Whether you are an actual adventurous traveler or one of the armchair kind, we’ve picked out some books that should make their way to your reading list. The books below will simply inspire you, give you an insight of how different travelers experienced some adventures in places they visited. How these adventures affected their perception of things and changed their lives forever.
“The Road To Oxiana”-Robert Byron
Labeled by many as the first book that has effectively depicted travel writing of the modern kind, the book is written in diary form. The storyline is about the author’s journey to Oxiana through the Middle East passing through Beirut, Baghdad, Jerusalem and Teheran. The book gives a humorous account of the author’s adventures as he meets people, experiences the cultures and the architectural treasures of the Middle East which will make you want to pack your bags and go see for yourself. The book is a definite gripper all through as you follow the author’s journey to the final destination which is at the land of the Oxus
“Venice”- Jan Morris
The book will definitely make you fall in love with the beautiful city of Venice. The book gives the reader a lot of insight on the city’s past and contains vivid descriptions which are very entertaining to read. After reading Venice you will definitely feel like you have been there and you will understand the city better. Venice is one book that any adventurous traveler who is interested in visiting Italy someday should read.
“The Sun Also Rises”- Ernest Hemingway
Any true adventurous traveler must read all of Hemingway’s work. One of the best classics colorfully portrays the experiences of American expatriates in the 1920s as they indulge in the lives, charms and loves of the magical cities of Paris and Spain. Known as the most impressionable book and depicting the adrenaline rising bull-fighting festivals set in Pamplona, it is considered one of Hemingway’s best novels. It will definitely make you want to pack your bags and visit modern day Spain and Paris.
“Arabian Sands”- Wilfred Thesiger
The book is about the story of courage as the author gives an account of his experiences in the Arabian deserts. We see his encounter with the little known tribes in a hostile territory, his unlikely friends and his hardships. This is one book that will appeal to all travelers and is a must have.
“Lord of The Rings” – J.R.R.Tolkien
For the fantasy lover, this is one classic that tells the story of the courage of hobbits on a mission to destroy The One evil Ring. We follow their journey from their peaceful home in the shire to their journey’s end in the mountain of doom where they eventually destroy the ring. It is also a tale of survival, great adventure and great battles fought for one cause. For travelers who intend to leave their orderly lives and travel in search of adventure then they can draw inspiration from Frodo (one of the main characters) and company.
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