Travel Book Favorites

Recently I snatched up the new books “To Shake the Sleeping Self” by Jedidiah Jenkins, and the most recent “The Best American Travel Writing” by multiple writers, but edited by “Wild” author Cheryl Strayed. It made me think of my love of writing & fiction books (I was a literature major, some things never change) and which ones had inspired me to travel over the years. So I humbly offer a round up below of ones that inspired me to explore places, but as books can be a personal thing, I would love to hear from you if you have more suggestions! (You can find an extensive list on Good Reads as well)

On the road – by Jack Kerouac

  1. Shantaram – by Gregory David Roberts

  2. As I walked out one midsummer morning – by Laurie Lee

  3. In a sunburned country – Bill Bryson

  4.  Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart  – Tim Butcher

  5. Eat, Pray, Love  – Elizabeth Gilbert

  6.  Travels with Charley: In Search of America – by John Steinbeck

  7. A Year in Provence – Peter Mayle

  8. A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

  9. Seven Years in Tibet – Heinrich Harrer

  10. Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

  11. Out of Africa – Isak Dinesen

  12. Life on the Mississippi – Mark Twain

  13. The Motorcycle Diaries – Ernesto Che Guevara

And so many more – will add more to this list shortly!