15 Inspiring Travel Books You Have to Read

Looking for Lovedu: Days and Nights in Africa, by Ann Jones (2001)

As if a road trip from Tangier to Cape Town isn’t enough, Jones also successfully seeks out the Lovedu tribe, a people known for their feminine principals. And you thought that epic journey to Miami for Spring Break was the ultimate road trip…

The Old Patagonian Express: By Train through the Americas, by Paul Theroux (1979)

Another epic journey that will put your summer backpacking the comforts of Europe to shame. Theroux travels from Boston to the tip of Argentina via rail. His curmudgeon will entertain and make you feel guilty for complaining about the guy snoring in the hostel bunk above you.

The Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America, by Tom Miller (1986)

Yes, another book on Ecuador. Why? Because I studied there and grant myself certain liberties as a writer of these lists. Miller uses something as trivial as the creation of a hat to take readers on a journey into the depths of South America.

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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.