16 books That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

Silas & Grace

Are you addicted to traveling? Do you suffer from wanderlust? Are you always trying to fit a trip into an already busy lifestyle? If yes, then here are a few books that can feed your wanderlust, inspire you, and have you excited for your next adventure!

A Year in Provence

Peter Mayle in this memoir describes the first 12 months with his wife in a newly acquired 200 year old farm house in Provence, a town in southern France, in witty and funny detail. 

Born to Run

Written by Christopher McDougall, describes the journey of a dedicated athlete’s experiences in Mexico with a renowned indigenous Mexican tribe called the Tarahumara rumored to be proficient in the art of running.

Eat, Pray, Love

Elizabeth Gilbert’s account tells of a divorced woman on the path of self-rediscovery and happiness on a trip to the countries of Italy, Bali, and India.

How to Travel the World On $50 a Day

Matt Kepnes (the blogger at Nomadic Matt) gives an insight on how to travel cheaper, longer, and smarter. If you’ve been wanting to travel for longer than just a weekend (or even a week), and you’re curious about how to do it, then definitely check this out!

Into the Wild

Jon takes us into the mind of a young man searching for peace in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. If you’re someone that loves adventure and amazing stories like this one, then it’s definitely for you!

Into Thin Air

John Krakauer, a mountain climber, narrates his bodacious and perilous experience ascending and descending Mount Everest. This book is definitely for people who love hearing extreme adventure stories!

Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips

National Geographic account contains a detailed, colorful, and beautiful collection of advice collated by various travel writers for fellow travelers.


Dianne Johnson’s book narrates the tale of a wealthy American girl seeking romance and sophistication journeying to France. A great book for people who romanticise this beautiful country.

On the Road

Written by Jack Kerouac, it is a colorful account of his travel experiences across the United States with his friends. Definitely a fun read!

Seven Years in Tibet 

Heinrich Harrer narrates the journey of an Austrian mountaineer across India to the Himalayas and finds serenity in an isolated settlement.

The Beach by Alex Garland

A group of young travelers seek out a mysterious beach while on holidays in Asia. Their findings and experience are seriously amazing

The 4-Hour Work Week

Tim Ferris gives a guide to improving productivity and cutting out the unnecessary so you can do more with your life and travel more.

The Geography of Bliss

Written by Eric Weiner, this book highlights with hilarity an unhappy author’s account of geopolitics science and travel from America to Italy to Iceland to India. The Geography of Bliss leaves you with secrets to the happiest places on Earth.    

The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett

Three young women take an exciting journey to tour four amazing continents of the world. It really is a fun read when you see the crazy experiences they’ve had!

Travels with Charley: In Search of America

John Steinbeck gives an account of a 1960 road trip across the States with his dog, Charley. You definitely want to read this one!

Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long Term World Travel

Rolf Potts gives a guide to traveling right and helpful tips to maximizing your travel experience while on the road long term.

The next time you get excited for an adventure, but don’t have the time just yet, definitely pick up a few of these books and get reading!


Silas & Grace

Chasing Foxes was started in 2016 as a way for Grace and her husband, Silas, to start traveling. However, they started to realize that they had a passion for improving themselves, and wanted to help others level up their lives as well. So whether it's with cooking, travel, or staying healthy, they want to help you better your life bit by bit, as they do the same.

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