Great books for travellers

What to Read Before Your Trip

Before any trip away, it’s a good idea to take some time to learn about the history and culture of the place you’re visiting. In the world of travel, ignorance is most certainly not bliss and key knowledge about your destination is priceless! But fear not! You don’t have to spend hours toiling away behind history tomes, memorizing dates and names. You can adequately inform yourself using a variety of literature that will enrich your soul and broaden your horizons.

Here are our top picks of great books for travellers that you simply must read before heading off abroad, organized by country, for your convenience.


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There are plenty of travel books for adults out there. From factual Lonely Planets to fictional adventure stories, adults are encouraged to explore the world. But what if there was something similar for children? A way to open their eyes to the power of travel, new places and people. Well, there actually is.

Going to Les Baux-de-Provence is the delightful tale of a French family’s excursion to a chateau in the small French province of Les Baux. The two girls, Anne-Laure and La Petite Josette are fascinated by the local village, awe-struck by the stunning views and thoroughly exhausted when the day comes to an end. Their parents, Mama and Papa, guide their daughters throughout the day and encourage their curiosity and zest for adventure.

A sweet and engaging story of a family outing, Going to Les-Baux-de-Provence is written in English and French and accompanied with gorgeous illustrations. The author, Ashley Davidson-Fisher, has done a marvelous job of story-telling and the illustrator, Martinique Fisher, has a flair for drawing that perfectly matches her mother’s narration skills.

This is a wonderful children’s book and the perfect gift for budding travelers under 10!

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