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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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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

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

On the Road

Image Of Book Cover On The Road From Autor Jack Kerouac Category Travel
Author:

Jack Kerouac

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
293
Better-Go-Now description:
"Be honest: Have you ever thought about taking your bags and just leave? Living to the fullest, day by day, without planning too much. A journey through time with the "Beat generation". Always on the road, always on the search for something new. Living the moment. That is what counts! A book for all people who want to break out..."
Tags:   

Adventure, Drugs, Life, Liberty, Love, Journey, Backpacking

Our World Tour – A Photographic Journey Around the Earth

Image Of Book Cover Our World Tour From Autor Mario Dirks Category Travel
Author:

Mario Dirks

Genre:
Illustrated Book
Pages:
352
Better-Go-Now description:
"Our world is a paradise. Mario Dirks was so kind to collect the most stunning places in book form full of photographs. A collection of breathtaking sights and shots of humans and animals in the beauty of nature. It is a homage to Mother Earth which can hardly be toped."
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Human, Nature, Animal, Sight, Mother Earth

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..."
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Frustration, Helplessness, Silence, Humanity, Experience, Life, 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

Swimming at Night

Image Of Book Cover Swimming At Night From Autor Lucy Clarke Category Backpacking
Author:

Lucy Clarke

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
416
Better-Go-Now description:
"Two sisters who could not be more different. Katie has a disciplined middle-class life while Mia has learned how to live her life to the fullest. But they do love and appreciate each other. Until Katie comes to know that Mia has died. All that remains is her diary. Katie packs her bag and follows the stories of Mia's diary. She travels to places her sister had visited before. There she finds out things she would have never thought to be possible..."
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Travel Diary, Secret, Drama, Bali, Love, Journey, Sense of Life, Backpacking

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

The Carer

Image Of Book Cover The Carer From Autor Scott Nelson Category Drama
Author:

Scott Nelson

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
106
Better-Go-Now description:
"Malcolm McDonald reaches the limit of his credit card in San Francisco. Therefore he returns to London without a home, without having any friends and on top of that unemployed. In a typical British winter it looks like he has run out of options. But then Malcolm decides to work as a housekeeper for Florence Days, an 80-year-old woman who speaks with her wallpapers and waits for her husband who always comes too late for dinner. The Carer shows how insane the world can get if somebody is sane for too long..."
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Homeless, Out of options, Sadness, Friends, Life

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

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 Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Image Of Book Cover The Unlikely Pilgramage Of Harold Fry From Autor Rachel Joyce Category Travel
Author:

Rachel Joyce

Genre:
Novel
Pages:
384
Better-Go-Now description:
"He just wants to take a letter for a dying friend to the post office. Something inside of him lets him walk past the office. Far beyond the city. Until he decides to deliver the letter personally. Harold Frey starts his journey without planning it. Only with the letter in his hand, his sailing shoes and a strong will. A book for those who want discover something new in life or just to broaden their horizon."
Tags:   

Incredible Journey, Sailing Shoes, Courage, Will, Life, Sense of Life

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