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Top 10 Travel Books that will make you want to get on a flight immediately!

We have compiled a list of the Top 10 Best Travel Books out there, for you to read, enjoy and feel inspired to explore the World! Enjoy!

1. Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts - A crazy and almost unbelievable adventure in India. If you have already been to India then you will be able to relate all of the characters to someone you met on your journey. If you haven’t been to India, you will definitely want to after reading this, so click here to check out our fantastic trips to India. 

2. In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson - comedy genius … this will have you laughing all the way to booking your flights to Australia … Check out Australia for yourself!

3. Wild - Cheryl Strayed - a truly inspiring book that you won’t be able to put down, one woman’s solo journey trekking from New Mexico to the Canadian border. It shows you just what there is to gain from travelling. 

4. Wild Coast - John Gimlette - From trekking North America to South America … this book is sure to tempt you off the beaten track, to explore some of the least explored countries of the world!

5. A Life of Pi - Yann Martel - Now I am not saying this will inspire you travel the oceans in a lifeboat with a tiger … but it will remind you of what an amazing world we live in … and maybe tempt you to explore the oceans yourself and learn to scuba dive

6. Marching Powder - Rusty Young - Not a book for the faint hearted, but this true story of a British man locked up in a Bolivian prison. It is quite shocking … but it may leave you wanting to check out this fascinating country (but avoid visiting the prisons at all costs). Check out Bolivia for yourself on one of our amazing trips to South America

7. On the Road -  Jack Kerouac - Written in 1957 this is one of the original travel novels - and probably one of the best! This is a book that highlights how much travelling can develop your personal growth and make changes for the better!

8. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho - ‘when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it’ - when this is a main theme of a book, why wouldn’t you want to read it immediately!

9. Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert - Eat in Italy, pray in India, and love in Bali - 3 amazing destinations, it would be hard to not be inspired by this one. Click here to check out our amazing projects in beautiful Bali and start planning your adventure. 

10. The Beach - Alex Garland - most have seen the film, but have you read the book? It is much better? Grab a copy and plan your own Thai adventure today!






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  • "I have grown so much as a person, made so many close friends, and been able to give quality time and attention to children who do not normally receive it. I will always treasure the memories I have of my time in Port Elizabeth."
    Harrison Nash , Teaching, South Africa
  • "It’s been amazing! The teaching has definitely been a challenging experience but a very good one. I have been bungee-jumping, seen elephants and lion cubs and spent plenty of time sunbathing on the beach."
    Emily Smith , Teaching, South Africa
  • "I’ve had the best year of my life! It’s given me the opportunity to live in and contribute to the development of a wonderful country that I can’t wait to return to."
    Sam Murphy , Teaching, South Africa
  • ''To be able to assess and treat some of the most promising young footballers in the country, both on and off the pitch, provided me with an opportunity that I would never have been able to get in the UK.''
    Heather Taylor , Physiotherapy, Ghana
  • ''Just keep doing what you’re doing, it was wonderful to see the differences you have made! I’ve made so many great friends and have the most amazing memories!.''
    Joanna Hayes , Physiotherapy, Ghana
  • ''I would just like to thank you for such a brilliant to trip to Ghana. I had a fantastic time and thought I was really able to use my skills as a qualified physiotherapist.''
    Marc Holl , Physiotherapy, Ghana
  • ''The outpatients and staff gave me a send off party and I was touched and embarrassed by the extent of their gratitude. To be truthful, my contribution was limited, but it was appreciated, and I got an enormous amount out of being there.''
    Sarah Remnant , Physiotherapy, Ghana
  • ''The children were as all children are – loving, giving, and beautiful… and complete rascals! The whole experience will give me treasured memories for a long time to come.''
    Olivia Kegg , Care Work, South Africa
  • ''Working with the children was absolutely amazing and I still miss their smiles now! I had such an amazing time in Ghana - it truly was a life-changing experience that I will always remember.''
    Karen Miles , Care Work, Ghana
  • ''The teaching was great, I felt that I learnt a lot and the school seemed to enjoy having me around. The whole experience was all I'd hoped for. I can't wait to get back to Ghana one day!.''
    Charlotte Sadler , Teaching, Ghana
  • ''The children, the people, the volunteers, and the whole atmosphere in general, made this experience one I’ll never forget.''
    Magalee Nahas , Teaching, Ghana
  • ''The experience was greatly valuable to me professionally as I gained practical writing experience that I can take home and add to my portfolio and, considering how competitive media jobs are in my city, this is invaluable.''
    Sarah Kendell , Media & Journalism, Ghana
  • "Working on the front line on some really exciting news stories and has boosted my confidence that being a journalist is what I want to be. Amazing very relevant experience and just what I needed. Thanks to all the Changing Worlds team for making this possible for me."
    Thomas Coats , Media & Journalism, Ghana
  • Amazing people and amazing memories! I got a real taste for this beautiful country on the Ghana Experience.
    Gemma Hutchinson , Adventure, Ghana
  • There was never a dull moment on this action packed adventure. I had so much fun with the other people on the trip, I can't wait to go back to Ghana.
    James Reyland , Adventure, Ghana
  • I cannot believe how much we packed into only 3 weeks. Volunteering was amazing, and is was great to see the range of things that Ghana has to offer.
    Rosie Midhurst , Adventure, Ghana
  • ''I used this opportunity to gain work experience, and getting a new perspective of a health care service in a Third World country made me realise how much we take for granted in the UK.''
    Magalee Nahas , Medical & Health, Ghana
  • ''It was great fun working alongside the locals and we shared lots of laughs and stories. It also felt great to know we were leaving something behind that the community really needed.''
    Andy Hoyle , Building & Construction, Ghana
  • ''Ghana is a fantastic country and the people are so welcoming and warm, especially the Ghanaian staff. What makes the placement is being part of a team who all have the same viewpoint to help others.''
    Lisa Paige , Building & Construction, Ghana
  • “Great people, great experience and there is some great sport to be played in Ghana. Something I'll never forget.”
    Matt Pheasant , Sports, Ghana

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