The 3 Best Books for Long-Term Travel
Seven years ago this month I was backpacking my way through Egypt. In the previous six weeks, I’d already seen and done more new things that I think I’d done in the previous six years. Backpacking has this profound effect on his when we’re traveling. It’s that unfamiliarity that you find yourself in, day in and day out, that makes you open to new experiences and new ideas. But it wasn’t easy to get to that point.
After I’d decided to travel long-term, there were a lot of phases I went through. It started with a rush of excitement and then an immediate “oh my god what how why where when” which quickly took over. And, like I’ve always done, to answer those questions, I turned to books. Google helped a little, but after reading countless travel blogs (this is before I had my own), I still felt I needed something to hold in my hands, something to show me that this has been done, that this is possible. And that’s when I found myself in the bookstore in front of a…