Today’s Solutions: December 01, 2021

COVID-19 has brought global travel to a grinding halt, but this doesn’t mean you can’t start brainstorming and researching your next dream destination. Reading travel books can help you learn valuable information about potential destinations and satisfy your wanderlust. Here are eight great travel books to get you started.

  1. Walking the Nile by Levison Wood. If you’re looking to explore Northern Africa, Wood guides readers through multiple countries as he navigates the length of the Nile on foot. He covers a range of topics from topography to local culture and wildlife.
  2. The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. Nordic countries repeatedly rank as some of the happiest in the world. Russell explores one in particular, Denmark, to try and pinpoint what exactly makes citizens of this hygge-loving country so satisfied.
  3. An Embarrassment of Mangoes by Ann Vanderhoof. If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting your nine to five in favor of a tropical paradise, this is the book for you. Vanderhoof and her husband trade life in Canada for a sailboat to explore a variety of Caribbean islands and share a multitude of their favorite local recipes along the way.
  4. Cuba on the Verge edited by Leila Guerriero. 12 different writers explore the mysterious baseball and classic car-loving country to offer varying perspectives from across the island.
  5. Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler. Hessler, Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, paints a picture of China’s rich history through the lens of multiple individuals facing the country’s rapidly changing landscape.
  6. Tracks by Robyn Davidson. This fascinating book was made into a popular movie and details Davidson’s 1,700 mile journey across the Australian outback. Her interactions with camels, Aboriginal Australians, and the wide desert landscape will captivate and excite you.
  7. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller. Tales of long-distance treks have gained popularity in recent years. Miller’s account of his 2,172 miles, through fourteen states, along the Appalachian Trail details the mental and physical logistics of navigating a trail that many begin, but few finish.
  8. The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony. If exotic wildlife draws you to your travel destinations, Anthony’s account of caring for a herd of wild elephants on a preserve in Zululand, South Africa will draw you to the country and to these magnificent giant animals. 

Use this extra reading and planning time to organize your next dream vacation. Reading about fabulous destinations is the best way to inspire your travel bucket list!

Solutions News Source Print this article
More of Today's Solutions

Online mushroom hotline puts the power of crowdsourcing in poison control

Ninety nine percent of mushrooms are non-toxic, but the one percent which are can have fatal consequences if accidentally ingested. For people with pets or young children, a seemingly harmless patch of fungi in the ... Read More

30 White rhinos make record journey to Akagera national park

White rhinos are classified as near threatened, with numbers dropping due to poaching. In a bid to improve the outlook for the species, 30 of these giant animals recently made the journey from South Africa ... Read More

This cutting edge camera is the size of a grain of salt

Micro-cameras are used in virtually all industries. In the medical field, these tiny cameras have helped facilitate less invasive medical imaging practices and improved robotic surgical tools. Structures of molecules and neural pathways have been ... Read More

Research shows gestures take the guesswork out of learning a new language

It’s common knowledge that picking up a new language is easier as a child, while your brain is still flexible—but learning a foreign tongue as an adult is another story. Well, according to new research, ... Read More

This impact-absorbing technology will save lives (and traffic poles)

Crashing a vehicle is already a traumatizing and possibly fatal accident, but if the object that the vehicle collides into is a rigid street light pole that snaps off its base due to the impact, ... Read More

New York City opens the country’s first safe injection site

Harm reduction strategies are gaining traction as a more effective way to quell the ever-growing opioid crisis. These strategies, like making clean needle exchanges available and decriminalizing drug possession, understand that criminalization alone will not ... Read More