So after our mighty Kindle vs paper book battle (it’s a draw!) we promised we’d share our own favourite travel novels! These novels and memoirs of incredible journeys, spiritual awakenings and outrageous adventures are fantastic wanderlust fuel for when you’re on the road.
Could you be transformed by Italy? This passionate romance follows Lucy – a young woman from a repressed Edwardian background – as she explores Florence and falls in love.
Lord of the Flies for Generation X, traveller Richard finds a beach in the Gulf of Thailand and its small backpacker community. As you’d expect, there’s trouble in paradise!
Sal and Dean satisfy their carefree sense of adventure with an epic roadtrip. With a backdrop of jazz, poetry and iconic Beat culture – it’s hard to not get itchy feet.
Think travelling is easy when your home planet’s just been demolished? Follow everyman Arthur Dent’s journey to new star systems in this witty science fiction adventure.
Brazilian Paulo’s mystical tale is a personal parable of self-discovery. Finding his own path, his quest for spiritual knowledge takes him through Northern Spain on foot.
Accompanied by poodle Charley, 58 year old John searches for the ‘real America’. His true story is a bittersweet potpourri of people and places, plus a few bears along the way.
A satire of human nature and travel books of the time, Gulliver explores four fantasy nations. In turn he finds himself literally too big, small, wise and ignorant.
We don’t recommend the lurid mind-bending shenanigans of Duke and Gonzo, but their ‘Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream’ is sure to stick in your memory.
Enjoy life and linguine in Italy (Eat), find spirituality in India (Pray), fall in (Love) with a Brazillian businessman = Elizabeth’s formula for a year travelling the world.
Love a classic murder mystery? With the exotic setting of a river cruise along the Nile and Hercule Poirot unravelling clues, this makes a fab page turner between stops.