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5 Books to Fuel your Wanderlust this Summer

by Jill Schuman | June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whether you’re dreaming of going somewhere this summer or need something to read on the plane, these new travel and adventure books will get you raring to go! Best get your bags packed now! 

The Camino Way by Victor Prince

The Camino Way by Victor Prince, new travel writing, books about the Camino de Santiago

To be released on July 13th, Victor Prince’s new book is part guidebook, part memoir about his experience on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. This 500 mile trail has been a pilgrimage for hundreds of years. Prince shares his experience and explores the ways in which the journey taught him valuable life and leadership skills.

Bleaker House: Chasing My Novel to the End of the World by Nell Stevens

Bleaker House by Nell Stevens, new travel writing, best new travel writing books

Nell Stevens’ plan was to spend three months alone on a remote island (population 2) in the South Atlantic, writing 2,500 words a day and finishing her novel in one fell swoop. That didn’t quite work out. There were no means of contacting the outside world. No food supplies, except what she brought with her. And no one to offer company. Bleaker House is not the book she wrote on the island, rather it’s a hilarious memoir about her adventure in the Falkland Islands.

Ruthless River by Holly Fitzgerald

Ruthless River by Holly Fitzgerald, best new travel writing, new travel writing books

When their plane crashes, two newlyweds are stranded in the Amazon basin. To escape, they must raft hundreds of miles across Peru and Bolivia. Holly Fitzgerald’s new book is an epic adventure as well as a striking love story.  

Murder in Matera by Helene Stapinski

Murder in Matera by Helene Stapinski, best new travel books, new travel books

Helene Stapinski’s new book certainly doesn’t fit the travel memoir mold! Stapinski grew up hearing stories about her great-great-grandmother who supposedly committed a heinous murder in Italy. To uncover the truth, she spends years travelling to Basilicata where she discovers the crime wasn’t at all what she’d been lead to believe.  

I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair by Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck

I'll Push You by Patrick Grey and Justin Skeesuck, best new travel books


Another tale from the Camino De Santiago. Patrick and Justin were best friends, practically from the day they were born (same hospital, just two days apart). When Justin was diagnosed with a rare neuromuscular disease that left him unable to use his limbs, much less feed and care for himself. Unwilling to give up, Justin wondered if someday he’d ever be able to do something like the Camino. Patrick’s response was, “I’ll push you.” Their new book is a story of true friendship on the one of the world’s greatest trails.  

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What's on your travel reading list?

by Jill Schuman | March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring is blooming here in Colorado. It feels like everything is waking up, stretching their limbs, and getting ready for some warm weather. That includes those pesky travel bugs! If you’ve been bit, chances are you’ll be looking for some wanderlust inspiration. There are some great new travel books coming out – check out our reading list and let us know what you’re adding to your shelf this Spring!


Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman

Love, Africa Jeffrey Gettleman. Best new travel books

In what promises to be an incredible memoir, Love, Africa is the story of a New York Times foreign correspondent who spent much of his life torn between his two loves: Africa and the woman of his dreams. Gettleman is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and has covered conflicts around the world, but fulfilled a life-long dream when he was stationed in East Africa. Love, Africa looks to cover everything from love, adventure, and parenthood. It will be released on May 16th.

White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer White Sands - upcoming best new travel writing books

Known as one of Britain’s funniest writers, Geoff Dyer’s newest books explores the notion of travel and why we do it. Dyer visits the Lightning Field in New Mexico, looks for Gauguin in French Polynesia, and ventures into Beijing’s Forbidden City. Classic to Dyer, you’ll find a mix of essays, fiction, non-fiction, criticism, and everything in between. If anything, this will be an enlightening read! White Sands will be released on May 30th.

The Writer Abroad: Literary Travels from Austria to Uzbekistan by Lucinda Hawksley

The Writer Abroad Lucinda Hawksley

Why not return to the roots of great travel writing with Lucinda Hawksley’s collection of extracts by Charles Dickens, Henry James, George Orwell, and Mary Wollstonecraft? The Writer Abroad re-explores early travel writing with some of our favorite authors who may, or may not, be remembered for their bouts of wanderlust! The Writer Abroad will be released on June 1st.

Let us know if you’ll be hitting the road soon! We’d love to hear about your adventures around the world and hope you’ll be carrying eNZees Foot Soother with you to keep your feet happy, healthy, and blister-free along the way.

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