If you are anything like me, in between your planned and un-planned adventures, you are dreaming of future trips. It’s a blessing and a curse. We don’t have the ability to sit still and let the world pass us by. It’s ok! So in between those crazy outings, consider reading some of the below books I’ve found inspirational.
By: Conor Grennan
Very good book about how a vacation can turn into a life-changing event and how we should all look for opportunities to make the world a better place. Conor helps us realize the enormous possibilities in front of us, if we are just willing to try something different.
By: Nancy Sathre-Vogel
Great read about a family who jumped on a triplet bike and spent a year biking 9300 miles! I like books like these; it helps to put “crazy” ideas like this in perspective. Maybe my family will take off on a yearlong bike adventure and write a book someday.
By: Barbara Savage
This is a CLASSIC cycling story. Originally written in 1983, this book set the stage for many cycling stories to follow. The pictures of the gear they used are entertaining compared to current high-tech bags, bikes and shoes available now. Lesson learned from this book; you don’t need new fancy gear to do something awe inspiring.
By: Joe Kurmaski
Family cycling books are some of my favorite stories to read. It helps to read about how other families overcame difficulties and prevailed on trips nobody thought they could do. Mud, Sweat and Gears is written by Joe Kurmaski (author of Metal Cowboy and Riding Outside the Lines) and takes the same funny and well written stories he is known to produce and includes his family in the mix.
Together on Top of the World: The Remarkable Story of the First Couple to Climb the Fabled Seven Summits
By: Phil and Susan Ershler
This book was one of the first books my wife and I read together as a couple. Gentlemen, you will enjoy the excitement of this mountaineering based story and your wife will appreciate the love story angle…. Everybody wins. Good read about a motivated couple.
I’ve shared a few of my favorite reads, please provide additional books for all of us to consider during future armchair traveling sessions.