Best Travel Essays
While the book drags in some parts, it is ultimately a fascinating read about the company that helped start the travel guidebook industry and forever changed how we travel.
This book seeks to find out what happened to another South America explorer: Percy Fawcett, who trekked through the Amazon jungle in search of the fabled lost city of Z.
Blending history, biography, and travelogue, Grann intermingles information about Percy’s life and expeditions with the science behind the myth of Z and the possibility that there could have been vast advanced civilizations in the Amazon.
The book reminded me of : modern writer follows fabled explorer through the jungle.
From saving to planning to life on the road, this is a must for newbies.
It’s an inspirational book and one that really affected me when I was planning my trip.
Rolf spent 10 years on the road (he even walked across Israel), and his book contains valuable insights, interesting quotes, and a lot of practical information.It delves deeply into the why and philosophy of long-term travel that no other book has come close to doing.His book was re-released and I interviewed him about it.The main character’s frustration and desire to see the world are themes that can resonate with many of us.What I especially love about this story is that through all his travel adventures, he becomes a better, stronger, and more confident person. Written by the founders of Lonely Planet, this tome chronicles the start and rise of the company whose guidebook is probably in your backpack or on your bookshelf right now.The story follows them from England in the 1970s to the beginning of the 21st century.In between, you hear all their travel tales and learn about their early business struggles.While dealing with corruption, the local bureaucracy, thieves, gangsters, jinns causing havoc, and the hassle that seems to come with even the most simple interactions, Shah weaves a story that is simply one of the best I’ve read all year. Written in 1957, Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation classic is a timeless travel novel.It’s beautifully written and endlessly enthralling. The story follows his character, Sal, as he leaves New York City and heads west, riding the rails, making friends, and partying the night away.I am a voracious reader and have even started a book club on this website to share all the books I read.Today is another one of those days where I share some of the books I’ve read recently!