The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2020

In a year of travel restrictions, these titles helped us channel our wanderlust

Grounded travelers, be thankful for these travel books released in 2020. (Illustration by Shaylyn Esposito)

For most travelers, 2020 has been a complete dud. Due to stringent Covid-19 travel restrictions, countries around the world have closed off their borders to visitors, and airlines and cruise ships have grounded portions of their fleet. The closest many of us have come to actual travel is living vicariously through social media accounts and maybe a quick (and safety-filled) road trip here or there. Luckily, one of the good developments of 2020 is the sheer number of travel books released that will help ease readers’ wanderlust. We’ve rounded up ten of our favorites for the months ahead.

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About Jennifer Nalewicki

Jennifer Nalewicki is a Brooklyn-based journalist. Her articles have been published in The New York Times, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, United Hemispheres and more. You can find more of her work at her website.

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