Reading a travel book

There’s no denying the power of a good book, they can educate you, make you laugh or even inspire you. A great book can whisk you away to another place, often taking you to parts of the world you may never have even stepped foot in. If you’re searching for a book that’ll inspire you to get outdoors, see the world, or find the confidence to travel solo on single traveller holidays, then read this article to discover what you should be adding to your bookshelf.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

By Cheryl Strayed

A memoir that is truly inspiring and follows the real-life experience of Cheryl Strayed. Following her mother’s death and the breakup of her marriage in her early twenties, Cheryl decided to pack up some belongings and walk the thousand-mile stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail. The book follows the trials Cheryl faces along the way, but also how this solo journey heals her.

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Into the Wild

By John Krakauer

The true story of Christopher Johnson McCandless, who wanted to escape the constraints of everyday life, so left his belongings, donated his money to charity and hiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Although the sad ending in this story can leave a lasting impression, this book has inspired many to go on their own adventures.

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The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

This enchanting novel follows the story of a shepherd boy named Santiago who travels to Egypt on a quest to find buried treasure. The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, as readers have enjoyed this spiritual fable for decades. The story is philosophical, so if you’re looking for a travel book with a deeper meaning, this one is for you.

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Eat, Pray, Love

By Elizabeth Gilbert

An autobiography about Elizabeth Gilbert’s journey to find balance and self-discovery. After feeling unfulfilled with her life in her early 30s, following a divorce and a failed new relationship, Elizabeth sets off to Italy to eat, India to pray and Indonesia to love. The book follows her story, the people she meets along the way and her experiences of each country. This is the perfect travel book for those seeking a break from their career and routine to go and experience new cultures.

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We hope the above book selections will inspire you to get out there and see the world. When you are ready, we would love to help you discover more of this beautiful planet of ours and with our amazing solo holidays, we know we have an adventure just for you.