We love creating a dialogue with our readers, as well as being able to message us at any time and giving you the chance to feature on our site, we want to start an international book club with avid readers and wanderlust sufferers around the world.

Reading is something that is really important to both of us, and when the phone batteries die, the signal gets lost and we just want a quiet hour amongst the mayhem, a book becomes our best friend. Fact or fiction, there’s no limit to what it is that we love to read and we think it is one of the best ways (besides travelling!) to truly broaden your mind.

Here are the books we recommend to anyone that has an interest in travel and the world. Have some thoughts about any of them? Send us a message and we’ll compile all the thoughts into one big book club post on our blogs!

The Alchemist

by Paul Coelho

An Andalusian shepherd boy who literally follows his dreams. After having a recurring dream, Santiago travellers to a fortune teller who tells him his dream is a prophecy foretelling of treasure in the Egyptian pyramids, we follow him on the journey from Spain to Egypt and meet a whole host of colourful characters along the way. The book is littered with fantastic inspirational quotes and is a great read for travellers who are searching for themselves and their purpose.

the alchemist

A Walk in the Woods

by Bill Bryson

An autobiographical book by the master of travel writing himself. A Walk in the Woods follows Bryson and his friends Stephen Katz along the arduous journey along the Appalachian Trail in the United States, the 2200 mile long trail is notoriously difficult and we learn from Bryson’s point of view the hardships and setbacks that come with hiking with a friend. Infinitely funny and genuinely interesting.

Eat, Pray, Love

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love was a literary hit before it hit the silver screen and is a life-changing read of heartbreak, self-discovery and enlightenment. It is the author’s memoir and chronicles her journey around the world after the breakdown of her marriage, from food in Italy to spirituality in India, she attempts to find a balance of the two in Bali.