The Best-Ever Travel Books That Belong on Your Literary Bucket List

It's not always possible to plan the bucket list adventures of your dreams, but if you listen to the wisdom of Marcel Proust, you'll realize that travel doesn't have to involve jetting to a faraway land. The French novelist once wrote, "The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." After all, a shift in perspective is all it takes to appreciate the world from an entirely new vantage point. 

If you're in the depths of regret for not booking a summer getaway, we've found 13 ways to take your mind on a mini vacation from the comfort of your couch. Pick one of these travel tomes to learn to see the world with new eyes, and let your mind be transported to Iceland, the Australian outback, Mumbai, and other pockets of the globe. Yes, your next trip is just a page turn away.