The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: Hazel and Augustus travel to Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank House. This scene was moving for a lot of reasons, but it really resonated with me because I had my own Amsterdam trip and a visit to the AFH a few years ago.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed: I’m not into camping (I need electricity and a proper bed!), but this memoir about a young woman who takes a solo trek on the Pacific Coast Trail could almost make me reconsider.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: Gayle really has a way with romance, doesn’t she? I LOVED this book, and the depictions of London, Paris, and the Netherlands added major points on the romance scale. My review is here.
Impossible Odds by Jessica Buchanan: This is not a trip that any of us would want to replicate, but Jessica Buchanan tells her incredible story of kidnapping in Somalia and her eventual rescue by Seal Team Six. My review is here.
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa: The first book in The Iron Fey series features a trip to the land of Nevernever through a portal in a closet. Gremlins, faeries, and a talking cat are just a few of the creatures you’ll encounter in this world. My review is here.
The Road by Cormac MacCarthy: The Road is one of my favorite post-apocalyptic stories, and it shows that humans can be some of the most terrifying monsters of all. A father and son hit…the road…seeking a possible refuge on the coast.
Everneath by Brodi Ashton: Nikki’s trip to the underworld is not a pleasant one, but she’s got Cole to keep her company. (Although I still think I’m more of a Jack fan.)
The Beach by Alex Garland: This books shows us the horror that is possible even in one of the most beautiful locations in the world.