If you’re planning a trip, a book with interesting destinations can inspire you to go places you’ve never been. In order to plan the perfect vacation, most people do their research. But sometimes, you may want to sit down and read about other people’s adventures. This kind of inspiration can definitely help you come up with new ideas for your next trip. So here are some books that will inspire your wanderlust.
‘Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen’ by Christopher McDougall
What happens when you get a group of people together who are completely isolated from society, and then let them run free? You might get the Tarahumara Indians. This book is filled with adventure and it will get you thinking about what running means to you.
‘Eat Pray Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert
This is another book that will make you yearn for adventure. The author embarks on a journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia in an attempt to find herself after her split from her husband. If you’re looking for a trip to Italy, India, or Indonesia, this book will definitely get you feeling inspired.
‘A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail’ by Bill Bryson
If you’re looking for a classic travel adventure, this book is perfect. It follows Bill Bryson as he hikes the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. The hilariousness of this book will make you want to hike the Appalachian Trail immediately.
‘The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia’ by Paul Theroux
If you’re looking for a classic adventure book that will make you want to hop on a train and go somewhere, this is the one for you. This book follows the author as he travels through Asia by train. You’ll beimagining yourself on the rails before you know it.
‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho
If you’re one of the few people who haven’t read The Alchemist yet, you should set some time aside and pick it up today. This book is widely considered to be one of the best books of all time. It’s the story of a young shepherd boy who goes on a journey in search of his personal legend. Along the way he meets a series of characters who each teach him something different. It’s an easy read that is hard to put down. And it will remind you of why you travel in the first place; it’s not to discover some place new but to re-discover yourself.
‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle
This is another one of those books that you can read over and over again and get something new out of it every time. The book helps you understand that your current moment is all you will have, so you might as well make it count. It teaches you to live in the present instead of worrying about the past or fearing the future. This is not a self-help book, but more of a spiritual guide. If you’re looking for something different to help you get in touch with the here and now, this book is perfect for you. It also is the perfect travel companion.
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