5 Stories of Travel to Read on Your Next Trip

5 Stories of Travel to Read on Your Next Trip

What better time to catch up on some reading than while you're on a trip? No matter which mode of transportation you're taking, there are few things that ease the stress of travel like a good book. Here are a few thought-provoking and travel themed books to help you pass the time, build anticipation, or even plan the next adventure. Hopefully they'll make your trip even more enjoyable.

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The book tells the tale of Percy Fawcett, an unconventional British explorer who spent his life leading expeditions into the Amazon in search of the legendary lost City of Z. The book recounts his life, his encounters with uncontacted tribes, and his final expedition, from which he never returned

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

In this tale of walking and woe, Bryson depicts his attempts to traverse the longest continuous footpath in the world;the Appalachian Trail . This is a great story, full of vivid descriptions of tangled woods and heady peaks and interspersed with some history of the trail.

The Wild Places by Robert Macfarlane

This book is both an intellectual and a physical journey, asAuthor Robert Macfarlane travels in time as well as space. Guided by monks, questers, scientists, philosophers, poets and artists, he explores our changing ideas of the wild. His journeys become the conductors of people and cultures, both past and present, who have had intense relationships with these places.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

In one of the best selling books of all time, author Paulo Coelho tells the story ofSantiago: a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalusía, who feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanized by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets, the things he sees, and the wisdom he gains along the way are all life changing.

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts:

Author Gregory David Roberts writes a semi-biographical story of a convicted Australian bank robber who escapes from prison and flees to India.The story begins with Roberts' arrival in Bombay, and recounts how he settled into his new environment and began to forge a life for himself. The reader will be taken across India, Africa, and Afghanistan as Roberts struggles to survive and prevent his deportation.

Jan 12th 2018

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