Are you ardently looking for travel books to fuel your wanderlust this summer? Losing yourself in books is usually a good way to pass the time whether at home or on vacation.
Some people are already planning for their next solo trip and family vacations as countries reopen their borders. If you are looking for a good travel-book to learn a little bit more about the locale or simply to keep you company on your adventure, we've marshaled some of the best sellers to add to your reading archive.
Flip through page after page during some recess time by the swimming pool with a drink at hand.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is a fascinating story about a young man named Santiago, who is troubled by a recurring dream that spurs him to visit the pyramids in Egypt.
The young shepherd trusts that there's more to living than looking after a herd of sheep. The youthful lad makes a brave decision to depart the comfort of his home to pursue his dreams.
Paulo Coelho offers a great reminder that life is full of challenges. However, in all these difficulties, you have to muscle up, follow your dreams, and achieve your purpose.
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Now here is a book that will fuel your wanderlust! Eat Pray Love is a New York Times bestseller narrating a deep magical story. Elizabeth Gilbert describes the story of a woman who is dealing with a broken marriage. This leads to a challenging and complicated divorce.
The woman finds courage in the middle of the storm and decides to leave her old life behind. She sets off to find a productive, spiritual, and happy life for herself. The book recounts the woman's journey and experiences around the world. She travels to eat in Italy, prays in India, and encounters love in Bali.
The author uses the book to inspire women who face similar challenges to set out and find their own eat, pray, love journey, and destination.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan gives you an exclusive view of the Asian elite. The story is based on a web of gossip and backbiting that occurs in very affluent Asian families.
The two families are brought together in Singapore by an illustrious wedding event, meant to happen between the two members of their lot. The intricate web of blab, slander, and scheming only intensifies when one of the family's heirs, Nicholas Young, brings to the wedding his American-born Chinese girlfriend.
The American girlfriend's appearance foments a series of jealousy and bullying from some of the family members. In this novel, Kevin Kwan depicts a perfect description of what it means to be young and in love in a madly rich and dignified family.
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
If you are researching books to read, then Under the Tuscan Sun should be among your top pick. Those who have read this book will agree that it makes you want to make road trips to Tuscany and gives you a very strong liking to the food based on the cooking methods and ingredients outlined in the book.
The book acts as a travel guide as it fills your mind with details about the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. The book literally ferries you from wherever you are right into the city of Tuscany. If you haven't read this book, you're missing out on a good read.
The Beach by Alex Garland
This book explores a young English hiker who travels to the far-off islands of Bangkok, Thailand. The young traveler is handed over a handwritten map of a purportedly hidden island by a man who later kills himself. Richard, the young man's name, joins efforts with his two French friends and embarks on a voyage to find this secret place.
Richard's main aim is to find a brand-new form of lifestyle. However, what he finds on the island is astonishing and frightening and completely beyond his untamed dreams.
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson is a grand travel book outlining the highest significance of Australia. In this famous read, Bill Bryson, a skilled writer, combines great humor and his own personal experiences collected during his trips to Australia.
The travel-inspired read also accounts for historical tales of the early settlers and explorers of the above-mentioned continent. If you dream of visiting Australia's great lands, read this book for more information on its culture and background.
Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams
This book is an excellent read that tells the dramatic and intriguing tale of Machu Picchu. The story highlights Machu Picchu and the Inca's history, alongside a series of battles that drove the Inca high up the Peruvian peaks.
The legendary built a city in the clouds as a hiding place from the Spanish settlers. The travel book also details the author's voyage, hiking the Inca's trail up the mountains. After you read this book, you will definitely be inspired to visit the famous Peruvian city in the clouds.
Everyone's wish is that everything goes back to normal, and we all get the chance to travel the world freely without worry. However, the above collection of travel books will continue to keep your wanderlust elevated as you wait.