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, India

This 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 Alaska

This 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. 2015-03-27 14_08_10-into the wild book - Google Search      

3. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahem

Galway, Ireland

Our Sian loves Ireland (and Irish men), this was her pick.      

4. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

India, Indonesia, and Italy

If you can ignore the female protagonist's rather annoying pining over various lovers, this is an uplifting and inspiring read.

Eat, Pray, Love




















5. The Beach by Alex Garland

Phi Phi Island, Thailand

The Beach




















6. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

Cephalonia, Greece

Corelli's Mandolin



















7. The Island by Victoria Hislop

Crete, Greece

The Island



















8. On The Road by Jack Kerouac

North America

This 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.

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9. Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Pacific Crest Trail, US




 10. In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson


Bryson's writing is full of dry comedy, a highly entertaining piece of travel writing. In A Sunburned Country      

11. A House in Fez by Suzanna Clarke

Fez, Morocco


12. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

South America


13. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Las Vegas, North America

las vegas      

14. Tender is the Night by F Scott Fitzgerald

Provence, France

Tender Is The Night      

15. The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

South America

The Motorcycle Diaries      

16. The Sun Also Rises by Earnest Hemingway

Paris, France

The Sun Also Rises      

17. The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theorux

India and Asia

This novel will make you want to experience all the epic Asian train journeys like The Orient Express, The Khyber Pass Local,the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow of Kuala, the Trans-Siberian Express... The ultimate travel book for backpackers on an Asian adventure. The Great Railway Bazaar      

18. My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Corfu, Greece

My Family And Other Animals      

19. Sea and Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence

Sardinia, Italy

Sea and Sardinia      

20. Lost in Translation by Nicole Mones


Lost In Translation      

21. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami


This was Felicity's pick - her love affair with Japan started with Studio Ghibli films and this book has had the same effect with its quirky charm and magic realism. Kafka on the Shore       If any of these books have got you itching for an adventure, or simply for time away (so you can finally read a book!), then take a look out our villas worldwide...