15 Inspiring Travel Books You Have to Read

Brazilian Adventure, by Peter Fleming (1933)

It’s easy to say that you’ve been to the Amazon on a luxury cruise where you’re handheld by guides as you view wildlife and natives from afar. Fleming takes readers on a real adventure in the Amazon wilderness before travel companies turned it into a primitive Disneyland.

The Eighth Continent: Life, Death, and Discovery in the Lost World of Madagascar, by Peter Tyson (2000)

Speaking of adventure, there isn’t a land more wild today than Madagascar. Tyson helps readers experience a land that very few of us will ever reach.

Full Circle: One Man’s Journey by Air, Train, Boat and Occasionally Very Sore Feet Around the 50,000 Miles of the Pacific Rim, by Michael Palin (1997)

If you’re going on a 50,000 mile journey, might as well do it with the likes Michael Palin of Monty Python fame. Allow his wit and eye for detail to provoke your own round the world journey.

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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.