Are you one of those who would rather read a book before heading to the theatre to watch a film based on the same? This is for you then. We all love reading. And, there is nothing better when books trigger your mind to go on a trip. Here are 5 such books that will compel you to book the next flight ticket.
1. Walden; or, Life in the Woods
Probably you have already heard about this. This timeless classic by Henry David Thoreau takes you on a journey of solitude. It lets you know more about Henry’s life in the woods located by the Walden Pond in Massachusetts. As you read this book, you will eventually understand the idea of taking yourself to a place that you are not too familiar with. A well-spent solitude gives you an incredible story to live the rest of your life with.
2. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World
Eric Weiner, the author of this book, makes an attempt to understand why some places on Earth are happier than others. Even though the definition of happiness varies, this book will definitely let you hone the skill of knowing places and people across the borders. Weiner’s pleasure is obviously is in comparing citizens at different locations.
3. The Sun Also Rises
This famous novel by Ernest Hemingway lets you be a part of the journey of the British and American expats. As you go through the book, you will be traveling from the Paris-based cafes to the bullfighting rings in Pamplona. The key takeaway of this book is the learning that you get on how to find yourself as you wander around the world.
4. Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
Rita Golden Gelman, in this book, shares her own experience of connecting with people outside of her comfort zone. You will be setting out on a new journey with Rita who chose to travel alone after her divorce. Offering utmost transparency about her feelings and experiences, Rita seeks to enlighten you to see how people live differently across the world.
5. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
This book by Cheryl Strayed is a true story based on a young woman’s journey. It brings in a unique opportunity for you to go on a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail with her. This book will especially leave those speechless who love trekking. Having elements of surprise, excitement, and sadness at the same time, this book is certainly worth the time and penny.
Now that you are aware of these books, you’ll never run out of inspiration to travel. Books help you to observe others’ perspectives on life and traveling while you will definitely end up fighting your own reason to travel. Traveling widens your idea of the globe and liberates your mind at the end. No matter what you are feeling right now, a trip to the mountains or the beach will definitely teach you to get out of your home, solve your problems, and finally be happy.