Travelling to Foreign Lands in Children's and Young Adult Literature

When I was a kid, family vacations consisted of two things: 1) camping or 2) vising relatives. I recall a few other adventures, but money was tight and our trips were usually of the budget-friendly variety. This meant that traveling overseas, was an adventure completely relegated to the world of books, at least until I grew older. There are many interesting non-fiction books about foreign countries, stories set in far off places in ancient times, or regarding famous moments in that countries history. For the sake of this book list though, I thought it would be interesting to find some books where American children (or pigs) travel to a foreign country for travel and adventure. Although it is a decent list, they aren't nearly as prevalent as I thought they would be. Definitely something to keep in mind while I am writing. Also something to keep in mind, if my characters do travel, perhaps sending them somewhere besides Europe would be interesting. 

 Netherlands - A Fault In Our Stars by John Green

 France - Eloise in Paris by Kay Thompson

 Russia - Eloise in Moscow by Kay Thompson

 Japan - My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary About the Best 4 Months Ever! by Rebecca Ottowa

 France - Lately Lily: The Adventure of a Travelling Girl by Micah Player

 Italy - Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer

 France - Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning

 Italy - Are We There Yet by David Levithan

 India - Karma by Cathy Ostlere

 India - The Grand Plan to Fix Everything by Uma Krishnaswami

 World - Toot & Puddle by Holly Hobbie

 Netherlands - Knuffle Bunny Free by Mo Willems

 India - Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood by Varsha Bajaj

 Greece - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

 Egypt - The Pharaoh's Secret by Marissa Moss

 Great Britain - Gilda Joyce: the Ghost Sonata by Jennifer Allison

 Thailand - Stolen by Lucy Christopher

 South Africa - Many Stones by Carolyn Coman

 Netherlands - Post Cards From No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers

India - Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins