These Female Travel Memoirs Will Inspire Your Next Solo Adventure

best solo travel books


Whether you’re planning your next solo adventure or looking for your next in-flight read to bring along for the ride, these books will get you feeling all kinds of inspired. Cyclists, yogis and explorers ready to leave the daily grind behind will want to read these titles cover to cover.

Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy

In 1965, Dervla Murphy traveled from Ireland to India by bicycle. She documented her journey in her first of 50 travel books.

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman

Kristin Newman wrote for TV shows, such as “How I Met Your Mother,” but saved her best stories from her worldwide travels for this hilarious book.

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Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun by Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele left the United States to become northern Thailand’s first black Buddhist nun and tells readers about all the trials of her journey in her memoir.

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Wild by Nature by Sarah Marquis

No planes, no trains, Sarah Marquis traveled from Siberia to Australia on foot. And yes, she did it alone.

Unbound by Steph Jagger

Steph Jagger skied across five continents on some of the most amazing mountains in the world and documented every slope in her memoir.

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