The Best 10 Travel Books Worth Reading
Traveling is one of the most fulfilling experiences. Not only do you get to meet new people and immerse into a new culture but also get to create meaningful experiences. In the end, we collect memories, not objects, so the more memories we create during our lives, the better and happier we live. I love traveling – and traveling books. Don’t you? When you’re waiting at the airport or at the bus station, what better way to relax than by reading a book? When you’re waiting for food to cook, what better way to distract yourself than with a book? Social media is incredible and really helpful but spending too much time there can be exhausting and not beneficial. You could try replacing scrolling with reading and see how much more you’ve got to gain.
Today, we’ll talk about why traveling is important and then, move on to the best travel books worth reading while traveling. Let’s dig in!
Why Should I Travel the World?
▪ Meeting people from all over the world will expand your horizons. It will help you see the world differently and understand other people’s cultures. The more you learn about others, the easier it is to understand them and connect.
▪ Traveling builds character, believe it or not. Traveling is not only about experiencing the small things but about learning about the bigger things in life, too. You will learn how to be independent when you do it.
▪ Talking to new people will not be a problem anymore. Traveling is a great cure for anxiety, especially if you’re actively looking to work on your communication skills.
▪ Trying new foods is absolutely amazing. You will learn the cuisine of each country and be happy to learn about its features.
▪ You’ll live in the present moment. You won’t think about the future or the past while traveling, you’ll be concentrated on living in the now – this will give your life more purpose.
▪ You’ll learn new languages while traveling. And if you don’t, you’ll pick up some sayings. Next time you’ll meet your friends, you’ll be able to show them what you’ve learned.
▪ Traveling will also help you build self-confidence. The more you travel, the more you realize how capable you are of taking on challenges and overcoming difficulties. This builds inner strength and self-confidence.
The Best Traveling Books Anyone Should Read
1. On the Road by Jack Kerouac. This book written in 1957 explores the classic adventures of Sal traveling throughout the U.S. On his way, he makes friends and rides the rales. Plus, he parties every night, so that’s fun to read about.
2. The Beach by Alex Garland. One of the best travel books to read while on the road, The Beach explores the life of backpackers and their search for a perfect moment, identity, or definition of paradise. Unfortunately, this search can be harmful to their journey.
3. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. This is a great guide for those who want to travel for a long time. It’s personal stories and valuable insights into traveling. There’s a lot of practical information that can be helpful.
4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The first time I read this book I had to begin an essay on the topic of alchemy, which I didn’t know what meant. Soon, I realized that alchemy is the evolution of the soul during your travels, but that was after my writing coordinator help me write an essay. To get an essay written, you’ve got to come up with your own ideas and plot, which is exactly what I did. Only then I got essay help through a friend and got an A+ on my final. This book is highly valuable for both travelers and college students, so read it and review it properly.
5. A Year of Living Danishly by Hellen Russell. The author and her husband decide to move to Denmark, write as freelancers, and live as Danish people for a whole year. During this time, they study Danish culture and discover secrets that count.
6. The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton. If you’re a student traveling, here’s your go-to book. You will get a hands-on education on how and when to hit the road.
7. Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris. This travelogue is work reading and meditating upon while you’re traveling, so buy it and take it with you.
8. What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse. This is not a religious book, just to be clear. It’s an introduction to how Buddhists live their lives. You can learn so many new tips and tricks on how to live yours!
9. The Adventures of Tintin by Herge. A series of Belgian cartoons that make your travels even more interesting.
10. A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe by Conlon, Emerick, and de Tessan. Helping women conquer the fear of traveling alone.
Reading these traveling books opens the door to new exciting adventures. It can make you more curious about certain topics or simply guide you on your journey. Read, read, read, and don’t forget to have fun!