Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Awaken the Travel Bug in Me

Thank you to That Artsy Reader Girl for another great TTT!

Indiana’s Top Five:

This topic is perfect as I just returned from a fantastically long week of traveling.

Into the Wild by John Krakauer
No matter what else comes out about this book, good or bad, it’ll will always be fascinating to me (and will always make me want to travel).

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
A father and son go on a cross country journey on motorcycles.

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
Abbey’s autobiography is really more about the harsh and stunning environment he encounters as a park ranger.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This is the perfect book to read on a cozy fall or winter day at home. But for some reason I really want to go on a long journey when I read it; maybe a 14 hour flight or train ride. That way there will be no interruptions!

Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
Through a comical and at times dark journey a mother takes her two kids on a long road trip from Ohio to Alaska. Everything goes wrong and it’s great.

Pete’s Top Five:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
This tale of revenge also has a lot of adventuring around Europe. It makes me wish I could travel and time travel.

You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
Though it isn’t the best journey, I love the misadventures the two characters go on in a variety of far-off places.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
I’m sharing this one with Indiana because it’s too good of a travel book to miss.

Siddartha by Hermann Hesse
This story of enlightenment always makes me want to wander across the countrysides of India.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
I’ve never been on any more than a day hike, but there’s something about this hilarious story of hiking the Appalachian trail that makes me want to get outside and adventure for months on end.

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Awaken the Travel Bug in Me

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  1. Hey Pete, I see I didn’t send this to you when I meant to reply to your travel books comments . . . here it is

    John Julius Norwich *A Taste For Travel* is a classic, and Richard Holmes’ *Footsteps* is several travel short pieces, including Holmes’ own re-creation, donkey and all, of Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary travels with a donkey in the Cevennes i.e. Holmes walked the same route himself a hundred years after Stevenson’s walk.

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