The genre â€œTravel Literatureâ€ encompasses travel memoirs, styles ranging from the documentaries to the literary, and from memoir to the humorous, often associated with tourism. Books are the ways to communicate, made knowledge incremented. Thereâ€™s been a good smattering of the top travel books that can transport you to a new destination within the context. We struggle to verbalise the feelings, that have changed the destiny of men and nations.
The tricks our minds play over and over, pursuing the limitations of Imagination. With Western cognitive psychology, books, a refreshing vision for fusing life into a path of the genuine arch of living. Relieving the states that make our life miserable, building the life worth living less of a priority. The Gifts of Imperfection on the foundation of happiness through books, acknowledge the need for belonging and the level of authenticity fundamentally changes the whole scenario. It supposed to embrace who we are, harnessing the core strengths to make everyday interactions more fulfilling. Itâ€™s a treasure trove of insight emotional and psychological balance.
Books and Travel
The beginning of the year is just that time for favourite lists of books that love talking about travel as a part of the tool belt of any traveller. Once quoted â€œIfÂ youÂ canÂ concentrateÂ alwaysÂ onÂ theÂ present,Â youâ€™llÂ beÂ aÂ happyÂ manâ€¦Â LifeÂ willÂ beÂ aÂ partyÂ for you, aÂ grandÂ festivalÂ becauseÂ lifeÂ isÂ the moment weâ€™re living right nowâ€Â by Paulo Coelho in his book, â€˜The Alchemistâ€™, on Life, inspires most of the youngsters reaching for their dreams.
â€œWhat makes a society happy?â€ now the question arises, Weiner has the interesting interactions on The Geography of Bliss, the book, that sets a yearlong journey to find the worldâ€™s happiest places heading from Iceland to Moldova, where, on his question, he never finds the secret that amazes the journey with a light-hearted read. Books about Travel & Explore inspires us to go far off lands feeding the wanderlust.
Lost in Life?
A memoir about how travel can spark, hitting rock bottom of Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed on her book â€˜Wildâ€™ talks about a free spirit who never had the balls to be free. Whereas some in Wanderlust. Self-transformation is what Elizabeth Eaves, the author found while recounting her tales which spans over 15 years of travel and her love of exploration, urging others that itâ€™s okay to live an unconditional life.
â€œAnd, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.â€ As clichÃ© as it sounds, the book â€˜The Alchemistâ€™ is about self-discovery and spirituality of whatâ€™s important in life. Paolo Coelho, the author taught us about life, listening to the heart and not being afraid to dream.
Culture & Beliefs!
â€˜Chai, Chaiâ€™ by a 40ish journalist, Ghosh languidly explored the local areas lay beyond the major railway junctions in India started his journey from Mughal Sarai, ended in Kerala. In every major station in between, he got down to feel the local food and culture. The author had succeeded to transport the readers to the â€œRailway Junctionsâ€ and the life revolves around them.
The sheer distances take us towards our imaginations and the miles that they inspired us to hike and drive. Those are the things that matter when it comes to these books. The success can be measured not in awards, but in miles. Same as in the case of Dzongâ€™s book â€˜What Makes You Not a Buddhistâ€™ witnessed the practices of various cultures. Though it sounds religious, the book offers a way to gain an understanding of cultures in Asia, with examples from a Western way of life, emphasizing acceptance of the ever-changing nature of life.
Some of us love to travel, and travel to eat that fuel a gourmand journey, â€˜A Moveable Feastâ€™ that covered the celebration of 38 foodie tales around the world, written by Don George, the author of the book, highlighting the lives of location-independent professionals, provides a glimpse of the culture and induce a serious case of food lust over the body. Same as in the sheer number of â€œwhatÂ ifsâ€ when considering a solo trip, the book â€˜A Women Aloneâ€™ helps in conquering the fear of exploring alone, uplifting the face and see the world all by yourself.
Place of Paradise?
IslandÂ surroundedÂ byÂ crystalÂ clearÂ watersÂ andÂ blanketedÂ byÂ goldenÂ sunlight? Fantasies never live up to expectations â€“ and thatâ€™s exactly what â€˜The Beachâ€™ by Alex Garland, reminds us. It depicts paradise, lulling into the characters truly found heaven on earth. But then it begins the pounding realities, betrayal and violence. The utopia, such thing as paradise, isnâ€™t worth looking for on the planet Earth. Beauty can be found in the reality of everyday life that is so much worthwhile to explore.
â€œSometimesÂ weÂ loveÂ withÂ nothingÂ moreÂ thanÂ hope.Â SometimesÂ weÂ cryÂ withÂ everythingÂ exceptÂ tearsâ€Â the pretty hefty read, mix of both fact and fiction, the heroic addict flees to the slums of Bombay India, â€˜Shanta-ramâ€™, ends up opening a local clinic, working for the Bombay Mafia takes us to the world of fake paradise, realism and contempt.
In the world of sailing, Joshua Slocumâ€™sÂ â€˜Sailing Alone Around the Worldâ€™ is a classic. It sets the thrilling pulse beat high over the sea with no turning back, engaging in an adventure.
Life is a Story!
What do you get when you cross a shipwrecked Indian and a Tiger for over 200 days in the Ocean? The answer is â€˜The Life of Pieâ€™ by Yann Martel.
The story can be under the lights where it can take on a different form. Faiths and Spiritual belief do not dictate oneâ€™s mortality despite differences. Belief in God is the major theme that has been the most controversial in reviews. The book, â€˜The Life of Piâ€™ â€“ the story â€“ is emphasized throughout, draws the attention to the fact about the authorâ€™s note, usually trustworthy, a work of fiction. An animal in the wild is â€œfreeâ€, however, profoundly restricted by its survival needs and its instincts. Throughout LifeÂ ofÂ Pi, the primacy redefines the survival and life.
Journey through the fearful void, the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Desert desperately left embarking great journey. Wilfred said, â€œthe journeys would have been a meaningless penanceâ€, but a good travel book is a treasury of wisdom. His book, â€˜Arabian Sandsâ€™, allows the reader to absorb the essence of the desert. You see fragments of description, the odd random facts and the conversations.
The book, â€˜Exterminate All the Brutesâ€™, inspired the dignity of the travel genre. It took the title inspiration from Joseph Conardâ€™s Heart of Darkness with a devastating thesis on the origins of the Nazi holocaust. The author, Lindqvistâ€™s beautifully sparse journeys help to build the mood of fear and isolation, enhancing intellectual arguments. The book is a reminder of the way travel opens the heart.
Literature, filled with adventures, inherently a way to travel, headed for the beach or off to trek, it was sure to document the trip the right way for the memories. All we have to do is to open a book. There is always a journey waiting for you in these travel books, constantly making discoveries about the inner world.
Why not start your journey by travelling to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world – Kerala. Plan your trip here! Tha land will show you what it really means to be a traveller.