3 Travel Books to Read in 2021

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I love reading a good travel book -whether it’s a guidebook, autobiography or photography book. Over time I’ve gained a relatively large collection of books ranging from The Lonely Planet to David Attenborough and I thought I’d share 3 of my favourites from the last year!

Simon Reeve – Step By Step

Simon Reeve is honestly one of my favourite people on the planet. For those of you who might not be familiar with him, he is a TV documentary maker who has travelled across the Globe, meeting incredible people, getting into relatively sticky situations, and discovering some of the world’s most hidden gems.

Step By Step is his account of his time on the road, describing how he has journeyed across the world while dodging bullets, trekking through jungles, and exploring some of the most remote places to be found. Throughout the book he shares some of his favourite expeditions and his inspirational life journey – overcoming some of life’s toughest challenges step by step.

Buy Step By Step on Amazon here.

David Attenborough – A Life On Our Planet

David Attenborough is nothing short of a legend in my books.

A Life On Our Planet is his witness statement and vision for the future of a world which is on the brink of being lost to climate change. Throughout his 94 years on Planet Earth, Attenborough has witnessed the deterioration of the natural world, the widening impact of mankind and the grim future we’ve begun to create for ourselves. Touching on key decades throughout his life, Attenborough shares stories of the environment changing before his very eyes and gives readers action points on how we can begin to save our beautiful planet, the natural world and ourselves. You may have seen the Netflix documentary based on this very book, but I’d implore you to still give this a read. It’s an eye-opening, brutally honest book which in the end does give us some hope for a better, more sustainable future.

Buy A Life on Our Planet on Amazon here.

Lonely Planet – Ultimate Travel List 2

Anyone who knows me will know that I love a good Lonely Planet guide. I received Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List for Christmas last year, and it is such a good book (shout out to my brother for making a great gift choice)!

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List 2 is the second edition of Lonely Planet’s top 500 places on the planet. Packed with guides, top tips, stunning photos and over 200 new entries (since the first edition was published), this is the perfect gift for any travel lover! With all 500 places chosen by industry experts, travel writers and editors you know you’re really getting the best of the bunch and that each destination will live up to their honest reviews.

Buy Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List 2 on Amazon here.

Have you read any of these books? Let us know in the comments below!

Charley x

Published by Charley

Hi! My name is Charley and welcome to my little travel blog! After visitng South Africa in 2016, I caught the travel bug and have since been to 20 countries, ranging from New Zealand to Ukraine! Undaunted Adventure is a travel blog full of tips, tricks and my favourite memories. Hopefully they'll give you some inspiration to travel and to give you some hints of where to go! Roam Free - Travel Undaunted.

11 thoughts on “3 Travel Books to Read in 2021

  1. Hi Charley. Thanks for the book reviews. I keep meaning to read “A Life On Our Planet”. I suspect that it may be a depressing read – but perhaps that is what is needed to encourage people to act responsibly.

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    1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! A Life On Our Planet is such a good read. I wouldn’t say it was depressing, but more of an eye opener – and Attenborough gives some great ideas and hopes for the future! Hope you get to check it out one day!


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