Five Travel Books to Fuel Your Wanderlust.

Travel experience opens the mind, but when travel becomes limited — books will suffice.

With much of the world still under some form of lockdown or quarantine, you may find yourself stuck at home this summer. That doesn’t mean your imagination has to be on lockdown. Find a little inspiration for your future travels with these wanderlust-inspiring books.

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

The Alchemist follows Santiago, a shepherd boy from southern Spain who embarks on a journey to find unknown treasures in Morocco. Along the way, he follows his intuition, listens to his heart, and learns many lessons about life, love, and destiny. The Alchemist is inspirational not only for travelers but for anyone looking for wisdom in a transitional phase in life.

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The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell When Helen Russell’s husband got a job in Jutland, Denmark, she decided to join him for a Scandinavian adventure. As she settled into her new home, she set out on a mission to understand why the Danish are so well known for their happiness. Russell looks at their childcare, education, taxes, healthcare interior design, and more, giving readers a unique glimpse into the Danish life.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

In this New York Times, Bestselling travelogue, Mark Adams makes his way through Peru following archaeologist Hiram Bingham’s original route. He goes in search of Inca ruins and ancient cities, sharing the trials and tribulations of the journey, as well as the triumphs. You’ll leave this book with tons of information and appreciation for Peru.

A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

In this classic travel book, Hemingway transports readers to 1920s Paris. Part memoir, and a part love letter to the City of Lights, this book is perfect for anyone who has ever dreamed of visiting Paris.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

This travel memoir is a must-read for solo travelers or anyone looking for a little encouragement to set out on their first solo trip. Wild chronicles Cheryl Strayed’s hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, Beginning in the Mojave Desert, and continuing through California, Oregon, and Washington state. Not only did Ms. Strayed complete this journey alone, but she also did it with no prior hiking experience.

Guest Writer: Jessica Poitevien

Jessica is a freelance journalist on a quest to see and experience everything our gorgeous planet has to offer and to share her experiences with her fellow travelers. Jessica has written for several world-class Travel Magazines. Email Jessica at

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