Other Books About Travel

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The Pacific from High Above

In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson

I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after Twenty Years Away – Bill Bryson

Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe – Bill Bryson

Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu – J. Maarten Troost

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific – J. Maarten Troost

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler’s Berlin – Erik Larson

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Mary Ann Shaffer

Wallenberg: Missing Hero – Kati Marton

A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisines – Anthony Bourdain.  I was right in the middle of this book when I found out that Anthony Bourdain died. I went to sleep reading his words one night, and then received that terrible update the next morning. Many people loved him as a chef or a tv personality, but I will always think of him as a writer first. As always, he brought the world to us one experience at a time.

Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For – Rebecca Schuman.  I studied abroad in Germany for a semester, and found this book laugh-at-loud funny.  Rebecca Schuman captures the essence of being a foreigner living in Germany.

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