Best Travel Books to Read

“Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R Tolkien – The Fellowship of the Ring

What if some of us want to get lost to find our ways? Sometimes traveling is the best thing to do when it comes to exploring and finding the lost voice inside us.  Bringing out the hidden explorer in you will give you the rare opportunity to connect with the world and see it from a different perspective. 

Maybe all that exhaustion of long flights and walking miles and miles through streets you have never explored before is how you start losing your way to actually find it. Also, a good travel book along the way can make things easier!

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Our Favourite Travel Books That Will Bring Out The Wanderlust In You 

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

If the purpose of art is to broaden your worldview and help you experience the world, then traveling is undoubtedly an art, as Mr. De Botton says. 

With his book, he reminds all travelers of the purpose of traveling and the reason why we need to focus on why we should travel rather than where we should travel. Doesn’t it sound like what we all need? As mass tourism is taking over the world, people tend to neglect the real meaning behind traveling. This book invites you to change that and aims to broaden your horizons.

“Travel agents would be wiser to ask us what we hope to change about our lives rather than simply where we wish to go.”

On The Road by Jack Kerouac

If you want to feel the real spirit of the Beat Generation, you have to read this book!

Kerouac’s words will amaze you and inspire you to plan that road trip that you have long been postponing.

“I just won’t sleep,” I decided. There were so many other interesting things to do.”

The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia by Paul Theroux

Do you love traveling by train? Then this travel book is a must-read for you. It is a modern classic of travel literature in which Theroux recounts his odyssey by train from Britain across Asia. Theroux’s epic journey is all about the railways of the countries he visits during his grand continental tour.

With this travel book, you will have a chance to create a new perspective on the very act of traveling. 

“Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories.”

A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe, edited by Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick, Christina Henry de Tessan

Solo travel has long been associated with the image of solo male travelers taking their backpack, hitchhiking, and traveling from one place to another, discovering what new lands have to offer them. But there are some solo female travelers who can and will change that stereotype. 

A Woman Alone is a compilation of travel narratives written by solo female travelers. If you want to get inspired by these courageous women, you have to read this travel book.

Traveling alone, as invisible as a ghost, was also a method of self-discovery. What, in fact, did I do when no one was watching?

TripLegend offers the perfect trips for those who want to get a taste of traveling alone and meeting cool and like−minded people along their journey.

Check out our adventure trips here . Also, don’t forget to bring your favourite travel book with you that will fuel your wanderlust throughout the journey.

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