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Four Kinds of Books to Read Before Your Trip – Other Than a Guidebook
Four Kinds of Books to Read Before Your Trip – Other Than a Guidebook If you’re an avid traveler and even an occasional reader, chances are you’ve read a book that was set in a particular place in the world and thought “I would like to go there.” It may be the history of a place, or the way the author describes the landscape or the feeling, or maybe you just love the book and its characters so much that you just want to see the place that inspired them, but something in the book gets you thinking about travel. But do you ever follow the trail in the opposite direction, seeking out books – other than guidebooks – that relate to your next destination? No matter how much you study your guidebook, there’s a lot left to learn about a country before you go, and checking out a few different types of books can help give you more insight into the destination, it’s history, culture and people. Which book you choose may depend on how much you already know, where you’re going and why, but here are a few ideas for different types of books to read about a place before you go. A history book Seems like a no-brainer, right? You can’t really understand why a place is as it is unless you know the story of its past. In some places, […]