The best travel books to read this summer!

Summertime is best spent with a good book. 

You can get an insight into your future career path or prospective industry by learning about Heather Poole’s experiences as a flight attendant for fifteen years or traveling with Monisha on her 80 train journeys around India or by finding out how many unpredictable situations can occur with strangers in India.

Our selection of great titles will help you find the perfect read for the program you are studying or the one you want more information about.

Come fly the world by Julia Cooke

Pan Am, the only American airline to fly exclusively international routes, had a particular reputation for sophistication to maintain. Once installed in a full-time job as a Pan Am stewardess, a woman suddenly had access to an endless parade of new experiences: dinner parties in Monrovia, nights at the Phoenicia InterContinental hotel in Beirut, holidays in the Philippines, shopping in Paris.

Cruising Attitude by Heather Poole

Heather Poole is a real-life flight attendant who tells her hilarious story about working and living in the skies. The adventures of 15 years on the air, coping with plane passengers and drama crew, overcrowded hotel rooms and what it’s like finding love at 35,000 feet.

Around the world in 80 trains by Monisha Rajesh

When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn’t long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles – almost twice the circumference of the earth – coasting along the world’s most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet’s Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

In Rome, she studied the art of pleasure, learning to speak Italian and gaining the twenty-three happiest pounds of her life. India was for the art of devotion, and with the help of a native guru and a surprisingly wise cowboy from Texas, she embarked on four uninterrupted months of spiritual exploration. In Bali, she studied the art of balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. She became the pupil of an elderly medicine man and also fell in love the best way, unexpectedly.

These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach

Enticed by advertisements for a luxury retirement home in India, a group of strangers leave England to begin a new life. On arrival, however, they discover the palace is a shell of its former self, the staff are more than a little eccentric and the days of the Raj appear to be long gone. But, as they soon discover, life and love can begin again, even in the most unexpected circumstances.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The journalist who writes for a travel magazine has just been assigned the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a few cabins. What’s the problem? All passengers remain accounted for and so the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite a woman being thrown overboard.

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