Backpacking has actually become a popular form of travel, even backpacking alone. But when you are still quite afraid and do not dare to experience, even if you also want to make such an attractive trip like that, right?
Risky, desperate and lonely are the first things that prevent us from doing such a journey. Backpacking offers a completely different look from when vacationing with family or friends.
You will have to be more bold, stronger, but it’s worth the experience, at least once in your life. It will be a time for you to think more about yourself, explore more aspects of yourself and you’ve got enough braveness to step out of your safe-zone, quietly watching the beauty of nature, people and life in a place which is not your home to better understand the world around.
Maybe someday, you will be the one to tell your story to everyone. But first, let these interesting books inspirited you.
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
There is no form of travel that can make you discover, deepen your own person as deeply as backpacking, and the author of this world-famous autobiography has also made a journey to find himself as such.
After a long, ugly divorce and a bad ending, the American author – Elizabeth Gilbert – decided to take a trip around the world and chose three countries to visit: First, she came to Italy to enjoy good food, then went to India in the hope of seeking her spirituality, and last but not least, traveled to Indonesia to find a balance.
A clear testimony to the loneliness of traveling alone is that during the journey, she encounters a lot of new friends and helps them to gradually discover what they want in life. If you are feeling stuck with the hardships that exist in life, why not make a trip to make yourself more stable.
Read this piece, you will find yourself very inspired it.
On the Road
This is one of the best travel books of all time, On the Road, an American view of freedom and hope that you cannot ignore.
The journey around the United States is made by the author and his generation’s friends, recording each of the places they traveled from New York, Denver to San Francisco … Along with the adventures on the road is the talk about jazz, poetry and even stimulants. Up to now, this masterpiece has been in full swing for 60 years, but it has never been outdated, because On the Road contains the difficulties of youth in whichever generation.
Have you ever wondered what is this life really? Then, really, “on the road” like Jack Kerouac. His journey is essentially a journey to find the meaning in life and experience. The author writes lines of writing in a sad, naive look, with profound enthusiasm, and deep love with his native country. Is that also the “inspiration” you should carry when you are on the road?
Travels with Charley in Search of America
America in the 60s of the last century appeared a character with the passion to move, explore the novelty of the world around, learn about the American region. It was John Steinback, a travel writer who set out to explore the United States with his companion – Charley.
He chose the unfamiliar streets, the destinations that were not famous. After every spin of the wheel, the United States appeared in the eyes of readers of majestic natural scenery, small towns nestled in a river or at the foot of a mountain.
Things happened to the author as a random arrangement of the Creator, he just kept moving forward. It was traveling to satisfy his own ego and to see how beautiful his country is. For more than half a century, ” Travels with Charley in Search of America ” has been still a friend and a great motivator for those who are nurturing a dream of “American dream”, discovering humans, cultural and well-known places in the world’s No. 1 powerhouse.
This is a novel that helped John Steinbeck win the Novel on Literature. “Traveling with Charlie” is written in the form of a narrative in which the author writes about the places he has visited, the obstacles he has encountered and the realization that the places and people you Have remembered to fall into oblivion once you come to dust.
John Steinbeck’s son said the reason for his trip was because he knew he was going to die and wanted to look at the United States one last time. This is really a great story about travel, family, past, old and American.
Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now-As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It
Oddly, I started reading this book after I left London, but the book reminds me of all the reasons I love (and hate) this city.
The author of the book, Craig Taylor, is a Canadian writer and longtime resident of London, who spent years touring the British capital, interviewing people from all walks of life, all careers, and personalities – from the pilots landing at Heathrow Airport to the women who read newspapers at the subway station.
The result is a portrait of London made up of a number of different perspectives suggesting that people living in the early twentieth century regarded this world-class city as a home, regardless of different personal circumstances.
By Any Means: The Brand-New Adventure from Wicklow to Wollongong
This book begins life as a sequel to Long Way Round, a documentary starring Ewan McGregor and his best friend Charley Boorman.
Along with a producer and a cameraman, Charley made his own journey around the world in which they moved from Ireland to Australia by any means except the aircraft.
The fact that you will follow this trilogy constantly goes through many countries and cultures that makes it an interesting geography lesson, as well as a social commentary. If possible, make sure you also watch the TV show (same name).
Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe
In each chapter of the book, Bill Bryson’s travel anecdotes will take you to another country in Europe.
Carefully documenting the hustle and bustle of the continent, his candidness and sincerity make it easy to believe that you are searching for the aurora in Norway or despite the madness of traffic in Paris right next door.
Bryson’s exquisite storytelling combines his sarcastic comment on everything, publicly evaluates other tourists for their naïve moments, and honestly acknowledges his shortcomings. – You will struggle to finish a book without laughing.
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Followed by a journalist – climber, Jon Krakauer, on his journey to conquer Mount Everest with the journey of exploring Everest in 1996.
Learn about the long adaptation process, the dangers of crossing the Khumbu Ice Falls, and the revered mountaineers along with the advanced Sherpa guides to Chomolungma.
Fear of Krakauer’s life as he descends, being chased by a dangerous storm that eventually kills his companions. The tragic yet fascinating narrative of the road to the highest mountain in the world will take you in awe and awe.
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Being caught in a hail during a swimming training session, Lynne Cox discovered her passion for swimming under extreme conditions at the age of nine.
She went on to become a swimmer breaking the record of the Channel at the age of 15. Follow her on a world tour, from the United States to New Zealand, and removed any barriers between cultures and nations through her transcontinental long-distance swimming.
Cox’s inspirational and fresh story will open up to you the beauty and power of the sea as well as the spirit of human beings.
Through Painted Deserts: Light, God, and Beauty on the Open Road
Donald Miller is a Christian, but the first thing people think of him as a writer.
He does not like to preach nor rigid things. His questions about his own faith, about his reasons for his existence, who he was and who he would be remind us to the travel books of the Beat Generation’s writers – a literary movement that was established by a group of authors whose works had been exploited and influenced the culture as well as politics of America after the World War II.
Miller’s excursion was fantastic.
He experienced beautiful moments and, on his paths, he never traveled without music. He acknowledged that during each itinerary, moments of confusion and fear could occur at any time, and they contributed to the excitement of his journeys.
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure
If you flip through the front pages of the book, you will find it rather difficult to read and think because right after the first chapter, the author raises a lot of things such as the view from the West, the cries of hunger poor and impoverished, even the contempt of life that you may never read in travel books.
However, the rest will make your mood happier and more cheerful because ” Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure” is the experience of the author.
Sarah has inspired the travel throughout India and practiced the experience of all the different religious beliefs. She became a theist.
She believes in gods, believes that the gods really exist. Modestly learn to be happy, learn to grow up, and learn to know that each culture is unique and interesting, which can satisfy all the curious and inquisitive souls.
Into the Wild
The book is about a young man named Christopher McCandless with a cross-country journey, with two timelines interwoven. One was when he was stranded in a remote area in Alaska and the other is his two-year journey through many lands before coming to Alaska.
The book is so impressive that John writes about Christopher’s wonderful life: the isolation of the outside world, the beauty of the wilderness and the comfort of life.
The book was adapted into a movie of the same name, nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and two Oscars.
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
The full title of this novel is Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown.
Pau Theroux proved his talent as a writer through this work when his observation skills and witty humor were fully revealed.
Paul guides readers through Africa in a packed bus, on a canoe, armed escort, ferry, and train that anyone who reads once is unlikely to able to forget. There are beautiful moments, but there are also many moments of suffering and danger. This is the true African coverage of documentary films you’ve seen.
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
This is an autobiography written by Heat-Moon in 1978 about his journey.
After breaking up with his wife and losing his job, Heat Moon decided to travel the road stretching around the United States. His excursion was tied to “Blue Highways,” a concept that referred to the small roads connected to each other in rural America, which were painted in blue in the ancient McNally Rand Atlas.
Heat-Moon equipped himself with a truck and began a three-month search for the soul of the United States. The book chronicles the 13,000 miles (20,921 km) of roads he had crossed, the people he met on the road and the process of exploring American local culture. This is a treasure for those who want to experience the simple but very new things.
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America
The prominent writer – Bill Bryson has many excellent works and “The Lost Continent” is one of them.
The book depicts Bryson’s journey across the United States, not only visiting some familiar places such as the Grand Canyon, but also exploring village streets and finding familiarity reminiscent of his home memories.
Wanderlust: Real-Life Tales of Adventure and Romance
As one of the best travel writings, this collection is named after Pico Iyer.
In fact, Pico is the editor and the stories in this book which is in the “Wanderlust” section of the Salon.com page.
The book is a collection of articles by many authors, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy the rich travel experience in different languages.
A Walk Across America
This is one of the classic works of contemporary travel literature, when Peter Jenkins reminisced about the trip from 1973 to 1975 from New York to New Orleans. For many readers, this is a rare book about travel that attracts and keeps them so long.
Known as a travel writer, who is willing to travel anywhere, including Alaska and China for the most authentic, Peter Jenkins said that he had started looking himself and his country and had found both.
The Dharma Bums
The Beat Generation movement has really brought about the story of great journey, and Jack Kerouac is a master of powerful, emotional, passionate voice.
Although “On the road” refers most to Kerouac’s travel stories, “The Dharma Bums” is a better book. Filled with fascinating characters, exciting stories, compelling language, and thrilling, passionate lyrics, the powerful Beat Generation writers have become famous.
Kerouac’s book is extremely different and deserves to be No. 1.
The Art of Travel
The book that is highly regarded for thought-provoking – ideas that make each experience more enjoyable. It makes the readers think about the reason for travel and wants to learn something from that trip.
Vibrant words, beautiful images and a discussion of the beauty of tourism as well as mundane worlds, all bring attractive and worth thinking.
It can be said that travel books are the favorite of many people. Each piece has a different style of describing and writing, expressing the unique character of the writers, but they will definitely bring you great feelings about destinations and experiences that are not just a tourist, but also contain his own taste during the journey.