Books that inspire you to take the road less travelled

Every chapter of a book unfolds a new chapter in life. A book can transport you to a new world – a world of words, tales and characters that can be charming, inspiring & gratifying. Here’s our pick of travel books, that will help break the monotony, inspire you to hit the road and take that adventurous trip you have always wanted to!

Eat, Pray, Love

Some adventures are more than just the destinations, they are about the journeys. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love is one such honest memoir that records her external expeditions across Italy, Bali and India and her internal journey after a painful personal experience. The book is an “emotional-cleanse” of sorts. It brings forth the message that travelling is not just about the places you discover but also about self-discovery. It makes you want to instantly hit the road to seek undiscovered landscapes and unexplored terrains


Into the Wild

We all need some travel inspiration to ditch our regular work schedule at times and step out for some adventure. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a real-life biography of a guy named Christopher McCandless whose story can totally inspire you to make a move. He leaves behind his possessions and career to trek across the country and discovers the beauty of the “wild”. Into the Wild was also made into an award-winning film. And, when you think you are ready to take on a cross-country adventure too, drive out in a Ford Ecosport to explore these 5 stunning places in India.


The Alchemist

“When you really want something to happen, the whole universe will conspire so that your wish comes true.” This is the philosophy of Paulo Coelho’s novel The Alchemist. He brings forth this idea through Santiago’s journey. Santiago is a shepherd who has a recurring dream about finding a treasure. He begins to believe that this treasure is his destiny and leaves everything to find it. The story has an underlying theme that we’re all responsible for our own destiny. This book emphasizes on how how important is it to step out and discover the hidden treasures of oneself and the world, exactly what Ford Endeavour lets you do.


On the Road

On the Road is a road trip book but there are a lot more layers to it. This novel written by Jack Kerouac documents the four cross-country journeys of the two main characters, Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty and captures the American landscape in detail. This is the kind of book that inspires you to head on a free-spirited road trip across any country. Do read these road trip don’ts before you drive out and make sure to pick your Ford Endeavour for the journey that can handle any terrain with effortless ease

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wild is a travel memoir by Cheryl Strayed about her solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. The book brings to light how sometimes you need a drastic experience to restore your trust in yourself. Like once said, great things never come from being in your comfort zone. So, drive out and stop worrying about any obstacle! Ford Freestyle, as India’s first Compact Utility Vehicle will handle them all for you.

So Happy Travelling!