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Our Favorite Books for Business Travel


When you’re traveling for business, you need something to keep yourself occupied. Bringing a few great books is a sure-fire way to stay engaged and avoid transportation-induced boredom.

Every book on this list offers a different perspective on the art of travel. They are all chosen for being easy and enjoyable to read.

  1. Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts

Rolf Potts’s 2002 book on the art of long-term international travel has been very influential in the San Francisco start-up scene.

It’s all about affordable ways to travel around the world. Rolf suggests that you can comfortably travel for years with only a few thousand dollars of starting money, so long as you’re willing to pick up odd jobs along the way.

Filled with travel advice that you won’t see anywhere else, Vagabonding is an upbeat look at life on the road.

  1. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

This is more than a book about eastern philosophy. It’s a long-winded tale of a father and son’s motorcycle journey across America. The main character’s rambling monologs are punctuated by scenes from his youth and the story of the mysterious Phaedrus.

This is a book dense with meaning, addressing many subjects in vivid detail. You’ll walk away from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance with a renewed appreciation for the quality of life.

  1. Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Although not strictly a travel book, this is an interesting look at the concept of long-distance work arrangements. Do employees all need to go into an office to get their jobs done? Could they work from coffee shops or their own homes instead?

Jason and David argue that the answer is yes. While they concede that some jobs will still need a central office, they say that many employees can be part-time or full-time remote workers. They go on to argue that more companies will move to a remote work model as technology progresses.

Remote: Office Not Required is a small book that will change the way you think about the corporate lifestyle.

  1. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

The story of Chris McCandless’s ill-conceived foray into the Alaskan wilderness was a cultural phenomenon in the late 1990’s.

Readers are divided about their opinions of the main character. Was he a romantic who got unlucky in his fate, or was he a fool who wandered into the woods? Krakauer offers intriguing evidence for both sides, ultimately staying neutral in the debate.

You will have your own opinion after reading this short and enjoyable book.

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Posted on Jun 20 2017

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