15 Travel Books to Inspire Your Wanderlust

15 Travel Books to Inspire Your Wanderlust

#1 The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

A humorous book chronicling Twain's adventures through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867.

#2 Coasting: A Private Voyage by Jonathan Raban

Raban sails the 2,000-mile coast of England without a compass - a voyage that coincided with the Falklands war of 1982.

#3 An Area of Darkness by V.S. Naipaul

A profoundly powerful book about Naipual's ancestral homeland and his first encounter with India.

#4 The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

An adventure about what lies within the Amazon and a quest for truth about a sensational mystery.

#5 A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

A voyage of discovery exploring the issues of wandering, being lost, and the unknown.

#6 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

Bryson provides a entertaining guide for the Appalachian Trail trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine.

#7 Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

A cautionary tale about walking alone into the wilderness.

#8 The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A powerfully inspiring story about an Andalusian shepherd boy who travels to the Egyptian desert in search of buried treasure.

#9 Life of Pi by Yann Martel

A fantasy adventure novel that will challenge your beliefs and change the way you see the world.

#10 On the Road by Jack Kerouac

A cult classic that never tires, explore the the North American continent with Kerouac and his friend Neal Cassady.

#11 Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

A £20,000 bet that results in Phileas Fogg attempting to travel around the world in just eighty days.

#12 Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer

A memoir from one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet.

#13 Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

A man and his dog embark on a journey across America.

#14 The Beach by Alex Garland

The discovery of a paradise island quickly leads to a deadly dystopia.

#15 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

A long weekend road trip fuelled by drugs and alcohol resulting in one of strangest journeys ever taken.