Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug in Me



The Year We Seized the Day by Elizabeth Best and Colin Bowles

What it made me want to do:  Walk a portion of the Camino de Santiago in Spain
Have I been there/done that?  Not yet, but it's still on my Bucket List.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

What it made me want to do:  Visit Bali and start meditating
Have I been there/done that?  No to Bali, yes to meditating (for a while at least).

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

What it made me want to do:  Walks portions of the Pacific Crest Trail (I had absolutely no desire to walk the entire thing)
Have I been there/done that?  No, and I admit that since reading the book I've lost all desire to do it anymore.

A Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost:  A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure by Rachel Friedman

Where it made me want to go:  Iguazu Falls in South America
Have I been here/done that?  Not yet.

The Lost Girls:  Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World by Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett, and Amanda Pressner

What it made me what to do:  Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru
Have I been there/done that?  No.  Although I still want to see Machu Picchu, I have no desire to hike the Inca Trail to get there anymore.  I think I'll take the train instead.

Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

What it made me want to do:  Take a cruise and see the Florida Everglades
Have I been there/done that?  Yes and yes.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Where it made me want to go:  The highlands of Scotland
Have I been there?  I had visited Scotland prior to reading Outlander, but I didn't see the highlands as described in the book.

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It by Elizabeth Gilbert

What it made me want to do:  Re-read Eat Pray Love.
Have I been there/done that?  Not yet...


Have any books awakened the travel bug in you?  If so, what were they? 

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    Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 

    5 comments:

    1. This is the second site this week that I've seen mention Wild. I really liked that book.

      Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    2. I live in Scotland part of the year whilst I'm at Uni and I still haven't been to the Highlands yet! Maybe when I have my driving licence, I will finally go!
      My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/top-ten-tuesday-163/

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    3. Two Steps Forward made me want to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain-you might like this book!! I definitely want to read that one=The Year We Seized the Day-definitely looking it up!!

      https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/06/top-ten-tuesday-10-books-that-makes-me.html

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    4. Great list! I really want to check out Outlander.
      Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    5. Outlander made quite a few lists this week - mine included. :)

      Lauren @ Always Me

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