Can These 21 Travel Books Inspire Your Next Adventure?
Age-old classics and modern classics alike, the Clickstay team have chosen their favourite travel books to inspire your next adventure, or simply whisk you away to another place even if it’s just whilst your head’s in a book. Alternatively, if you're going to these destinations already - make sure the novel is on your packing list! Prepare to be overwhelmed by wanderlust...
1. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Kerala, IndiaThis book reads like poetry. The sensuous descriptions paint a beautiful image of Kerala, despite the dark undercurrents of the caste system and communism which prevail in its 1960s setting.
2. Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer
North America and AlaskaThis piecing-together of Christopher McCandless's tragic real-life story may end badly. But until that point, all you'll want to do is pack it all in and head to the American wilderness.
3. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahem
Galway, IrelandOur Sian loves Ireland (and Irish men), this was her pick.
4. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
India, Indonesia, and ItalyIf you can ignore the female protagonist's rather annoying pining over various lovers, this is an uplifting and inspiring read.
5. The Beach by Alex Garland
Phi Phi Island, Thailand
6. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
7. The Island by Victoria Hislop
8. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
North AmericaThis classic piece of beat fiction will make you want to hire a classic car and road trip around the US - stopping mainly in New Orleans for bepop and jazz.