Best Winter Travel Books for the Adventurous

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Winter is just around the corner and if you live somewhere that boasts temperatures reaching freezing then you might want to check out a few of our book picks for best winter travel. Escape to Mexico or the Dominican Republic or even as far as Vietnam this year.

Not in this years budget? We have a few books that will transport you to another land without evening leaving the couch, too.

For the Traveler:

Lonely Planet Dominican RepublicLonely Planet Dominican Republic by Michael Grosberg

Lonely Planet has distinguished themselves as a go-to source for insider information when it comes to travel. Don’t necessarily want the tourist spots? Check out this guide that gives you equal insight into the tourist spots that are really worth it and the off-the-beaten-path sites that can’t be missed.

With great suggestions in the Dominican Republic you can follow in the footsteps of conquistadors in Santo Domingo, claim a spot in the sand at Playa Rincon, or dance merengue till the wee hours at a Santiago bar. Sounds like a nice getaway to us!

Vietnam and Angkor Wat Travel

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Vietnam and Angkor Wat by Richard Sterling

A perfect companion for exploring the cultural and natural richness of Vietnam, with clear maps and up-to-date coverage of the best attractions. Discover Vietnam and Angkor Wat’s highlights covering everything from temples to markets, and providing you with all the information you need to take a trip down one of the biggest rivers in the world.

Find out what to see and do, with great coverage of family-friendly destinations and activities, including information on cruises through Halong Bay to trekking in Sapa, and a guide to excursions around the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A very helpful guide!

Planning another trip? Our travel section has books for every spot in the world. Find more on the site.

For those looking to explore without leaving home:

Travels With a Mexican Circus by Katie Hickman coverTravels with a Mexican Circus by Katie Hickman

Katie Hickman went to Mexico looking for magic. She found it in the circus – Big Top, clowns, elephants and all – where cheap, torn materials and tarnished sequins are transformed into nights of glittering illusion. Gradually adjusting to the harsh ways of the circus’s nomadic lifestyle, she soon became absorbed into this hypnotic new world, at first as a foreigner but later as ‘La Gringa Estrella’, a performer in her own right.

Travels with a Mexican Circus is an unforgettable account of a year-long journey through an extraordinary and bizarrely beautiful country.


You Only Live Once by Lonely PlanetYou Only Live Once  by Lonely Planet

If you’re stuck in the cold we have a solution! Planning a trip is almost as fun as taking one, right? Once again Lonely Planet brings a great anthology of great travel ideas. See all of the places their editors think you just have to see in a lifetime.

This book inspires readers to seize the moment, explore the world and share their incredible stories. With over 1000 experiences for every stage of life, this eclectic gift book is the perfect manual for a life well-lived. 


If these aren’t exactly what you’re looking for we have tons of awesome travel memoirs and ideas over on the site. Browse and enjoy!

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