Are you looking for the perfect book to inspire your wanderlust? Or looking for the perfect + thoughtful gift for a loved one? Below are some of my favorite travel books to read on a long flight!
A good book makes a long flight go by so much faster, doesn’t it!? I linked all the books to Amazon so you can easily see all of the amazing reviews and get the best price! Enjoy ?
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Easily my #1 travel book, Eat Pray Love is about a recently divorced women who hits a major turning point in her life. She travels the world to find a new perspective, which I think everyone can relate to. Traveling is so healing and makes your problems feel so minuscule! It’s also an amazing movie if you don’t have time to read.
Into the wild is an inspiring story about a boy who graduated top in his class at a world-renowned university. He left his comfortable future behind for an adventurous life of travel!
The Alchemist will take you back in time to a shepherd’s discovery of the Egyptian pyramids. I still have not made it to Egypt, but because of this book it’s on the top of my buck list!
Most people recognize this title from the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. In my honest opinion, I found the movie a little odd but the book is still a great read! This book inspired my trip to Thailand to see the famous Maya Bay! You can check out my trip to Maya Bay here!
Famous author, Bill Bryson, send you on an adventurous journey through Australia where he faces long treks, Australian culture, and the deadliest animals in the world!
Author, Eric Weiner, goes on a hunt for “happiest place on earth.” He takes you through Iceland, North Carolina, Qatar, Switzerland + more! He humorously interviews people from all over the world aiming to prove the saying, “The Grass is Greener on the Other Side.”.
Also a popular movie, Wild, is a book about one of the hardest treks in the world. A young women hits rock bottom and decides to hike more than 1,000 miles up the pacific coast.
I found this book so relatable because the stress of college for me had me thinking about how much I wish I could sell everything I owned and just take off! This book is a memoir of a girl who leaves her college degree behind and takes off on a year-long journey with life-long friends she meets abroad.
The New York Times best seller is a travel memoir that recreates the original expedition of Machu Picchu. I plan to read this book again on the book to Peru in January 2018.
Doubling as a love story, this brutally honest story takes you through the experience of an anxiety-filled girl, going on a life adventure that didn’t turn out how she planned. She got thrown endless curve balls and just before giving up, she found the man of her dreams!
This story reminded me a lot of The Geography of Bliss (#6). If you are struggling to find a purpose or a meaning to your life, this book is for you (sorry, that was super dark and twisty..) What I meant to say, is that it’s out there you just haven’t found it yet! I didn’t have any passion until I found the fulfillment travel can bring.
This book was written by a fellow travel blogger and total inspiration, Nomadic Matt. I need to learn a couple of budgeting tips from Matt because when I travel, I have a thing I like to call “travel goggles.” EVERYTHING looks wonderful and perfect, including my bank account. I tend to splurge a
little lot.. Yikes.
This is definitely not a light read. It is deep, profound, and inspiring. It digs into the psychology of self-love and relationships and will inspire you to stop making excuses, pack your bags and just go!
If you are from America, this will make you look at how our culture can look from an outside perspective! Such an interesting read, especially if you have plans to travel abroad.
Also not a light read! This book goes more in-depth about the psychology of WHY travelling is so fascinating to so many people. “A dominant impulse on encountering beauty is the desire to hold on to it: to possess it and give it weight in our lives. There is an urge to say, ‘I was here, I saw this and it mattered to me.”
Two other books that I LOVE but aren’t exactly travel related.. these books inspired me to pursue my dream of becoming a travel blogger!
Have you read any of these books? Are there any that I’m missing? Let me know in the comments below!
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