Travel & Holiday Travel Writing Books

When in doubt ... Travel!: How solo travel taught me happiness, my life purpose and awakened my spiritual self

Alexandra has written a diary-style guide and narration of her incredible travels and unfolding spiritual journey. Twelve months of adventure, wanderlust and healing as a solo female traveller through New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia.

It's written for women, who are in doubt or hesitant to take a plunge and embark on their first time long-term travel. Alexandra firmly believes her personal experiences and life lessons learned through the journey can benefit anyone wanting to travel and dig deeper into personal development.

Travel doesn't have to be expensive, complicated or daring. It starts with a simple thing. Making a decision to go. Click and buy your one-way ticket....The rest will unfold on its way!

This book is dedicated to the inspiration of people wanting to travel solo. It aims to bring an awareness to be more conscious about your needs, likes and wants in life and enjoy spontaneous happiness through new life experiences. As the travel miles grow the layers of old habits and behaviours fall off and you become more of your true self.

Some of the things you will learn are:

~ How to Prepare for Your First Solo Trip

~ How to Travel on a Budget

~ How to Extend Your Travels, Find Work Online and Offline

- Give back - Become Volunteer and Teach English

- Transition from Fast Travel to Slow Travel

- Personal Healing Journey with Deeksha, Ecstatic Dance and Tantra Massage in Bali

Plus many travel stories through the world to entertain you experience life, grab it, and face your fears and book that ticket!

If in Doubt... Travel!

What readers are saying...

I love this book so far!!! So proud of you girl. You really are just going for it in life and it is very inspiring. Thank you for asking me to review your book. Ok here is my review below:

Alexandra's story is delicious, brave, honest, and loving. Reading this book makes you want to reexamine life and put solo traveling as a priority. Life is short so why not take a year off to go travel the world. With this book you will have support, guidance and powerful questions to get you started in the right direction.

Krista Butler

Life Coach for Female Entrepreneurs

The book beautifully explores everything a solo traveler feels and every aspect of the coveted nomadic lifestyle. With every anecdote and experience I found myself nodding my head in affirmation and thinking "Hey! I know how that feels, same thing happened to me too!".

Solo traveling can be daunting and is not everyone's cup of tea but it is still a very crucial adventure to grow as a person and anyone looking for some inspiration will find all the answers right here, in this captivatingly worded book.

- Palak, Bald zu sein Reisende

"Palak Goyal"

Travel Mishaps and Life Lessons... Thus Far

What is it really like to travel the world? After more than 10 years of traveling the world, you are bound to have a few travel mishaps. Travel Mishaps and Life Lessons... Thus Far are true stories that follow the author Maria Holderbaum through some funny, crazy and sometimes scary mishaps she has had throughout her journey.

You'll get to experience Maria getting lost in a canyon in Arizona, getting peed on in Key West, Florida, having an allergic reaction in Sapa, Vietnam and so much more!

Travel is one of the most exhilarating adventures you can have in life, however travel does not always go as planned. Unexpected mishaps happen, you'll be forced to roll with the punches and to change your plans on a whim. Just remember, every mishap has a great story to tell in the end.

MY IMMIGRATION STORY:Champagne Town, Illinois(Different immigrant life): Immigrant life,Champagne Town, Illinois

MY IMMIGRATION STORY:Champagne Town, Illinois(Different immigrant life)

Small Town Mortal

Champagne is in the middle of the Illinois State, a small town that is almost submerged in the endless corn fields. You can also say that it seems to be in the middle of the Great Plains of the Midwestern United states, because of all the vast expanse of territory, any point looks like the Origin Point.

On the way back to the United states, from Shenzhen to Hong Kong's car, and a boy from Boston chatting up. He asked me where I was, I mentioned the name of the town, he said not very clear, I explained to him the geographical location, he smiled and interrupted Me: "anyway, it's in the middle of nowhere. "in the middle of nowhere" is a good word, though it can be used almost in all the small towns in the United States that are far from the big cities, but to describe champagne as Appropriate.

An index that assesses the lives of all parts of the United states, called Happiness threshold, means that more than a family's annual income will not grow. Champagne 73,000 is enough compared to 100,000 on the East Coast. No matter how many children you have, earn more than 73,000, the difference is just to get you to pay more taxes, do not expect these two or Three-storey "city center", the dirt of the dregs of the mall, and the weekend morning bazaar, can let you spend more money.

The Gambia Diaries - June 2016

The Gambia Diaries - short essays on life in The Gambia, West Africa, from the perspective of British ex-pat Mark Williams, international bestselling author writing beneath (mostly) picture-postcard blue skies in his personal paradise.

Seeing the Universe From Here: Field Notes from My Smithsonian Travels

As the Smithsonian Institution's twelfth Secretary, Dr. G. Wayne Clough traveled extensively to connect with researchers and gain a better understanding of the scope of the Institution's work. While the Smithsonian is comprised of nineteen museums and galleries, a National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities, it also has a research presence in more than one hundred countries.

During his six years as secretary, Dr. Clough kept a detailed journal of his experiences and discoveries while on his travels, ranging from anthropology in Antarctica to pre-Columbian history in Peru from astrophysics in the Andes and the mountains of Hawaii to coral reef ecosystems off the coast of Belize, and from climate change in Wyoming to preserving endangered species in Kenya and Panama. Seeing the Universe From Here offers a firsthand perspective of the Smithsonian's global relevance in these progressive fields.

Buddha On The Bus

Nate Damm shares a short travel story that takes place on a bus ride from Denver, Colorado to northern Idaho. When various complications arise during the journey, Nate finds himself focusing closely on the characters around him for a bit of entertainment, but ends up getting more than he bargained for. The focal point of the story is Nate's seat-mate, a young man named Bud, whose extremely odd behavior catches the attention of everyone on the bus.

The Citroën and the Pomegranate: A Short Story about Synchronicity

Truth is stranger than fiction. A pomegranate. A Citroen. A Croatian island. What did they have in common? After traveling to six countries over three months, Matthew was shocked when the answer was handed to him. (2,525 words)

"A wonderful, inspiring short story that totally articulates how 'it's all connected'."

- Amazon reviewer

Montreal For 91 Days

For 91 days, travelers Mike and Jurgen explored the city of Montreal, and came away with some unforgettable memories and photographs. This book is a collection of their anecdotes and adventures from Canada's second city. Over the course of three months, they experienced the highs and lows of Montreal, discovered the city's multi-cultural neighborhoods, ate loads of poutine, visited the best museums, and even found time for a trip to nearby Quebec City. Packed with helpful advice, restaurant tips, insights into the French-Canadian culture, and beautiful full-color photography, this book is a must for anyone planning a trip to Montreal!

Bimbo Music: A Short Story

Rae reluctantly moves from Montana to a sailboat with her new husband. They will sail to the Caribbean - that is, after they fix up the boat and learn to sail. Rae soon learns all about knockdowns and wet Triscuits, and the 1960s music that inspired her bonehead decision.

The Practice of Hurricanes (Ways to Be Alive Book 4)

If you've never lived through a hurricane, and even if you have, you might like this essay about life in Key West during the most active hurricane seasons on historical record. The back-to-back hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 broke all kinds of historical records and left damages in the multiple billions across Florida and the Southeastern U.S. Key West saw many of those storms pass close by its shores and felt the effects of others, including Frances, Jeanne, Ivan, Katrina and Wilma.

Floods, evacuations, business closures, road blocks and finding fish in trees and boats in the road were just a matter of course in Key West those summers, but it wasn't all bad. There were lessons to be had from those storms, too, and ways to go on living in a place that might be blown away before your eyes.

This is a personal essay which includes statistical information about those two record-breaking hurricane seasons and a look at popular science, and Key West superstition, concerning the increasing frequency and severity of hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin.

Adventures Underwater - 10 watery tales of excitement under the sea to whet your appetite for your own travel adventures

When Ian Usher put his "life" up for sale on eBay in 2008, he had no idea where life's adventure was going to take him next.

Asked many times in interviews, "What will you do once you have sold your life?", his usual glib response was, "Anything I like, really!"

But what did he really want to do next? After some frantic list writing, and last-minute planning, a two-year adventure developed - a list of 100 lifetime goals, and a challenging timeline of 100 weeks!

This book details a few of underwater adventures found along the way. The amazing adventures chronicled here include:-

Christ of the Deep


Manta rays

Black water night dive

Hammerhead sharks



Underwater hotel

Christmas Island crabs

Shark cage dive

The book also includes photos, and links to videos of some of the adventures too.

Who could fail to be inspired to get out there and experience some of the adventure that the world has to offer?

The Big Fish does.: Volume 1 (The Big Fish tails)

Remarried in 2004 Down-Under, this tale tracks the adventures of The Big Fish and his good lady on their travels to some exciting destinations, and some not so exciting ones. Not backpacking in places where they still point at aircraft. Not just a tale of one particular visit, but a colourful insight into what some may describe as a once in a lifetime adventure, along with some other places that will remain just once in a lifetime for other reasons. Caught up overseas during that bloody volcano in Iceland, sailing serenely down the Nile, crossing the Atlantic Ocean in boats, the All-Inclusive experience, the good old US of A and City-Breaks; they all take a hit with some barbed comments as The Big Fish has a different take on the usual grandiose waffle served up in the brochures. Using some of his reviews from the Tripadvisor and CruiseCritic websites as a basis for some of his tales, The Big Fish takes you on an enthralling journey, giving a colourful account of his travels and firing light-hearted broadsides at so many targets. The Big Fish does... and having done so, he'd like to share it with you.