We humans love to travel and explore new places. We find satisfaction in doing so. But in recent times, due to the Coronavirus pandemic we have all been confined to our homes and can only dream about travelling. Here is where books come in, they give us the freedom to travel while sitting on our couch!
Here are a few travel books that you should read in order to quench the wanderlust inside:
My life in France by Julia Child
The book tells the story of Julia Child’s years living in France. Narrated by her, the book shows how an outspoken girl from California, who doesn’t know anything about the French country, is eventually lost in its beauty. A memoir of Julia, with beautiful black-and-white real life photographs, this book is about the spirit and determination it takes to rise to success in a foreign land.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a story about following your dreams. It follows the journey of a young shepherd boy who goes from Spain to Egypt. Going with the flow, following his heart he learns the meaning of love and life.
Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Alice Steinbach searches for the answer as to what really defines her in real life. She goes in search of answers to the most beautiful and exciting places in the world. In Paris she finds a soul mate, in Oxford, she takes a course in English language and in Milan she befriends a young woman.
Into the wild by John Krakauer
Into the Wild is the unforgettable story of a Christopher Johnson McCandless, who belongs to a well-to-do family and hitchhikes to Alaska and wanders off into the wilderness. He leaves behind his desperate parents and sister, abandons his possessions and builds a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body is found in the wild. How he came to die is the story that will leave a lasting impression on you.
Eat, pray, love by Eliza Gilbert
This book has also been made into a successful movie and is the ultimate travel book for today’s women. It is the story of Eliza Gilbert who is a modern-day American woman, who leaves behind her life to examine different aspects of her nature. She goes for pleasure to Italy, for devotion in India and finally to Bali. This book is bound to give you major travel goals.