“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau
In the year 1845, disillusioned and begrudged by the mindlessness of his daily life, Henry David Thoreau retreated into a woodland near Concord, Massachusetts. Here, he built himself a cabin next to a pond named Walden to live in for two years, two months and two days. By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of society through personal introspection. Considered as Thoreau’s masterwork, Walden is the best travel book for those who look to nature to escape the drudgery of everyday life. Walden is a cult classic that has inspired many travel adventures, as you will soon find out.