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Recommended Travel Book Reads

Here are a few recommended travel book reads, either location specific or books to keep you busy for days…

For Overall Inspiration:
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Follows the journey of an Andalusian sheep herder trying to discover what his personal legend is.  A re-occuring theme in the book is, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

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Chris Guillebeau’s The Happiness of Pursuit is about people who have taken quests in their life and includes stories from Chris’ own quest, which was to visit every country in the world before age 35.

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Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia’s fabled trains — the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express — are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London’s Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian.

Regional:
Antartica:
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Recounts the failure of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton in its attempt to cross the Antarctic continent in 1914 and the subsequent struggle for survival endured by the twenty-eight man crew for almost two years.

Costa Rica

A witty account on how a couple quit their jobs and started a new life under the sunny skies of Costa Rica.

India:
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A novel about a convicted Australian bank robber and heroin addict who escaped from Pentridge Prison and flees to Bombay, India… a place, he falls in love with.

Mexico:
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Two young Texas cowboys on the cusp of manhood ride into 1940’s Mexico in search of experience, a story about loss and adventure.

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A Mexican Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

Nepal
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The story of Conor Grennan’s battle to save the lost children of Nepal and how he found himself in the process

Papua New Guinea:
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A non-fiction book by American author Mitchell Zuckoff about a US military airplane called “The Gremlin Special”, which crashed on May 13, 1945 in New Guinea, and the story of the subsequent rescue of the survivors.

Sierra Leone:
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A memoir written by Ishmael Beah, an author from Sierra Leone. The book is a firsthand account of Beah’s time as a child soldier during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

Thailand:
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All the Thailand expats are talking about this book and agree that this is a must read for any man before making a trip to Thailand.  Although it claims it is a fiction, many many people can identify with this book and it helps a westerner understand what love is from different cultural perspectives.

USA:
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A 1996 non-fiction.  On September 6, 1992, Christopher McCandless’s body was found inside an abandoned bus in Alaska.  One year later, author Jon Krakauer retraced McCandless’ steps during the two years between college graduation and his demise in Alaska.  McCandless shed his legal name early in his journey, adopting the moniker “Alexander Supertramp.”

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A 2012 memoir by American author Cheryl Strayed, describing her 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery.

Series, to keep you busy for days…

George R.R. Martin  – Game of Thrones Series

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Five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thrones.  Novels are reminiscent of High Medieval Western Europe.

Diana Gabaldon – The Outlander Series
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The Outlander series focuses on 20th-century British nurse Claire Randall, who time travels to 18th-century Scotland and finds adventure and romance with the dashing Highland warrior James Fraser

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