Books can be inspirational and if they’re about to travel, then in all likelihood, you’re ready to start packing your bags for your whirlwind trip! If you’re one of those looking for creative encouragement, here are 5 books that will stoke your wanderlust. Have fun!
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto “Che” Guevara
The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto “Che” Guevara chronicles the journey of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara across South America. An Argentinian medical student longing to see the world, his adventurous journey on a motorcycle takes him to destinations like Chile, Peru, the jungles of the Amazon and Colombia and Venezuela. A story of raw experiences and friendship, The Motorcycle Diaries is hailed as a bible of sorts for diehard adventurists.
Butter Chicken In Ludhiana: Travels In Small Town India by Pankaj Mishra
Closer to home, Butter Chicken In Ludhiana: Travels In Small Town India by Pankaj Mishra follows the lives of personal encounters of people across small towns including Mr. Sharma in Ambala. Showcasing peculiarities of lifestyles and languages, the narrative of the book centers around the impact of globalization and spans destinations from the north to the south like Varanasi, Shimoga, Thrissur and Kottayam.
No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain
Two favorites – food and travel – come together in No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain who is a noted celebrity cultural ambassador with multiple books and television shows to his credit. The book and the vibrant pictures within it offer a window in to native cultures, cuisines and cooking techniques from New Zealand to New Jersey and everywhere in between.
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Embark on a quest with Leila who is on a mission to see the Northern Lights in Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid. As she traverses 6,868 kilometres across North America in her red car, she has many interesting encounters on the way and strikes up unlikely friendships. A roller-coaster of adventure and emotion, Let’s Get Lost is bound to make you want to get up and go with your best friend in tow!
A Year Without Make-Up: Tales of a 20-Something Traveler by Stephanie Yoder
Bored of the monotony of her 9 to 5 life, A Year Without Make-Up: Tales of a 20-Something Traveler by Stephanie Yoder is an inspirational account of her year-long backpacking adventure in Asia taking you to Japan, China and South East Asia. A mix of humorous anecdotes, valuable tips and motivating encouragement, when finished with this light read, you will be inspired to take the ultimate trip on your travel bucket list.