What is your favorite travelling book? One of my top three would be "The Dharma Bums" by Jack Kerouac.
The action takes place in mid 1950's in USA and features some of the brightest beat generation characters (it features famous Alan Ginsberg reading of "Howl" poem).
It's a great dose of adventure, hitchhiking, nature and simplicity. Here's one of my favorite quotes:
"Think what a great world revolution will take place when … [there are] millions of guys all over the world with rucksacks on their backs tramping around the back country…"
Make sure to find some extra space in your backpack and take it with you! :)