Picture it: You’re on a cross-country train hurtling west, the sun dipping below the horizon. The din of voices from just beyond the cabin envelops you as you crack the spine of a new book. So, okay: You’re actually in your living room, sitting on your couch, a car alarm blaring on the street corner outside. Our point? There’s quite simply nothing like a great book to transport you and ignite wanderlust for places and faces unknown. It’s a handy power, really, because it may not always be in the cards to drop everything and embark on a journey. Sometimes, reading about one can be almost as wondrous and inspiring. To get you in an adventure-seeking state of mind, we’ve rounded up nine books of every stripe that will feed your travel itch.
This piece originally appeared on Domainehome.com.