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You are looking for inspiration and true life stories of other fellow travellers? We have compiled more than 30 of the most exciting and most stunning biographies for you. Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody else who loves travelling.

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I’m Off Then

Image Of Book Cover I'm Off Then From Autor Hape Kerkeling Category Travel
Author:

Hape Kerkeling

Genre:
Travel Account
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"Usually, Hape Kerkeling is a couch potato. But one day he decides to walk the long and mystical Camino the Santiago. An authentic book about the painful walk, which is nevertheless worth to go. Plenty of useful wisdoms and some questions about the sense of life are included. So in case you are thinking about walking the Camino the Santiago: When you read this book you definitely want to leave right now..."
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Journey, Adventure, Humor, Sense of Life, Camino de Santiago, Backpacking

Holy Cow

Image Of Book Cover Holy Cow From Autor Sarah MacDonald Category Travel
Author:

Sarah Macdonald

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
291
Better-Go-Now description:
"India is loud, full and on top of that dirty. After she left India the first time she was sure that she would never come back again. But sometimes things come differently. Her friend gets a job offer in New Delhi. She decides to go with him. A story of a person who had to hate India first before she could learn to love it..."
Tags:   

Self-Discovery, Love, India, Nightmare, Illness, Happiness, Backpacking

Tracks

Image Of Book Cover Tracks From Autor Robyn Davidson Category Travel
Author:

Robyn Davidson

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
288
Better-Go-Now description:
"What does it need to be happy? Robyn Davidson wants to find an answer to that question and decides to walk trough the Australian desert. Together with a dog and a couple of camels she tries to discover her limits. This book is based on a true story. A dangerous story which really makes you think..."
Tags:   

Journey, Australia, Limits, Courage, Camels, Sense of life

Getting Stoned with Savages

Image Of Book Cover Getting Stoned With Savages From Autor J. Maarten Troost Category Travel
Author:

J. Maarten Troost

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
239
Better-Go-Now description:
"Another good book from J. Maarten Troost. As always, he writes with humor and straight from the shoulder about the expected paradise - which is no paradise any more once you take a closer look. The island Kiribati itself is beautiful, but at second glance there are some big surprises you would never think of. He describes the beauty and the sad in a way that makes you laugh and gets you thinking at the same time."
Tags:   

Humor, Happiness, Kiribati, Courage, Paradise, Challenge, Backpacking

The White Masai

Image Of Book Cover The White Masai From Autor Corinne Hofmann Category Travel
Author:

Corinne Hofmann

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
320
Better-Go-Now description:
"On her journey through Africa a woman from Switzerland falls in love with a Massai. Back in Switzerland she realizes that she can not live without him and therefore she sells everything she owns to go back to her love. In Africa she realizes that the role of a woman there is completely different. A life she would have never been able to imagine starts. Great story!"
Tags:   

Love, Life, Desire, Africa, Adventure, Journey, Culture

Under the Tuscan Sun

Image Of Book Cover From Under The Tuscan Sun Autor Frances Mayes Category Travel
Author:

Frances Mayes

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
304
Better-Go-Now description:
"Who would say No to a house in the Italian Tuscany? To living with the beauty of the Italian life style? Together with her partner Frances, Mayes moves to Tuscany where they buy an old house. After a lot of work on the house and adapting the Tuscan life style their dream comes true. A wonderful book about the Italian life, the Tuscan kitchen and hospitality."
Tags:   

Autobiography, Chance, Love, Tuscany, Journey, Paradise

Marching Powder

Image Of Book Cover Marching Powder From Autor Rusty Young Category Biography
Author:

Thomas McFadden, Rusty Young

Genre:
Biography
Pages:
400
Better-Go-Now description:
"How would you describe a prison in Bolivia? Try to describe it before you read this book. You can be sure that you have to let go of all your assumptions because they never live up to reality. In a prison city in San Pedro the prisoners live together with their families. In this prison they have wild parties with plenty of alcohol and drugs. Estate agents who sell cells to you. An arms dealer who provides you with weapons and prostitutes. The rest you have to read by yourself..."
Tags:   

Corruption, Cocain, Friendship, Prison, Bolivia, Life

Wild – From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Image Of Book Cover Wild From Autor Cheryl Strayed Category Backpacking
Author:

Cheryl Strayed

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
315
Better-Go-Now description:
"The life of the 26-year-old Cheryl is filled with drugs and sex with strange men. As her mother died when she was young and because of a broken marriage, Cheryl tries to fight the pain in her life. Until she comes to the point where she realizes that she can not go on like this. One day she gets a travel guide for the "Pacific Crest Trail" and she decides to start the trip of her life. On her journey she encounters plenty of challenges and surprises..."
Tags:   

Autobiography, Drugs, Sex, Life, Pain, Decision, Journey, Backpacking

A Fortune-Teller Told Me

Image Of Book Cover A Fortune Teller Told Me From Autor Tiziano Terzani Category Travel
Author:

Tiziano Terzani

Genre:
Novel, Autobiography
Pages:
384
Better-Go-Now description:
"What would you do if a fortune-teller tells you not to fly on a plane for a whole year?! Well, we would definitely decide not to fly! Neither does Tiziano Terzani. Instead of flying he chooses to go by train, bus and by foot. Due to fortunate circumstances he wrote this fascinating book. Lucky us! We get some detailed insights into the beautiful Asian culture. Sometimes, traveling slowly can be damn sure more fulfilling."
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Autobiography, Travel, Fortune-Teller, Plane Crash, Culture, Asia, Backpacking

Into Thin Air

Image Of Book Cover Into Thin Air From Autor Jon Krakauer Category Biography
Author:

Jon Krakauer

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
332
Better-Go-Now description:
"In 1996, a tragedy took place on the Mount Everest. This book tells you what really happened up there. Jon Krakauer, the author of "Into the Wild", writes about his experience and the difficulty to survive in the Himalayas. This time, it is his personal story..."
Tags:   

Survival, Biography, Himalayas, Windstorm, Life, Adventure

Eating Smoke

Image Of Book Cover Eating Smoke From Autor Chris Thrall Category Biography
Author:

Chris Thrall

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
420
Better-Go-Now description:
"Chris leaves the Navy and decides to find happiness in Hongkong. But life has other plans for him. In Hongkong, he ends up on the streets and comes in touch with the hell of a drug, crystal meth. To bring in the money he needs for that he makes a pact with the devil himself. He joins the 14K, which is a cruel syndicate. Chris is in really big troubles. It will be difficult to stay alive..."
Tags:   

Biography, Crystal Meth, Syndicate, Hongkong, Adventure, Hope

The Lost Girls – Three Friends. Four Continents.

Image Of Book Cover The Lost Girls From Autor Jennifer Baggett Holly Corbett Amanda Pressner Category Backpacking
Author:

Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
560
Better-Go-Now description:
"They have everything they wish for. Happily in love, good jobs and in the prime of their lives. But one day they wake up and are not sure if this is it... So they make a decision with consequences. They decide to pack their bags and leave everything behind to find their true selves..."
Tags:   

Sense of life, Round-the-world trip, Happiness, Self-discovery, Backpacking


 
 

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