This is an index page of all the resources we recommend to backpackers and travelers.

Our Favorite Travel Guides & Books

Our site doesn’t have everything, the below books are some of our favorite reading recommendations for anyone traveling.

Off the Beaten Path

Most of our readers are from America – and they’re looking to travel the world. Off the Beaten Path is an incredible book that highlights over 1,000 of the most overlooked destinations in the United States. There’s a chapter for each state so you’ll find everything from near to far.

You don’t have to travel abroad to fulfill a wanderlust craving. The books serve as an awesome coffee table book too – the pictures inside are stunning and are sure to drive conversations when looked through.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: 2nd Ed.

It’s a world’s bestselling travel book so how can we not include it on this list. 1,000 Places to See Before you Die is practically a travel bible – outlining beautiful places to visit around the world.

Newsweek said it, “tells you what’s beautiful, what’s fun, and what’s just unforgettable – everywhere on earth” And we agree. Before choosing your next travel destination give this a look through – you might just find yourself visiting a place you had never thought of before.

The Disko Bay in Greenland is on our personal list of next places to visit!

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel

Rolf Potts is the master of vagabonding – he spent over 10 years on the road and this book contains all his insights. It’s one of favorite inspirational books when it comes to long term world traveling.

For Rolf, traveling is like a religion – something that not everyone understands. His little excerpts and anecdotes give a very unique perspective on travel and the value it presents to each one of us.

It’s sure to get you in the mood for longer term travel.