During Victorian times, young adults from wealthy families in England went on a Grand Tour. They traveled for extended periods of time as an essential part of their education - an essential part of their passage into adulthood.

They spent weeks or months in Paris, Switzerland, Italy - actually, anyplace that beckoned. The more adventurous traveled further than Europe and weren't actually on a Grand Tour. They were explorers. Many spent extended time in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. 

Here are some of the books about people who went on extended travels when traveling wasn't nearly as accessible as it is today. Here are some books that ignited my dreams. Some of them are not in electronic form, but are available in paperback at Amazon.

Author: Kate Benzin

Hi, I'm Kate! I believe in trusting my own intuition and common sense. I don't wait for luck to come calling at my door. Instead, I take a risk when my gut tells me that it's the right thing to do. That's how I ended up in Indonesia with 2 Dalmatians and 5 whippets - I took the right risk and found a place where I truly felt at home. Come along on my expat journey here at ExpatMojo where I'll share with you the good times and the bad times.

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