I travel so much…in my head. I run all over the world through the written word and beautiful photography. If you’re one of the many people who had to cancel a trip or vacation, you should probably try this tactic as well. Books can transport you, and these will take you to places all over the world.
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke
If you’re looking to travel through an actual story, then you’ll enjoy Tembi Locke’s memoir. I can’t help myself, as I search the internet for a Sophia Petrillo-worthy tomato sauce recipe, I’m well-focused on this tale of love in the city.
Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit by Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel
Traveling through the homes and décor choices of others is always fun. Fellow travelers open up their homes and share how the special places they’ve explored have influenced their styles.
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
I’ve always admired Anthony Bourdain, so I don’t mind waiting until April for this one to come out! I still can’t believe he is gone, but thankfully, we will always have his great work.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Ready to take the ultimate plan to rediscover yourself? Or you could just live through Cheryl Strayed’s own experience in hiking through the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Oh, and did I mention she had no prior experience or training?
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places by National Geographic
A literal travel guide will always do the trick of transporting you in almost an instant. Hopefully, you’ll plan your next big trip.
Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure by Monisha Rajesh
Curious about the train systems that connect the world? Monisha Rajesh and her fiancée Jem pack their bags and tour the vast areas of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan and beyond through their train systems.
Literary Places (Inspired Traveller’s Guides) by Sarah Baxter and illustrated by Amy Grimes
This book sits patiently on my shelf, just about every season, I daydream about all of the charming places that some of my favorite authors have experienced. The imagery is so vivid and imaginative.
Where To Go When: Unforgettable Trips for Every Month by DK Eyewitness
“When this is over…” has become a repeated offense in my life. Instead, I say “soon, I will…” It’s a little more joyful, and I love to plan little escapes in my own head of where I would go, and what I would do. This guide is essential for planner nerds like me. Imagine the most exquisite places on earth, during the perfect time of year.
#wanderlust: The World’s 500 Most Unforgettable Travel Destinations by Sabina Trojanova
It’s like having the perfect travel-based Instagram feed in the palm of your hands. Dream escapes await!
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