This Reading List Will Inspire Your Wanderlust

By: Kristen Marrs

Summer is here! These books will feed your wanderlust cravings.


Summer is for lazy days, hammocks, and going to the beach. We don’t know about you, but usually that’s the best time to get in some much needed reading time. Join us on a literary adventure, and get that wanderlust piqued.


Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Sometimes you need to pick up your life and go on an adventure. Which is exactly what Cheryl Strayed did in this book does after the death of her mother and the failure of her marriage. You can join her on her 1,000 mile trek from the Mojave Desert to the Bridge of the Gods in Washington.


On the Road, By: Jack Kerouac
Despite Dean’s flaws, On The Road is a colorful book told through the many shifting landscapes and characters across 1940s America. Through a series of 3 across the country road trips, this book inspires even the restless to head across country. Under The Stars, Dan White
Camping is so much fun. From a single tent in the forest, to “glamping” in a trailer with the creature comforts of life, Dan White explores the vast array of camping experiences across America. It’s enough to make anyone pack a bag and a tent and explore what American nature has to offer!


The Great Railway Bazaar, by Paul Theroux
Spanning 4 months, The Great Railway Bazaar chronicles the author’s trip from London, England, through Asia and Thailand, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and back to London. If you’ve ever wanted to experience some of the lesser known parts of Asia and Europe, this book expertly takes you there through the network of the rails.


Go, Girl!: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure, by Elaine Lee.

Go, Girl! is a series of 52 essays written by some of the most influential writers in history, from Maya Angelou to Alice Walker from all over the globe. The essays give travelers a real sense of the world through the eyes of these women, and even gives travel planning tips when you’re ready to take off!