Travelers need inspiration sometimes and one of the best ways to get inspiration for traveling the world is by reading a book based on travel. As the love for a lifestyle of adventures continues to rise around the world, so many of these travel-related books have been released ranging from fictional to real-life tales of professional travelers. Create some time, grab a coffee, pick up one of these travel books, and prepare to experience serious wanderlust.
10 Life’s A Trip (Char Auckland)
Life is indeed a trip and Char Auckland in this book presents her experiences overcoming the feeling of hopelessness, stepping out of her comfort zone, and embarking on a life-changing adventure around the world. The book aims to help the readers break free from the shackles of an unfulfilling life and create a life of freedom and happiness.
9 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth (Jules Verne)
A Journey to the Center of the Earth is an adventure and science fiction novel that tells the story of a scientist who embarks on a journey of discovery to an Icelandic volcano with his nephew and an Icelandic guide. The journey was inspired by the scientist’s belief in the existence of volcanic tubes that lead to the center of the earth. Although the journey is based on science fiction, it does help to stimulate the imagination of the readers to think about what it’s like to journey to the center of the earth.
8 Vacationland (John Hodgman)
Vacationland presents a hilarious story of the real-life experiences of author - John Hodgman. Besides revealing the evolutionary purpose of the mustache and the obvious fact that he happens to be transitioning into an older white male, the story details his journey from Massachusetts to Maine and all the interesting experiences he encountered during this journey.
7 Vagabonding (Rolf Potts)
Long-term travel is a real thing and Vagabonding reveals an interesting way to make this a possibility. The book suggests taking a long time out of one’s life to focus fully on traveling the world and living independently. Everything from travel inspiration to a detailed guide on how to plan and finance the long-term travel lifestyle is included in this interesting read.
6 Around The World In 80 Days (Jules Verne)
Around the world in 80 days is one of Jules Verne’s several adventure-packed fantasy novels written in the late 1800s. This book details the story of Phileas Fogg - a wealthy Englishman who went on a mission with his French valet - Passepartout to circle the world in 80 days for a wager of £20,000. The bet had been initiated by Phileas Fogg in the Reform Club after he read a story in the Daily Telegraph about a new railroad in India that made it possible for one to travel the world in 80 days. The journey begins in London and goes through several countries around the world including - Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States.
5 The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
The Alchemist is a best-selling adventure-packed novel that tells the story of a shepherd boy who left his hometown in Spain on a quest to discover an exotic treasure in Egypt. The story, which is inspiring and uniquely entertaining, continues to touch the hearts of readers all over the world, revealing the importance of following one’s heart and pursuing one’s dreams.
4 The 4-Hour Work Week (Timothy Ferriss)
The 4-hour workweek challenges the status-quo of living a 9-5 lifestyle and having to wait till retirement before being able to travel. It presents a better alternative - escaping the 9-5 lifestyle, traveling to tropical islands at will, and spending the evenings at beaches staring at beautiful sunsets. From practical tips on how to eliminate 50% of one’s work, to lifestyle design for luxurious living, there is so much to learn about escaping the rat race in this self-help book.
3 1000 Places To See Before You Die (Patricia Schultz)
1000 places to see before you die is a must-read for all travelers and aspiring travelers alike. It is more like a manual one should have to get ideas of new interesting places to visit around the world. Just like its name, the thoroughly-researched book contains a list of a thousand destinations on all continents one must see from remote islands to historic houses, wildlife preserves, museums, sacred ruins, and so much more.
2 How To Travel The World For $50 A Day (Matt Kepnes)
Budget travel is not a thing that comes to the mind of many travelers but except one is not scared of going broke in a foreign country, budget travel is an important thing to consider when traveling the world. The title captures what one should expect in this book written by Matt Kepnes - the founder of Nomadic Matt. It is a combination of tips and tricks that budget travel-inclined travelers can implement to save extra money while still enjoying wonderful travel experiences.
1 In A Sunburned Country (Bill Bryson)
Australia is an amazing country and Bill Bryson happens to have a lot to say about this country that doubles as a continent. In a Sunburned Country details his experiences of the country which consists of some of the most pleasurable things in the world as well as some of the most dangerous. The book is a factual guide and a detailed description of this region, its people, its extreme weather, its dangerous animals, and more interesting things that can only be found there.