I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite sayings is “just a homebody who wants to travel the world.” The quote couldn’t describe me better! So, when I’m in a wanderlust-ing mood, I break out one of these classic books to satisfy the travel bug. Check out my go to books that are perfect for anyone who wants to live vicariously through travelers.Eat Pray Love
Elizabeth Gilbert makes me want to cut ties with everyone I know and embark on a year long journey to find myself. But I will happily opt for sitting on my couch and reading about her travels to Italy, India, and Indonesia. I ended up buying my own copy after I was dying to highlight my favorite takeaways that Gilbert writes. She makes it a point to find takeaways for life, not just takeaways for a traveler.
If you’re in college or a recent college grad I highly recommend reading this book. Not all of us can postpone becoming a real adult and instead travel, and for those of us who can’t this book is a perfect substitute. Rachel tells the tale of her true adventure traveling with her new, wild traveling partner/bestie. If you’re looking for someone to straight up tell you to “live in the moment” Rachel is your girl.
After Lorelai Gilmore gets sucked into the trend of following Cheryl Strayed in Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life (don’t worry, no spoilers). I saw no better reason to pick up this book and give it a read. Strayed’s novice approach at hiking resonated with me seeing that I’ve never even seen the west coast mountains, let alone hike anything near them. Succumb by grief, Strayed finds courage through her determination to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, one of the longest and most treacherous trails in the United States — sounds perfect for someone with no hiking experience.
If you have any book recommendations leave them below… I have three weeks of freedom!