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The Best Travel Books To Keep You Inspired

A good book beside the pool is a thing to behold. But what about when you can’t make it abroad? It’s time to escape through the pages and be inspired for your next adventure.

Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle by Dervla Murphy

Author of tons of great travel books, Dervla Murphy is a mainstay of good travel reads. The first book from 1965 remains an epic read with an epic solo journey on 2 wheels.

Stranger on a Train: Daydreaming and Smoking around America with Interruptions by Jenny Dis

Travelling the outskirts of the USA by train, Jenny Diski’s book is just as much about the characters she meets along the way, than it is about the characteristics of the journey and landscape ahead.

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux

“All news out of Africa is bad. It made me want to go there…”


Paul Theroux’s logic enlightens you as to his mentality when it comes to travel and adventure. The north-to-south journey across the continent shows a side of Africa that many are yet to see and pulls the curtains back exposing some of the truths that lay hidden along the way.

Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-mile Adventure by Monisha Rajesh

Let’s start with the epic title. Who doesn’t love a good pun?


A herculean 45,000 mile journey through Europe, Asia and North America riddled with quaint details that are often missed by the average author. It’s the coalescing of small details, being teased out of the environment over time that build such a textured and well constructed world in the readers mind.


Beautiful read that’ll bait out a wry smile or two.