Armchair Traveler: Books That Let You Travel the World (Without Leaving Your Home)

Sometimes the ability to travel abroad is just not possible. If health issues, budgetary concerns, work obligations or family responsibilities are preventing you from traveling to far away places, there’s always a second option: Pick up a good book!

Books allow you to experience the culture, customs and traditions of foreign lands right at home. Here are some novels to enjoy during those quiet moments away from kids that will sweep you away to another place, and in some cases, another time. No need for a passport or foreign currency, just grab your e-reader, or take a trip to your nearest public library or bookstore.

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

About Michelle Blanchard Ardillo

Michelle Blanchard Ardillo is a full-time language arts teacher at St. Jude Regional Catholic School in Rockville, Maryland, as well as a part-time freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @michardillo or on her website,

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