Wishlist: 5 Awesome Travel Reads

Get inspired by these timeless travel books and artsy maps.

THE NEW YORK TIMES 36 HOURS LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN CLOTH-BOUND BOOK

 

The 36 Hour guides from the New York Times are practical and insightful. The Latin America and Caribbean Guide (US$22) is nostalgic for me, as it makes me yearn to return to Chile and Guatemala. Someday, someday.

Read More: Life in Chile

Read More: Life in Guatemala

Opening Ceremony Graphic Map

These Opening Ceremony (US$15) graphic print maps are as useful as they are gorgeous! They add a little color to the otherwise frustrating chore of plotting points.

New York Bike Style

 

A combo of great photography and profiles of the colorful characters pedaling through five of NYC’s boroughs. New York Bike Style (US$23) is a cool coffee table addition, and a great way to see the Big Apple from a different perspective.Fashionable Selby

This style-savvy read will take you all over the world to experience insights from top fashion gurus and inspiration from under-the-radar artists. From histories to processes, culture to avant-garde style, Fashionable Selby brings readers to every corner of the art, fashion and photography world. 

BERLIN PORTRAIT OF A CITY BY HANS-CHRISTIAN ADAM HARDCOVER BOOK

I’ve never been to Berlin, but this city portrait, with its vintage vibes and rich history, makes me want to hop on the next plane. Berlin: Portrait of a City (US$45) is a photographic journey through the city’s past, a history that’s riddled with war, destruction and hope–apparent in the faces of everyday people. There are maps, portraits as well as some awesome photographs that will take you from 1860 Berlin to the present.

What would you add to this list?

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Kate Springer

Freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Contributor at CNN, Forbes Travel Guide, BBC Travel, Fodor's Travel Guide, superfuture, Tatler, and more.

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