How-To Travel & Read

You might wonder, how can one have time to read when traveling. But at least I have noticed that during two weeks long vacation I am getting pretty desperate to read something. And even if I am not actually traveling, I use different ways of transport every day. Here’s how to get most out of reading when you are traveling:

Books& Coffee is my favorite combination. This pretty white travel mug for hot and cold drinks is  from Wayne’s Coffee Forum

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpufV

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Reading on the Road

traveling and reading

Reading in Paris. Credit: malias

There are countless opportunities to be traveling and reading: on buses, beaches, planes, in airports or just enjoying a spring day sitting by the Seine. Especially if you’re going solo, you’ll likely be flipping pages over and over again.

But you don’t need to carry around a stack of books to do it!

Here are some tips on how to to handle your bibliophile habits while on the road without having to take your library:

– See more at: http://www.airtreks.com/ready/packing-and-gear/reading/#sthash.NZCMA4Tj.dpuf

Paperbacks! I like paperbacks because they are light and you can fit them better in the back and you don’t regret as much if something happens to them while you are traveling or commuting. You might also borrow it to your friend or just leave book in your own language in some place as “I was here” tag.

“I think of my pile of old paperbacks, their pages gone wobbly, like they’d once belonged to the sea.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Still cold Frappé when I started re-reading Egyptian.

Electronic readers: I adore my e-reader because it has now 134 books and they all fit to nicely to my bag. I also like it even more because when it gets dark because it has this comfortable small light! Do books have that? No: you have to find a flashlight.

“CUSTOMER: Hi.
BOOKSELLER: Hi there, how can I help?
CUSTOMER: Could you please explain Kindle to me.
BOOKSELLER: Sure. It’s an e-reader, which means you download books and read them on a small hand-held computer.
CUSTOMER: Oh OK, I see. So . . . this Kindle. Are the books on that paperback or hardback?”
― Jen Campbell, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

PowerKiss Your Phone @ Wayne’s and continue with your favorite book!

Apps: My personal favorite is Fiction Book Reader. Don’t use Abode Reader to read books, you will still spoil your eyes. Adobe is good for other files and different documents.

How-To Travel & Read

1. See that you have book with you or space to buy a book! For bookworms, I would highly recommend to get that e-reader and also have app in your phone that supports reading books. Such as Fiction Book Reader.
2. Be sure that you take the chargers for your gadgets. Or that you know places like Wayne’s Coffee where you can stop for a cup of  coffee and read a book AND give your phone a PowerKiss!
3. Leave that brick home. You don’t seriously need a 1000 pages long book when you are on road all day. Moreover, buy/borrow only the books you can carry= 1-3 (unless you are like me and like to carry heavy book bags in stead of going to the gym…)
4. Bookcrossing is wonderful idea, basically it means  if you know where to look, you can find a book anywhere anytime.
5. If you are true reader, always have a book with you, don’t get so desperate that you start to look whether or not your hotel room has a bible…because seriously no good :D

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”
― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life

17 thoughts on “How-To Travel & Read

  1. bauhinia2014 says:

    Same as you, I always bring my favourite or just borrowed books wherever I go. As a well-known Chinese adage goes, ” Knowledge is synonymous to a house of gold”, how much I also enjoy immersing myself in a sea of imaginative fantasies and literal facts!

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    • Anastasia says:

      :D It’s great (but bag breaking) habit :) Oh, that is a great saying! I haven’t heard that one before, I definitely agree with it because knowledge is minimum worth a house of gold if not houses of gold.

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    • Anastasia says:

      :) this is a bit of a problem for me. The bigger book, the better & I borrow or buy crazy amount of books and then I have small difficulties to get them safely home…still haven’t really learned.

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  2. Sara Koskinen says:

    :)Great post! (as usual) What is that book in the first picture? (Together with white thermos and bag)? Powerkiss seems like a great idea, do you know if that thing works with all phone models? :D I will have to stop by at that coffeeshop. Sorry for many questions :S “I was here tag” :DDD

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    • Anastasia says:

      Thank you! ^^ Ahaha, hey I love questions! Book in the first picture is The Field of Swords by Conn Iggulden, I bought it yesterday for really good price. (Emperor series is just stunning by the way! Never liked Caesar that much before reading these, also his Conqueror series is very enjoyable!)
      Ummm haha I am not quite sure. It works for my Lumia, it has this Qi built-in charging system. Yes definitely stop by!! :)

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  3. bibliosa says:

    Great Post! I love traveling and reading. Before I got my e-reader I used to travel with at least 5 different paperbacks, (Or how ever many I could fit in my bags) and I’d be done with most of them by the beginning of the trip and be devastated. Now I no longer worry about how many books I have. It’s amazing! Thanks for letting me know about the Fiction Reader App, it sounds like something I need for my travels.

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    • Anastasia says:

      Thank you! :) Reading and traveling belong together! Haha, that sounds quite familiar. Often my parents were like: “what do you need a book for, you won’t have the time to read?” …and I had to leave one of those few behind and finish ones left too fast. I am so happy for the technology and especially for e-readers! I like Fiction Book Reader a lot. Often mobi files are the best but epub is good too (I think the app converts it). Hope your phone supports this app! :)

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  4. Cate T. says:

    Great post!

    I recently did some international travel and I brought with me a brick lol. I expected to do a lot of reading in the 17-hour flights I had both ways. I also had my Kindle with me but I still brought a paperback because of battery concerns. But alas, all I did were about 100 pages. I usually love reading in transit; my favorite place to read is on the train. For some reason, I can’t do the same on planes.

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    • Anastasia says:

      Thanks! :) Where did you travel that flights took you so long? Haha and what was the brick you brought with you? I read on planes too but your comment made me think that it’s probably far less (of course I don’t travel by plane nearly as often either) than on train or bus. Maybe one reason for this is that my ears get blocked and it’s harder to concentrate.

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  5. Cate T. says:

    It was to South Korea and the Philippines. Those flights take over ten hours at the least. I think it’s because I left so early in the morning so once we got on, it was bedtime on the plane. And I don’t want to be that one person with her overhead light on haaha. I took with me “Dragonfly in Amber” by Diana Gabaldon. What’s worse is that I only finished it yesterday and my trips were about three months ago. Yeah, I got lazy. XD

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    • Anastasia says:

      That sounds great!! Hope you had nice time there, South Korea is on to-visit my bucket list. Haha, yeah I can understand that. That is a brick, I have that in paperback and it’s very thick. Well xD enjoyment lasted longer

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  6. Catherine Voutier says:

    I take my Kindle and some short story magazines. I like the magazines because they are light and I can read them in the plane plus leave finished ones at airports and cafes (I usually travel long-haul as I am in Australia – recent trip was UK and Norway). I haven’t tried reading a book in a plane because of all the constant interruptions.

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