The best travel books that will inspire your wanderlust
An interesting book is a good companion of all those who love to travel. Many travels are remembered by good books, and there is no more creative way to spend a long ride by train, plane or bus rather than to fall into a new reality. Each of us could make its own list of the best books for the trip.
But, we will offer you something different … These are books that immediately create desire for new destinations and encourage you to pack your suitcase and leave.
The further and exotic, the better.
The famous adventure classic of Jules Verne “Around the World in 80 Days” published in 1872, through interesting events and unexpected twists describes the diversity of cultures and climates around the world. It is interesting to see what was like to travel the world without airplanes, fast trains and modern technology. You may get a concrete idea from where to start your long-planned tour around Earth.
One of the most read books in recent years, the famous bestseller from Paulo Coelho “The Alchemist” is the story of a young shepherd who guided by his heart passes the way from Spain to Egypt seeking and finding the meaning of life — love. This is the ideal literature for all dreamers, and passengers indeed are dreamers. The book abounds with inspiring quotations, and everyone will find at least one that will be etched into their memory. One of the books that are read several times over and over again for finding new levels and truths.
Alex Garland’s book “The Beach” by which famous movie was filmed surely is the Bible of all backpackers. The story follows a group of young travelers who are looking for a heavenly place, which they finally found in a hidden lagoon in Thailand with white sand and coral gardens surrounded by jungle. It turns out that this last shelter of the elected, completely isolated from civilization is anything but paradise.
For all those who are planning long term journey the Rolf Potts’s book „Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel“ will be very useful. Full of practical information, advices and inspirational passages will show you how to save money and properly plan travel. This book will eliminate every possible excuse for not hit the road — right away. It is based on ten years of cruising the world’s roads, and the interesting fact is that Rolf Potts, the author, passed the whole Israel … on foot.
A fantastic mix of travel and the world’s cuisine is presented in book “No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach” by Anthony Bourdain. Humorous, brutally honest, with no apology, presents things as they really are and almost, using jargon language, “throws” you directly to the destination. This is completely untypical, practical and very useful guide for all those who have hedonistic approach for travel and life in general.
Probably, you would add some more books…
Each of these titles will surely wake up your desire for exploring new destinations. Stay alert and make sure that your passport is ready, because “The world is the book and those who do not travel read only one page”- St. Agustine.