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8 Of the Best Travel Books to Soothe the Souls of Frustrated Travellers

Although we’re all going through stressful times right now, it pays to remember all those times you wished you could have the day off. Well, your wishes have come true.

You may never get this opportunity again, make the most of it by spoiling yourself with some good reads to soothe your shattered travel dreams for this season. These are some of the best travel books to transport you all over the world.

  • The Alchemist 

by Paulo Coelho 
The tale of an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels far from home in search of worldly treasure and meets with an uncertain fate.

  • Wild 

by Cheryl Strayed 
This award-winning book tells how the author found herself on the 1 100 mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.

  • The Beach 

by Alex Garland 
The book that came before the movie of the same name, set on a beautiful beach in Thailand where everything is not as it seems.

  • All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes 

by Maya Angelou
The fascinating autobiography of Maya Angelou which describes her international journey in search of equality in a can’t-put-it-down dialogue filled with humour and introspection.

  • In a Sunburned Country 

by Bill Bryson
Follow Bill Bryson on his travels around Australia and enjoy his unique perspectives on the land Down Under.

  • Turn Right at Machu Picchu 

by Mark Adams
A humorous account of what happens when an inexperienced travel writer goes in search of the truth in one of the world’s most challenging environments. 

  • Video Night in Kathmandu 

by Pico Iyer
An unglamorous, man-in-the-street humorous take on what its really like to travel through the East.

  • Among the White Moon Faces 

by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim 
An autobiography detailing the author’s journey from her childhood in war-torn Malaysia to life as an Asian-American woman.

  • Ten Years a Nomad 

by Matt Kepnes
Catch up with the author’s many adventures over the last decade and find out what it really means to be a nomad.

Start Reading Now

Right now, as far as travel goes, it’s all in the mind. Make the most of your downtime with these inspirational best travel books to inspire future travels and pass the time constructively.

You’ll also find many online travel blogs filled with inspiration for your travels, you can start by reading some more of ours. We’ve got plenty of ideas to keep you busy right now and during your future journeys.

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