if you like… TRAVEL

If You Like... graphicWelcome to my feature, If You Like…. INSERT THING HERE. In this feature, I’ll be sharing books related to various television shows, movies, other books…. anything and everything!

Do you like to travel to different places and experience new things, or is it something you’ve always dreamed of doing? If the answer is yes, then you’ve come to the right place!


With foreign settings, exciting adventures, and new perspectives, these books are sure to satisfy your inner wanderer!

eat, pray, love coverEat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

This fantastically written memoir transports you to three distinct locations: Italy, India, and Indonesia. Not only are Gilbert’s experiences thoroughly entertaining, but they also make you think about what you value in life and how you view the world.



are we there yet coverAre We There Yet? by David Levithan.

This heart-warming novel tells the tale of two brothers as they journey to Italy for a bonding getaway. Overflowing with Italian culture and family dynamics, Are We There Yet? is a great read for anyone in the mood for a quick little vacation of their own.



13 little blue envelopes cover13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson.

Take a journey around Europe with this quirky novel about a girl who finds mysterious instructions in a series of envelopes. You’ll want to embark on a trip of your own after reading this lighthearted, exciting story.


I hope you enjoy these recommendations! What books would you recommend to people who like to travel? Let me know in the comments section below!




Spotlight: Getting Rooted in New Zealand by Jamie Baywood

Today, I’m very excited to introduce you to Getting Rooted in New Zealand, a funny travel memoir by Jamie Baywood that was published on April 21, 2013.

Craving change and lacking logic, at 26, Jamie, a cute and quirky Californian, impulsively moves to New Zealand to avoid dating after reading that the country’s population has 100,000 fewer men. In her journal, she captures a hysterically honest look at herself, her past and her new wonderfully weird world filled with curious characters and slapstick situations in unbelievably bizarre jobs. It takes a zany jaunt to the end of the Earth and a serendipitous meeting with a fellow traveler before Jamie learns what it really means to get rooted.



About the Author:

me with red hatJamie Baywood grew up in Petaluma, California. In 2010, she made the most impulsive decision of her life by moving to New Zealand. Getting Rooted in New Zealand is her first book about her experiences living there. Jamie is now married and living happily ever after in the United Kingdom. She is working on her second book.

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