Favorite Travel Books

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Books have an ability to transport you to another place and time. From magical fantasy to scary mystery, there is a story that suits everyone’s taste. For those of you who love to travel, or who wish you could do more of it, there are some incredible books out there that tell the story of a person on a journey, whether it be factual or fantastical, and the trials they face along the way. If you’re looking to get inspired for your next trip or just looking to live vicariously through another traveler, here are three books that will keep your eyes glued to the page.

Into the Wild

Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, is a non-fictional account of the real-life experiences of Christopher McCandless, a man who gave up his money and worldly possessions to explore the world and find meaning beyond the privilege he was given. At the start of our story, we find the subject has perished in the woods, found by hunters. This book tracks the movements and story of McCandless, as well as the journey the author undertakes to understand the motives and the psychology behind the main character. Visiting locations McCandless visited, Krakauer attempts to see this journey through his eyes. 

Whether you see the main character as a brave hero for heading out into the wilderness to find purpose, or you see him as a foolish young man, unprepared to deal with the dangers that lie in the wild, this story will inspire you to pursue a better life at all costs, and to keep an open mind to new experiences through your own personal journey.

On the Road

If you’re interested in the culture of the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac’s On The Road is the perfect book for you. This book is the true account of Kerouac and his friends, other influential literary figures of the time such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, disguised as fiction using false names for each character, with Kerouac taking the role of the narrator, Sal Paradise. The book is full of jazz, American culture, romance, and the beliefs of a counterculture movement that shaped the way we see the world today. After reading On The Road, you’ll stop looking at St. Albert homes for sale and find yourself buying an old Cadillac to travel across the country, as our protagonists do in this compelling classic.

Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy

A little different from the others on this list, Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is the first and most famous book of a hilarious science fiction series. Arthur Dent, a 30-year-old human, and his friend Ford Prefect, who is secretly an alien, embark on a journey together across the galaxy after the destruction of Earth, using the

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