Travel is always trending, whether it’s the peak of summer or the fall foliage is creating a canopy at your favorite destination. Grab some travel books to indulge your wanderlust and start planning your next adventure. Here are three to add to your wishlist.
The Travel Book
If you’ve ever wondered about every United Nations-approved country in the world, The Travel Book offers a look at all of them, complete with 850 images and 230 countries. Get tips on the best time to visit, as well as what each country’s culture is like from its best dishes to film scene. As much photo book as it is a travel guide, The Travel Book is a must for your weekender bag or coffee table.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Less follows the nearly 50-year-old author Arthur Less on a journey as his boyfriend of the past nine years prepares to marry someone else. In a frantic effort to ignore his grief, Less accepts countless career invitations that cobble together an around-the-world trip to avoid the wedding and the reality of turning 50 at the same time. Readers get a peek at vibrant characters and the agony of being an aging writer jumping over obstacles to stay relevant in a cutthroat industry.
Atlas of Beer
This beer lover’s guide to traveling the world brims with stunning photography and off-the-beaten-path drinking destinations. Learn more about the world around you while gleaning knowledge about brewers and bar owners from every corner of the world. Atlas of Beer tempts readers to local delicacies like banana beer in Tanzania and beer aged in wine barrels in Argentina. Cheers!
There’s always new travel fodder and releases masquerading as travel books like the late Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential that explores the world through food. Choose your favorites and create your wishlist itinerary with all the new places you never knew you wanted to see.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Asheville is on its way to being one of the trendiest spots in the country and for good reason. With stunning landscapes, great food and an amazing art and music scene, Asheville makes the perfect destination because it has a bit of everything.
Although the end of this year’s hurricane season is fast approaching, there is still a chance a few of these dangerous ocean storms may pummel through coastal states with the potential to destroy a vacation. See below for a few ways to prepare yourself (and your trip) for a possible tropical storm.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
New York City has never celebrated a reputation for its bargain prices. Even seasoned travelers expect to pay a minimum of $300 a night on accommodations to stay in the city center or even along the outskirts. And specialty housing like Airbnb and vacation rentals are often more expensive than hotels. But there are some creative ways to score deep discounts on New York City accommodations without compromising on fun.