Best Travel Books to Inspire The Inner Wanderlust

Author Sushant Published on August 17th 2019

No matter what, reading books would never go out of trend. And, what could be better if you pair it up with travel? I mean not all of us can frequently go for vacations, so why not get a travel book instead? Not a big list, but here I bring to you 5 best travel books to inspire the wanderer in you!


1. Into Thin Air | John Krakauer



Calling of the mountains isn’t a child’s play, there’s so much more to it. Similarly, Everest stories aren't just about the flags atop but also the associated unfortunate instances. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster attempts to recreate the 1996 calamity where an unexpected snowstorm took away the lives of eight people. Despite all the controversies about the accuracy of the details, Guardian quoted Into Thin Air as a landmark of mountaineering literature.


2. Eat Pray Love | Elizabeth Gilbert 



Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything details the author's bitter relationships and a life she never wanted to choose. The story encircles around Italy, India and Indonesia. The protagonist was falling into pieces until one day when she decides to find her true self. To be honest, it doesn't preach anything or give out solutions, rather, it’s an honest memoir of a woman who got through it all on a self-carved journey. You'll easily relate to the characters, destinations, her experiences and everything else. Just keep an open mind and it'll be the best, thought-provoking travelogue. 


3. Vagabonding | Rolf Potts



It's a book that’ll inspire you to simplify life, explore more, handle adversities and live on a budget. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel practically encourages you to stop making unnecessary excuses and get going. You'll feel the challenge to live your dream life. You’ll learn how to travel with controlled expenses, how to interact with people you meet on the way and how to adopt a minimalistic lifestyle. 


4. Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer 



This book has an inspiring as well as a convincing story. It takes you through the journey of Christopher Johnson McCandless who donates all his savings to charity and completely destroys his identity. He travels through the wilderness of Alaska. All this, just to reinvent his current self. But, to your surprise, someone in the wild finds his decomposed body months later. You surely will not be able to keep the book down! 


5. The Shooting Star | Shivya Nath 



The Shooting Star: A Girl, Her Backpack and the World is a thrilling and captivating travel book. Each page has been drafted with pure intent as well as original thoughts. Once
you start reading, you'll be compelled and in fact, convinced to read and feel each word. You sway along with each of the incidents. It isn't just another travel memoir, but a series of experiences that lead to the understanding of what truly matters! Because getting around with a backpack mustn't just be the idea, you must know what exactly comes along
and what your calling is.


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Hi, this is Sushant Bhasin, a normal corporate guy who is extremely fond of travelling and exploring new places. Travel is my passion and every place I visit is a wonderfully unique experience. Through my travel blogs, I want you to experience this world and envision my most memorable experiences.



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