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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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A Year of Living Prayerfully

Image Of Book Cover A Year Of Living Prayerfully From Autor Jared Brock Category Backpacking
Author:

Jared Brock

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"The prayer Jared Brock thinks that something is missing in his life. Therefore he decides to go on a yearlong journey to rediscover the power of prayer... and to eat delicious meals. On that 37,000-mile-trip he is having a blast. He dances with jews, burns his clothes and attempts fire walking. Funny and at the same time plenty of food for thought..."
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Prayer, Food, Journey, Adventure, Power, Curiosity, Backpacking

First They Killed My Father

Image Of Book Cover First They Killed My Father From Autor Loung Ung Category Biography
Author:

Loung Ung

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
238
Better-Go-Now description:
"The Cambodian Loung Ung is only five years old when she has to escape from the Khmer Rouge. These years she will not forget for the rest of her life. She tells about a past which is so cruel that your heart will bleed while you will be reading this book. A piece of history that shows you how gruesome mankind can be..."
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Cambodia, History, Tragedy, Suffering, Hope, Courage

A Book of Silence

Image Of Book Cover A Book Of Silence From Autor Sara Maitland Category Travel
Author:

Sara Maitland

Genre:
Autobiography, Nonfiction book
Pages:
320
Better-Go-Now description:
"Sara Maitland is in her late forties. She grew up as one of six children, is a mother now herself and a vocal feminist. You can imagine that her life was pretty noisy. Too noisy. One day, Sara finds herself alone on the countryside again and falls in love with silence. She describes the silence and her love for it. She spends time in the Sinai deserts, the Scottish hills and a remote cottage on the Isle of Skye. Shen then hunts and gathers knowledge about silence and its history, also its meaning for psychoanalysis or artistic expressions. Be sure that there is no noise while you read this book!"
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Silence, Noise, Culture, Habit, Life, Sound

Beyond the Sky and the Earth

Image Of Book Cover Beyond The Sky And The Earth From Autor Jamie Zeppa Category Travel
Author:

Jamie Zeppa

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
320
Better-Go-Now description:
"Jamie fulfills one of her biggest wishes. She decides to make a journey she was always dreaming of. In Bhutan she works as a teacher for two years. An experience she will never forget. A true story of a nation which shows her how to love and also how to live to the fullest. A declaration of love to Bhutan..."
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Autobiography, Challenge, Courage, Bhutan, Journey, Abandonment, Life

Into the Wild

Image Of Book Cover Into The Wild From Autor Jon Krakauer Category Backpacking
Author:

Jon Krakauer

Genre:
Biography, Adventure
Pages:
215
Better-Go-Now description:
"Chris McCandless finishes college and decides against living an ordinary life. So he burns all the money he owns and starts a journey with the goal of reaching Alaska. A journey full of experiences and adventures. He always dreams of freedom and liberty in the beautiful, lonesome wilderness. Based on a true story. The author Jon Krakauer wrote this book with the help of journal entries and interviews with Chris' family and friends. A really sad and at the same time beautiful book. Would you be able to let everything behind to be alone in the wilderness?"
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Journey, Alaska, Adventure, Drama, Desire, Biography, Sense of Life, Backpacking

The Sex Lives of Cannibals

Image Of Book Cover The Sex Live Of Cannibals From Autor J. Maarten Troost Category Travel
Author:

J. Maarten Troost

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
272
Better-Go-Now description:
"How would you imagine the South Seas? Breathtaking beaches, shafts of sunlight shining on your face and a harmonic flair which you are able to find only in paradise? That is exactly what J. Maarten Troost and his wife Sylvia were expecting. This would definitely be too good to be true. Their real life there is far off from their imaginations. This book reveals the true life in the South Seas to you..."
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South Seas, Adventures, Imagination, Misfortune, Backpacking

Planet Walker

Image Of Book Cover Planet Walker From Autor John Francis Category Backpacking
Author:

John Francis Ph.D.

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
288
Better-Go-Now description:
"John Francis tries to save oil-soaked birds and to restore blackened beaches. But he is still frustrated because this work can never be finished. So he decides to go on a journey without using motorized transportation. This brings him onto the road, for 17 years on two continents. It started with a silent protest in the early 1970s and became a remarkable and well-known book. On the road he earn his college degree, meets a lot of interesting people and he learns to be a part of the Earth. An amazing human interest autobiography..."
Tags:   

Frustration, Helplessness, Silence, Humanity, Experience, Life, Backpacking

Land of the Free

Image Of Book Cover Land Of The Free From Autor Woodrow Landfair Category Thinking
Author:

Woodrow Landfair

Genre:
Autobiography, Adventure
Pages:
212
Better-Go-Now description:
"The protagonist of this book leaves his home on an old motorcycle. He sleeps outdoors, in homeless shelters or he stays on sofas at the home of strangers. At times he does shitty jobs to be able to buy something and often he is given food and things by other people. But then he sees a chance to keep his life simple and to jump up the ladder at the same time. A man on the search for his truth. A stunning true story!"
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Adventure, Freedom, Autobiography, Motorcycle, Truth, Backpacking

Travel, Sex & Train Wrecks

Image Of Book Cover Travel, Sex and Train Wrecks From Autor Julie Morey Category BackpackingImage Of Book Cover From Autor Category Travel
Author:

Julie Morey

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
132
Better-Go-Now description:
"The good Christian woman Julie is married for 10 years to a man she deeply loves. But his alcoholism destroys their marriage. She then decides to go on a journey in exotic South East Asia. There she does things she shouldn't do being accompanied solely by her backpack and a broken heart. Dancing at the Full Moon Party, crashing a scooter, eating "happy" food, kissing various men, breaking into monuments or couchsurfing through India. Then she takes part in a ten day silent meditation... True story!"
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Life, Party, Dreams, Meditation, Love, Backpacking

Left Beyond the Horizon

Image Of Movie Cover Left Beyond The Horizon Category Travel
Author:

Christopher Many

Genre:
Autobiography
Pages:
310
Better-Go-Now description:
"Some would call him a vagabond, others would describe him as an adventurer. Christopher Many would describe himself as a traveling philosopher. One day he decides to get into his Land Rover and drives away. Eight years later he summarizes his journey in this book. A journey into the big world and in the end to himself."
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Land Rover, Round-the-world-trip, Adventure, Self-discovery, Life


 
 

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