The Top 10 Books to Read to Inspire you to Travel

Although you might not be able to travel right now, the best way to explore the world and inspire your next adventure is by burying your head in a good book. I have compiled a list of the top ten books to inspire your next adventure and cure your wanderlust.

How to be Parisian, wherever you are – Anne Berest

This book is about the style, love and bad habits of four beautiful Parisian women who will teach you everything you need to know about being a confident French women. This book will have you dreaming of a summer abroad in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Girls who Travel – Nicole Trilivas

The story of a girl named Kiki who is struggling to return to a normal life after a year of backpacking around the world, finding love, friends and adventure. A life that I always wanted to live and a story that inspired me to stop waiting for others to travel with and finally pack my bags and leave for Europe, solo.

Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

A journey that has inspired a thousand others. Eat, Pray Love is based on Elizabeth Gilberts journey of self discovery through Rome, India and Bali. This story will leave you laughing, crying and with an appetite for a soul searching adventure.

Paris Letters – Janice MacLeod

A story of love set in the most romantic and beautiful city in the world… need I say more?

Under the Tuscan Sun – Audrey Wells

The perfect read for anyone dreaming of an escape to the Italian Countryside. This story is the journey of a girl bringing a new life to an old crumbling villa in Tuscany, Italy and a new life to herself. This one may just inspire that move when we are finally able to travel again.

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

A story of dreams, soul searching and adventure. The alchemist will leave you wanted to pack your bags and set off on a whirl wind adventure on the search for long lost treasures.

Atlas of Lost Cities – Aude de Tocqueville

One for the history buffs, mystery seekers and adventurous types. The Atlas of Lost Cities is a compilation of 40 lost cities from around the globe, including Pompeii, Angkor and Nova Citas de Kilamba. Stories of cities engulfed by fire, drowned in water or simply abandoned. Learn more about these eerie places before you visit them in real life, you might find yourself on the adventure of a lifetime.

Dame Traveller – Nastasia Yakoub

By now I am sure you have seen the Instagram account ‘Dame Traveller’ run by the lovely Nastasia Yakoub, well, now you can have the stunning images of travel girls from around the world right on your coffee table. Although there is not much text you will find yourself spending hours flipping through a collection of stunning images collected to fuel all your wanderlust.

Saga Land – Richard Fidler

There is no denying it, Iceland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Saga Land takes you on a thrilling adventure through some of Icelands best Sagas giving a wonderful insight into the history of this beautiful country. Sure to inspire any trip to the land of fairies.

The Lost Girls – Amanda Pressner, Holly C. Corbett, and Jennifer Baggett

The lost girls is based on the triumphant adventure of three friends over four continents on an unconventional detour around the world. You will find yourself getting completely lost in their journey of self discovery, adventure and true friendship. Ever thought about quitting your jobs and setting off across the world, this is one book you will want to read.

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