+44 (0)208 123 8702
Contact Us Search our World
Search Our Trips
Get Our Brochure
Got a Question?

Top 10 Travel Books that will make you want to get on a flight immediately!

We have compiled a list of the Top 10 Best Travel Books out there, for you to read, enjoy and feel inspired to explore the World! Enjoy!

1. Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts - A crazy and almost unbelievable adventure in India. If you have already been to India then you will be able to relate all of the characters to someone you met on your journey. If you haven’t been to India, you will definitely want to after reading this, so click here to check out our fantastic trips to India. 

2. In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson - comedy genius … this will have you laughing all the way to booking your flights to Australia … Check out Australia for yourself!

3. Wild - Cheryl Strayed - a truly inspiring book that you won’t be able to put down, one woman’s solo journey trekking from New Mexico to the Canadian border. It shows you just what there is to gain from travelling. 

4. Wild Coast - John Gimlette - From trekking North America to South America … this book is sure to tempt you off the beaten track, to explore some of the least explored countries of the world!

5. A Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Now I am not saying this will inspire you travel the oceans in a lifeboat with a tiger … but it will remind you of what an amazing world we live in … and maybe tempt you to explore the oceans yourself and learn to scuba dive

6. Marching Powder - Rusty Young - Not a book for the faint hearted, but this true story of a British man locked up in a Bolivian prison. It is quite shocking … but it may leave you wanting to check out this fascinating country (but avoid visiting the prisons at all costs). Check out Bolivia for yourself on one of our amazing trips to South America

7. On the Road -  Jack Kerouac - Written in 1957 this is one of the original travel novels - and probably one of the best! This is a book that highlights how much travelling can develop your personal growth and make changes for the better!

8. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho - ‘when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it’ - when this is a main theme of a book, why wouldn’t you want to read it immediately!

9. Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat in Italy, pray in India, and love in Bali - 3 amazing destinations, it would be hard to not be inspired by this one. Click here to check out our amazing projects in beautiful Bali and start planning your adventure. 

10. The Beach - Alex Garland - most have seen the film, but have you read the book? It is much better? Grab a copy and plan your own Thai adventure today!






Quick Question

Female Male

  • "This experience was unforgettable, I have met people that I will stay friends with for many years to come and completely fell in love with Argentina!"
    Jamie Henderson , Languages, Argentina
  • "I was so surprised how quickly I picked up the language! The school was great and really supportive throughout the learning process and it was amazing to practice what I had learnt in real life situations."
    Melissa Cutler , Languages, Argentina
  • Not only did I have tons of fun I've also gained a qualification that means I can continue my travels around the world whilst getting paid to teach English!
    Helen Turner , Teaching, Argentina
  • This was probably the most worthwhile experience I have ever had. The organisation and staff at the school were amazing and really supported me throughout the whole process. I wish I could go back!
    Tom Mitchell , Teaching, Argentina
  • ''It was an ideal opportunity for me to combine travelling with my passion for sport.''
    James Hairsine , Sports, Ghana
  • “This was a fantastic opportunity to gain some experience in sports psychology, which has really helped with the psychology element of my sports studies degree.”
    Anthony Gibson , Sports, Ghana
  • "What a great way to get hands on experience in the field of finance and economics! I feel like I have acquired many skills that will stay with me for years to come!"
    Jenny Allen , Business & Law, Kenya
  • "This was such a sustainable way to support the community in Kenya, and I would love to return to continue helping out."
    Paul Taylor , Business & Law, Kenya
  • "I had such an amazing gap year! this project was challenging but completely worth it."
    Francesca Le Poideven , Business & Law, Kenya
  • "Lake Nakuru National Park is just incredible. The game rangers were so friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make sure I had an amazing time during my placement. I would love to do it all over again!"
    Maria Rossi , Wildlife & Conservation, Kenya
  • "It was great fun because the kids want to learn and everything you do is such a novelty to them. I was moved by what I saw, not for sentimental reasons, but because the teachers and the children were so keen and worked so hard."
    Katie Godfrey , Teaching, Kenya
  • "This was such a heartwarming project, the children have so little but are so greatful. I met some amazing people and will remember this experience forever."
    Sylvia Amani , Teaching, Kenya
  • "What a fascinating country. I not only learned so much about the healthcare system and gained some great experience to help with my degree, but got to visit some amazing places in Kenya. The Masia Mara trip was just unreal."
    Aaron Leyman , Medical & Health, Kenya
  • "The kids were so amazing, it was such a heartwarming experience and i'm just really glad that I could help out."
    Gemma Bracknell , Care Work, Kenya
  • "What a great project! I am so greatful to have had this opportunity and it is certainly something I will never forget."
    Suzanne Hart , Care Work, Kenya
  • "I really enjoyed my time on the Galapagos Islands. This tour is such a great way to see the islands. Everyone I met were so welcoming, and they helped to make this an unforgettable experience. Seeing giant tortoises up close was awesome!"
    Jocelyn Whitehead , Wildlife & Conservation, Ecuador
  • "This is was certainly one of the most unique and fulfilling trips I have had. From helping out the kids with learning the game of tennis, to seeing the smiles on their faces, these moments gave me a new light on my career and my way of life."
    Peter Kung , Sports, Argentina
  • "The experience of living with other volunteers and students was a great! An unbelievable sports experience! As a football fan I really couldn't imagine a better place to visit."
    Joseph Berry , Sports, Argentina
  • "Working in the orphanage with these adorable kids was a great way to do something really good with my time abroad on my gap year. I would recommend it to anyone who is keen to work with children. A magical experience! I cannot wait to go back to Argentina and see how they are all getting on."
    Jade Garcia , Care Work, Argentina
  • "I loved this volunteer project in the orphanage in Buenos Aires. So many great kids, who love to play and learn from you. I really enjoyed the cooking lessons in the bakery, and the kids really liked to do face painting and arts, which was really fun, it was great to be able to put smiles on their faces. I will treasure my memories of my trip to Argentina for a long time."
    Susan Tanner , Care Work, Argentina

Brochure Request

Changing Worlds Blog

Special Offers and Deals


Paid Work

Adventure Tours

Courses and Qualifications


Flexi Travel

Back to Top