Good Books are the part of traveler's backpack. Long route buses, trains or planes rides. People prefer reading a book while travelling. Books are man’s best friend, as they will never leave you alone. It helps you to move, to explore the wider world around you.
Here are 7 travel books that can inspire you to travel. As a good read draws you into a world of its own. Let’s see these current book suggestions actually inspire you to travel far-off lands.
1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist, the book is about following your dream and we accept every traveler is an absolute dreamer. So if you are traveller then this book remains one of the favourite travel books of all time. It is the story of a young shepherd boy Santiago, who follow his dream instructions that, he will find a hidden treasure if he travels to Egyptian pyramids from Spain. The book makes you feel alive, It has taught us the lesson of listening to your heart and not being afraid to dream. It’s a book about self-discovery, spirituality, subtly reminding you of what is important in life. This book is filled with wonderful inspirational quotes, which constantly inspires me to remember to keep things in perspective and follow my heart and dreams.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”
2. Into the Wild by John Krakauer
Into the wild, is typically not a travel book but is a true story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, who decided to set out a journey to Alaska Wilderness, He tells his parents that he is going to spend the summer traveling in his car, a used yellow Datsun. The story is about how the young man came to die.Christopher Johnson McCandless, who belongs to a wealthy family. Leaves behind his desperate parents and sister, who abandons his possessions and build his new life for himself life to set out vagabonding across the American West while preparing for his Walden Pond-esque mission to live off the land in the wilds of Alaska.The book is about his adventures and defines his story how he survived and struggled as a wildlife refuge by eating squirrel, spruce grouse, duck, goose, and porcupine. His perspective on so many things, from materialism and our society’s focus on wealth and disconnect from mother nature, are things that all resonated with him. Jon Krakauer, reconstruct his work of writing and presented his story in a respectful and insightful manner. This is truly an incredibly amazing book that defines the of experience world.
3. Eat, Pray, Love by Eliza Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love by Eliza Gilbert, is one among the top selling book of the New York Times for a year. It is the story of women who try to find herself after facing a turning point in her life, her divorce. She was confused and was unable to come out of her comfort zone. Gilbert, self-indulge travels to Italy for the food, India for meditation and yoga, and finally Indonesia, where she finds the love again. The story is an inspiration for those who never stepped out their comfort zone. A perfect example to explore your life. Eat, Pray, Love, become so popular that it has been produced as a movie, slated to appear in 2010, starring Julia Roberts.
4. The Beach by Alex Garland -ThailandAlex Garland’s
The Beach, the tale about backpackers and their search for paradise can be found all over the streets of Asia. It is the story of Richard, a British backpacker who explore to do something different (unlike in nature) on the beaches of Thailand. The book is simply full of adventures and experiences he does while searching for utopias. Richard is a kingpin of the land, The storybook is an ideal choice for those who love to discover new places and adventure.
5. In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson, the well-known name associated with travel writing, anything from Bill Bryson is the winner. In a Sunburned Country, is among his best work. The story is written at a time when the world was still getting to know Australia. It states Bill’s journey across Australia where he goes from east to west, crossing tiny towns, coastal cities and forest. The book will make you fall in love with the place and make Australia in the top of your bucket list.Bill Bryson, perfectly knows how to combine humour wonder and unflagging curiosity in his stories.
6. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Looking something fascinating to read. Shantaram is an ideal choice for you?Shantaram, the story is based on an Australian bank robber a drug addict, who escaped from the prison and flees to the slum of Bombay, the most crowded & popular city of India. After coming to Bombay he recovered from his drug addiction and opened a local clinic working for Bombay Mafia. Later he becomes a guerrilla in the war against Russia in Afghanistan.The story is full of fiction and facts. The story takes you around the world of fear and contempt. “Sometimes we love nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.”
7. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-term World Travel by Rolf Potts
Vagabonding, written by Rolf Potts, is rich in travel philosophy and motivation for solo travelers. As Rolf spent years in traveling and exploring the world. He is called as the godfather of Vagabonding. It is a must-read for those new to long-term travel, As his book contains many valuable insights, quotes, and a lot of practical information for the first-time vagabond. For all newbie’s It gives you a complete idea of saving to planning and surviving on road. Vagabonding is an inspirational book for all those newbies and experienced travelers. It is the perfect match for you!
These are just some suggested books that you can explore. Start with these, and who knows where you may end up traveling to!
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