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There are thousands of travel books to choose from, depending on where you want to go and what you want to do.

We have a deep love for travelling and exploring across the US and the world, as you can see by these travel photos. Nick and I usually plan our trips around travel guides and local information. Here are a few of our favorite travel books to help you plan your next trip.

Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting

Off the Beaten Path Travel Guide
Off the Beaten Path spotlights over 1,000 of the United States’ most overlooked must- see destinations. In a state-by-state A-to-Z format, this budget-friendly vacation planner reveals the best-kept secret spots so that no matter where you live, you can plan an unforgettable local vacation within an hour or two of your home.

Buy the Hardcover – starting at $9.36

Lonely Planet Travel Book: A journey through every country in the world

Lonely Planet Travel Book

Bigger, brighter and bolder than ever, the second edition of Lonely Planet’s definitive travel pictorial has been revised and updated to be even more inspiring than the last. The Travel Book captures the essence of 229 country through 817 beautiful and stunning photographs, and atmospheric text. User-friendly A-to-Z coverage and double-page spreads of every country make this book a total delight – and an amazing gift.

Buy the Hardcover – starting at $16.31

Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems

Hidden Travel Gems Guide Book

Divided into themed chapters, the world’s best hidden travel gems guide book features the “World at Your Feet”, “Last Wildernesses”, “Island Getaways”, “The Road Less Traveled”, “Secret History”, “Spiritual Havens”, “Hidden Treasures”, “Undiscovered Villages”, and “City Secrets”. This book will also feature numerous short sidebars by National Geographic contributors entitled “My Secret Journey” that will eloquently describe and personalize travel experiences for readers and will also provide insight on bonus excursions near the featured destinations. This is a great guide to help you create your ‘Bucket List’.

Buy the Hardcover – starting at $25.99

Rick Steves’ Best Of Germany: Including Salzburg

Best of Germany Travel Book

We could probably write our own Germany travel book by now, but we both enjoy watching Rick Steves travel shows on PBS and find his guides to be very accurate descriptions of the countries, cultures and languages. This guidebook takes you from fairy-tale castles, alpine forests, and quaint villages to the energetic Germany of today. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He’ll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip.

Buy the Paperback – starting at only $12.33


Nick and I love to travel near and far, and we do whenever our budget and schedule allows it.

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