Get out those hiking boots and open up your travel books! Whether you are still currently in school or trying to make a living sitting at a desk, everyone needs vacation time. Even if you can’t get away to do a little traveling, the Readers Review would like you to live vicariously through our top ten books all about traveling and characters who sought out adventure.
1. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
If you are dying to take a hike and explore what the wilderness has to offer, this book will be sure to inspire you to do just that. It’ll make you want to buy a new back pack and some hiking books.
2. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
You would think that a smart kid would know not to venture into the woods alone…
3. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
After reading this novel of self-discovery, you will want to indulge yourself in fine Italian pasta or try out your meditation skills.
4. Travels with Charley: In Search for America by John Steinbeck
Traveling with your dog who is also your best friend seems like the perfect vacation after reading this tender autobiography.
5. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
The world is calling you. Time to answer by reading this book.
6. The Beach by Alex Garland
Dark and ominous, as well as sarcastically funny, this unforgettable novel will have you questioning the very idea of utopia.
7. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain
Every time you look at a river, you will think of Mark Twain and his hilarious escapades in this true tale.
8. Wild From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Stared down by brown bears and venomous rattle snakes, our leading lady gets lost in the wilderness only to find her true identity.
9. On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Kerouac helped define the term “Beat Generation” with his book following his travels around America to find self-knowledge and understanding.
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