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Ten Wanderlust-Inspiring Books for Armchair Travel

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Itching to travel but no time, or money to leave the house? Put the passport away and embark on a serious journey of armchair travel with these beautifully written travel books.

Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman

If you’re in the midst of a mid-life crisis, or just want to read about the experience of a woman who upturned her whole life in order to see the world, this book is for you! This book is the story of a 48-year-old woman who divorces her husband, sells all of her possessions and travels the world. By staying in local villages, the author got to experience first-hand the culture of the countries she visited and ultimately shares her unique travels with us, the reader.

Catching the Sun by Tony Parsons

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RM 20.00 Catching The Sun By Tony Parsons . . . New Paperback . . . One family go in search of their dreams in a tropical paradise – and find themselves. The Finn family – Tom, Tess and twins Rory and Keeva – leave their crime-ridden city in search of a better life in the sun. Their destination is the idyllic beach of Hat Nai Tang on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Phuket is a tropical paradise where the children swim with elephants, the gibbons sing love songs in the rain forest and a young family is free to grow next to a sea as still as a looking glass. But paradise has a darker side and disasters made by both man and nature conspire to shatter the tropical idyll – and threaten to tear the Finn family apart. . . . #UlatBuku #BookLoverMalaysia #PencintaBuku #Bookstagram #OnlineBookstore #bibliophilemy #OnlineBookstoreMalaysia #BookstoreKL #Bookstore #BookLover #BookstoreMalaysia #prelovedbooksmalaysia #BookLoversMalaysia #MalaysiaBookstore #Buku #JualBuku #BukuMurah #BukuImport #JualanBuku #BukuSecond #BukuPreloved #BukuOnline #tonyparsons #catchingthesun 100318

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Weaving the beautiful paradise of Phuket, Thailand into this wonderful story, author Tony Parsons writes about a family who leave their crime-ridden city in search of paradise. Ending up in Phuket, Thailand the family experience life on a Thai beach complete with their children riding elephants in the sea. But even paradise has its downfalls that threaten to tear the family apart.

In Trouble Again by Redmond O’Hanlon

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In a few months we will travel to the Amazon rainforest and I can't resist buying things related to this region! 1. Carcassonne Amazone-> this one is for @mjpqr1983's birthday. During our student years we were totally addicted to carcassone, we own the first edition from 2001 which we play for already almost 15 years. But it is definitely time for a new version of Carcassone and this one looks very cool 😊🐒🐢🐍🐬🐜🌳. 2. A second hand book of Redmond O'Hanlon about his journey in the Amazon rainforest. I started reading this one, it is hillarious 😂😂😂. Love O'Hanlon. #introubleagain 3. A solar charger -> since we won't have electricity in the Amazon and we really want to make a few pictures 😊 4. Amazon by Bruce Parry -> I watched this documentary many years ago and want to see it again. Love his documentaries and focus on nature and native communities. 5. Tanja, a dutch girl in the FARC. Also a second hand book. This one is not about the Amazon but I am very interested in this story. We are going to Colombia too, close to the region where FARC was once active. For me the second time to visit Colombia and I am curious to learn more about its history. #booklovers #ilovereading #amazonas #travelpreparation #carcassonne #carcassonneamazonas #redmondohanlon #bruceparry #secondhandbooks #sustainableliving #solarenergy

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Taking us on a journey to the Amazon In Trouble Again details O’Hanlon’s journey through uncharted rivers on a dugout canoe to Venezuelan Amazonia. Along the way he plans to “party” with the Yanomami tribe – reportedly one of the most violent on earth.

Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

Famed travel writer Bill Bryson has a knack for documenting the cultures of different countries with humor and a wry zest and Notes From a Small Island is among his best. In the book Bryson captures everything England has to offer, from its large, overwhelming cities, to the quaint and quirky countryside.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

This book, which was made into a movie featuring Julia Roberts, documents Gilbert’s decision to abandon everything she thought she should have in life to go off in search of who she really was. Writing of her experiences in Italy, India and Bali, Gilbert chronicles her year-long travels in which she ultimately discovers how to eat, pray and love.

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

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As October draws to a close, I wanted to share some incredible books I’ve read this month – check them out: 📖 #themagic by @rhonda_byrne 📖 #cultivatebook by @laracasey (wow!!) 📖 #lovedoes by @bobgoff 📖 #glitterandglue by @kellycorrigan 📖 #everybodyalways by @bobgoff 📖 #forthelovebook by @jenhatmaker 📖 #ofmessandmoxie by @jenhatmaker 🌟 Wow! There has been some absolute lessons learned this month on my quest to cultivate a purpose driven life. My favourites were absolutely Cultivate by Lara Casey, and both of Jen Hatmakers books, closely followed by Bob Goff’s books – both so incredible and perfect for my personal growth 🌟 I love learning about new books, and discovering new authors – I’d love to know what you’ve been reading, share below 👇

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Glitter and Glue details Corrigan’s travels to Australia. Fresh out of college, Corrigan leaves her home to “find herself” in Australia armed only with a backpack and a wad of travelers checks. Corrigan’s story is highlight with the highs and lows of traveling and also weaves in the personal dynamic between a mother and daughter.

Life from Scratch by Sasha Martin

Proving you sometimes don’t have to leave the kitchen in order to experience different cultures, Life from Scratch chronicles Martin’s quest to cook – and eat a meal from every country in the world over the course of 195 weeks.

The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin

Written in 1983, The Songlines details Chatwin’s adventures in Australia and describes beautifully the aboriginal culture, vast outback and the life of a nomad settler.

Love with a Chance of Drowning by Torre DeRoche

There’s nothing like love to make you do crazy things and in Love with a Chance of Drowning author Torre DeRoche chronicles her experience meeting a handsome Argentinian in a San Francisco bar and embarking on a seafaring adventure with him across the Pacific on his tiny sailboat.

Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah MacDonald

In her twenties author Sarah MacDonald packed up a backpack and traveled through India vowing never to return. Eleven-years later she returned when the love of her life was repositioned to India. Once there she falls dangerously ill with double pneumonia, an experience that starts her on a journey to find the meaning of life and death in a country full of chaos and contradiction.

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