I am a book-aholic, and I regret nothing. I don’t read on an iPad. I use books. I keep it real. I buy a book in almost every country I visit and collect them like art. I now have stacks of all sorts of books strewn throughout my house as if I am starting some sort of an eclectic library. If I am being honest, I have not read them all. I simply adore being surrounded by books as if through osmosis I will become as well-developed as they are.
The books I have read and fallen in love with completely captivated me. I have had my fair share of moments where I needed to be left alone in a dark room to mourn fictional characters I had become overly attached to. Typically, I feel a deep need to marinate over and talk out whatever is transpiring in the story that I have immersed myself in. Shout out to my girlfriends for allowing me to chat about fictional characters as if they are real people and for still thinking I am a sane person.
Anyway, when I travel, I read a lot. Often times without reception or internet, reading a good book is all I have to pass the time. One of the most inspiring genres of reading for me is travel novels. From Jack Kerouac’s ramblings in "On the Road" to the vintage Steinback book my aunt gifted me to the more present day classic "Eat Pray Love," these books have moved me in a way I can’t explain. I put together a curated list of these and other classic travel novels every proper traveller should own to have and to hold.