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Greatest travel books of all time

For travelers, books have been a great source of inspiration and even beyond: it’s a pool of knowledge that gives wings to their dreams. On the different part, many travelers opt to publish a book share their exhilarating experience of their journey. These are some of the finest travel writing as a novel or novella that ever written so far.

Heart of Darkness

Even 100 years after its publication, this book still stuns readers with its exhilarating plots and the experience in the complete strange land. It’s a journey of a travel enthusiast Marlow, who later fascinate with a man by the name of Kurtz. It’s the Kurtz ambitious life and Marlow obsession, create a dramatic twist in the complete peculiar setup besides the Congo river.

On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s On the road is considered among the modern classics and it has a certain position in almost list for finest travel books. The book is a journey that explains America in the 1950s. Sal Paradise, a young writer, who travels across America with his college friend Dean Moriarty.  The book measures its contemporary American Society in the contrast of drugs, sex, and music.

Gulliver’s Travel

In many ways, this one is much more than a travel novel, but it doesn’t mean that it has no influence on the list that accounts finest travel writing. It’s a fascinating journey of a man called Lemuel Gulliver (an educated trained surgeon). Gulliver tells his adventure of the journey to four different worlds.

Into the wild

The true story of Christopher McCandless, who after graduating from University left everything behind to explore the wilderness of United States. Later, he died of starvation in Alaska. There is blockbuster movie based on this book with a similar name. However, we recommend you to read first before you watch.

The Motorcycle Diaries  

When Che authored this, he was just a boy of 23-year-old. Without knowing that within a decade the world going to know his name, Che traveled South America on his La Poderosa – a 500cc Norton. The nomadic experience of Guevara is an undeniable account of an Argentinean man’s perception. He traveled through Chile, Peru, Columbia, and all the way to Venezuela.

The Bottom line

These are some of the finest travel writing in our view. You may comment your best pick; we would love to mention them on our list.

Saif Ali is a writer, editor, publisher, and geocultural explorer with an emphasis on travel writing, landscapes imagined and real, memoir, poetry, and lyrical magical realism paired with psychogeography.