As long as the world continues to revolve, there is no cure for wanderlust. Travelling is always a thirst, an enigma and a pleasure one can’t simply resist. The world is unfathomably vast and wonderful, and to have no map or book to guide you is a dreadful journey, so here are 8 travel books to add on your Wanderlist to help quench your never-ending wanderlust.
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World
Any book can lead you to the world’s most stunning places, but not all books can take you to where happiness is. “The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World” is the best guide to take you on a journey you’ve never been to. Foreign correspondent Eric Weiner has travelled across the globe to find the happiest places and investigated on questions all travel enthusiasts have wondered once in their lives— all these bounded in one humorous, inspiring, and adventurous self-help guide.
In search for the ultimate gold
A journey to the unknown
"There are always people who dare to seek on the margin of society, who are not dependent on social routine, and prefer a kind of free-floating existence." If you’re one of these independent, travel-spirited fellows who love breathing in the adventurous, nomadic life or if you’re still on the verge of hoping to possibly become one, do yourself a favour and grab this book. In this life-changing, handy guidebook, renowned travel writer Rolf Potts shares the wonders of ethical travel life and inspires you to start on your own long-term travel journey as freely and as boldly as you want it to be. “Vagabonding” has all its doors open, and it’s your time to take a leap.
The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World
Written by the former New York Times’ former frugal traveller Matt Gross, this book is an open window of the writer’s adventures and misadventures, his anxieties and excitements on exploring, his philosophy, realizations and insights on travelling, and his series of unforgettable and stimulating encounters as he travelled across the globe. From Asian archipelagos to sprawling European capitals seeing the world through the perspective of an avid traveller is a boon to your future travel plans. There’s nothing greater than losing yourself around the world at the same time finding it, while pursuing the best travels of your life.
The best way to lose oneself
Living appreciatively through travel
The Art of Travel
'What we find exotic abroad may be what we hunger for in vain at home'— as one excerpt from the stirring book goes— this one’s a real travel gem. “The Art of Travel” explores not on the question of “where” but instead “why” people should travel. Refreshingly unique and captivating, it is more than a book about travelling, it’s about living. Just as the saying goes, “To travel is to live”, writer Alain de Button hits the bull’s-eye of explaining the simplest pleasures of life and being able to find it anywhere on earth as long as equipped with eyes that can appreciate life’s purest arts.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Travelling leads to many beautiful and unexpected things that can boundlessly surprise you. One of it, which is probably the most important of all, is self-discovery. In her spectacularly fierce, best-selling book, Cheryl Stride takes readers on a journey from the darkest tunnel of her life and the eventual light that entered to save her. After the devastating death of her mother, strewn family members, her drug-use and a failed marriage— Stride believed she had nothing more to lose and was dazed on a blinded path of nowhere. Until she let the unknown led her way. Travelling on a 1,100-mile journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, alone and inexperienced, Cheryl Stride’s life transformed from lost to found. And so can your life, with “Wild” as a fearless and living testament.
Finding the way back home wildly
A map unto the unknown
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders
It’s easy to jump from one place to another without getting the perfect kind of travel experience you want, especially without a good book to guide your footsteps. If perfect for you means something weird, mysterious, hidden or unexpected, then you’re on the right lane of picking a book to dash off your travel bucket-list. “Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders” is a hand to hold you into the world’s magnificent and overlooked breathtaking natural wonders. Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton tangled up together to craft a strangely mystifying book that allows explorers to discover unknown spectacles this marvellous planet owns. From Turkmenistan’s Gate of Hell to Italy’s bone museums— your taste for curiosity is always gratified.
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Notable writer John Steinbeck succeeds in depicting shadows of reality through the genius of his writing, as revealed on his highly acclaimed literary works. His travelogue, “Travels with Charley: In Search of America”, is one of his unforgettable works portraying Steinbeck’s road trip throughout the United States using his camper named Rocinante, together with his only companion, Charley, a French poodle. Stirred by the desire to see his country for the very last time, Steinbeck decided to embark on a journey around America, starting from Long Island to California and back to New York, a travel encompassing nearly 10,000 miles. Rare and moving, this book shows Steinbeck’s travels in search of America on an intimate, personal level, while sharing his philosophy on travelling with his loyal poodle.
Steinbeck’s perfect travel companion
An entertaining voyage
The Innocents Abroad
Reflective, witty and hilarious, “The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress” is a compelling travel book by the remarkable Mark Twain, chronicling his voyages through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. Together with a group of travellers, Mark Twain laid out his analysis and observations of his encounters on different cultures in a perfectly eloquent, humorous and magnifying writing. Hailed as Twain’s best-selling work as well as one of the best travel books of all time, “The Innocents abroad” takes an insightful and entertaining view of the mid-1800s Middle East and Europe— a book that should never be left untraveled from your bookshelves.