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must read travel books

5 must-read travel books before you plan your next road trip

  • Jun 29,2017
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"There is no friend as loyal as a book" - Ernest Hemingway.

A great book serves as a lifelong companion; it opens your mind to new experiences. These books have enough motivation and adrenaline in them to push you to explore new destinations. Here are few must reads for all adventure lovers that will inspire you to get out there and travel more.

1. On the road by Jack Kerouac

The novel On the Road by the American writer Jack Kerouac is based on the travelling experiences of the writer and his friends across the United States. The novel was published in 1957 and was set at the back drop of postwar Beat and counters culture generations, with the protagonist pulsates a life of 1950's America; Jazz, drug, sex and a desperate hunger of new generations to live their dream and taste everything before the sun sets. The novel storyline breathes passion for travelling ; As the quote from the book describe the essence of the travelling in a best way - There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so keep rolling on under the stars''. The novel is a must read for passionate travellers all around the world before hitting on the road.

2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

''And, when you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it''. - Alchemist, Paulo Coelho. This quote describes the core theme of the novel. This bestseller describes the journey of a shepherd boy named Santiago. Believing in his dream to discover treasure at the Egyptian pyramids and hurdles that come in between. The journey of a simple shepherd boy, learning through dessert travels and re-uniting with the love of his life, will surely engage you! This acclaimed novel is one of the most engaging travel stories for all adventure lovers.

3. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a non-fiction international best seller. It's an expansion on Christopher McCandless's "Death of an Innocent''. The true story revolves around a man named Christopher McCandless, who gave away his college fund and began travelling across Western United States. Later he walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness, where his corpse and SOS notes were discovered. The novel explores McCandless consuming passion for travelling. His notes reveal the story of enlightenment through solitude and connect with nature. Into the wild will surely give you goose bumps!

4. Eat, pray and love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This novel inspired thousands of women all over the world and empowered their life in some way or other. The book is a memoir, about the author's trip around the world after her divorce. Elizabeth Gilbert, in her early thirties had everything a woman of her age wished for - Husband, home, successful career but instead of feeling contented, she was confused! The book revolves around the story of how she left behind all materialistic pleasures to explore and discover 3 different aspect of nature. Set against the backdrop of three different countries and cultures: Amusement in Italy, spirituality and devotion in India, and peace on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between the three and soul awakening that only travelling can offer you.

5. Vagabonding by Rolf Potts

This book is a must read for passionate long term travellers. The writer himself spent 10 years on the road and the story depicts practical information and valuable insight about travelling. From saving money to planning your life on road, this book includes all! It is surely going to motivate road trippers to travel all around the world. The novel is rightly called An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel.

Road trips are full adventure and fun but also, it includes challenge and passion. These books will surely help you to achieve the same. If you are ready for your next road trip, then you can check out self-driving car rental options from Volercars. We provide you best price along with exciting deals. We ensure your safety and comfort, our cars are cleaned and serviced prior the trip and we have various pickup points around the city but you can still choose to get the car delivered at your doorstep. Choose freedom and flexibility with Volercars!