With the start of 2019, as it’s nearly a 2 years of my full-time travels, I thought I would share a few of my best travel books! I’m an avid reader and reading changed my life, as I travel a lot I also tend to listen to audio-books a lot and if you scroll down to the bottom, I share a link where you can get 2 free audiobooks from Audible!
Anyways, if you’re looking for some great reads on travels, here are 8 of the best travel book suggestions to inspire the traveler in you!
Best Travel Books 2019
One day you will wake up & there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now❤
A story about following your dreams.The story follows a young shepherd boy from Spain to Egypt as he follows his heart, goes with the flow, and learns to love and the meaning of life. I’ve read this book multiple times and is one of the best travel books I’ve read so far!
Tourists went on holidays while travelers did something else. They traveled.
Alex Garland’s tale of a British backpackers’ search for paradise on earth. It was later made into a movie featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. It is symbolic of the all-consuming escapism that travel can provide.
Many travelers can identify with Richard and his quest to “do something different and get off the beaten path”
The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.
Elizabeth Gilbert Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia is not only well written, and witty, most of all it is inspirational. Maybe a bit narcissistic, but It inspires the reader to think for themselves, to draw their own conclusions and to gain wisdom and knowledge from another’s experience.
People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.
A MUST READ and one of the best travel books for those new to long-term travel! Travel is like a religion, where some people are incredibly fervent about it, while others just don’t understand.
Rolf Potts spent 10 years on the road and Vagabonding which is an amazing read, serves as the kick-start that gets you to that mental place – the “I can do it, and I can do it soon” reply to the siren call of world travel.
Sometimes he tried too hard to make sense of the world, to figure out why people were bad to each other so often.
Into The Wild is a sad story, but one of a traveler looking for himself and for freedom. Chris McCandless gave away his money, his car, ventures into the Alaskan Wilderness and who never gets out. Chris’ body is found in an abandoned bus used by moose hunters as a makeshift lodge, and Krakauer skillfully attempts to retrace his steps in an effort both to understand what went wrong.
Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.
A timeless travel novel written in 1957. His character, Sal, leaves New York City and heads west, riding the rails, making friends, and partying the night away. Sal’s frustration and desire to see the world can resonate with many travelers.
It is a story that puts you in touch with what life’s really all about: freedom, friendship, creativity, partying, love and the wanderlust questing nature of the human soul.
Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves…
‘Wild’ is a beautifully descriptive story about loss, pain, nearly giving up, and pushing on. Beyond the emotional pull of the novel, it is an adventure story that takes us through all the highs and lows of the wilderness.
At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. Four years later, with no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State – alone.
Don’t forget to bring a towel
I love Douglas Adams! With this novel, Douglas Adams gave life to a phenomenon that will long outlive his tragically short life, delighting millions of readers for untold years to come.
Forget “Keep Calm and Carry On.” The book teaches this motto: Don’t Panic, written in very friendly letters on the front of the actual Hitchhiker’s Guide.