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Books about Traveling, Questing and embarking on a Sojourn or Sabbatical

I love to travel. And one of the beautiful things about traveling is not that you get to see new things and new sights - which is wonderful in itself. But that you can get a broad set of experiences.

I mean you can learn about people, cultures, and all kinds of things by travel. And most importantly, you can learn about yourself.

This page doesn't have your typical travel books. If you were looking for that I also have a page with some of those books right here: Travel Books.

 

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
-T.S. Eliot (Little Gidding)

 

Some of these books are in the public domain so any time there is a version available for free I have provided a link for you to download it. Some even have a free audio version. I have linked those for you too!

A note from Will: I could give you a summary or synopsis of all these books, or even a review. But.... to me that defeats the purpose. I say pick one based on as little information as possible (Cover and title) And then go on the journey with the author with no preconceptions.... let it unfold before you.

 

The Odyssey - Homer

 

On the Road - Jack Kerouac

 

Journey - James Michener

 

Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer

 

The Hero's Journey - Joseph Campbell

 

The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Going After Cacciato - Tim O'Brien

 

The Man Who Would be King - Rudyard Kipling

 

The White Company - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

 

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Anonymous with various translations

 

Le Morte D'Arthur - Thomas Malory

 

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig

 

Thus Spake Zarathusthra - Nietzsche

 

The Hero With a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell

 

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

 

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera

 

Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes

 

The Epic of Gilgamesh - Anonymous

 

For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway

 

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

 

The Pearl - John Steinback

 

Ulysses - James Joyce

 

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

 

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck