The Wordy Traveler

A seasonal book club subscription box for travelers who want to make a difference.

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Plans as low as $46.25 / quarter
Shipping & Renewal Information
  • Your first box will ship via USPS Priority Mail within a week. Subsequent boxes will be shipped quarterly. Renewals take place on the 11th of the month and ship out afterwards. International Customers are responsible for any duties that your country may charge. We thank you for your patience as you may experience delays due to Covid and USPS.
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
A book club to inspire the traveler and give back.
The Wordy Traveler is a seasonal book subscription that makes the a world better place. Each quarter your curated box will transport you to an amazing destination with hand selected books from travel writers & local authors, ethically-sourced tea, an a limited edition art print. Each box supports the nutritional needs of children & pregnant women!
  • Ships Seasonally- One box every three months.
  • Completely Customize your journey. Pick 1, 2, 4, or even 6 books. Choose from Fiction, Non-Fiction or a Combination of both!
  • The Full Suitcase contains three curated books, fine art print, free trade organic tea, special gifts and a portion of the proceeds go to help women and children around the World.
  • The Backpacker contains a single curated book, fine art print, free trade organic tea, special gifts and a portion of the proceeds go to help women and children around the World.
  • As featured in InStyle Magazine, Travel + Leisure, Oprah, Forbes, and HuffPo.

Sneak Peek

Photo of undefined current box Fall/ Holiday 2021 - Ireland

Fall/ Holiday 2021 - Ireland

Visit the land of poets and authors Who weave tales of fairy’s and magic. Where the fiddle and the drums Join the bustling sounds of the cities and roar of pounding surf. Be transported to the green meadows and craggy rock lands where everyone has a tale and will gladly share it with a new friend. Join us as we uncover this ancient and storied land called Ireland

Order by December 31st to get this box!


Customer Questions (4)

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Q: There are two sneak peeks and I'm confused as to which one will be shipped first?Asked by Emilia A., April 2020

The Wordy Traveler answered...February 2021

Thank you for contacting us. One sneak peak is for the Backpacker journey and the other is for the Full Suitcase. The Full Suitcase contains three books, art print, tea, bookmark, premium gifts to help transport you to the destination, and a donation to help provide nutrition to women and children. A backpacker contains one book art print, tea, bookmark, gifts to help transport you to the destination, and a donation to help provide nutrition to women and children.


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Q: How do I find the playlists on Spotify? Asked by Elizabeth M., September 2021

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Q: Hello I was wondering two things; What is included in the dual backpack? Is the differnce just an extra book? Also, if I subscribe by the end of August, can I still get the summer 2021 edition?Asked by Debbie M., August 2021

The Wordy Traveler answered...August 2021

Thank you for your question and for considering joining The Wordy Traveler Community! The Summer 2021 Backpacker journey includes one book (your choice of either fiction or non-fiction), a limited-edition art print, tea evocative of New England Seaside, packable straw visor, metal anchor bookmark, whale tale charm, and donation providing life-saving nutrition for 2 children or pregnant women around the world. The Summer 2021 Dual Backpacker journey includes two books (one fiction and one non-fiction) along with all the aforementioned items. The difference between the Backpacker journey and the Dual Backpacker journey is the number of books. (Our Full Suitcase journeys offer more books and additional items if you'd like to consider those as well.) Any orders received before the end of August will definitely...


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Q: The description says there is both a "backpack" and a "suitcase" version of this, but when I go to sign up the only option is the backpack. Am I looking in the wrong place?Asked by Lisa S., August 2021

The Wordy Traveler answered...August 2021

Thank you for contacting us and for considering joining the Wordy Community. If you are shopping on Cratejoy you can choose from the different subscription options under the "Choose a Subscription" tab. Click on the arrows on the right hand side of that box and a drop down menu will appear with all the various subscriptions.

Reviews (38)

Excellent box!

Jun 21, 2020
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Danielle I.
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4 Helpful
Subscribed for 1 year

Just received my The Wordy Traveler box and couldn’t be more happy! I received three non-fiction books themed around the U.S. National parks, a wild mountain berry tea blend I cannot wait to try, and various other useful items for the outdoors such as a compass! I can tell a lot of thought was put into the curation of this box and am pleased with the customer service. Highly recommend!

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Wonderful boxes-books and gifts

Sep 09, 2021
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Angel S.
1 Review
Subscribed for 3 months

I have got 2 boxes and loved them both. Books were great as were the gifts. I got the full suitcase. Loved the most recent with the hat

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Just do it!

May 22, 2021
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Laurie S.
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Subscribed for 29 days

I had been thinking about signing up for a bit and finally decided, why not, just give it a try. Egypt has always been an intriguing place so I just couldn't resist. I also challenged myself by signing up for the nonfiction full suitcase to expand my horizons. I have always been an avid fiction reader but never nonfiction. I was so excited to get my first box and was not disappointed. I am delighted to let the journey continue and look forward to "going" places in the future with the wordy traveler community.
Laurie

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Not recommended

May 10, 2021
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Holly J.
2 Reviews
1 Helpful
Subscribed for 27 days

This was an extremely disappointing box. It had a mediocre book in it, that wasn't even historically accurate, and a bunch of little tchotchkes to just collect dust. Part of what the subscriber received in the box was a donation made to an organization. No problems with donating to charity, but not as part of the subscription box. This was supposed to be a Mother's Day gift, but overall was just an embarrassment. She has one more coming, since we did a six month subscription, but I'll be doing something else for her this week instead.

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The Wordy Traveler said...May 11, 2021

Holly,
Thank you for your review and your thoughts. We appreciate that you gifted the Backpacker Fiction selection. We apologize you thought the book was not historically accurate. In our experience fiction books even historical fictions books are not 100% historically accurate. If you prefer to switch your second shipment to the non-fiction selection please contact us and we will be happy to do so. We do try to fully describe what is included in our box and why each item is chosen to help people understand what they are receiving. We also try to make clear that donating to charity and sourcing items from businesses that donate to charity is the foundation of our company. We are thankful that the box you chose to gift...

Jun 22, 2018
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Meaghan P.
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7 Helpful
Subscribed for 4 months

I love this box. I'm currently subscribed to the Full Suitcase. I don't read non-fiction very often, so this box helps me break out of my comfort zone a bit. So far every book I've read has been interesting and informative, and has definitely made me want to travel and learn more about the regions they're set in. I do wish that more of the books were written by the people of that region as opposed to outsiders. I really enjoy the art prints and the teas, and the miscellaneous gifts are cute and useful. The price is a little high, but a lot of the cost is going toward helping those in need, which in my mind is definitely worth the price

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Beautiful

Feb 23, 2018
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Leeann G.
1 Review
5 Helpful
Subscribed for 4 months

The is a lovely box, worth the price (especially because I am helping others!!). I did not realize it is all nonfiction books. I love those, but I was hoping for novels written by people from these regions. I like nonfiction, so for me it's not too disappointing, but I want to let others know you are not getting fiction. The size of the tea bag is great, the packaging is clearly done with care, and the books are read and loved before picked out. I recommend this box for curious people who love to learn.

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Jun 09, 2018
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Cindy L.
1 Review
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 7 months

There are truly no words that can describe the joys that this "book club " family has meant to me. I am a disabled veteran, and I am at home, more so than not. The Wordy Traveler has allowed me to go on many a journey, and has sent me on adventures that I could never dream of. I have learned many interesting things and love sharing tibits of trivia with family and friends.
Thank you my friends for all that you do for us, your "readers ", and for all of the support you send to those in need.

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Excellent Value, Perfect Gift

Dec 30, 2017
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Joanne H.
2 Reviews
4 Helpful
Subscribed for 2 months

I was wary about buying a 3 month gift subscription for someone but the person I sent this to states it was the perfect gift. The tea was a fancy, fruity herbal loose leaf - nice size bag, 3 novels (it was a Caribbean theme for December 2017, and the recipients of the gift first trip for 2018 just happened to be the Carribean), and a lovely souvenir (mermaid tea steeper).
I would definitely recommend this for book & travel enthusiasts! They were really happy to receive it and looking forward to the next one.

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Jun 12, 2018
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Lyndsay W.
1 Review
3 Helpful
Subscribed for 30 days

Great subscription and great service! Got the wrong box by mistake, and they resent the right box really quickly. The items are well worth the cost, great reads, and the box supports various charities - definitely a win win!

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The Wordy Traveler

Jan 21, 2021
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Mary H.
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2 Helpful
Subscribed for 12 days

Let’s start by saying I got the deluxe filled box. It did not disappoint other than I expected a suitcase, really! Everything is beautiful! Tea for two with cups! Three lovely books and many other niceties!
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Past boxes from The Wordy Traveler

Holiday 2019- Greece

Holiday 2019- Greece

Greece one of our favorite places. If you like food? they have it. If you like history, beaches, hiking, shopping, art, Greece has something for every traveler. Join us and help make the world a better place one book at a time.

Fall 2019

Fall 2019

This fall we are heading to the place of mountains and monasteries, the magnificent Nepal. This land and its people enchanted us and we had amazing experiences at every turn. Join us and help make the world a better place one book at a time.

Winter 2020- Land of the Midnight Sun

Winter 2020- Land of the Midnight Sun

This quarter we are journeying to "The Lands of the Midnight Sun". We will be exploring Iceland, Denmark, and Greenland. To keep you warm and cozy on your journey we have included a wonderful spiced tea perfect for reading by the fire and if you decide to be adventurous we have included a knitted headband from Sweden to keep you warm. You will also receive a bookmark, tea strainer and an exclusive keepsake charm. As always a portion of each box is given to charity!

Spring 2020- This Land Is Your Land

Spring 2020- This Land Is Your Land

Our Spring 2020 journey takes us to the US National Parks. The Full Suitcase has three travel narratives featuring the various paint of views from visitors to parks rangers. A custom blend berry tea as well as a print from JFL Photography of the famed Antelope Canyon will transport you to the great outdoors. Your box includes a carabiner compass and an eco-friendly water bottle for your own exploring. An exclusive keepsake collectable silver charm finishes out this box.

Summer 2020- Paradise at your Door

Summer 2020- Paradise at your Door

Summer 2020 is all about escaping. Escaping tone of the many paradises found in French Polynesia.The Full Suitcase has three narratives featuring the various paint of views from visitors to those trying to save this paradise. A custom blend tropical tea that you can have either hot or iced, As well as a print from a computer artist, coverup, collectable charm, and reusable straw kit. The backpacker will receive a keychain and seashell soaps in lieu of the coverup.

Fall 2020-Ciao Italia

Fall 2020-Ciao Italia

This fall escape to Italy. Full Suitcase subscribers will receive three books in you choice of Fiction or Non-Fiction, tolietry tote, This Way Socks, a Murano Glass ornament, Italian Leather bookmark, art print, Coffee by Pearl Coffee Roasters & Tea by Ohio Tea. Backpacker's will receive one book in your choice of Fiction or Non-Fiction, the toiletry tote, ornament, bookmark, art print, coffee and tea. Each box provideds nutrition for two children through Vitamin Angels.

Winter 2021- Land of The Rising Sun Japan

Winter 2021- Land of The Rising Sun Japan

This winter escape to Japan. Full Suitcase subscribers will receive 3 books in your choice of Fiction or Non-Fiction, Silk Japanese Fan, pair of Ceremonial Japanese Tea Cups,Thumb Thing Book Holder, Bookmark, Art Print, & Premium Japanese Tea By Ohio Tea. Backpacker's will receive one book in your choice of Fiction or Non-Fiction, Fan, One Tea Cup, Thumb Thing Book Holder, Bookmark, Art Print, and Tea. Each box provideds nutrition for two children through Vitamin Angels.

Spring 2021- The Valley of the Pharaohs- Discover Ancient Egypt

Spring 2021- The Valley of the Pharaohs- Discover Ancient Egypt

This spring travel back in time to the land of the Pharaohs. Full Suitcase subscribers will receive 3 books in your choice of Fiction or Non-Fiction, Egyptian Hand Blown Perfume bottle, Egyptian Hand Caved Wooden Keepsake Box, Lapis Charm, Kuju Coffee, Ohio Tea Company Exclusive Blend and Hand Woven Bookmark. Backpackers receive one book, Perfume Bottle, Lapis Charm, Coffee, Tea and bookmark. Both levels supply lifesaving nutrition through a donation to Vitamin Angels.

Summer 2021- New England Seaside

Summer 2021- New England Seaside

This summer we will be exploring the playground of presidents, artists, and debutantes. From Maine to the Vineyard you will be transported to the seaside. Choose from Fiction, Non-Fiction, or a combination of both. All levels will receive a packable straw visor, exclusive tea blend, salt water taffy, whale tale charm, and anchor bookmark. In addition Full Suitcase subscribers will receive a recycled canvas tote with rope handle and exclusive coffee blend.


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