Top 5 Inspirational Travel Books of All Time

Elmira | 08 - 14 - 2021

Books can take you to a lot of places without even leaving your chair. The stories in the book can carry you away from the present world to another world. Books are truly best friends, they provide you information, allow you to find yourself, and inspire you to do a lot of things. Reading books takes you to a fantasy world, but here we’ve listed inspirational travel books that will tempt you to travel for real. Pack your travel bags and get ready to explore the world!    

Best Travel Inspiration Books

The Alchemist

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity

The Alchemist is one of the best travel adventure books in the world and it’s said that nearly sixty-five million people have enjoyed reading this book. The Alchemist was written by Paulo Coelho and the story is about the journey of a shepherd boy in search of treasure. The young boy meets lots of people on his travels and learns many life lessons. The main message of this book is to follow your dreams but this book will definitely inspire you to travel and also creates a positive mindset. 

Who Is the Author of The Alchemist?
  • A. Paulo Coelho
  • B. David Mitchel
  • C. J.k. Rowling
  • D. Stephen King

Eat, Pray, Love 

“To travel is worth any cost or sacrifice”

Eat, Pray, Love is a mesmerizing best book for travelers. This book is all about the story of Eliza Gilbert and her memoirs of travel across Italy, India, and Indonesia. The book was on The New York Times Best Seller list for 187 weeks. Eat, Pray, Love was also adapted to a film and was released in theatres in 2010. The protagonist of the story, Eliza, was unhappy in her married life so she got divorced and started to travel around the world. She spent four months in Italy eating and enjoying life and spent three months in India finding her spirituality and ended in Bali for balance. The Adventures of Eliza will inspire you to travel. 

Into the Wild 

“Don’t settle down and sit in one place. Move around be nomadic, make each day a new horizon”

Into the Wild is one of the best travel novels written by Jon Krakauer. The story is about the true incident of Christopher McCandless, son of wealthy parents. Christopher gave up his life, his money to charity and set out on a journey to the Alaskan wilderness. This book was an international bestseller that was printed in 30 languages and 173 editions. This book was even adapted to a film of the same name. This book seems like fiction but it’s based on a true story. This book is an ode to every passionate traveler.  


“Taking a trip around the world is no more terrifying than buying a stick of gum. The daily dose of courage.”

Less is one of the best satirical comedy novels written by Andrew Sean Greer. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and also was The New York Times Best Seller. This book covers various themes apart from travel such as romance, love, and aging. Less is a story of a failed novelist who is about to turn fifty. Protagonist Arthur sets a journey around the world from Paris to Berlin; even to Christian Retreat Center in southern India. Less says about the role of the American traveler abroad. 

The Art of Travel 

“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.”

The Art of Travel is a non-fiction book written by Alain de Botton. The author explains the reflections on the thoughts and experiences of other travelers, explorers, or writers. Alan says that travel teaches people about their own character, values, and potential. This book gives a psychological outlook of why travel is both desirable and often disappointing. The Art of Travel is one of the must-read inspirational travel books of all time.  

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