I received this question from one of my students:
I was wondering if there were any books you would recommend which you or your family members may have read in preparation to travel and live in a different country.
Hope you are enjoying Greece so far! I am loving your daughter’s blog. You guys are in my prayers.
Here is my reply:
I apologize for the delay. Recovering from a family emergency as you probably know. Finally catching up this evening…
My kids get annoyed with me because I am really only interested in Europe. They tell me the world is bigger than Europe, but I don’t believe it. I grew up over there, and I love it.
That said, my favorite travel book is by Rick Steves. Europe through the back door. It is more of a tourist book, but I find it helpful and interesting.
My favorite book about a traveler is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
One of the most useful books on travel I have ever read is Vagabonding, by Ralph Potts. This one comes with a PG-13 warning, at least. Perhaps R. Overall, it is great. But, there are moments…. We try very hard to travel cheaply. This book helps with that.
I hope that helps!
This may be a great question for Lydia, too. I’ll bet she has her own list.
Have a great night!