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"I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago" by Hape Kerkeling

After reading the book I discoverd the multi-day hikes for me too. Hiking is a journey to yourself.

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"Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found" by Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl has lost everything after the death of her mother. With nothing to lose, she made an impulsive decision: to walk on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The PCT starts at the border to Mexico and goes through California, Oregon and Washington until the border to Canada. Cheryl started the trek very inexperienced and with a too heavy backpack, but on the PCT she found to herself.

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"Das große Los" by Meike Winnemuth

The journalist Meike Winnemuth won 500,000 Euro in "Who wants to be a millionaire?" and decided to travel around the world. She spent every month in another big city during her one year trip.
As far as I know the book is not available in Englisch.

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"Measuring The World" by Daniel Kehlmann

About two different discoverer: Alexander von Humboldt, who traveled over years, and Carl Friedrich Gauss, who hated travelling. Both were different, but both made important discoveries.

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"The collector of worlds" by Ilija Trojanow

About Richard Francis Burton, a british officer in India, who learnt the language of India and traveled undercover through the british colony. His curiousity about new languages, people and countries were the reason of further trips through arabic countries and Africa.

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"Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything" by Elizabeth Gilbert

About a woman, who traveled after collapsing of her normal life for searching for everything to Italy, India and Indonesia.

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"Women of Discovery" by Mary Tiegreen and Milbry Polk

Male explorers like Christoph Kolumbus, James Cook or Roald Amundsen are known. We all know Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall, who studied mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, but often female explorers are unknown. The authors portray around 80 further female explorers like Freya Stark and Alexandra David-Néel.

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