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11. Posted by claireh (Respected Member 318 posts) 8y

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield is great for the road. No prizes for literary content, but the author offers a strong messge.

12. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

Jack Kerouac - the Dharma Bums
Eric Hansen - Motoring with Muhammad

And the one that changed my life,
Rolf Potts' Vagabonding, though its more a pre trip book than one you'd want to read on the road...

On the road anything by Paul Theroux is a fun read, i really enjoyed Garlands the Beach as well...

13. Posted by BlueSand93 (Budding Member 23 posts) 8y

Three Weeks with my Brother by Nicholas Sparks

Quick read but its a great story about an amazing Round the World trip

14. Posted by stoa (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

I would like to add the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to otherwise good suggestions :) Also Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. Fun books that keep your interest on long bus/plane/train rides :)

15. Posted by Seany (Respected Member 268 posts) 8y

When in SE Asia get a cheap copy of Howard Marks "Mr Nice". Its a great book which I couldnt stop reading and trust me, most people can't!!

16. Posted by alsalis (Full Member 63 posts) 8y

The White Rock and Cochneal Red by someone whose name are forget were really good books part travel and part history of peru.

I also just finished an unexpected light by jason elliot I think about travels in Afghanistan which was excellent.

17. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Well, I like to read books of lots of (travel)writers:
Michael Palin with that lovely british sense of humor.
Paul Theroux with very little sense of humor, but a very good sense of how to write down travels. Love it, especially when he writes about some irritating travellers he meets.
And then Robert Kaplan, Redmond O Hanlon and a couple more probably, also some dutch and belgian writers who most of you don't know....what a shame

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