Travel & Culture

10 Books To Inspire Your Summer Travel Plans

March 11, 2023

Dreaming of a warm-weather getaway, but not sure where to go? Here are 10 books that include destinations around the world to inspire your summer travels. —Vita Daily

“Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert – This memoir follows the author’s travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia.

“Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer – This non-fiction book chronicles the travels of Christopher McCandless across the United States, including his journey to Alaska.

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho – This novel takes place in Spain, Morocco, and Egypt and follows a shepherd on a journey of self-discovery.

“The Beach” by Alex Garland – This novel is set in Thailand and follows a young backpacker’s search for a secret beach paradise.

“The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway – This classic novel takes place in Spain and follows a group of expats as they travel to Pamplona for the running of the bulls.

“Shantaram” by Gregory David Roberts – This novel takes place in India and follows an Australian convict as he escapes from prison and starts a new life in Mumbai.

“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed – This memoir follows the author’s journey hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans from Mexico to Canada.

“The Great Railway Bazaar” by Paul Theroux – This travelogue follows the author’s train journey across Europe and Asia, including stops in Iran, India, and Japan.

“Under the Tuscan Sun” by Frances Mayes – This memoir takes place in Tuscany, Italy, and follows the author’s experiences renovating a villa in the Italian countryside.

“The Lost City of Z” by David Grann – This non-fiction book follows the author’s travels to the Amazon in search of a lost city and the explorer who went missing trying to find it.


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