The list author says: "Travel books inspired me to leave my happy home- I began to travel in 1973 and have done my fair share of vagabonding-now that I have settled into my routine- they continue to help me escape the groundhog days.
The following books led me to take risks - to break out of my comfort level - to explore possibilities - which I hope to do again in the near future.
"One of my all-time favourites- take this on your next extended vacation- the master American author is at his sharpest here- often overlooked by critics as his body of work is so vast. One of fave lines about India: "Here all life is valued except human life.""
"George Orwell's lesser known masterpiece follows his travails as a young man hard on his luck- this is a vivid eye-popping account of life in these two major capitals unrecognizable by today's travellers."
"Beautiful book about life in Bali and Ubud in particular- must reda for those headed to bali- while I was there in 2012 I had a chance to se the valley he describes where his home is but did not visit the estate which is evidently still there..."
"Kerouac developed a new genre of travel literature in the fifties- On The Road may be one of the greatest travel books written. Dharma Bum, while lesser know, is consider by some to be Kerouac's other great work."