At Matador Network, we want you to hop onto trains, ride ferries, and catch flights to a new and exciting destination as often as you can. But the reality is that there’s only so much traveling one can do. So, if money, responsibility, or time get in the way of your globetrotting fantasies, know that your best (and cheapest) option to escape the day-to-day humdrum is to pick up a book. The editorial team has crafted a list of literary creations, from travel narratives to fantasy novels to historical fiction that will have you travel the world from the comfort of your own home this year.
Editor’s note: These entries were written by Morgane Croissant, Elisabeth Sherman, Rob Chursinoff, Tim Wenger, Noelle Salmi, and Natasha Salmi.