There are times in life full of travel. There are times in life full of reading. And there are times in life focused on other things. As I find myself in the latter of these lives, I thought I'd take a look back at a few of the books that have played a role in inspiring my wanderlust...
Running Away to Home related to my own struggles balancing travel and wanderlust with family and
responsibility. The first few pages do an EXCELLENT job of explaining the quicksand
of the American dream.
One Year Off
is an anthology of the emails a family
sent home while on their year-long round-the-world travels. I loved the way their
expectations and reality often clashed and they were able to roll with it,
especially when it came to what they thought their kids would like/not like and
the fear of what a toddler will do/not do.
River of Doubt
tells about an excursion Roosevelt took in the Amazon.
It was an era when there were still unknown places and men who wanted to
explore them. I could feel the fear and
frustration, understand their luck and fortune, and yet could not imagine the
physical and emotional feat they endured. Stories like these, about the
people who shaped our society and places that were unknown, need to be told.
Round Ireland with a Fridge will make you want to grab something-ANYTHING-and go! It is an inspiring tale of the author
doing exactly what the title infers.
is a beautiful photo collection of how much stuff people do/or do not have in their homes.
Hungry Planet is also a picture book, this time showing the amount of food families eat in one week.
What books make you want to pack your bags and travel?
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