Best Travel Books: More than 100 of the best books for travellers
You are looking for the best travel books? Here you will find a list of more than 100 of the most captivating and most thrilling travel books. Especially for backpackers, globetrotters, frequent travellers and everybody who loves travelling.
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The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden
"Nombeko was born in one of the biggest slums in Africa. As many others who live there, she never learned how to read and write. But she is able to calculate like nobody else around her. By many coincidences she gets far away from home and suddenly she has to deal with the high and mighty of the world. She becomes involved in the production of nuclear weapons and in important negotiations. No one would have thought that Nombeko would ever do something like that. When she meets the love of her life, they start to destabilize the world together."
Black Humor, Mathematic Genius, Slum, Love, Travel, Life
"You will get deeply touched when reading this book. No one knows exactly where we are heading to. The way to the end of the night is dark, disturbing, brutal and above all merciless. Hardly any other author has written about truth, poverty and richness as he has done it. A book which will still be on your mind a few weeks after having read it."
"For everyone who wants to travel through Central America as cheap as possible - this will be your faithful companion. A lot of exciting adventures are waiting for you out there. Lonely Planet gives you detailed information about places to stay as well as about tourist attractions. If you are interested in traveling off the path they provide you with plenty of hints too."
Central America, Travel cheap, Photograph, Backpacking
"Live your life more happily and more fulfilled. With the power of your thoughts you can customize your life as you want it. We create our existence by ourselves and are also responsible when our life is not going well. A book that can change your life and makes you start reflecting. Are you ready?"
"700 color photographs, 200 maps, information about 221 countries and a lot more - this is what the Lonely Planet edition "The World" offers to you. A very informative guide which will always be at your side. Whether you are looking for nature, culture, lodging or fun. Everybody will find some recommendations and tips in it."
"A guidebook for all the courageous people in this world. The good news it that you and me, we also belong to them. The power to fight against our fears and to go through them. Everybody has got them. Mr. Osho, a spiritual teacher, invites us to live this way. We need to learn to see the beauty and the joy in this world but at the same time we have to walk through all the pain and fear."
"Pi, a 17-year-old boy, is the only human survivor after a shipwreck. A zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a tiger have survived too and are now with him on a rescue boat. A breathtaking adventure begins and his fortune accompanies him. A worth reading novel - it's not easy to put the book aside until you have read it to the very last page!"
Adventure, Shipwreck, Travel, Friendship, Biography, Life
"Pak Do June might be a strange child in the eyes of some. Everything seems so obvious to us in this modern world, for him it's a mystery. Raised in an orphanage in North Korea, he knows what is allowed to say and what not. Because ruler Kim Jong II hears everything, no matter where you are. Using the wrong words can have serious consequences, life is restricted to obeying the rules. One day Pak Do June meets Sun Moon, an actress who makes his life change abruptly. He realizes that there are still some things in life that are worthy to live for."
Orphanage, North Korea, Sense of Life, Love, Affection
"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..."
"After John and Thomas quit their jobs in Germany they start to look for the best spots to surf and the tastiest recipes of Latin America. The result is impressive. The book is a pleasure for body and soul. It features funny stories, stunning photographs and enjoyable recipes. You can feel the lifestyle of Latin America when reading the book. Or simply get hungry..."
Latin America, Consumption, Surf, Travel, Photographs, Recipe
"Have you ever seen the world's most beautiful places collected in one book? National Geographic has put some of them in an amazing volume. You can gain some ideas for your next trips or just flick trough the pages. Let yourself inspire by looking at the marvelous pictures and start dreaming... or just book a flight!"
"The Little Prince lives on the planet Asteroid B 612 with his rose. One day he decides to visit the Earth. There he gets to know the storyteller who had to make an emergency landing with his plane in the desert. Then he meets the fox who explains to him how to familiarize with foreign things. „Your whole lifetime you are answerable for what you familiarize.“ A world-famous book full of wisdom and many common quotes. „It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
"1000 beautiful places you definitely have to try to see before you die. This was the writer's idea when she was collecting the information for this book. And we can be really glad she did so. It offers a lot of photographs, carefully researched information and it is also well structured. You can be sure, after flicking through the pages you want to pack your backpack and just go..."
"Rachel Khoo surprises us with new delicacies from all over the world. On her journeys she always has her notebook and pen with her to write down all the delicious recipes. With much love and sometimes a curious taste she shows us how to cook some very special dishes. Plenty of beautiful photographs and experimental but simple cooking instructions will tease your taste buds. Try out some of the recipes and let them take you on culinary journeys..."
"How do the last native peoples live in today's globalized world? Jimmy Nelson asked himself this question. You can find the answer in this little masterpiece. Many beautiful photographs of old traditions and practices were collected by him to calm down your itchy feet a little. Does it work?"
"One summer a man disappears without a trace. His plan was to travel by train to the coast in order to explore some insects. This was the last time he was seen. What nobody knows is that his little journey ended in the clutches of a woman who keeps him imprisoned in her house. There he has to..."
"Many unique interviews with a lot of Congolese people were conducted by David Van Reybrouck. The book is about hopes and dreams, about basic survival and fatalities. A masterwork in the field of nonfiction literature. The author takes us on a journey through the past which was extremely eventful. Hundreds of Africans from all social classes give some insights into their lives which have been completely unknown to us before."
"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."
"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."
"Amir and Hassan have always been best friends. In their early years, they don't realize that there are differences between them. Amir's father is a wealthy Pashtun and Hassan's father only the servant of the house. What the two boys like most in their free time is kite flying. One day everything changes because Amir betrays Hassan. From then on nothing is as it was before any more..."
"She was only 15 years old when she was brought from a province in Afghanistan to Kabul. Mariam has to marry the 30 years older Rasheed. A few years later, Laila goes trough nearly the same fate. During a bomb attack her husband and her children have died. In order to protect her from the sexual harassment of the men on the streets, Rasheed takes her as his second wife. But life is really not easy for the women at Rasheed's place. They get beaten and terrorized almost every day. So they decide to make a plan how they can escape."
"Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd, has the same dream almost every night. In his dream, he sees a treasure at the foot of a pyramid in Egypt. This treasure seems to be waiting just for him. He is not sure what to do. He could take risk and leave everything behind but also stay at his comfortable home. Finally he decides to go on the long journey. It changes his life. In the desert he finds some truths that really matter in life. One of them is that you don't need a lot of gold to be happy."
"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."
Wanderlust, Art of Travel, Coming Home, Breakup, Backpacking
"How must it feel when your life changes completely from one day to the other? Smithy Ide goes through this experience and it almost makes him collapse. Both his parents die on the same day. A few days later he gets the message that his sister who lives on the other side of the country is dying too. At this point he comes to a decision. He grabs his old bicycle and sets off on a tour through America to see his sister for one last time. An adventurous journey begins."
"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..."
"She has one big passion. Pearl diving. This is the lifetime dream of a lot of young Japanese women. One day her dream breaks into pieces. They take her away from her family because she has got a serious disease. Leprosy. She is brought to an island where a lot of people like her stay. There she has to learn how to cope with her new life. Based on historical facts. A really nice but hard story..."
"A book about a never forgotten love, incest and a plane crash. Walter Faber is a 50-year-old engineer who doesn't care much about his emotions and even less about the feelings of his fellow human beings. One day he survives a plane crash. The only other survivor turns out to be a former friend of him. By accident he finds out that the brother of his older friend has married the love of his life. So a number of lucky sequences in his life want that he gets another chance for his love. Such is life..."
"Four people and four stories which are very different. Because of destiny, the people in the four stories finally end up in one story. A great, cruel and heartbreaking book. While reading you will have the feeling to be imprisoned between the lines. The content feels like becoming reality. In the end you cannot avoid asking yourself: Why is the world so unfair? On one side there is so much wealth and luck and on the other side there is poverty and misfortune."
Fortune, India, Streets of Bombay, Life, Diversity, Sense of Life
"Gauß and Humboldt are two really different characters. But they both decide that they want to measure the world. Each on his own. They think that the truth can only be seen if you measure very precisely. That is the aim of their life. They undertake huge journeys and experience big adventures all over the world. Just to finish their project. In the end they meet by fortune..."
Expedition, Adventure, Sex, Genius, World, Discovery, Life
"Two brothers grow up separately but both have the same egoistic and sex addicted mother. Michael is a molecular biologist and lives the typical life of a scientist. Bruno leads pretty much the same life like his mother. His life is filled with women and the sex orgies with them. A scientific, true-to-life and also frightening book..."
Passion, Sex, Intelligence, Depression, Molecular Biology, France, Life
"Maik is just a normal guy. He has a drinking mother and a father that fucks other women. Not a big problem for Maik. He is not even wondering when his parents leave him alone for the whole summer. While being alone he meets a guy called "Tschick". From now on, his life changes. A hot summer, a stolen car and a big adventure. The summer of his life..."
"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..."
USA, Humor, Chocolate, Irony, Adventure, Life, Backpacking
"For those who like spirituality, this book is a must have. An American doctor called Marlo Morgan receives the rare possibility to live three months with the Aborigines in Australia. At their side, she wanders through the red contintent. She learns a lot from their relationship to the land and to nature. A huge enrichment for life..."
Australia, Aborigines, Transformation, Spirituality, Sense of Life
"An emotional and extraordinary story about the life of an Indian waiter. He wins the maximum amount in "Who wants to be a millionaire?". The organizer charges him for cheating. At the police he can argue every question he is asked with a true story of his life. These stories are truly breathtaking. A book about the beauty and the sad of India. A nice but also tragic story..."
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
"What would you do if it´s your 100th birthday and you don't give a shit about the celebration? Allan Karlsson's decision is it to climb out of the window and to run off. A big adventure awaits him already at the train station. The book is a mixture of the adventures Allan makes at present and the ones of the past when he was younger. If you like humor and bizarre stories, then this could be something for you..."
Humor, Memory, Adventure, Journey, Life, 100 Years
Wild – From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
"The life of the 26-year-old Cheryl is filled with drugs and sex with strange men. As her mother died when she was young and because of a broken marriage, Cheryl tries to fight the pain in her life. Until she comes to the point where she realizes that she can not go on like this. One day she gets a travel guide for the "Pacific Crest Trail" and she decides to start the trip of her life. On her journey she encounters plenty of challenges and surprises..."
"Professor Lidenbrock is one of the most famous geologists in the world. One day he finds a mysterious message in an old book. He asks his nephew to help him with the translation. The surprise is big when he finds out that this message is a guide to find the entrance to the inner earth. So they start a journey to find this entrance. What they eventually discover is beyond anyone's imagination... A real masterpiece!"
Adventure, Danger, Journey, Message, Time, Life, Mystery
"Imagine you wake up one morning and in front of the house you see some building workers who want to break down your home. This is exactly what happens to Arthur Dent. The workers tell him that the whole Earth has to be bombed away because of a new galaxy highway. A really shitty morning for Arthur! On top of that he finds out that his friend is also an alien. He then gets kidnapped by aliens and an incredibly tumultuous trip starts..."
Crazy Journey, Life, Outer Space, Sense of Life, Aliens
"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
"A lot of young backpackers search for adventures far off the beaten track. Among them young Richard from England. He discovers a wonderful beach in Thailand which looks truly outstanding. Together with some other people Richard takes a trip to the remote island. For them it is paradise. Until life shows them the other side of the coin... Action!"
"Lindsay spent two years in prison but is still searched by Interpol. The Australian goes into hiding in Bombay where he meets the Indian Prabaker. They become friends and cope with life together. In the depths of the metropole Lindsay learns what it means to be poor. Therefore he decides to change his life and starts helping people who are in real need. He falls in love with a woman. Bad idea..."
India, Prison, Poverty, Adventure, Love, Journey, Inspiration
"Would you survive on a solitary island for 28 years? That is what happens to Robinson Crusoe. After a shipwreck he is the only survivor and lands with chance on a lonely island. He accepts his new life and starts to build up a home for himself. Until he finds footprints in the sand one day..."
Journey, Shipwreck, Adventure, Life, Sense of Life, Courage, Motivation
"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..."
Travel Diary, Secret, Drama, Bali, Love, Journey, Sense of Life, Backpacking
"Who would say No to a house in the Italian Tuscany? To living with the beauty of the Italian life style? Together with her partner Frances, Mayes moves to Tuscany where they buy an old house. After a lot of work on the house and adapting the Tuscan life style their dream comes true. A wonderful book about the Italian life, the Tuscan kitchen and hospitality."
"On her journey through Africa a woman from Switzerland falls in love with a Massai. Back in Switzerland she realizes that she can not live without him and therefore she sells everything she owns to go back to her love. In Africa she realizes that the role of a woman there is completely different. A life she would have never been able to imagine starts. Great story!"
"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..."
Hangover, Bet, Journey, Experience, Humor, Irony, Backpacking
"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..."
Journey, Adventure, Humor, Sense of Life, Camino de Santiago, Backpacking
"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..."
"A love story that goes beyond your imagination. Henry has got a disease. Involuntarily, he makes time travels. Into the future as well as into the past. During a time travel he falls in love with Clare. An extraordinary relationship starts..."
"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."
Incredible Journey, Sailing Shoes, Courage, Will, Life, Sense of Life
"It has been 21 years that the bookseller Jean Perdu has seen his love for the last time. The only memory left is a letter she wrote to him. He has never opened this letter. One summer Jean's life changes. He decides to go to Provence. A unforgettable experience..."
"Have you been thinking about leaving everything behind and just go? Doing whatever you want to? Perhaps now is the right moment to do so. After a broken marriage, Elisabeth packs her bags and leaves New York to take a year of a break. She has high times and low times in Italy, India and Bali. In the end, she comes to the conclusion that the search for your true self can take place anywhere in the world, the only thing you have to do is to open up for it."
"Do you really know what happens in the depth of the oceans? The knowledge that science provides us with is ridiculously little because there is still so much we simply do not know. An absorbing thriller which will steal your breath. Nature strikes back and that in a way we can not imagine. This is really a masterpiece..."
"In 1996, a tragedy took place on the Mount Everest. This book tells you what really happened up there. Jon Krakauer, the author of "Into the Wild", writes about his experience and the difficulty to survive in the Himalayas. This time, it is his personal story..."
"Chris leaves the Navy and decides to find happiness in Hongkong. But life has other plans for him. In Hongkong, he ends up on the streets and comes in touch with the hell of a drug, crystal meth. To bring in the money he needs for that he makes a pact with the devil himself. He joins the 14K, which is a cruel syndicate. Chris is in really big troubles. It will be difficult to stay alive..."
"One day they have to escape from a village while the Turks take over the region. They are brother and sister - but married. This is top secret. When they arrive in the USA they do not expect that they could get into troubles because of that..."
"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..."
"Paul Kemp is a journalist. Because of his job he is able to travel around the world. The next order brings him to Puerto Rico during the time of Castro, Kennedy and a lot of hippies. There he lives his dreams. Sun, sea, good rum and beautiful women. He then meets a woman he should better avoid..."
Journalist, Excess, Rum, Politics, Reporter, Downfall, Sex
"This is a true story. Franz Wisner is a man who thinks that he's got it all. A presentable career, a nice family, good friends and of course the fiancée of his dreams. A couple of days before the planed marriage, however, she decides not to marry him. But his family and friends encourage him to go on honeymoon anyway. Instead of the bride he is accompanied by his brother Kurt..."
"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..."
"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."
Illustrated Book, Cultural Portrait, Historical Portrait
"Tom Carter tramps through China by train, bus, motorcycle or hitches on the back of anything that is moving. While doing so he photographs the landscape and the culture around him. With stunning pictures he takes you on his journey of over 35,000 miles (56,000 kilometers) trough all provinces of China. This is the impressive result of a two year journey..."
"India is loud, full and on top of that dirty. After she left India the first time she was sure that she would never come back again. But sometimes things come differently. Her friend gets a job offer in New Delhi. She decides to go with him. A story of a person who had to hate India first before she could learn to love it..."
Self-Discovery, Love, India, Nightmare, Illness, Happiness, Backpacking
Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner
"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..."
Sense of life, Round-the-world trip, Happiness, Self-discovery, Backpacking
"A little masterpiece for all of those who like good literature. Kathy grew up without her parents in an English residential school. She writes about her childhood and her youth. But this is more than the usual coming-of-age story. There is a huge secret in the residential school. This book really gets you thinking."
"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..."
"How would you describe a prison in Bolivia? Try to describe it before you read this book. You can be sure that you have to let go of all your assumptions because they never live up to reality. In a prison city in San Pedro the prisoners live together with their families. In this prison they have wild parties with plenty of alcohol and drugs. Estate agents who sell cells to you. An arms dealer who provides you with weapons and prostitutes. The rest you have to read by yourself..."
Corruption, Cocain, Friendship, Prison, Bolivia, Life
"What does it need to be happy? Robyn Davidson wants to find an answer to that question and decides to walk trough the Australian desert. Together with a dog and a couple of camels she tries to discover her limits. This book is based on a true story. A dangerous story which really makes you think..."
Journey, Australia, Limits, Courage, Camels, Sense of life
"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..."
"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
"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
"Two brothers who could not be more different. They only have one thing in common. They are both contract killers. One of their orders takes them on a journey through the American West which is in the middle of the gold fever of the 19th century. After a lot of obstacles they find their victim but then something challenges their mission again..."
"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."
"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..."
"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..."
"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!"
"When Leah Jones was fourteen years old she made a decision: Living in a trailer park next to an airport, she could complain about the smell, could drink herself to death or she could learn how to fly. So she decides to learn how to fly and it seems that she is good at it..."
"The story starts with the mysterious death of a beautiful journalist, a former Special Forces veteran. Afterwards it really gets big and the story becomes insane. A range of different happenings occur that are all intertwined. Summarized you can say it is about Afghanistan, politics, corruption, paradise. Give it a try because it is worth it!"
"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!"
India, Destiny, Beer, Happiness, Life, Backpacking
"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..."
"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!"
Africa, Backpacking, Landscape, Life, Poverty, No chance, Backpacking
"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!"
"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!"
Our World Tour – A Photographic Journey Around the Earth
"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."
1000 Sacred Places – A World Travel to Religious and Spiritual Sites
Nonfiction Book, Illustrated Book
"Surely everybody knows a special place on earth. You might call this place sacred or simply a place with mystic vibes. This book offers you 1000 of those places. Filled with a lot of information and wonderful pictures. Those places are all over the world. They just wait to be explored by you..."
"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