Travel! Nearly everyone agrees that traveling is a wonderful, beautiful, educational, expensive thing. Every once in a while, we all have the impulse to throw some clothes in a backpack and hop on a plane... but then something comes up, like work or rent or groceries, and travel plans get put on the back burner. Even if you can't afford to travel right now, though, you can read about people bumbling around in far-flung locations while you plan your own trip. So here are a few graphic novel travelogues to read before your next adventure.
I'll be honest: travel books are very hit or miss for me (I have ruined dinners with my opinions on Eat, Pray, Love). But there's something about a travelogue as a graphic novel that feels more like peering into someone's journal than listening to them brag about their very expensive vacation. A graphic travelogue is a sketchbook of a place, something that quite literally paints you a picture of the artist's journey. Whether these illustrators and cartoonists are traveling for fun or out of necessity, these graphic novels are a testament to the transformative power of travel.
So check out these graphic novels and travelogues, and just try not to be inspired to plan your own trip: