1. On the Road
Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel should be compulsory reading for all nomads, backpackers and folks who want to live off the grid. In ‘On The Road’ discover 1950’s underground America as Kerouac hitches backwards forwards across the states in search of Jazz, drugs, sex and the meaning of life.
2. The Cloud Garden
The Darien Gap is a place of Legend. The only break in the Pan-American highway, which runs from Alaska to the tip of South America. The gap is often seen as an almost impregnable strip of swamp, jungle and cloud forest inhabited by FARC gorillas. This fascinating book tells the story of two unlikely travelers who team up and try to get through the gap from Panama to Colombia, on foot. After a grueling journey they are just hours from success when they are captured by FARC fighters and held prisoner in the jungle for nine months.