5 books to read when travelling
Travelling without a book, is like travelling without your undies – it’s pretty much an essential! So here’s Calum Hill’s top 5 books to read when travelling for some inspiration while on the road…
1. No Fixed Abode by Charlie Carroll
Follow Charlie Carroll’s journey from Cornwall to London on foot, attempting to spend no money on accommodation or travel – what he calls tramping! A coming alive story written to inspire travellers to be involved with their surroundings.
2. The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti
A great read following Michael Paterniti’s adventure to find the world’s finest cheese, based in a small town in Guzman, Spain. A tale of passion and revenge, Paterniti becomes inspired by the wisdom and charm of cheese maker Ambrosio Molinos de las Heras – a man determined to keep his cheese special, without factories, specialised equipment and the mistreatment of animals. An inspired read that makes you think twice.
3. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
A spiritual and enchanting account of Peter Matthiessen’s two month search across the Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas in search of the rarely sighted snow leopard. A beautifully described setting that immediately makes you want to pack your bags, and hop on the next flight.
4. The Idle Traveller by Dan Kieran
The perfect read for travellers, The Idle Traveller is an in depth search of enjoying travel the best way you can. Dan Kieran invites the readers to reassess how and why we travel, and to examine our own sense of place – starting at home.
5. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell
An entertaining account of George Orwell as a twenty year old struggling with money. An old account of the struggles of travel, surviving on cigarette butts and scraps, capturing a brilliant essence of what travel is really about.