For those times you are stuck at home, there’s no better way to escape than by diving into a good book. The latest travel literature will have you inspired and dreaming about your next exotic location before you can say “bon voyage.” Here’s a list of some of the latest releases that are sure to sweep you into a world of wanderlust.

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These 6 books are sure to cure your travel bug and take you to faraway places © Bettina Mare Images / Cultura / Getty

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Inspired Traveller’s Guides: Literary Places by Sarah Baxter

This book has received a massive amount of acclaim due to its uniqueness and the fact you probably won’t be able to put it down. Sarah Baxter created an unconventional travel guide that delves into destinations that have been famously featured in novels throughout history. There are twenty-five featured global locations that include major cities such as Paris and New York City. The novel also features hand-drawn artwork that makes the characters come to life and transports readers to another time.

Buy for $9.99 from amazon.com.

Paper Maps, No Apps: An Unplugged Travel Adventure by Johnny Welsh

Remember when we had no smartphones or tablets or wifi? A time when we solely relied on paper maps and actually asked people for directions at a gas station? Well that’s exactly where the author takes readers in this fictional adventure about a couple on a road trip with – you guessed it – no phones to rely on for directions or communication. The characters in the book disconnect and in turn connect with each other, all while having hilarious interactions that will make you laugh out loud and maybe even plan a road trip, minus the phones.

Buy for $15 from amazon.com.

Dogs n Dracula: A Road Trip Through Romania (Adventure Caravanning with Dogs) by Jacqueline Lambert

Warning: you will want to plan a trip to Romania after reading this book, or at least add it to your bucket list. Jacqueline Lambert’s second book, Dogs n Dracula takes readers on a miraculous journey through Romania. One day Lambert and her husband decide to rent their house and go on a caravan venture with their four canines. They went against what most people told them about safety issues in Romania and wouldn’t have it any other way. The book is an informational travel guide to the beauty and history of Romania that weaves in humor and wit.

Buy for $9.99 from amazon.com.

Adventure by Chicken Bus: An Unschooling Odyssey through Central America by Janet LoSole

Have you ever had the urge to sell all of your material possessions and go just travel? In Adventure by Chicken Bus, LoSole tells the tale of how her family of four was drowning in debt and decided to make a sudden change. They sold everything they owned and hit the road by chicken bus (a common form of public transportation in Central America). In their story the family lives through many perils such as trips to the hospital and hectic border crossings. All while learning the valuable life lessons of how to travel sustainably and with purpose, as they visit animal sanctuaries and small villages throughout Central America.

Buy for $23 from amazon.com.

The Adventurer’s Son: A Memoir by Roman Dial

This story is a parent’s nightmare and a page-turner wrapped into one fascinating book. The author’s son disappears on a trek through the Costa Rican jungle, which leads to Roman Dial’s two-year mission to find him. When Dial realizes he hadn’t heard from his son by his return date, he booked a one-way ticket to Costa Rica to find him. In his quest, he does everything possible to find clues about the fate of his son from hiring an investigator to tirelessly interviewing locals. You’ll have to dive into this detective story to find out the truth about Dial’s son and what really happened in Costa Rica.

Buy for $14.99 from amazon.com.

Wild Horses of the Summer Sun by Tory Bilski

This memoir will transport you to summertime in Iceland where a group of women meet riding Icelandic horses and become everlasting friends. Each year the group of women travel near the Greenland Sea to escape their lives and visit a horse farm. They all met as strangers, but their love for wild horses bonded them for life. The story is one of self-discovery – where the women leave behind their usual everyday worries for an exciting life filled with travel and passion. Not to mention the love and bonds that these women create with the beautiful wild horses.

Buy for $15.79 from amazon.com.

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