Here’s some of my top reads for inspiring the nomad in each of us..
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts is probably one of the main reasons why my blog exists. Besides the practical tips it really offers a launch pad for your nomadic journeys. The writing is tight with a ton of resources to keep you going. If I had to limit myself to one travel guide, this would be IT!
Just added this book The Food Traveler’s Handbook by Jodi Ettenberg to my Wishlist for holiday gift & reading. So, if anyone’s wanting to get me just what I want.. 😉
Like Vagabonding, Ettenberg talks about finding a focus for your travels and discovery through the eyes of locals. Well, I can’t think of a better way to learn about a country’s culture than exploring their food! Savarin said, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”
For light-hearted fun reading look no further than Bill Bryson. I’ve read several of his books now (which I’ll list shortly..) – the most recent being the lost continent. Others include: A Walk in the Woods (probably his most famous) and In a Sunburned Country (must read before your visit to the Land Down Under) ..try not to laugh too hard when he runs into the spider web or comes across those bears.. I dare you!
Finally, for something completed different except for this author’s writing style and humor, check out The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid – a step back to a simpler time of post-industrial America where Madmen advertising and cocktail hour ruled.