Anyone else going a little crazy from boredom this month? The last few weeks of social distancing and quarantining(is that a word?) have left us with tons of time for finding new hobbies and streaming movies and getting lost in some great books. Since you aren’t able to travel right now but have plenty of time on your hands, we wanted to share some great books to spark some inspiration for you next trip!
An incredible story about the author’s travels over the length of 21 countries by foot. It’s all about Newman’s experiences while fulfilling his childhood dreams of travel. This is a great read about adventure and culture.
TRAVEL AS TRANSFORMATION BY GREGORY DIEHL
If you’re in the mood to dig deep inside yourself and have hours of self-reflection, this is the book for you! This is a very thought-provoking read about how humans are built through the culture we experience and practicing self-growth while traveling.
MICROADVENTURES BY ALASTAIR HUMPHREYS
This may be the most relevant book in this list at the moment! Its a fun read about discovering adventure close to home-affordably and easily. Humphreys emphasizes the importance of finding the fun that’s close to you, stepping out of your comfort zone and changing the way you see adventure.
The Alchemist is a timeless and classic story about a shepherd’s mystical journey traveling and learning from the world and the wisdom and growth he experiences along the way.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS BY ERIC WEINER
This book is a humorous and psychological dive into the relationship of happiness and geography. If you’re looking for something thought-provoking but not to the extent of a deep self-reflection like the second book on our list, this is the perfect read.
A MOVEABLE FEAST BY DON GEORGE
This is a interesting book for foodies and travelers alike. This book features the history and culture behind food all around the world from 8 different authors known for their travel wisdom and experience. You’ll surely look at food differently on your next international vacation after reading this book.
THE ART OF TRAVEL BY ALAIN DE BOTTON
Here’s another book full of great travel wisdom! Wrote with charm and poise, you’ll feel inspired to understand your own why behind traveling.
MEDIUM RAW BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN
This is really entertaining book by a great writer! It’s all about renowned chefs around the world and full of insight about the food industry that most people aren’t aware of. Definitely another fun/informative read for foodies or travelers!
This book basically deep dives into everyone’s life-long dream of living on your own terms ad traveling the world. It’s very possible! And this book will prove it to you.
This is a fun fiction book about a man who finds a secret beach while traveling and how his discovery takes a scary turn. If you’re quarantining(it is a word, we looked it up) this will surely take you on an adventure somewhere way less boring for a while!