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The Best Travel Books To Inspire You To Travel

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Best Travel Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust!

Reading travel books will inspire you to learn more about various destinations of the world and the experiences others have had.

You can use them as informative books which give knowledge and insights about various places and take you to new destinations or even as reading at home books if you do not wish to travel, and just explore the world at the comfort of your home.

Here is a hand-picked list of the best travel books. These books will help you feel motivated to get out of the couch and begin exploring the world full of adventures and fun. 

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eat, pray, love book

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Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert had everything that modern people would want, but she was not satisfied with these external aspects of success, which caused her panic and confusion. Eat, Pray, Love is the story of how she left behind all she had and began to explore.

This book will inspire you to explore your life to the fullest.

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The Alchemist book

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A book focusing on following and fulfilling your dreams. It is a story of a young shepherd boy who chooses to follow his heart and learns the meaning of life along the way from Spain to Egypt.

There are inspirational quotes filled in this book for whichever dream one wishes to pursue. 

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London: A Travel Guide Through Time by Matthew Green

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London: A Travel Guide Through Time by Matthew Green

This book takes you through space and time. It is a history of London in six-time snapshots. It goes all the way to the end of the Second World War from the Medieval period.

The same characters and streets are used to tell the story.

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On The Map by Simon Garfield

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On The Map by Simon Garfield

On The Map is a tour around the world which contains maps. These maps go from the early explorers’ hand sketches to Google Maps and have stories to tell for each of those maps. The book is filled with amazing details from mountains to phantom streets.

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Last Train To Istanbul by Ayse Kulin

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Last Train To Istanbul by Ayse Kulin

An international bestseller!

A story of a Muslim Turkish girl who fell in love with a Jewish Turkish man during the World War II. From Ankara to Paris, Cairo, and Berlin, Last Train to Istanbul is a brilliant tale of adventure and love.

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Travels with Charley in Search of America

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Travels with Charley in Search of America


Based on the true story and memoir of John Steinback when he takes a road trip in 1060 across the United States along with his French poodle Charley in order to discover the identity of the country and himself. His course takes us across forty states of the country.

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My Life in France by Julia Child

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My Life in France by Julia Child


As the name suggests, this book captivates the story of Julia Child’s years in France. She is an outspoken girl from California who falls in love with the food and is also lost in the country’s beauty. This book brings out the spirit and determination which is required to succeed in a foreign country.

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Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost

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Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost

The author manages to make his readers laugh with a tale of wandering around the remote parts of the South Pacific. He brings out the country of China which one has never seen before with the adventures of his journey through China.

This book looks at the vast, complex country which will help us shape our lives in the future. 

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On the Road by Jack Kerouac

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On the Road by Jack Kerouac

A classic travel novel that has the character of Sal, who leaves New York City to head west. Sal has a desire to see the world which most of us have. While having adventures traveling, he also becomes a better, confident, and stronger person.

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