15 January 2021 | 4 min read

8 Best Travel Books For Your Wanderlust


Travel books are the best way to enlighten yourself about new places and travel experiences. Apart from keeping you engaged through a long bus, train or plane journeys, an excellent travel page-turner takes your imagination to beautiful places. They say a good book can be as life-changing as any journey. Today, we are going to talk about such transformative travel books. We recommend the following travel books because they not only inspire you to hike, drive and fly great miles, but also satiate your wanderlust to a great extent.
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1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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When we talk about timeless travel novel, ‘On the Road’ certainly crosses our mind. It’s about the journey of a man who desires to see the world and how he becomes a better, healthier, and more confident with his travel adventures. The theme of this novel is something that many of us can understand and relate. Maybe that’s the reason behind the success of this epic page-turner.
Goodreads rating: 3.6/5

2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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The beauty of every travel experience is that it lets you discover a piece of yourself you never knew was there. That’s precisely what ‘The Alchemist’ is all about. This book unfolds an enthralling story of an Andalusian shepherd who wants to travel in search of treasure. But during his escapade, he finds himself, instead. It’s written in such a way that everyone can relate to it. No wonder it’s a bestseller around the world.
Goodreads rating: 3.9/5

3. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

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This masterpiece, written by the master of vagabonding – Rolf Potts, is a must-read for budding long-term travellers. This book is full of precious insights, interesting quotes, and a lot of information that can help plan a life on the road. Indeed, short vacations are not enough for some people. If you are one of them, make sure you get your hands on this book to give you better clarity in planning your long trip.
Goodreads rating: 3.9/5

4. A Woman Alone by Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick and Christina Henry de Tessan

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The concept of travelling solo has gained enormous popularity in recent years. However, the number of “what ifs” when considering a solo trip is still preventing many travellers from hitting the road. “A Woman Alone” gives you the courage to look beyond your fear of exploring the world alone. This book features relatable stories from solo female travellers that are real and genuinely empowering.
Goodreads rating: 3.9/5

5. What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

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If you think it’s a religious book, well, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ saying perfectly fits here. “What Makes You Not a Buddhist” is much more than that. It enlightens travellers about Buddhism and uses its principles to help them stay grounded. This book is the best way to gain an understanding of Asian cultures that are Buddhist. It takes you through the noble truths of Buddhism with simple day to day examples. Change is a hard thing to accept sometimes. Acceptance of the ever-changing nature of life is what this book teaches.
Goodreads rating: 4/5

6. A Month in Siena by Hisham Matar

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It’s a must-read for someone who is planning of travelling to Italy. Mr Hisham’s book sheds light on art that he explored during his month-long stay in the Tuscan city. Apart from this, the award-winning author has talked about his encounters with the city and its people in this book. It’s mesmerizing how centuries-old art can illuminate our inner landscape made of relationships, love, grief, and solitude.
Goodreads rating: 4.1/5

7. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

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This fascinating novel is a perfect blend of fact and fiction. The author real-life inspires the central part of the book. The story is about a convicted bank robber that escapes from Pentridge Prison and goes to Bombay, India. The author has vividly explained how the people and the city’s culture impact the protagonist’s life. We think this novel has everything to be your companion for the long train, road or plane journeys.
Goodreads rating: 4.2/5

8. Destinations of a Lifetime by National Geographic Society

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This book takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s some of the most splendid locations. You will find everything in ‘Destinations of a lifetime from ancient monoliths to white-sand seashores to rain forests. You will also gain inspiration for your next trip as this book contains essential details like when to go, where to stay, what to do, etc., to ensure the most authentic travel experience.
Goodreads rating: 4.3/5



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