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Favorite Travel Books?

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Anything by Bill Bryson (he's hilarious) or Jack Kerouac. Also, The Alchemist.

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I have to go with my personal favorite, Leaves of Grass by Whitman...just read "Songs of the open road" and you will be ready to go anywhere!!!
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Im a huge John Krakauer fan. Especially the "into the Wild" book. I love real life vagabond/call of the wild stories.

John is such a great story teller. His books arent like reading a story, but having someone tell you a story.
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They are making the "into the Wild" into a movie. I can not imagine that it will be that great, but who knows?
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Motorcycle Diaries - Che Guevara

The Conquest of New Spain - Bernal Diaz

To anyone interested in Latin american history I 100% percent recommend the second title. It is basically a 16th century travelouge written by one of the original conquistadores who landed in Mexico in 1515, explored this new land, and subsequently overthrew an empire. It is an honest account with just the right level of cynicism.
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I've wanted to read Live Your Road Trip Dream: Travel for a Year for the Cost of Staying Home

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  • Added on: May 31st, 2007
Bruce Chatwins 'Songlines' is a definite. Also, Paul Theroux's 'Isles of Oceana' is good. All of Annie Dillard can be fun as well as the Twain references listed above. I really liked 'Roughing It'. Never underestimate the power of some John Muir as well...

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Thanks everyone...Now I know what to get for reading material over the next year.
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Coast to Coast' - James (Jan) Morris
'Travels with Charley' - John Steinbeck
'The Way of the World' - Nicolas Bouvier
'The Story of my Struggles' - Armenius Vambery
'Road Fever' - Tim Cahill
'Lonesome Traveller' - Jack Kerouac
'The Morocco That Was' - Walter Harris
'Naples 44' - Norman Lewis
'The Devil Drives' - Fawn Brodie
'Scum of the Earth' - Arthur Koestler
'Blue Highways' - William Least Heat Moon
'The Trumpet Shall Sound' - Forgot the author!
'Best American Travel Series) - Various Editors

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"There's nothing nobler than to put up with a few inconveniences like snakes and dust for the sake of absolute freedom" - Jack Kerouac
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"At this stage of the gig, things like mosquitoes and sand fleas are the least of our worries" - Hunter S. Thompson

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... and obviously 'A Short Walk In The Hindu Kush' by Eric Newby. How could I forget that?
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"At this stage of the gig, things like mosquitoes and sand fleas are the least of our worries" - Hunter S. Thompson

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  • Added on: June 11th, 2007
Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
down Under - Bill Bryson
Pole to Pole - Michael Palin
Long Way Round - Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman
Motorcycle Diaries - Ernesto 'Che' Guevera.

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  • Added on: June 14th, 2007
Anything by Bruce Chatwin.

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  • Added on: June 30th, 2007
I loved "Dark Star Safari" by Paul Theroux, "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris (and yes, I do consider this a travel book), and "Eat, Love, Pray" by Elizabeth Gilbert.
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Private Dancer by Stephen Leather for all Thailand First Timers.

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stranger in the forest-eric hansen
he walks across borneo for ten months with just the basics-some shoes, some bullets, a knife, a gun. no technology, no porter, nothing. i've never been to borneo, but the read is pretty decent.

you shall know our velocity!-dave eggers
a fictional account of two friends going around the world distributing money to unsuspecting strangers. it's scant on actual travel details but is a good book and recommended for all.

three weeks with my brother-nicholas sparks
the king of sappy novels relates the tale of traveling around the world with his brother, the only other surviving member of the family. there is equal parts travel and autobiography, and if nothing else, it makes you want to spend time with your loved ones,and maybe even take a trip with them.


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