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5 Books That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

Ever wondered what traveling the world would feel like? Check out these five books that will give you serious wanderlust and travel goals.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
This book follows shepherd boy Santiago from Spain to Egypt as he follows his heart, accepting life and learning how to love. The book is a quote lover’s paradise with gems on motivation like “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”

The Beach by Alex Garland
The quest to finding paradise – that untouched piece of heaven – is every backpackers dream. The Beach is the story of such a hidden paradise that is worth living for, dying for and killing for.

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
If Down Under has always intrigued you, this book will make you want to pack your bags and head there. Bill Bryson chronicles this journey by railway and car, his interactions with people, the land’s geography, plants and animals.

On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Written in 1957 by Jack Kerouac, this timeless travel novel follows Sal as heads west from New York City in his desire to see the world. A must read for every traveler.

Travels with Charley: This travelogue was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck, whilst on a road trip with his poodle Charley. The trip was to fulfill his desire of seeing his country one last time before he died.

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