Five Travel Books That Will Change How You See the World

by | Oct 11, 2020 | Book List | 0 comments

ReadersMagnet features five travel books that will change your perspective towards the world.

In general, travel books take readers to wonderful and astonishing places without traveling there themselves. Readers get on an imaginary adventure and travel to the place feeling the same experience the author felt. Moreover, travel books can reconfigure their readers’ views of the world to a completely different perspective. Traveling books will entice readers to explore what the world offers, provide reflections, and helps in finding something different than what is expected by travelers.

Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris

Published in 2018, the author, Kate Harris, has realized at a young age that she craved a career to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler, and meta-physician. However, such careers have gone extinct. From her small-town home, she realized that Marco Polo, Magellan, and other people like them had long mapped out the whole world. Eventually, the time came where she realized to be an explorer is a person who refuses to live between the lines. In her travel book, she shares travel accounts on the nature of limits and the wildness of the self. This offers readers diverse places less traveled by people. This book will give readers the urge to venture out to these less traveled and undiscovered places.  

Blue Highways: A Journey Into America by William Least Heat-Moon

William Least Heat-Moon was intrigued by the small towns that almost anyone passed by entirely. He discovered that every place has a gem to discover. In his book that he published in 1982, shares that although big cities draw a mass of tourists, small towns have just as much to offer. The term “Blue Highways” is used to refer to these small and forgotten roads. This book is about average places that may bring to anyone extraordinary experiences. This chronicles Heat-Moon’s stories from research and historical facts, the 13, 00-mile journey, the people he meets, and the American culture. This is his adventures, discoveries, and recollections to share the true American experience.

Family Trip To Magical Madagascar And Beyond by Nicki Geigert

Nature photographer, Nicki Geigert, is passionate about getting up close and personal in capturing moments of life. She also loves to travel the world. Family Trip To Magical Madagascar and Beyond shares accounts of Nicki Geigert’s travel to exciting new places. This book captures the fun memories of the family. And at the same time, shares the unsurpassable wonder of the fourth largest island in the world. This is a travel book for anyone who is interested in traveling to new and exciting places. This is also for those who have the desire to experience astounding adventures, see indigenous animals and plants, and experience the cultural diversity of indigents. Readers can join the family in an adventure of a lifetime.

Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will by Judith Schalansky

Originally published in 2009, Judith Schalansky’s Pocket Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will shares deep personal accounts of islands that hold a special place in her heart. In this travel book, she makes use of historic events and scientific reports to produce a story around each island. Not just ordinary stories but astounding, inscrutable stories mixed with facts and imagination that will allow readers to explore the worlds produced. This book showcases fifty islands and remote destinations that will allure readers. Such islands include Easter Island and Christmas Island. This book will prove once and for all that almost every adventure journey still takes place in one’s mind.

Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux

Published in 2002, Paul Theroux shares a personal experience of his trip from Cairo to Cape Town in this book. He shares his travel from destination to destination through various transportations such as cars, buses, and even armed convoys. His books share how he endures dangers, delays, and dismays. The author had lived his young life in Africa as an idealistic early member of the Peace Corps. His trip was the reason to assess the impact on Africa of the many years of aid from Western countries. He provides a generally critical evaluation of the long-term impacts of those programs.


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