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Books for Backpacker: Find the best books for travellers! - TOP 30

You are looking for novels and other books all about “backpacking”? If so, you are exactly right here. We have listed the best books concerning that subject for you. Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody who loves travelling as much as we do.

“Only by getting in touch with books one does discover their own wings!”

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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

A Mile in Her Boots

Image Of Book Cover A Mile In Her Boots From Autor Jennifer Bové Category Travel
Author:

Jennifer Bové

Genre:
Adventure, Biography
Pages:
288
Better-Go-Now description:
"This is a stunning collection of stories about women in the wilderness. It is a kind of celebration of women making their way in the wild. Wild women report how they succeed in different professions. Smoke jumping, river running, rescuing sea turtles or professional falconry. In this book you find some rough adventures from women who will inspire you..."
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Adventure, Women, Wilderness, Courage, Challenge, Journey, Backpacking

A Walk in the Woods

Image Of Book Cover A Walk In The Woods From Autor Bill Bryson Category Travel
Author:

Bill Bryson

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
397
Better-Go-Now description:
"Have you been on a trekking tour? If yes, did you ever question yourself why you really do that? Bill Bryson takes his overweight friend "Katz" with him and walks the longest march in the world. During their tour Bill heavily questions their undertaking. The trek runs through twelve states in the USA and can be really challenging. A very special travel report full of irony and sarcasm..."
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USA, Humor, Chocolate, Irony, Adventure, Life, Backpacking

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

Backpack

Image Of Book Cover Backpack From Autor Emily Barr Category Adventure
Author:

Emily Barr

Genre:
Novel, Adventure
Pages:
322
Better-Go-Now description:
"Tansy decides to quit her London life. She hates her job and has enough of her selfish friend. Furthermore she has to process the death of her mother. While traveling trough Asia she realizes that this is not what she is searching for. She misses her boyfriend. After some time she begins to like it until a murderer starts to follow her. This journey should get more adventurous than she could ever expect..."
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Escape, Adventure, Life, Journey, Liberty, Backpacking

Drop City

Image Of Book Cover Drop City From Autor T.C. Boyle Category Travel
Author:

T.C. Boyle

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
512
Better-Go-Now description:
"The year 1970. Approximately 60 weed smoking and a lot of sex having hippies live on a piece of land in peace with nature. Only the neighbors, the police and the tourists who come to see the „Freakshow“ disturb the idyll. One day they decide to move from California to Alaska to establish a new life in harmony with the wilderness. An exciting journey begins. T. C. Boyle describes the life of the hippie commune so colorful and detailed that you get the feeling to be right there in the centre of the happening."
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Drugs, Sex, Hippies, Travel, Commune, Alaska

Forever the Road

Image Of Book Cover Forever The Road From Autor Anthony St. Clair Category Travel
Author:

Anthony St. Clair

Genre:
Adventure, Fantasy
Pages:
459
Better-Go-Now description:
"It is not very easy to sum up the books of Anthony St. Clair. Giving it a try, "Forever the Road" could be summarized with: "Three travelers in India battle their hearts and their destinies as an awakened evil prepares to destroy all life". We can highly recommend the author and especially this book!"
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India, Destiny, Beer, Happiness, Life, Backpacking

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

Half Way to Hawaii

Image Of Book Cover Half Way To Hawaii From Autor Torben Sonntag Category Backpacking
Author:

Torben Sonntag

Genre:
Thriller
Pages:
330
Better-Go-Now description:
"Stefan and Jörn have been friends for many years. When they plan a windsurfing trip they have no idea how badly this will end for them. After a party they get robbed and almost brutally injured. When Stefan regains consciousness Jörn has disappeared. The police does not take the situation too seriously so Stefan decides to look for his friend on his own. He gets kidnapped. A wild chase begins..."
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Adventure, Travel, Hawaii, Hunt, Backpacking

Hector and the Search for Happiness

Image Of Book Cover Hector And The Search For Happiness From Autor Francois Lelord Category Travel
Author:

François Lelord

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
192
Better-Go-Now description:
"Hector has a good job. He likes to listen to his patients and they love him as their psychiatrist. One day he has the feeling that something is missing. He feels that people are not truly happy, not even when their mental state is getting better. This in turn makes him unhappy. So he decides to go out into the big wide world to search for happiness. An adventure around the world to find himself in the end..."
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Self-Discovery, Search, Happiness, Adventure, Travel, Thoughts, Backpacking

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

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

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