Our top 10 books for travel

Our top 10 books for travel

Hello all!

As you know we are currently at the Glastonbury festival so we have created a few short posts while we are away.

Here is our list of our favourite top 10 travel books. Some are world famous and some you may have never heard of. We know you will love them all.

The Lonely Planet Story: Once While Travelling – Tony & Maureen Wheeler

Love them or hate them, Lonely Planet revolutionised the travel guide book. This highly readable story is how it all began. As you read it you can’t help but warm to Tony & Maureen Wheeler. They took a huge risk and it paid off. After reading this, I say they fully deserve all their success.

The Lonely Planet Story: Once While Travelling Our top 10 books for travel

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

I read this book recently and it blew me away. I always imagined that the 1950′s were boring and quiet compared to the hedonism of the 1960′s but after reading On the Road I realised that the 50′s were equally crazy.

On the Road (Penguin Modern Classics) Our top 10 books for travel

Mrs P’s Journey – Sarah Hartley

A must read! It’s the remarkable story of the woman who invented the A-Z map by walking every street of London! Every Londoner owns an A-Z and yet you will not find her name anywhere in it. A brilliant story that needs to be read by more people.
Mrs.P’s Journey: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Created the A-Z Map Our top 10 books for travel

The Beach – Alex Garland

I loved this book when it came out. I read it before ever going to Thailand and it conjured up images in my head that came real when I finally landed in The Land Of Smiles.
The Beach Our top 10 books for travel

Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts

What can you say about this book and story? If you do not know this book I will not spoil anything by giving it away. Please read it.
Shantaram: Abacus 40th Anniversary Edition Our top 10 books for travel

A Fortune Teller Told Me – Tiziano Terzani

Warned by a fortune-teller not to risk flying, the author – a seasoned correspondent – took to travelling by rail, road and sea. Something we really identified with on our 18 month trip as we mostly did the same. (Travelling by land not talking to fortune tellers!)
A Fortune-Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East Our top 10 books for travel

My Journey to Lhasa – Alexandra David-Neel

The amazing story of the first western woman to enter the Tibetan capitol. I discovered this book by chance and now it’s one of my prized possessions.
My Journey to Lhasa: The Classic Story of the Only Western Woman Who Succeeded in Entering the Forbidden City by Alexandra David-Neel Reprint edition (2008) Our top 10 books for travel

The Long Walk – Slavomir Rawicz

The true story of a trek to freedom. This book is one of the world’s greatest true stories of adventure, survival and escape.
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom Our top 10 books for travel

The Backpacker – John Harris

The crazy, mad and hilarious true story of an Englishman in Asia. Literally laugh out loud reading!
The Backpacker Our top 10 books for travel

Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe

The book that made me want to travel. I still have not been to the south Pacific but it’s high on my bucket list!
Robinson Crusoe (Oxford World’s Classics) Our top 10 books for travel
There you go, our favourite top 10 travel books.

If you have read them or will read them in the future, please let us know what you think in our comments section below.

P.S If you buy any of these books (from clicking the links) from this post we will get a tiny amount of money from Amazon.

Have a great week!

Peace & Love,

Paul

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Paul Farrugia (globalhelpswap)

Paul Farrugia is a an avid traveller and blogger. When he is not travelling he likes to spend his free time reading, going to festivals and sitting down enjoying a nice glass of red! If you would like to reach him send him an e-mail to paul@globalhelpswap.com

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Comments

  1. Manu says:

    Love Shantaram, definitely the top to read while travelling!

  2. I agree Manu! There have been rumours of a follow up for years. I hope so!
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