Many people dream of experiencing the beauty of the difference in language, culture, and geography around the globe. But fears, doubts, and myths hold them back. In this book seasoned slow world traveler Bhavana Gesota, addresses all of these concerns and more.
If you like reading books with a travel theme here is my list of recommendations
As a regular traveller, I find plenty of downtime to fill, especially as we move from place to place. This is a great time to catch up with my reading (or blogging).
Reading books about travel may seem, as we say in the UK like taking a ‘Busman’s holiday’, but I enjoy reading about travel. For one it is a source of ideas and in other cases, I can relive previous travel adventures. Some of the books give hints and tips for people thinking about travelling for the first time or going on an extended trip – either alone or as a family.
Below are listed some books I have read and enjoyed covering adventures all around the world – hopefully if you have a similar interest in these stories, you might be inspired to check some of these out for yourself.
1. WE CAME, WE SAW, WE LEFT: A FAMILY GAP YEAR – CHARLES WHEELAN
What would happen if you quit your life for a year? In a pre–COVID-19 world, the Wheelan family decided to find out; leaving behind work, school, and even the family dogs to travel the world on a modest budget.
2. TRAVEL AS A POLITICAL ACT – RICK STEVES
I have been watching Rick Steves’ travel shows on Public Television for several years. He comes across as a jovial chap and his shows are informative in a light and fluffy way. So, I was somewhat shocked when I recently caught one of his programmes entitled “Travel as a Political Act”
3. TRAVELING THE WORLD ON $50 A DAY – MATT KEPNES
Matt Kepnes book “How to Travel the World on $50 a day is a best seller. It details how to travel cheaper, longer, and smarter. It is a valuable guide for the budding world traveller with a tight budget.
4. A WORLD WORTH SEEING – BRIAN NELSON
Judging by the content of this book, Brian Nelson is a well-travelled man and has visited just about every country, even some that a lot of people would avoid; Syria (he did this before the war), North Korea and Afghanistan.