15 Humorous Travel Reads

 By Chuck Thompson, CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/31/travel/funny-travel-books/

I’d just finished ‘The Sex Lives of Cannibals’ by J. Maarten Troost (which, for the record was hilarious), and was in the mood for another non-Hemingway-esque travel read. That is to say, I wanted a funny travelogue- none of that ‘oh woe is me‘ stuff. Naturally, doing what most people in today’s world do when they’re looking for something, I turned to Google to find similar travel books, and the list from CNN came up.

For anyone too lazy to click on the link, here’s the list of books featured on the page (really though, go check it out, there are excerpts, visuals, and everything) My new reading list:

  1. The Sex Lives of Cannibals, J. Maarten Troost
  2. Vroom with a View, Peter Moore
  3. The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson 
  4. Coasting, Dick Flinthart
  5. Killing Yourself to Live, Chuck Klosterman
  6. Out of Sheer Rage, Geoff Dyer
  7. Queenan Country, Joe Queenan
  8. Are You Experienced? William Sutcliffe
  9. Into the Heart of Borneo, Redmond O’Hanlon
  10. Westward Ha! S.J. Perelman
  11. The Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux
  12. The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain
  13. A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, David Foster Wallace
  14. Holidays in Hell,  P.J. O’Rourke
  15. A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson

Your turn- favourite travel reads? Any deep, depressing ones I should fit in, in between these ones?


Author: Akanksha Singh

Twenty-something travel addict || Likes: coffee, sarcasm, the Oxford comma, blue skies, and cobblestone roads. || Dislikes: rudeness, carrots, and pigeons (read: winged-rats with satanic eyes).

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