Books shine a light on corners of the world, and a well-written book, penned from the soul of a traveler, holds immense power to inspire wanderlust in you.
Before the television and internet, books were prime means to learn about unexplored places. Even though online travel guides have reduced the popularity of books these days, we still think that a book (or books) is a traditional way to gather travel inspiration. Books offer you both functional and aesthetic appeal, and these books are full of so many exciting things that you won’t be able to resist the urge to head out and explore places.
We have already talked about travel movies in our blog famous travel location from movies. Today, let’s talk about books.
Every Traveler Should Read These Travel Books
From scenic adventures to food adventures, this list covers a range of books that please every reader.
Books For Foodies
Ultimate Eats- Lonely Planet Food
The ultimate book of the world’s top food experiences rated by the planet’s top chefs and food writers. It has the most authentic and exciting eateries from around the world. This exciting discovery of the most famous and thrilling culinary experiences is a must-have book for every food-crazy traveler because it gives insight into various places’ food culture.
No Reservations: Around The World On An Empty Stomach- Anthony Bourdain
Some people live to travel, and they travel to eat. If you need a book to be your food guide, this book has your back. With a book that helps you drool your way through the world, Anthony Bourdain (the person reckoned with the food travel genre) convinces you to move around the world to have unforgettable meal experiences.
The Travel Book: A Guide Through Every Country In The World- Lonely Planet
One book that pushes the inner traveler in you to pack your bags and head out. It motivates you to tick off boxes from your travel bucket list. It is an inspirational guide to fun, fantastic, and invaluable life-affirming activities. Such an informative book is a perfect read for passionate travelers.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders- Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton
A massive collection of some of the strangest places is equal parts fascinating and inspiring. It reveals the overlooked mysterious places that are also some of the hidden gems of the world. With every page you turn, you wonder how strange and mysterious yet marvelous this world is. It is loaded with pictures, maps, and compelling descriptions, making it your perfect travel guide.
Spectacle: Rare And Astonishing Photographs- National Geography
A compilation of more than 200 pictures is divided into categories – Chaos, Beauty, Surprise, and Awe. These spectacular images take you on a virtual tour of the marvels of the world. The rare and astonishing photographs ignite a spark of wanderlust in you.
Overview: A New Perspective of Earth- Benjamin Grant
These breathtaking satellite photographs offer you a new perspective of looking at the world. It gives you a sensation that is often experienced by astronauts when they view the Earth from above. A compilation of photographs that highlight incredible patterns captures you and takes you on an extraordinary scenic journey.
Introspective And Philosophical Books
Destination Earth: A New Philosophy Of Travel By A World-Traveler- Nicos Hadjicostis
A philosophical framework that transforms your views on travel and focuses on its relation to life. It encourages you to embark on a more purposeful and meaningful journey. It is a personal experience of a traveler who moved around the world for several years. Delve into the stories of people, culture, and the countries to discover the transformational power of travel and its other aspects.
The Alchemist- Paulo Coelho
Inspirational quotes entwined with the enticing storyline of a person who travels places to follow his dream, his destiny. This book should be read by people who dream of traveling but are apprehensive of doing so. It inspires you to discover your inner self while you find out the world. It also provides you with valuable lessons to follow your dreams.
On The Road- Jack Kerouac
You will love reading the musings of a man who gave the world some of the most iconic travel quotes. This book reflects his journey during the hippie movement, and the poetic travel philosophies of this man during that time will strike a spark within you. It is a classic book that inspired countless wanderlust, and it is a must-read for people who dream of open road and freedom.
These books and many other books are sure to feed your adventurous spirit and take you worldwide. Go ahead and take a journey to tick off the places in your bucket list, and do not forget to pen down your tales and your experiences because they might prove useful guides for future travelers.