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People have been documenting their travel since ancient times and producing guides offering tour advice as they discovered new places and new things. As printing became commoditized across the world and the popularity of printed works has grown, travel books have followed the trend.

You can pick up simple travel guides to holiday destinations and resorts that give you the key sites to go and see if you can drag yourself away from the pool or the beach. These sort of guides will likely give you some basic background and some useful information like phrases in local languages and what to do if you have a problem etc.

For the more seasoned traveller (or budding traveller) then you can get more in depth travel advice for countries and regions. Books like the Lonely Planet series. These sort of guides will get you off the beaten track and beyond the touristy parts. Whether it be eating at a restaurant that from the road no tourist would ever enter or discovering a hidden village and meeting the locals, these kind of guides are for you.

If you are travelling on a budget, there is a travel guide book for you. As the internet has opened up the world through photographs, more and more people want to get out and see places with their own eyes. The problem with travel is that in the face of it it’s quite expensive. But it doesn’t have to be and there are books that can help find cheap transport and accommodation. It doesn’t need to be a 5-star trip to be enjoyable.

Some people would say that you don’t really get to know a place until you know it’s cuisine and food. There are many guides to travelling where food is the main focus. Picking the best places to eat the national dishes is a fantastic experience.

You can literally find travel books for any situation. Have children? Easy, get a guide to travelling with children. Want to travel with a pet? Again, get a 'travelling with pets' guide.

Away from travel guides there are travel books where people tell their story of an epic journey. This could be anything like hitchhiking across America or travelling through dangerous places in the Middle East or Africa. These kind of books are great to learn about a place and follow the author’s challenges and emotional ups and downs

Free Travel Books and Travel Guides

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Japan in a Nutshell by Professor Solomon
Travel Guide Books: Rural England
Travel Guide Books: Rural Scotland
Travel Guide Books: Rural Wales
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Mike's Japan: Free Sake and Sex by Mike Dixon
Sea Change by MIke Dixon
My Island is Beautiful by Alex Sass
Humor and Moroccan Culture by Matthew Helmke
Free Chinese Phrase Book
Better Ways to Stay Healthy in Asian Tropics by Bryan Walker and Kalpana Patel
Mexicali! by K. Eckland
The Meandering Thoughts of a Nomadic Kind: Short Stories, Book 1 by Peter C Byrnes
Better Ways to Succeed in Aid and Development Work - Adi Walker, Bryan Walker, Richard Walker
Sophie, Rice and Fish By Mark Hill
Running Late By Mark Hill
COORG - A State of Mind. By Animesh Anand
Chiang Mai: what to see and do - By Bryan Walker
The Land of Ozz. By Rod Pitcher
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Here at obooko we have a range of free travel books and guides to ensure you can familiarise yourself with the destinations, cultures and travel arrangement necessary for your vacation. Find places to stay, Money-saving tips and medical advice too. Many of our free ebooks contain anecdotes from seasoned wonderers, some of which are hilarious to read.

From this category you can download free travel books on all subjects exploring travel, vacations and holidays abroad. These digital books include travel writing that covers both world and local travel with subjects ranging from flights and car rental through to resorts, hotels, currency and travel insurance. Also, information on health related matters that may affect your booking arrangements before travelling. These free travel guides and language books contain experiences and anecdotes provided by seasoned world travellers.