Best travel books

Holidays are an opportunity to take some time for yourself, and therefore to read, whether to prepare for your trip or to relax during it: here is our reading list.

#VanLife :

Behind this term that has gone viral (in 2019, already 4.7 million publications had been published on social networks under this hashtag) in fact a all universe of freedom perfectly represented by the van, which mixes comfort and escape. Here is our list of books about the van life:

  • Van Life - Inspiration for your home on the road, Foster Huntington : This book written by the founder of the #VanLife movement retraces various nomadic roadtrips, through photos and testimonies of people following this way of life. Composed of 8 chapters, it recounts the experiences of users of various models of vans, their feelings, their encounters...

For your trip :

  • Escapades en camping-car : Michelin France 2020 The Camping Car France guide will help you find all the best spots to help you enjoy your camping car holiday in France. The book contains 104 tourist routes with ideas of stages en route, chosen for their welcome. This book includes: 22 cities, 55 family visits, 28 spas and 18 ski resorts with their authorized areas and parking lots. For each circuit, discover the itinerary day by day with a map positioning the addresses and the stages, a presentation of climate and cultural heritage, a presentation of suggested itineraries, tourist & leisure activities, a map for your itinerary and the different stops, practical addresses with service areas, camping, leisure facilities, etc... advice from the Michelin Man for an easy drive around France. The guide is in French, but symbols and how to use the guide are self explanatory. It is possible to buy it when you leave the agency in Paris.
  • Les recettes du campeur, Pauline Dubois-Platet : This French book will make your life easier during your motorhome trip by offering you 50 recipes for real complete meals that can be made anywhere, with very few utensils, as well as tips for easy living and cooking. You will find an extract from the book and recipe ideas on our dedicated article.
  • Conseils photos pour les voyageurs, Aurélie Amiot : Travelling by motorhome being the perfect opportunity to take beautiful pictures of nature, this French book will give you tips on how to take the most beautiful pictures possible. You'll even get tips from bloggers on how to post on your photo blog or Instagram account.

To relax in your vacation spot :

  • The Alchimist, Paulo Coelho : This philosophical tale tells you the story of Santiago, a young Spanish shepherd, who goes in search of treasure near the Pyramids of Egypt. However, he will be marked by his encounter with the Alchemist who will teach him to open himself to the world and make his dream come true.

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