8 Books That Will Make You Excited to Travel Again (Video)
While travel may be out of the question for some time, books have the power to transport us. If you can't stop thinking about visiting your favorite far-off destinations, we've rounded up some classic books that are worth putting your reading list with a little help from One&Only Resorts.
The luxury hotel group has curated an online series called At Home With One&Only to bring the magic of their properties around the world right to your home. From recipes from world-renowned chefs to a travel-inspired reading list, the resort chain is here to help you have a little fun during quarantine, and it will certainly make you look forward to future travel.
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Keep reading for eight books that will inspire your sense of wanderlust, even while you're stuck at home.
1. "Breath" by Tim Winton
If visiting Australia is on your bucket list, pick up "Breath" by Tim Winton, a novel about surfers on the western coast of the continent. And while you're at it, you can daydream about a stay at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, a stunning property in the Greater Blue Mountains outside of Sydney.
2. "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquivel
A classic read, "Like Water for Chocolate" combines food, family, and magical realism. After reading, you'll want to visit One&Only's Mandarina, a beautiful resort with tree houses and clifftop villas, set to open in November 2020.
To buy: target.com, $10
3. "Arabian Sands" by Wilfred Thesiger
This book details the author's experience traveling through the "empty quarter" of Arabia between 1945 and 1950, so it's no surprise why One&Only calls it "a fascinating journey to another world."
4. "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert
"Eat, Pray, Love" is a modern classic when it comes to books about travel, as author Elizabeth Gilbert shares her journeys through Italy, India, and Indonesia. There's no doubt you'll be excited about all the opportunities travel can bring after reading this book.
To buy: target.com, $15
5. "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed
An inspiring read, "Wild" will make you want to explore the great outdoors, whether that's on a journey through the national parks or in your own backyard.
6. "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac
This version of Jack Kerouac's beloved "On the Road" will shed new light on the author's perspective when writing the novel that helped define the Beat Generation. This book is a must-read for anyone planning a road trip.
To buy: target.com, $13
7. "The Beach" by Alex Garland
This captivating novel will transport you Bangkok, Thailand, as you follow Richard, a young backpacker who discovers many unexpected lessons along the way.
To buy: barnesandnoble.com, $17
8. "Gorillas in the Mist" by Dian Fossey
For nature lovers, "Gorillas in the Mist" is a must-read. The book follows primatologist Dian Fossey during her 13 years in the mountain forests of Rwanda. You'll feel like immersing yourself in the Rwandan forests after reading this book, so you'll definitely want to check out One&Only's Gorilla's Nest resort, which is located in the foothills of Volcanoes National Park.
To buy: target.com, $11
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