Wanderlust will hit you hard while reading / browsing Backpacker’s The National Parks Coast to Coast: 100 Best Hikes by Ted Alvarez. It is full of breath-taking hikes from the iconic Half Dome and Narrows to more extensive week long backpacking tours of the National Parks. There’s inspiring photographs, insight from Park Rangers, and helpful advice for avoiding heat stroke, blisters, bears, and more.
For once the tittle is exactly what the book is about: The Hidden Life of Trees written by Peter Wohlleben is literally about the hidden life of trees and has totally changed how I look at trees.
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams is a fascinating read. I knew that going hiking regularly helps me feel better, but I didn’t know that nature is scientifically proven to help use emotionally and cognitively.
A Woman’s Guide to the Wild by Ruby McConnel is an awesome read. It is packed full of information that is specific for women as well as information every outdoorsy person should know, such as how to read a map and use a compass.
At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxenreider is an AWESOME book! I loved reading it. Tsh and her husband Kyle spend 9 months traveling the globe with their 3 kids under the age of ten. Their crazy, awe-inspiring adventure is fun to read about.
When I can’t physically travel, I travel by reading books. The most recent being A Journey North by Adrienne Hall about the 6 month date her boyfriend asked her out on.