Looking for a captivating travel tale that can help beat the boredom of lockdown? The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted traveling, but don’t worry, the following list of 7 best travel books will take you on a journey around the world. Such books not only inspire wanderlust but will also help you to explore the place in a better way when you travel there. So let’s explore some of the best books for solo travelers.
1. Andrew Sean Greer’s ‘Less’
A great travel book, Eat, Pray, Love is a must-read for every avid solo traveler. This book depicts the journey of the author Eliza Gilbert as she explores places like India, Italy, and Indonesia all by herself. This memoir persisted on ‘The New York Times Best-Seller List’ for approximately 3.5 years or 187 weeks.
2. Andrew Sean Greer’s ‘Less’
‘Less’ a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-Winning satirical novel illustrates the journey of the author Andrew Sean Greer to different parts of the world. The author speaks about his travel experience to places like Paris, Germany, Morocco, Mexico, Italy, India, and Japan.
3. Tory Bilski’s ‘Wild Horses by the Summer Sun’
If traveling to Iceland is in your bucket list, then Wild Horses by the Sun by Tory Bilski can be the best travel book to read. This book is about the excursion of the author and her female friends that are passionate about Icelandic horses and their memorable experience of the northern province of the beautiful country.
4. Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Wild’
This book is another must-read memoir, especially for solo travelers. ‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed is a great book that encourages travelers to explore the different parts of the world. This book is about the author’s journey of hiking the Pacific Crest with no previous experience.
5. Bill Bryson ‘In a Sunburned Country’
Bill Bryson is known for his intriguing non-fictional books. In a Sunburned Country is a travelogue that depicts his journey exploring Australia. It is a beautiful book to read if you are planning your next trip to Australia. You can get every possible detail about Australia’s culture, wildlife, landscapes, places to visit, and lots more.
6. Don George’s ‘A Moveable Feast’
Many people indeed love to travel to eat delicacies from around the world. A Moveable Feast is an anthology of 38 short stories by renowned chefs and foodies. This memoir gives you a glimpse of popular food from around the world and provokes food lust
7. ‘A Women Alone: Travel Tales From Around the Globe’
Many people consider traveling daunting without any companion. A Women Alone is a beautiful novel that encourages you to explore the world on your own. This book is all about facing the fear of traveling alone, especially for solo female travelers.
To sum it up
Never let the fear of traveling alone make you sit at home. Solo traveling gives you ‘me time’ and allows you to meet new people and explore the world. Such books can guide you about different places, cultures, food, things to do, etc. in a captivating way.