If you have been bitten by the travel bug and you are waiting for your next trip, but you don’t know what to do in your free time to satiate your hunger for travel, then there is nothing better than reading a travel book. Here is a list of 10 travel books that every travelholic must read.
1. A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal
How about the amalgamation of two passions? A cook touring the world in search of the perfect meal and anything else that he loves besides cooking is traveling – what a combination! Food & travel. That makes it a perfect read by Anthony Bourdain.
2. A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
Written by Norman Lewis mentioning his Indo-China travel, ‘A Dragon Apparent’ became an inspiration for Graham Greene to visit Vietnam and write his own book ‘The Quiet American.
3. A Fortune-Teller Told Me
A fortune-teller advised Tiziano Terzani not to fly in the year 1993 as there will be a risk to his life. Terzani did the same and traveled only by land and sea for a year. This book contains his fascinating experiences that will surely keep you spellbound.
4. A House in Bali
‘A House in Bali’ is written by Colin McPhee, who has remarkably portrayed his love for Balinese music, his journey and stay in Bali for almost a decade during the 1930s.
5. A Moveable Feast
This Ernest Hemingway’s autobiography will make you want to travel to Paris during the 1920s. This book is a depiction of his struggling period as an artist with other writers.
6. Annapurna: The First Conquest Of An 8,000-Meter Peak
Maurice Herzog climbed 8,075-meter peak named Annapurna with a team of French climbers at the time when 8,000-meter peak was the highest that was ever climbed.
7. Around Africa on my Bicycle
Riaan Manser traveled Africa on his bicycle for over two years, escaping from Cape Town. He returned 14 kgs lighter in 2005, crossing through 34 countries, covering 36,500 km and gathering invaluable experience.
8. A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush unveils the travel saga of Eric Newby with his friend to the remote and most beautiful wilderness on Earth, mountains of the Hindu Kush in Afganistan.
9. An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church’s Strangest Relic in Italy’s Oddest Town
In 1983, a priest in the Italian hill town of Calcata revealed that someone has stolen the foreskin of Jesus. David Farley, the author of this book, shifted to Calcata to find out the truth behind the disappearance of the foreskin.
10. A Walk Across America
To better understand himself and his country America, Peter Jenkins started to walk on the roads. After walking many miles, he discovered himself and his country, both.