely understood nor completely misunderstood.
In this Diplomat’s Travel Guide to India book, it will explain the identity of India through its faith systems, customs, festivals, food, architecture, literature, and its endurance of foreign influences.
The Diplomat’s Travel Guide to India An Essential Travel Guide to Experiencing the Food, Art, Culture, People and Customs of this Exotic Land Author : Mohan Pandey Pages : 188 Price : RM+/ 72 Available via paperback here.
#10. The Bucket List : Places to Find Peace and Quiet
This inspiring guide is full of ideas and inspirations for travel destinations around the world that invite you to renew yourself physically and spiritually.
Explore hard-to-find quiet spots in urban jungles, ultimate wilderness hideouts, the world's best mindfulness and meditation retreats, and ancient centres of spiritual succour and artistic solace - perfect for whether you want to find yourself or get completely lost.
From the magic of watching the sun rise over the desert at the top of Mt. Sinai, to the perfect quiet of an antiquarian book dealer in London or a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, each destination offers the chance for space, a time to think, and provides a moment to savour the world around us in a new light.
The Bucket List : Places to Find Peace and Quiet Author : Victoria Ward Pages : 416 Price : RM+/ 120 Available via paperback here.