11 Books That Will Inspire Your Wanderlust

Everyone loves a good book. There’s also nothing better than a book that explores places you have never been to before. Here is a list of 11 books that will make you want to travel and explore the world.

1. Outlander By Diana Gabaldon


This book will feed you some knowledge about Scotland and may inspire your next trip there. Along with that, you’ll get some juicy romance drama.

2. Roughing It In the Bush By Susanna Moodie


In this real account of Moodie’s immigration to Canada, you’ll read beautiful descriptions of Canadian landscape that just may inspire you to go there.


3. 13 Little Blue Envelopes By Maureen Johnson


The title of this novel may give you a hint at what you’re about to read. It is about a young woman who is traveling solo around Europe and she makes some friends (and a romantic interest) along the way with each envelope leading her to a different place. If you needed something to inspire your next backpacking trip in Europe, this is it.

4. Sometimes A Great Notion By Ken Kesey


This book will take you into the coastal mountains of Oregon. You’ll get some peaks at the nature of the area and read about family and relationships.

5. No Baggage By Clara Bensen


In this novel, you’ll read about a different way to travel. It is about a woman who goes on a three-week trip with her OkCupid date with only her purse. You’ll be in for this spontaneous minimalistic ride.

6. Where Sea Meets Sky By Karina Halle


This novel will take you to New Zealand and make you want to do some mountain climbing.


7. Under The Tuscan Sun By Frances Mayes


This novel will make Italy as beautiful as possible, and everything about it: the people, culture, food etc. etc. You’ll have your next destination.

8. PS, I Love You By Cecelia Ahern


In this novel, you’ll find yourself wanted to visit Ireland and explore some castles. What can get better than that?

9. New York 1, Tel Aviv 0: Stories By Shelly Oria


In this novel, you’ll read stores set in both of these places. It is about relationships, but you’ll get painted a beautiful picture of the culture in both of these cities.

10. Ghost Train To The Eastern Star By Paul Theroux


In this novel, Theroux travels from London to Istanbul via train and then through Asian countries through the Trans-Siberian Railway. You’ll learn so much about new places and want to hop on the next train.

11. Crazy Rich Asians By Kevin Kwan


This novel features beautiful descriptions of an opulent Singapore life so much so that you’ll want to book the next flight there.

Check out this list from Goodreads on awesome travel novels. In the meantime, before you book that flight, happy reading!

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