by featured writer Justine
Women have a thirst for adventure and we experience the need to take on the world in our own ways. Travelling is the most common way to fulfill this quest. But not everyone has the time and luxury to experience the world first-hand! For some, reading about exciting adventures can be just as satisfying as travelling, or a useful place to start.
There are a lot of travel books out there that will get your mind tingling with curiosity. Check out online book stores for great discounts and a broad range. Australia’s Bookworld has free delivery across the country and has special prices for members. Here’s a rundown of some of the top travel books to excite the wanderlust in you:
A House in Fez: Building a Life in the Ancient Heart of Morocco
This book tells us the story of how a vacation became a life altering decision for Suzanna Clark and her husband. The couple fell in love with a little town in Morocco named Fez where they decided to start a new life there by acquiring a beautiful, quaint house and turn it into a home. The book revolves around their decision to restore a traditional Moroccan home into its former glory, going through a lot of trouble that ranges from angry neighbors, lazy workmen to the bureaucracy of the country. But Clarke finds herself in the hands of an architecture enthusiast that helps her with the project. The book gives us a glimpse of the life and culture in the quaint medieval city of Fez and the wonders of the culture at the heart of Morocco.
Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine
It started off when Holly Morris decided she was ready to take on the world by going into business with her mother, Jeannie, and make their own TV series dedicated to inspire women around the world. The book focuses on the struggle of the duo to produce the show from their own pocket. Morris gave the readers a peak into the production by giving first-person accounts of starting the business, tracking down like-minded and risk-taking women like herself around the globe who are changing the world around them. They shot their pilot in Cuba and managed to catch the eye of television station PBS. This book brings to life remarkable people and places Morris has encountered while shooting the series. Some of these names are Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther and social activist, now exiled in Cuba; Kiran Bedi, New Delhi’s chief of police who moved India’s infamously brutal Tijar Jail with her humanitarian ethic, New Zealand pop star Hinewehi Mohi and more.
Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Rebecca Solnit examines how walking has significantly shaped cultures throughout history. She notes that walking comes in different forms that range from walking for pleasure to political walking. From philosophers to poets, their lives and acts have come to change the way we view the world. Solnit also profiled in this book some of the walkers that she defined as some of the most influential, including Wordsworth, Gary Snyder, Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet and Andre Breton’s Nadja. Wanderlust considers the relationship between walking and thinking, and its profound implications.
There are many more titles out there to inspire your wandering imagination – happy reading!