I’ve always been a voracious reader, but I go through fits and starts. This year I want to be more consistent. As we make our way through the new year, I wanted to share some of my favorite recent reads. These books will inspire, teach, and maybe change your habits.
Ten years ago, I embarked on the trip that would change my life. I took a by following my guy, and I am glad I did! Anniversaries have a strange way of making you nostalgic and reflective, and, as this one approached, I couldn’t help but reflect on that trip.
It can be scary traveling alone, especially when you’ve never done it before. But if you’ve been putting off a trip because you’re waiting for someone to go with — stop. Just go. Otherwise, you may just end up waiting until it’s too late.
When it comes to travel, people think what’s holding them back is money. They imagine they can’t travel because, unlike me, they can’t tap the Bank of Mom and Dad, are burdened by their debt, and simply assume I’m just lucky and special. They’re wrong. With passion and some patience, everyone can travel. And I’ll show you how.
Part of the tool belt of any traveler is a good book. Long bus, train, or plane rides can get pretty boring and can give you a lot of “dead” time if you haven’t mastered the art of the 10-hour blank stare. Here is a list of my favorite reads to help you conquer those journeys and get you inspired for your next adventure!
Vagabonding is often considered the backpacker’s bible. It is a treatise on the personal and world benefits of travel, especially long-term travel. I still have my original copy and occasionally thumb through chapters. Ten years later, find out why Vagabonding is still a must-read for any backpacker worth their salt.