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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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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

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

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..."
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Adventure, Drugs, Life, Liberty, Love, Journey, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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