Exploring new territories may be daunting for some. But for the inquisitive ones, travelling allows detachment from life’s routines to discover
new perspectives through spontaneity. Break out of your
comfort zone. Immerse in different foreign cultures for a new-found insight to the world. For starters, try making a right turn on the whim and follow chance’s lead into something extraordinary.
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Footsteps: From Ferrante’s Naples to Hammett’s San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World
The New York Times
Literary tourism is an uncommon motivation with travellers. For wordsmiths and tale chasers, making a pilgrimage to various geographic sites which inspired some of the greatest writers in the world is meaningful. If you ever stepped foot in Oxford, England in the future, watch out for the rabbit hole from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Or you can consider retracing Mark Twain’s path in Hawaii.
A Fork in the Road: Tales of Food, Pleasure and Discovery on the Road
Edited by James Oseland
Food and travel are two beloved pastimes that many subscribe to. A Fork in the Road brews stirring journeys of food-obsessed writers and chefs into a mouth-watering compilation. Peer into moments where meals goes beyond sating hunger and appetites. From Alan Richman to Michael Pollan and Martin Yan, the act of eating can be as important and interesting as the destination itself.
The Desire for Elsewhere
There are times when you’d wished to be anywhere else but the present. Chew fortunately found a way to escape to ‘Nostalgia’, ‘Parallel Worlds’ and ‘The Vast Unknown’—the three themes explored in this writing. Set in a museum that contains otherwise insignificant artefacts, their attached meaning provides a short getaway in the form of poetry, prose and anecdotes. Chew’s memories are the boarding pass to the mechanics of life such as love and loss.
Don’t Call Me Mrs Rogers: Love, Loathing and Our Epic Drive Around the World
American-born Paige Parker and her husband, Jim Rogers, established a new world record of having visited 111 countries and three territories by car in three years. Living out of a custom-built Mercedes off-road vehicle and trailer, Parker recollects her encounters with boundary-pushing women from that faithful journey. The mother of two is spurred by their courage and ambition. Readers, don’t you dare resign yourself to fate.
The Wayfarer’s Handbook: A Field Guide for the Independent Traveller
Evan S Rice
Planned trips can be predictable. Dunk that familiar itinerary into the trash and head out like a true explorer. Before setting off, arm yourself with this handy wayfarer’s handbook that doesn’t dictate your destination. A functional world directory that informs you about surviving perils and the unknown, you’ll be well-prepared to go anywhere to your heart’s desire.