OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOKS
Books about exploration and adventure are one of the most popular categories in travel literature. Travel in general is often a celebration of discovery, but there is something especially intriguing and inspiring about the quest to truly push human boundaries. Some of our recommendations are first and foremost funny, written from the self-deprecating point of view of everyday people subjecting themselves to extreme situations. Three of the best writers in this genre include the adventure travel writer Tim Cahill, Richard Grant with God’s Middle Finger, and the hilarious English writer and scholar Redmond O’Hanlon. Some of our recommended adventure travel books are as serious as it gets, with heart-stopping stories of harrowing voyages and devastating disasters. The first-person accounts by Jon Krakauer in Into Thin Air and Apsley Cherry-Gerrard in The Worst Journey in the World are especially well-written and hard to put down. Others are just gripping stories like Endurance, the story of Ernest Shackleton's tragic expedition to Antarctica. Awaken your adventurous spirit with these recommendations on eighteen of the best adventure travel books.