Bitten by the travel bug but always sceptical on taking that leap? The good part is that you are not alone in this journey. Travelling is not only about booking a ticket and trying the local food while you click pictures sitting around a famous monument for your social media.
Going on a sojourn changes you as a person. You leave as a tourist, but you always come back as a changed person. While we continue trying to motivate our readers to travel with our recommendations and posts, here are seven travel motivation book recommendations that will make you want to walk the path of wanderlust:
Suggested Lists, After Wonderlust Motivation:
- Travel Essentials List
- Backpacking Destinations Worldwide
- Solo Traveling Experiences
- 5 Haunted Places in Mussoorie
Travel Motivation Books:
1. Eat pray love
This is one of the most famous travel books of all time. It is actually a memoir of American author Elizabeth Gilbert. The book is a chronicle of her journey and travels across Italy, India and Indonesia post her traumatic divorce and how she rediscovers herself through travel.
There are parts to which you might relate very well. The book was also made into a movie, in case you fancy watching it after you have read the book.
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
This book by Rolf Potts should be your pick if the thought of travelling gives rise to a myriad of questions in your head. The book will help you plan and manage your overseas travel. It will serve as a great reference for every budget traveller and some even call it the ‘bible’ for long-term travel. From choosing your destination, managing finances, to handling travel adversity, this book will do it all.
Author: Rolf Potts
3. How to travel the world on $50 a day
Needless to say, this book will serve as a saving guide for every wannabe traveller out there. Loaded with money saving strategies and clever ideas, this book by Matthew Kepnes breaks the myth around the perception that travelling requires you to shell a lot of money. Travelling is quite possible on a shoe-string budget as well and allow this book to tell you how to make that happen.
Author: Matthew Kepnes
4. Neither Here Nor There: Travels In Europe
This book chronicles Bill Bryson’s backpacking trip across the beautiful continent of Europe. This book will serve as a great companion and guide to anyone attracted to visiting and exploring Europe on a budget. The book not only captures the beauty of travelling, but the ugly side as well. This one should be quite an experience.
Author: Bill Bryson
5. Seven years in Tibet
This autobiographical book by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer chronicles his real life experiences of his stay in Tibet during World War II. The book traces the story of how he and his friend escaped a British internment program and travelled across Tibet where he also befriended the great Dalai Lama. This is a story which will make you perceive travel in a new light.
Author: Heinrich Harrer
6. City of Djinns: A year in Delhi
This one will touch the hearts of all ‘Dilliwalas’ and for others, it will serve as a reminded that you need to come to the Indian capital. Wonderfully scripted by the famous William Dalrymple, the book highlights the beautiful history that glorifies Delhi. His love affair began with the city after he called it home for six years.
Author: William Dalrymple
7. 1,000 places to see before you die
This one is an out and out hard core travel book written by Patricia Schultz. The book is divides into chapters dedicated to different continents and all the places one needs to visit. This book is best for people who look for unconventional spots to discover but don’t have the patience to do the home work around their travel.
Author: Patricia Schultz
One of the major inhibitions we face while thinking of travelling is who take along with us, and what to do. Call a friend, pick a place, and get packing. Spend the money you have been saving, your heart will thank you for choosing a vacation over that new phone you have been saving up for!