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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.

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The Art of Travel

Image Of Book Cover The Art Of Travel From Autor Alain De Botton Category Travel
Author:

Alain de Botton

Genre:
Philosophical Novel, Guidebook
Pages:
272
Better-Go-Now description:
"Why are we always on the road again? Why do we love going to unknown places when it's beautiful at home too? Is it the pursuit of happiness? In his unusual travel guide Alain de Botton has got some answers to these questions. You won't find the places he describes on a map. They are in each of us. A beautiful novel which will teach you to travel with your heart."
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Wanderlust, Art of Travel, Coming Home, Breakup, 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

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

The Watermelon King

Image Of Book Cover The Watermelon King From Autor Daniel Royse Category Travel
Author:

Daniel Royse

Genre:
Novel, Adventure
Pages:
196
Better-Go-Now description:
"Dean loses his job in a remarkable consulting firm and therefore decides to make a journey across East Africa together with his brother. They backpack through one of the most inhospitable regions in the world. Along this way with a lot of ups and downs they begin to understand the beauty and the frustration of life in Africa. "Sad but true!"
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Africa, Backpacking, Landscape, Life, Poverty, No chance, 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

Wanderlove

Image Of Book Cover Wanderlove From Autor Kirsten Hubbard Category Backpacking
Author:

Kirsten Hubbard

Genre:
Novel, Adventure
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"Bria is an 18-year-old traveler. She tries to achieve independence and searches for self-discovery. Bria decides to go on a tour through Central America with a group, which turns out to be not the best decision. She is a good girl trying to be bad. During the tour she meets Rowan, a backpacker and dive instructor. He is a bad boy trying to be good. While traveling trough some Mayan villages with Rowan she tries to run away from her past until she realizes that she needs to hold on and look back..."
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Liberty, Journey, Experience, Youth, Past, Love, 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

Watershed

Image Of Book Cover Watershed From Autor Cd Brennan Category Travel
Author:

Cd Brennan

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
224
Better-Go-Now description:
"She left home to find herself... and found love along the way. Maggie wasn't looking for love on her backpacking trip through Australia. She's got enough troubles with men back in Ireland. Australia is her escape, a place of adventure where she can create memories to last a lifetime."
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Self-Awareness, Journey, Love, Adventure, Backpacking

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

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

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

Round Ireland with a Fridge

Image Of Book Cover Round Ireland With A Fridge From Autor Tony Hawks Category Travel
Author:

Tony Hawks

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
264
Better-Go-Now description:
"On the next morning, Tony realizes that he had been drinking too much the night before. This time it is not only alcohol that causes the bad feeling in his stomach though. He has made a bet with his friends that he will round Ireland with a fridge. Difficult to believe how many doors can be opened when you carry a fridge with you. A really funny story..."
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Hangover, Bet, Journey, Experience, Humor, Irony, Backpacking

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