I have loved reading for most of my life and have often used it as an escape. One thing I particularly love about books is that they transport you to a place you have never been before. In fact, I blame books for my insatiable desire to travel everywhere and learn everything. Books are a great way to escape when you can’t quite afford that international flight. Books are also the perfect gift for the traveller in your life! I have read so many books that have inspired my travels, but these 3 currently top the list. If you are looking for the perfect book to fuel your wanderlust, look no further!
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Crazy Rich Asians
Lush garden parties, extravagant private island resorts and Michelin-started street foods. This is the world that Crazy Rich Asians catapults the reader into as you read about the fascinating lives of Singapore’s fictional billionaires. Singapore was already towards the top of my “Must Visit” list because my sister studied abroad there and my mom and her parents actually lived there for a while in the 1980s for her dad’s job. This book only made me yearn to go even more. The best part? It’s part of a trilogy and the sequels will take to a host of other amazing locales including Beijing, Cambodia, Paris, and Hong Kong. This is the perfect beach read for all those looking to escape to the other side of the world for a bit.
The Vacationers one definitely falls into the “guilty beach read” category, but I was more than a bit tempted to run off to Mallorca after reading it. The novel follows a family and their close friends on their two week vacation to the Isle of Mallorca. From family drama to white sandy beaches, this one will keep you enthralled from start to finish. The characters are relatable and likeable and the plot has everything you need to keep you engaged. I don’t want to give away too much, but I highly recommend grabbing a copy of this one on your way to the beach.
The Lost Girls
Ever wanted to just leave your job behind and travel the world with your friends? Well that’s exactly what Jen, Amanda, and Holly do in The Lost Girls. This book was nearly impossible for me to put down and by the time I was done I wanted to do exactly what they did. Their travels take them from Iguazu Falls to visiting the Maasai tribes in Kenya and seemingly everywhere in between. The best part for me was that this book is a memoir. These women ACTUALLY DID THIS and this is their story. It reads like a novel and it will have you looking up flights by the end of the prologue. I highly recommend The Lost Girls if you are looking for some travel inspiration!
If you are looking for more reading inspiration, be sure to check out my pinterest board and my amazon book list! Have you read any books recently that inspired you to travel? Leave me your recommendations below!
From one Misguided Millennial to the world, I am off to buy more books!