15 Inspiring Travel Books You Have to Read

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

-Saint Augustine

From snuggling up with a good book on a transcontinental flight to looking for travel inspiration through the words and tales of others, travelers often look towards books for their travel muse. Here are 15 travel books that will inspire you to hit the road.

A Moveable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway (1964)

I couldn’t think of a better way to kick-start this list than through the words of Papa himself. In A Moveable Feast, Hemmingway lets us see Paris as he experienced it as a part of the lost generation. Hemingway makes us feel a twinge of jealousy that we can’t sip brandy with the likes of F Scott Fitzgerald and Ezra Pound in the cafes of Paris.

In a Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson (2000)

No list of travel books is worth its salt without at least one inclusion from Bryson, and In a Sunburned Country ranks as one of his best. Bryson takes readers on a hysterical journey through the many dangers of the Australian continent, while inspiring you, too, to want to roam amongst deadly spiders and swim with killer sharks.

Facing the Congo, by Jeffrey Tayler (2000)

Tayler has the biggest stones on the planet. Period. In the book, he attempts to follow in the wake of British Explorer Henry Stanley and canoe down the Congo River. Yet, the quest of reaching his launching off point in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is enough to scare even the most seasoned adventurer away. Or arouse similar lunacy.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.