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5 Great Travel Books to Take on Your Next Vacation

Escaping to a new and unique place typically requires a lot of travel, which means a lot of time for reading. Get in the mood for your trip with these five sensational travel books.

The Rings of Saturn

The 1995 German novel comes from author W.G. Sebald and chronicles a nameless narrator traveling the English county of Suffolk on foot. The book mixes many genres including fiction, travel, myth, and memoir to create a wholly unique story. The Rings of Saturn will encourage you to be more thoughtful and present when you explore the world.

A Moveable Feast

A Moveable Feast is a memoir written by the great American author Ernest Hemingway. Join him as he recalls his apprenticeship struggling as a migrant journalist in 1920s Paris. The novel offers a great look at the history of Paris and places to visit that still exist today.

The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel documents the ups and downs that come with any trip. Author Alain de Botton explores why we travel and whether trips live up to our expectations. Moments such as getting stuck at the airport, taking long flights, and heading to hotels are all factors of traveling we tend to forget. Botton’s is here to remind you to cherish these little moments because they add to the overall experience.

The Alchemist

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s released this novel in 1988. It tells the story of a young Andalusian shepherd who travels to the pyramids of Egypt after having a dream about a treasure that’s located there. The young shepherd’s journey for the treasure is one of self-discovery that every reader can relate to.

Travels with A Donkey in The Cevennes

Published in 1878, this novel follows author Robert Louis Stevenson on his grand adventure through the Cevennes region of France. However, the trip is not what he expects due to financial struggles and the fact that his only travel companion is a stubborn donkey. You won’t be able to put down this hilarious account of one man’s unpredictable journey.

Written by Logan Voss

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