Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Great Travel Reads
What better way to get in the mood for travel than from your armchair. For those in your life who, either won’t get moving and need more than a gentle prod, or are addicted to journeying in any way possible, here is a list of classics and great reads that are guaranteed to deliver wanderlust.
EAT, PRAY, LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert
- because I couldn’t put it down
I’ll start with my recent favourite. Written with a mixture of wit, intelligence and self-introspection with which many women will identify, Elizabeth Gilbert’s travels through Italy, India and Bali to find a balance in her life are at once interesting and thoroughly evocative. Whilst some critics have called it at best ‘narcissistic New Age reading’, others, like Oprah Winfrey, have devoted two whole shows to it, and TIME praised it, suggesting that it is ‘as close as you can (get) to enlightenment-by-proxy’. Made into a film of the same name, 10 million copies of the book have benn sold worldwide. Love it or not, you can’t put it down. If you have a weekend to kill then this will definitely get your travel juice buds going. Continued