A good book can help to relieve the stress and boredom that you might experience throughout the course of a long road trip whilst helping you unwind and escape from any tension you may be suffering from until you reach your holiday destination where the real fun begins.
So, if you are going away in your campervan and you are looking for a good book to read that will help to pass the time whilst keeping you mentally stimulated and enthralled then here is a list of five favourite books that you should take along for the journey.
The Call Of The Wild
Jack London’s book based on a nineteenth century journey through Canada puts an unusual spin on things by taking a look at the world through the eyes of a working sled-dog called Buck. The journey that Buck goes on is set against stark and contrasting landscapes which are described beautifully by the author which results in a thoroughly absorbing novel that every traveller should read at least once in their lifetime.
This best seller was written by Paul Coelho and the story is packed with adventure. The central character is Santiago – a protagonist who is haunted by vivid dreams of uncovering fantastic treasures in the Egyptian pyramids. The story itself is both exquisite and inspiring in equal measures as we experience a superb adventure that echoes the importance of following one’s dreams without ever giving them up – regardless of what happens in life.
Vagabonding – An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
Written by Rolf Potts, this classic book is an excellent guide to vagabonding from any perspective – regardless of whether you are new to travel or fully versed. The book itself provides a wonderful guide on how to prepare for an epic journey of self discovery and is packed with fabulous imagery. Based on the real life experiences from an author who has certainly earned his stripes as an intrepid international road traveller.
Three Cups of Tea
Greg Mortenson provides a compelling read with this thrilling story about a mountain climber who ends up completely lost whilst climbing the awe-inspiring slopes of the K2 mountain. Through the eyes of the protagonist, we experience an incredible adventure which leads to deep self discovery and an inspiring metamorphosis from a climber to an aid-worker. Completely gripping and perfect for any motorhome journey.
The Music of Chance
An exciting read by Paul Auster which follows the journey of our central character, Jim Nashe, on his highly detailed, modern day road trip across the American heartland. A great book for motorhome travellers which goes to show that anyone kind find solace whilst out on the road without the comforts and trappings of everyday life.