What is it about a book that can transport you to a new destination in just a few pages?
Whether you're planning a trip or just dreaming of taking one, picking up a travel book can transform you as a person and inspire you to travel miles, hike, drive, fly and swim. From inspirational reads to survival guides, our experienced globetrotters at Uniglobe Travel has compiled their recommended reads to quench your thirst for wanderlust.
The Alchemistby Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a powerful book that inspires courage & the need to chase your dreams. The story follows an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of treasure. However on his adventurous quest, he finds himself and discovers the meaning of life instead. Be warned: you may get the urge to make plans to check a few places off of your bucket list!
A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from around the Globeby Faith Conlon
Debating on a solo trip? The numerous "what ifs" can easily keep many travellers at home. "A Woman Alone" will guide you through the fears and worries of travelling alone and let you dictate your own terms. Follow the adventures of other women who were in your state of mind and let them empower you to create a spark in your travel life.
The Art of Travelby Alain de Botton
With numerous travel literature guiding us about the travel destinations one should explore, we may forget the purpose behind the need and urge to travel. In "The Art of Travel", the author takes a philosophical look at why we travel and brutally shares his opinion on truths that we don't want to see or believe. This is a worthwhile read and will make you want to pack your bags and explore the countries and history through paintings.
Food Traveler's Handbookby Jodi Ettenberg
"The Food Traveler's Handbook" addresses why food matters and how travellers can explore the world through the many ingredients we find on our plates. It also tackles very valid safety concerns, from sourcing fresh eats to finding market stalls that serve hygienic meals. The book focuses primarily on cheaper food in developing countries, but its principles and tips can be applied worldwide.
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ckby Sarah Knight
Stop obsessing about having a "bikini body" and eat the ice cream if it is going to make you happy. Want to save up for a vacation? Stop chipping into the office Friday lunch pool and bring your own lunch. In the long run, no one will care.
"The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck" is a must-read for people pleasers who worry about living up to other people's expectations. Travel is about living life on your own terms and forgetting about trying to please others. Read this book to kick start your next trip!