Summer is the ideal time for an escape. But escapes take plenty of different forms. You could pack a bag, get on a plane, and explore an exciting new destination. Or you could open a new book and get lost in a whole new world. Preferably while sitting by the pool. For that, all you need are the best travel books to inspire your summer reading. And a pool. And sunscreen.
The power of storytelling doesn’t just immediately transport you to a whole new setting. It inspires you to visit new places and create stories all your own. Books are also just the thing for ramping up excitement for trips you’ve already got planned. With summer practically in full swing, teachers and students will have a little extra free time on their hands. What better way to pass that time than sinking into a good book that gets you dreaming about travel?
We asked EF Group Leaders for the best travel books to inspire your summer reading. These are the books they recommend their students read before departing on tour (and, often, read themselves for the exact same reason). Check out their picks below, then build your own globetrotting reading list for the summer.