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These Iconic Books Will Fuel Your Wanderlust

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

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If you are looking for some travel inspiration, check out these books that have been transforming and motivating readers to travel for decades. From personal tales to fantastical conquests, these books will make your drive to see the world unstoppable.

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The Alchemist

By: Paulo Coelho

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. (Amazon)

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Black Girl In Paris

By: Shay Youngblood

Black Girl in Paris wends its way around the mythology or Paris as a city that has called out to African-American artists. Like James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, and Josephine Baker before her, Youngblood’s heroine leaves her home, in the American South, nurturing a dream of finding artistic emancipation in the City of Light. She experiments freely, inhabiting different incarnations – artist’s model, poet’s helper, au pair, teacher, thief, and lover – to keep body and soul together, to stay afloat, heal the wounds of her broken heart, discover her sexual self, and, finally, to wrestle her dreams of becoming a writer into reality. (Amazon)

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Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain

By: Lori L. Tharps

Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain followsmagazine writer and editor Lori Tharps was born and raised in the comfortable but mostly White suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she was often the only person of color in her school and neighborhood. At an early age, Lori decided that her destiny would be discovered in Spain. She didn’t know anyone from Spain, had never visited the country, and hardly spoke the language. Still, she never faltered in her plans to escape to the Iberian Peninsula. (Amazon)

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How Not to Travel the World: Adventures of a Disaster-Prone Backpacker

By: Lauren Juliff

It was hitting rock bottom that convinced Lauren to quit her job, sell everything she owned, and travel the world alone. How Not to Travel The Worldis about following your dreams, no matter how many curveballs life throws at you. It’s about learning to get out of your comfort zone, finding the humour in messed up situations, and falling in love with life on the road. (Amazon)

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