5 Best Travel Books To Give You Extreme Wanderlust
- April 26, 2019
As I always say and believe that, once you’ve tasted the epinephrine urge of Travel, you’ll feel the never-ending thirst for the wanderlust, the adventures, the unknowns to knowns, and everything out there waiting to be explored and experienced.
And in the meantime, while you are traveling you’re gonna get a lot of free time, to kill those boring time reading a good travel book or travel books to know a place better before the visit is also necessary to get the best experience. But travel books also excites and inspires us to travel more on another level. While we are home and couldn’t travel much for our work or everyday life, good travel books are windows to the unknown adventures we are craving for. Some of these books will take you to Paris or some will take you to the bluest white sand beach. Travel books are a total dream come true for people like us who have extreme wanderlust for the unknowns and want to know the world and its beautiful places a lot better than normal.
So, here’s the list of 5 best travel books to give you extreme wanderlust I have ever read…
1. Love With a Chance of Drowning, by Torre DeRoche
Torre DeRoche is a travel blogger and as a blogger, I read this book with a lot of excitement and I absolutely loved it. This book is about a girl and her loved one and their journey across the Pacific. How did she overcome her all fear and how that journey changes her point of view. It is a very well written book. The writer explains all the places, experiences, scenery, and everything so vividly that I promise it will excite you have the same experience and follow everything she describes in the book. It’s a travel book but with a great love story and life lessons in it. This is defiantly one of my most favorite books.
2. The Geography of Bliss, by Eric Weiner
The writer Eric Weiner write this book about his yearlong journey to different parts of the world. He wrote this book describing how place affects our happiness. How different places determine how happy we are and how different places different cultures define and pursue happiness and most importantly what we can learn from these places, in a nutshell. Basically, its a book about how he was finding happiness in so many different places. He went to Iceland, Moldova, Denmark, Bhutan, India to find that one answer is the secret to happiness. His journey and his many realizations will set you in the mood to travel and end of it you’ll learn great lessons about life and how to be happy, what society needs to be happy.
3. Vagabonding, by Rolf Potts
Rolf Potts the writer, is the king of long term travel. He is vagabonding through all over the world. He spent 10 years of his life on the road traveling and he wrote all his wonderful and inspirational experiences in his book. This book contains a lot of useful information about so many particular aspects of longterm traveling. He mentions planning a longterm world traveling to adopting a new place, surviving, saving money to everything you need to know while you’re traveling longterm. This book will give you goosebumps for sure, I can say that because till now it’s one of the best books I read and it inspires me to the core to travel the world.
4. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
This book appears to be the world’s most-read book. This a mystical story of a shepherd boy and his journey from Spain to Egypt. His lust for worldly treasure leads him to a far more heartily and satisfying place. How he found the meaning of life and how important it is to follow your heart. How you’ll find happiness in unexpected things and how life gives us more while we were expecting just a little of it. This book has so many great quotes. This book has inspired me a lot and so many time and I recommend you all to read this at least for once then you’ll understand what I am talking about.
5. A Year of Living Danishly, by Helen Russell
Helen Russel, the writer, and her husband move to Denmark when her husband gets a job there. While the process of her fitting in an unknown land, she started to freelance write about the secrets of Danes being the happiest nation. She wrote about almost everything about their culture, beliefs, people, food, places, government, their systems, and whatnot. She described all of these in a very engaging way. From start to bottom it was hilarious. But most importantly it is one of my favorite books because it tells a story of a person who was so self-deprecating. She really inspires me to write and freelance. I would say this is a must-read book for anyone who loves traveling and want to do something of their own from scratch.
Travel books are the reason I started to imagine, visiting far off lands from my home country. It gives the inspiration to see new places and do incredible things while traveling. I always wanted to quit my 9 – 5 and go on a long term travel spree around the world and Rolf Potts’s Vagabonding gives me that inspiration on a serious note. And, I know if I live long enough I’m gonna do that for sure.
I hope you guys will enjoy this one and will find it helpful. If so leave some love in the comments and also don’t forget to mention your favorite ones too or which one you love the most from this list.