Free Travel eBooks Online

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Introduction

This is a listing of 68 sites that legally offer free ebooks on Travel, for reading.

A separate listing here at Gizmo's Freeware of audiobooks for this genre is at 

All of these sites listed have content that is legal to distribute.  If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below. 

This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below. 

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:

For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see

There will be other books on Travel at the sites listed there, but they are not categorized at the sites.

Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials.  To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help:  Library Information

Free Travel eBooks

2020k (Travel)  Large collection of links to books divided into categories and sub-categories.  Varying formats. Note:  Most of the links here are working, but there are a number that lead to BookRags, which are not free anymore.  Unfortunately, there is no way of telling where the link goes until you click the link.  Since they did fix the issue with archive.org links, hopefully they will fix this. Thanks to Marie99 for pointing this out.

Amazon offers 100 free KINDLE books in its Travel category.   Not all are what I would consider travel books, but  still some interesting entries here.  These do require registration at Amazon and may only be available to USA users.  Thanks to exbioman for the update on this.

Arrival Guides very large collection of guides for cities around the globe available for free download in PDF without registration.

ArtofTravel offers the ebook, How to See the World, backpacking on $25 a day or less for free reading online.

Bibliotastic offers 1 free book in its Travel category, "A year to remember" is an account of modern day (1967) travel through Europe and the Middle East in a land rover.  Available for online viewing.

Bookie Jar has over 3 free  ebooks in its Travel and Nature Indie category.  All are available for free reading online without registration. Free registration is required for free download in EPUB or MOBI (Kindle).

BookYards (Travel)  130 books listed in categories available for pdf download

Bored.com (Travel) has 164 travel books searchable by name available for online viewing.

Calibre Open Books has 1 free ebook in its Travel listing.  Download and viewing options vary as these are links offsite.  These are recent works, not classics.

CentsLess  has a mix of classic and new free travel ebooks from Amazon (USA).  This looks to be the top 100 free listing andis update hourly.

ChestofBooks (Travel)  Around 50 books available for online viewing.

Daily Free Books (UK) monitors Amazon (UK) for its daily free offerings.  They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit).  They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only).  They have over 6,000 free ebooks listed.  This link is to the Travel genre listings for Amazon and Smashwords.  There were 50 free ebooks listed at the time of this post.

Daily Free Books (USA) monitors Amazon (USA) for its daily free offerings.  They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit).  They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only).  They have over 6,000 free ebooks listed.      This link is to the Travel genre listings for Amazon and Smashwords.  There were 55 free ebooks listed at the time of this post.

eBook Junkie offers 18 free ebooks on Travel for free download in PDF without registration.

eBookLobby (Travel) 17 books available in varying formats.

eBooksDirectory has almost 100 free books in itsTravel category.  Download and viewing options vary as the links are offsite.

eBooksForAll offers links to 190 free travel ebooks.  Download and viewing options vary as most of these link offsite.  Some of these books are at sites listed here, but there are some unique entries also.

eBooks Free Free Free monitors Amazon (USA) for the top free ebooks offerings int the Travel genre.

eBooks-Junkie  has 83 free ebooks in its Travel genre listings.  These are gathered from sites around the web, so download and viewing options vary.  

eBooks Library  an excellent collection in the Travel & Geography section available for free download in PDF without registration.

eBooks On Everything   has 11 unique and interesting free travel ebooks available for free download in PDF without registration.\

eReader IQ  due to the changes in Amazon policy, they now offer an "abbreviated" listing of the limited time free book offers from Amazon .   They have a nice selection of genres to narrow the listings.  This link is to the Travel genre listings with Adult content blocked (you may click on the button on the upper right of the results to show Adult works).

eReader Love   monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings.  This link is to the Travel genre listings and at the time of this post, there was 1 free ebook listed.

Examiner  has links to 5 free travel ebooks at Amazon (USA).

FeedBooks has 10 free classic novels in its public domain travel section as well as 4 free original travel works.

Foboko  23 free ebooks available in its Travel category for free reading online or free download in TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBIPocket and direct send to Kindle.  Free registration is required (I have received no spam) and there is a limit of 5 downloads per month (no limit on reading online).  There are some unique entries here.

Freebook Sifter lists both recent limited time offers and classics from Amazon in the Travel category.  there are 258 ebooks listed in the Travel category.  Ranks listings by average user rating.  Also has nice feature of further subcategories to set age range and other options.  Thanks to Rob Schifreen of our site TSA for this link.

Free eBooks Blog  monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free offferings in its posts tagged Travel.

Free eBooks Daily  monitors Amazon (USA UK CA) for limited time free ebook offerings in the Travel category.  Unlike some other sites that monitor, these are all what I consider travel ebooks.

FreeeBooks.net (Travel)  10 books available in pdf or html.

Free Read Feed (UK) has over 5,000 free ebook listings from Amazon (UK).  They monitor recent free offerings as well as showing some that are always free.  Like their USA counterpart below, the site offers sorting by genre, time offered, length and popularity.  This link is to the Travel listings, which had 115 free ebooks at the time of this post.  Adult content is hidden, but can be shown by clicking on the link on the upper right of the page.

Georgia Download Destination  has 743 free classic ebooks in its Travel genre listing available for free download in EPUB without registration.  These are works from Projectt Gutenberg, but the easy layout and quick download here will appeal.  You have to press the Philosophy genre link on the left as they do not allow links directly to the genres.

Get Free eBooks  a blog listing of free and legal ebook offerings from around the web.  This link is to the posts tagged travel.  Download and viewing options vary.

GoogleBookSearch (Travel)  565 books available for online viewing.

Guides Ebooks will create a free wiki style guide book for countries around the globe.  Free download in PDF, EPUB. OpenDocument and OpenZIM without registration.  Thanks to Pretio for this site.

Gutenberg (Travel) Large collection available in several formats.

Hundred Zeros CA   monitors Amazon (Canada) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres.  This link is to the Travel genre listings.

Hundred Zeros UK   monitors Amazon (UK) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres.   This link is to the Travel & Holiday genre listings

Hundred Zeros USA  monitors the "Best Sellers" free ebook list at Amazon (USA and India).  They have individual genre listings and they have RSS feeds for the individual genres.  They offer RSS and eMail updates.   This link is to the Travel & Holiday genre listings.

Indie Book Of The Day  monitors Amazon for limited time free ebook offerings in the Travel category.

KellsCraft has 75 free books in its travel category available for free reading online.

Lonely Planet  has 9 of its travel ebooks available for free download at Amazon (USA).

ManyBooks (Travel) 724 books available for download in a large variety of formats.

Metropolasia  has a collection of free mini-guides and free ebooks for travel to Bangkok, Macau, Hong Kong and Singapore, available for free download in PDF without registration.

MichaelPalin  Former Python Michael Palin has made a name for himself lately as a brilliant travel-writer and has made six of his travel books available for online viewing.  They are spread across many pages, so not very practical to download.

Moxon.net About 20 ebooks representing writings from a travel writer's articles combined.  Available for download in several formats

Munsey's (Travel) 85 books available for download in a large variety of formats.

Munsey'sMobile has a large collection of free books in their Travel category.  These are all available for free viewing online and are also available for download in PDF, PRC and ePUB.  These appear to be different works than those available on the regular Munsey's site, above.

Nobooko  has 75 free ebooks in its Travel genre listing.  Most link to Kobo and are available for free download in EPUB after free registration (no credit card needed) at Kobo.  Since Kobo does not offer genre listings for its free ebooks, this is an excellent resource.  There are some Smashwords links in the results also.

oBooko has free ebooks on travel to Japan and Poland as well as a large number of guides to rural Scotland, England and Wales.  These are available for download in pdf after free registration.  I have received no spam from the registration.

Old World Travelhas a small collection of classic public domain travel books.  These are not guides, but stories of travels.  All appear to link to Archive.org, where there is a choice of several formats.

One Hundred Free Books   monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings and has a genre selection feature.  This link is to the free selections under a search for Travel.

Overdrive   provides direct free downloads of 743 free ebooks in its Philosophy genre.  Although Overdrive is generally for use with a library membership, these are direct free downloads in EPUB.  Note that this does not display properly in my Firefox and I have to use the arrows to move up and down the pages.

PDF Titles  has over 270  free ebooks in its Travel genre listings.   Despite the name of the site, these ebooks are all available for free download in a wide variety of formats, including PDF, EPUB and Kindle compatible formats.   There is a large selection of sub-genres where additional works might be found.   A very nice collection with some unique entries.

ShadyMike offers 4 free books on travel for download in PDF, KINDLE or EPUB.

Snick's List  monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings and has the nice feature of separate genre listings for these free ebooks.  This link is to the Travel genre free offerings.

Take Off Guidesoffers free guides to Barcelona and rome for free download in PDF.

The Book Depository has 514 free ebooks in a search of Travel available for free download in PDF without registration.  You will se prices listed for each of the books, but that is for hard copy.  Look for the green Get Free eBook to click on and then the green Download Free eBook PDF on the book listing page.

Tom Coote  offers his travel ebooks for free download.  All are listed at Smashwords, so they come in a wide variety of formats with free download without registration.

TravelandTransitions  offers several free ebooks for download in pdf.  These are compilations of the writer's blog entries.

Travel Books Onlinehas about 200 free classic travel books and guides for free reading online.

TripBase  offers 7 travel books for free download in pdf.  These books are compilations of tips from over 200 travel bloggers.  Also, TripBase will donate 50 cents to MyCharityWater (helps provide clean drinking water to the over 1 billion people without) for every book downloaded. 

Triposo is a free Android  app that has access to world travel guides offline.  there is a world guide and guides for over 8,000 destinations.

Web-Books offers 15 free and unique books in their Travel category.  These are all available to read free online or for download in WEB and WEB database.  Viewing the downloads requires their Web Viewer (free) which is clean as far as I can tell

WHSmith has 196 books in its travel category available for free download in EPUB.  These all link to Kobo, but since Kobo does not have a travel category in its free book listings, this will suffice.

WikiTravel  an online travel guide in Wiki form available for free reading online without registration.

WitGuides  has 22 free travel ebooks available for free download in PDF (zipped) without registration.

Worthy of Publishing  has over 39 free entries in its travel section.   This is a mix of fction and nonfiction.  The nonfiction novels were some interesting travel guides.  All are available for free reading online without registration.  These are original works by unpublished authors.

 

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Hi, I just want to let you know that the bookboon.com books are now being published at http://stigsguides.com. Paris, London and St. Petersburg are available now and the rest will be published during the coming months.
Stig

July 29, 2013, 17 new sites added, 2 dead links were removed and 1 link was removed for bad WOT rating. All links here checked and working. There are now 68 sites listed. I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments. If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments. If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8). Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting. Thanks Steve

Bookboon no longer has travel books:

"thanks for your interest in our travel guides. Unfortunately, we recently directed our entire focus to textbooks and business books. This is why you won’t find travel guides on our page any longer."

(Website accessed 02-Jul-2013)

Thanks a lot for the info. I have removed. Your input allows me more time to find new sites, instead of checking on the old. Steve

Great links, thanks. I think there are at least two more interesting places - http://www.ebookmaps.com with maps of cities for ebook readers and http://guidesebooks.com/ with a tool for easy creating of travel guides from WikiVoyage (directly on WV you can export one page, or add more pages to an ebook page by page, but you can't add the whole country easily).

I have bookmarked both. I am not too certain on the maps page as that is not a travel book, even though it is designed for ebook readers. You are not kidding on the other one not being easy to add for some. I did Florida and gave up after 5 minutes as it was still compiling. Still it is a good resource. They could use an easier and more efficient method to create though. Thanks for the info. I appreciate it. Steve