Best Travel Books for your Wanderlust
Aggiornato il: 6 nov 2018
Whether you love paperbacks, borrowing worn and torn books from friends or prefer to load up your kindle, there isn’t a more wholesome feeling that curling up on a long journey with a great read. We’re not going to suggest Eat, Pray, Love or The Notebook, we know they’re great novels and we certainly would include them in our list of favourites. However, these will fuel your wanderlust and leave you with that warm and fuzzy feeling on the inside.
The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
Talk about following your dreams, Paul Coelho has produced a magnificent read that fast became one of the most read books in literary history. Accounting a tale of a young man travelling from Spain to Egypt, The Alchemist’s underlying moral is to follow your heart, not to mention it's filled with inspiring quotes worthy to caption your Insta pics with.
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson’s humorous words resurrect in a recount of a backpacker’s trip around the continent. Facing difficulties of being mobbed in Florence to inadvertently ending up in sex shops in The Netherlands - anyone who has set out in the world alone on a new venture will relate in the most obscure of ways.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Place in the World by Eric Weiner
We get it, happiness isn’t found on external things but this is a novel and we can live a fantasy if we want to. To conclude, the happiest places on earth might not be Tahiti or Bora Bora like you’d expect. Give this novel a read and rethink your next destination choice.
Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach
This beautifully illustrated novel recounts the story of a woman who thought she was independent until she set out on her own into the real world. Transporting you on an inner and outer journey, as well as a voyage of discovery, this book will do more than just inspire you.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Based on a fictionalised account of Jack’s American adventure comes this smoky, jazz-infused novel. Still influencing countless books on 1950s America, this story of the road less travelled will have you gripped to the pages from start to finish.