10 Best Books for Travelers That You Must Read in 2020

If you are looking for travel inspiration, you have landed in the right place. I have curated a list of 10 best books for travellers. These 10 books will encourage you to travel along with making your travel a self-exploration journey. 

Without wasting time let’s go through the list of my 10 best books for travellers.

#1. The Alchemist

This one of the most read books is all about following your dreams. “‘The Alchemist’ depicts an amazing story of an Andalusian shepherd who travels in search of a treasure. But finds himself, instead.

You will enjoy his journey from Spain to Egypt as he goes with the flow, and learns the meaning of life. 

This is a must-have book for you if you are a traveler and wanna read something valuable during your long journey. This book will help you overcome the fears of what to do with your life.

#2. Vagabonding

If you are a new to long-travels, then this is a must have book for you. You will learn valuable insights like saving money, planning your travels with lots of practical information. 

This will change your entire mindset about money. This may also help you how to spend your money in  a better way to extend your vacation.

This book talks about the process of taking off from your routine life and discover the world on your own terms.

#3. How To Travel The World On $50 A Day

In this NewYork Times bestseller, famous travel blogger Matt Kepnes aka Nomadic Matt talks about his journey in this book. 

How he’s stayed on the move for so long on a shoestring budget, with tips and tricks coming to life through relatable anecdotes. 

You will get practical knowledge on how to save money from your travels, enjoying life in less budget and also change your mindset about the world and mankind.

#4. The 4-hour workweek

This book has changed the lives of millions around the world, who left their 9 to 5 jobs, set out their own business, live a digital nomadic life, and travel the world. 

You will fascinate by reading author Tim Ferris’s working experiments like running a business while traveling and creating early mini-retirements for yourself.

#5. The Promise of a Pencil

This book tells you that anyone can create extraordinary change for those who need it most. 

Adam Braun traveled the world and during one of his trips, he met a young boy. When Adam asked him what he wanted most in the world, the boy replied “a pencil.” 

This hit Adam hard and started his Pencils of Promise, an organization that has built hundreds of schools in Nicaragua, Laos, and Thailand. They are providing full-time education to thousands of needy kids.

#6. A Woman Alone

If you always dreamt of going on solo trips but some fears set you back. This book will conquer your fears of exploring alone and encourage you to do it the way you want. 

You will love the relatable stories from solo female travelers that are real, transparent and uplifting. You will get that push you need to face your fears and see the world with only you.

#7. How NOT To Travel The World

The author tells the fears of a first-time solo traveler and ends up guiding you how to conquer your fears to live your dream.

She explains the emotional steps involved in her transformation. You will enjoy so many crazy situations of her travels, that make this book a very entertaining read.

#8. Unlikely Destinations

This book is a blend of autobiography, business history, and travel book. Written by Tony and Maureen Wheeler’s (the founders of Lonely Planet) who told their personal stories along with the success of lonely planet publishing house.

Along with their life journey, you will witness their big evolution to become the world’s largest independent travel publishing company.

#9. The Geography of Bliss

In this book, Eric Weiner narrates his travels around the globe including Iceland, Bhutan, Moldova, and Qatar and what he observed from his travels.

He explains, based on his travel experience, how different countries define and pursue happiness.

#10. Love With A Chance Of Drowning

Torre has written this travel memoir and tells how she leaves her corporate life to live on a sailboat with a man she just met.  She also takes you along on their adventure across the South Pacific together.

This book takes you on a beautiful, romantic and deeply personal journey of self-discovery. 

You will learn that chasing dreams is always scary, but usually worth it.