As an avid reader, I have read all sorts of books far and wide, with my favourite genre being travel inspired books.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford
On a wild adventure, Ed Stafford was the first person to walk the length of the Amazon River. The book follows his journey, detailing the wildlife (think jaguars and pit vipers) and the terrifying tribesmen he encountered along the way. A remarkable story.
- The Further Adventures of an Idiot Abroad by Karl Pilkington
Karl Pilkington has to be the funniest man alive. This book follows his witty attempt at the 100 things to do before you die. Some of them he completes, like getting a complete makeover… as a woman… and others he does not, like having lunch with the Queen of England.
- Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen
This book is the incredible tale of the sole doctor working at the South Pole who diagnoses herself with breast cancer, but unable to be airlifted due to the treacherous conditions of Antarctica in the winter. The book describes life at the station and her love for the white wasteland.
- The Full Montezuma by Peter Moore
This book put the Caribbean on the map for me, as it describes the hilarious tale of Peter and his girlfriend as they travel through Central America.
- Marching Powder by Rusty Young
The tale of an English drug trafficker locked up in the crazy Bolivian San Pedro prison. The book shares the tale of his coke-filled highs and inevitable lows, as he works the system that enables investing in cells, opening a prison restaurant, running a shop, and providing tours to travelers.
- 7 Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
An epic that spans a long journey discovering the amazing scenery, as one of the first Europeans to travel to Tibet.
- How to Walk a Puma by Peter Allison
A young man heads to South America and ends up working in a wildlife sanctuary where he walks a puma, which often turns around and bites him. This book follows his South American adventures.
- A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
I’m not Bill Bryson’s biggest fan, but I did enjoy this whiny tale about a man going for a walk.
More to come soon!