Travel Books - Biographies: Find the best true life stories - Adventure
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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"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..."
"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..."
"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!"
"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..."
Autobiography, Challenge, Courage, Bhutan, Journey, Abandonment, Life
"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?"
Journey, Alaska, Adventure, Drama, Desire, Biography, Sense of Life, Backpacking
"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..."
South Seas, Adventures, Imagination, Misfortune, Backpacking
"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..."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
Land Rover, Round-the-world-trip, Adventure, Self-discovery, Life