Travel Books

New in town? Have no idea what to do, see, eat, drink, etc? Travel books for overlanders is essential gear. Grab your trusty travel guide and see what is suggested. We use a mixture of Lonely Planets, Footprint, and MOON guides. I suggest buying one of each before you go to choose which you prefer. PanAm notes has suggested FootPrint guides provide more camping options which we also found to be true. Most of the guides have similar information so you will mainly only need 1 per country. We suggest also picking up a copy of “Central American on a Shoestring” and “South American on a Shoestring” for down-dirty info on entire swaths of area. Use the guides for general info but please please please explore past what is on the pages. That is where the real adventure is found. If your not interested in carrying around a boatload of books, Amazon is now offering many of these books in Kindle format. We have our loaded up, We still have alot of books as well. It’s hard to find these books in english once you leave the states so we suggest stocking up before you leave. Occasional we run across a backpacker book exchange where we can swap out as well.



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