20 Inspiring Books About Women Traveling

There’s nothing like a good travel book to keep you occupied while waiting for your next big trip! Not only that, but a good travel book can also inspire your future travel destinations – or they can help you to understand a destination you’ve traveled in greater detail.

While I haven’t read the book yet, I did read her essay about her incredible trip years ago, which then further inspired me to take that trip where I packed nothing but a 12L handbag!

No Baggage: A Tale of Love and Wandering by Clara Benson

You’ve seen the movie, and you may have already read the book… but just in case, this one gets a mention because it’s a story many women travelers can relate to.

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This solo female travel book doesn’t seek out love, or talk about the one, but instead searches for purpose – that which the author understood after (unexpectedly) working on a new radio station in a tiny, happy kingdom known as Bhutan.

Radio Shangri-La: My Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth by Lisa Napoli

Tales of a Female Nomad was recommended highly in our HPLWorld community, so of course we’re going to share it here!

Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman

The Best Women’s Travel Writing is an ongoing series offering a collection of inspiring and uplifting stories from women travelers exploring the far reaches of the globe.

The Best Women’s Travel Writing, edited by Lavinia Spalding

Not only does this story (covering 15 years) of the constant need to move and wander resonate greatly with us travel lovers, but Cassie also enjoyed the armchair travel experience it provides.

Wanderlust: A Love Affair with Five Continents by Elisabeth Eaves

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