9X TRAVEL BOOKS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU

Travel Books that will inspire you

Maybe you’re not a reader but you finally have the time to start picking that up. Reading will help you relax but can also feed your brain.

With more time on your hands we’ve selected a bunch of timeless travel books that will inspire you to become creative, dream and learn. A picture says a 1000 words so we’ve also added some amazing travel photography books.

1. Off the Beaten Track by Wander-Lust

A little self-promo never hurt anyone right? 😉 Yes, we’ve written our first ever travel book! Off the Beaten Track is for those who are curious and love adventure. During our many years of travelling, we’ve discovered that the best places are the hidden ones. Told by a local or discovered by chance. By going off the beaten path you also avoid the ever growing mass tourism and you often support local communities. Together with 32 travel bloggers, journalists, photographers and creatives, we have bundled our best tips across the world, that you may have never heard of. Unknown islands, unique places to sleep, amazing restaurants and much more. You can order here! 

Off the beaten track by wander-lust

2. Once in a lifetime

This book is a part 2 but even better then the first one. Once in a Lifetime Vol. 2 celebrates exceptional hotels, lodges, and other locations. Whether readers use the book to plan their next trip or to simply enjoy a marvellous visual journey from the comfort of their own homes, it reminds us that there are a host of places out there that are worth the trip –and that our personal paradise might be closer than we might think. Buy it at Amazone for 40 euro’s or check your nearest bookstore.

3. Verliefd op Nederland by Roëll de Ram

Do you want to discover the most special places in the Netherlands? From adventurous nature where it is bursting with wildlife to special accommodations where you would like to spend the night. Or would you like to learn more about world-famous highlights, cultural hotspots, great cities, beautiful boat trips, good restaurants and wonderful beaches? You can find it all in this brand new book where you fall in love with the Netherlands! Out on September 1st.

Verliefd op Nederland travel books

4. Weg ermee by Dennis Storm

The book we all need right now. About minimalism and getting back to the source. Why do you need 12 dressed, 25 pairs of shoes in every colour, new stuff? Dennis was a successful TV presenter and was travelling a lot for his work. He discovered by staying in many, simple hotels, that he didn’t need anything else that the basic needs. Buy it here. It’s in Dutch only unfortunately.

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5. The new Nomads

Nomads are coming back and if you feel that itch to try a nomadic lifestyle, we have just the book for you. New Nomads: Temporary Spaces and a Life On The Move, written by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann and Michelle Galindo, is a book about freedom, liberation and enjoyment. Sleeping in your own bed just got boring.

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We all seek that Nomadic lifestyle..

6. Before they pass away

This photography book made a lot of people talk. Positive but there is also a lot of criticism towards photographer Jimmy Nelson.
“The pictures are staged and look like a fashion shoot” Whatever you may think of it, I think the most important thing is that we respect the different culture. Every picture is beautifully taken and makes you think about, well, life and the world. Widely available from various online bookstores and online.

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Amazing but criticised, the pictures by Jimmy Nelson

7. Hide and Seek

Follow-up to the bestselling title Rock the Shack. The highly individual cabins, hideaways, and summer homes featured in Hide and Seek offer their owners exceptional, yet convenient ways to escape urban routines and embed themselves into the land. The photographs exemplify how to create remote shelters that bring calm and balance to our hectic lives. With the right concept, furniture, décor, and atmosphere, even small or basic designs become stunning sanctuaries. Although the individual cabins and hide outs are very different from each other, all of them respect nature and focus on the essentials. 

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The ultimate hiding place

8. National Geographic – The Covers

Since I can remember, I used to read the National Geographic magazine. My dad used to read it to me when I was a little girl. This is when my love for travel was born. I needed to see the whole world and I wanted to know about the people, habits, animals and cultures. National Geographic is famous for it’s realistic pictures and brings worlds together. My dream was to work for them one day. They published a lot of books but this is one of my favorites and a Photography Book that you can enjoy time after time. The Covers edition. Shop it here.

National Geographic book

9. We Like Bali Travel Guide

With no international tourists allowed into Bali right now, all we want is to dream off the this beautiful island. With more than 300 hotspots and tips, Pris & Eve know everything about Bali! Buy it here.

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Pris & Eve, founders of Welike Bali

Enjoy reading!

Love,

Elke

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