Whether you're basking in the tropical sun or backpacking
cross-country, there's one thing that could make the experience better
(besides unlimited funds): a good book. Relaxing vacations and high-energy
trips call for good reading material. Staying at home? Books can take you to places you've always
wanted to go.
The following sites offer recommendations for the road:
This Portland bookstore recommends books for travelers.
Suggests new and notable travel literature, and points out
travel books that have been hardcover bestsellers.
"The Beach" by Alex Garland, is about a young American's pursuit of a hidden
beach paradise in Thailand. It was made into a major motion picture starring
Danish Baroness Karen Blixen published
"Out of Africa"
in 1937 under the pen name Isak Dinesen. This name later became famous for inspiring the seven
Oscar award-winning motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
This novel will take you to her plantation in British East Africa before
World War II.
"Daughter of Fortune" begins with descriptions of Chile then moves
to the Californian coast. Isabel Allende combines fantasy, adventure and
romance in this Oprah Book Club® Selection.
"The Sun Also Rises" is the story of Lost Generation expatriates on hiatus in Pamplona
and Paris. This was Hemingway's first bestseller.
"On the Road," by Jack Kerouac, was one of the first novels
of the '50s beat movement, and came to be a centerpiece of counterculture
William Heat Least Moon drives along back roads in 38 states and
insightfully writes about his discoveries.
"Blue Highways: A Journey Into America" was a New York Times Bestseller and the Chicago Sun Times
declared it "better than Kerouac."