best travel books for self isolation

The 7 Best Travel Books To Read In Self-Isolation

With some countries on complete lockdown and others taking drastic measures to encourage self-isolation and social-distancing, many people are staying indoors. Make the best of your time inside as the world rushes to solve the Corona crisis with these reads. Here are the seven best travel books to read in self-isolation.

Best Travel Books To Read In Self Isolation

1. A Moveable Feast (Life Changing Food Adventures Around The World) – Don George

If you are big on food when you travel, you should read A Moveable Feast. This book will take you on a culinary journey following 38 tales of cuisine around the world. From famous chefs, foodies and writers, A Moveable Feast shares stories from all walks of life.

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2. Wild – Cheryl Strayed

Cheryll Strayed’s memoir Wild is a must-read for anyone looking for a dramatic tale of self-discovery through travel. The story follows Cheryl’s experience on the famous Pacific Crest Trail after a nasty divorce, years of substance abuse and self-destruction coupled with the death of her mother. It’s heartbreaking and inspiring all at the same time.

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3. Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

This just wouldn’t be a list of travel reads without mentioning iconic and world-famous memoir Eat Pray Love. This book will take you on a journey of love, food and spirituality and it follows Elizabeth Gilbert’s soul searching endeavours around the globe.

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4. The Alchemist – Paolo Coelho

Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist is loved around the world for its inspiration and important life lessons. The story takes you on a journey through the eyes of an Andalusian shepherd who sets out in search of treasure. Along the way, he learns invaluable lessons about life, the Universe and personal growth.

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5. The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner

The Geography of Bliss follows Eric Weiner’s quest to find the happiest places in the world. From Iceland to India, he explores the secrets of life, love and of course – bliss. The Geography of Bliss is a delightful introspect into the human condition and what makes a happy life.

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6. To Shake The Sleeping Self – Jedidiah Jenkins

To Shake The Sleeping Self is an epic tale of hitting the road and setting off on an adventure. It follows the life of Jedidiah Jenkins as he sets off on a bicycle and makes his way from Oregon all the way to Patagonia. He knows it won’t be easy, in fact, it will be hard and scary and intense, but it will be worth it.

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7. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

This Reese Witherspoon Book Club fave perfectly showcases the strange beauty of North Carolinas marshlands. Where The Crawdads Sing is equal parts self-discovery and murder mystery so you will be entertained every step of the way.

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Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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