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Arts Culture The Alchemist, Eat, Pray, Love, and More: 5 Inspiring Books For Those Who Miss Travelling

The Alchemist, Eat, Pray, Love, and More: 5 Inspiring Books For Those Who Miss Travelling

The Alchemist, Eat, Pray, Love, and More: 5 Inspiring Books For Those Who Miss Travelling
By Mara Lagdamen
April 30, 2020
Fuel the wanderlust in you and travel the world through the pages of these books that are based in real-life places

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Sahara Desert, Egypt
Sahara Desert, Egypt

A timeless tale, The Alchemist, follows the story of a shepherd boy named Santiago from Spain who ventured out to Egypt to find a treasure. Along the way, he finds himself, discovers love, and begins to understand the meaning of life. Filled with inspirational quotes, the treasure in the book is not only about gold but also the treasure of adventure, wisdom, growth, and experiences. 

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The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland

On a quest in search for the happiest destinations on earth, Eric Weiner travelled to locales with some of the world's most contented populations—including Iceland, Qatar, Bhutan, and Moldova. A travelogue of ideas, Weiner's globetrotting showcases how different places define and pursue happiness. 

Turn Right At Machu Picchu by Mark Adams

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru

A travel memoir, Turn Right At Machu Picchu recounts Adams's journey to the Inca ruins in Peru recreating Hiram Bingham III expedition in 1911. It is full of interesting and funny accounts of his adventure through some of the world's most beautiful, historic, and grand places. 

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In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Bondi Beach, Australia
Bondi Beach, Australia

A journey to the vast landscapes of Australia from east to west, In A Sunburned Country, chronicles best-selling travel writer Bill Bryson's journey in the land down under, describing his travels throughout the country, his conversations with locals, and his experiences beyond the tourist path. This book is the perfect guide to Australia if you're planning to take a trip in the future. 

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

A journey of finding oneself, Eat, Pray, Love, is a memoir of self-discovery based on the author's life after her divorce. The book chronicles Gilbert's trip across the world, wherein she travelled to Italy (Eat), India (Pray), and Indonesia (Love). Be part of her journey as she discovers herself through eating, praying, and falling in love the second time around. 

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