Here are four of the best inspirational reads to give you some inspiration for your next adventure.
Edited by Mariella Frostrup
A sparkling through-the-ages anthology of some of the greatest women’s travel writing. It includes celebrated names such as Dervla Murphy and Isabella Bird alongside lesser known but equally astute travellers, and the writings span the world.
British Isles in 100 Places
By Neil Oliver
A beautifully rendered love letter to the British Isles, as told through 100 different places and leading from the primordial footsteps of early man to the present day. Oliver has a poet’s gift for conjuring up a sense of wonder around the past.
The Wilderness Cookbook
By Phoebe Smith
Had it with bad camp-stove meals? Wilderness wanderer Phoebe Smith’s newest book is a packable 224-page guide to cooking well in the wild. The recipes are tasty, simple and largely veggie – and could translate easily to a hostel kitchen.
Epic Hikes of the World
By the Lonely Planet team
Lonely Planet has assembled its roving band of travel experts to write about 50 of the best walking routes on the planet. The result is a hefty collection of stirring first-person narratives, alongside practical info for your own journeys.