It’s necessary for a writer to get out and view the world through new perspectives. Sometimes that means observing the regulars at your usual coffee shop or talking to folks in a different part of town, and sometimes it means undertaking something more substantial, something long enough to get lost in. A long journey can be transformative, healing, frightening, amusing, or all those things at once. That range of experiences makes travel tales interesting to even the most sedate readers. The titles on this list are meant to inspire a long journey of your own.