Travelling is one of the best things in the world, but we can’t always be on the move. An excellent alternative is to travel through the experiences and stories of other travellers.
Here are some book tips to inspire you for your next trip!
1. Down the Road, by Jack Kerouac
This classic of American literature tells the story of two friends, Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, who travel across the United States in search of freedom and a meaning to life.
2. The Old Patagonian Express, by Paul Theroux
This book tells the story of a train journey Theroux made across South America, from Massachusetts in the United States to Ushuaia in the far south of Argentina.
3. One Hundred Days between Sky and Sea, by Amyr Klink
This book tells the story of Amyr Klink’s journey aboard a rowing boat from southern Africa to Bahia in Brazil.
4. Why did we travel? by Alain de Botton
This book explores the importance of travelling in our lives, both on a personal, emotional and cultural level.
5. The Splendour of the World, by Gonçalo Cadilhe
This book presents 99 travel destinations, from the best known to the most unusual. Immerse yourself in the differences between them and start planning your next destination!
These are just a few examples of the thousands of books that can spark your interest in the world of travel. Reading about travelling is a way of preparing for our own adventures and getting inspired to discover new places.