Freelance Travel & Lifestyle Writer
Reading the evocative tales, fictional or otherwise, of a journey to a foreign land can be a powerful prompt for walking in the author’s or character’s footsteps. Here are 10 books ranging from classic to more contemporary works that inspire travel.
1. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
Translated into over 70 languages from its original Portuguese, this iconic book follows the journey of a simple shepherd boy, Santiago, who travels from his homeland of Andalucia to Egypt in pursuit of a recurring dream of finding treasures. Thought provoking sentences reach out of The Alchemist in a way that will find you wanting to set out in search of your own dreams.
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