10 books that make us want to travel

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Jam-packed with glorious full-page pictures and expert insight, travel-themed coffee table books can be a great source of wanderlust. Here’s our pick of the 10 best, all of which are still available at affordable prices.

Jam-packed with glorious full-page pictures and expert insight, travel-themed coffee table books can be a great source of wanderlust.

Oh, and casually left around the home (read: carefully placed where visitors can’t miss them), they have the added bonus of making their owners look worldly, smart and highbrow too.

Here’s our pick of the 10 best, all of which are still available at affordable prices. (Our featured image is by wen_cam)

CN Traveler Photographs
Photo: Assouline

Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection – Condé Nast Traveler

National Geographic 400 places
Photo: National Geographic

World’s Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places – National Geographic

The Travel Book Lonely Planet
Photo: Lonely Planet

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World – Lonely Planet

National Geographic 500 trips
Photo: History.com

Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips – National Geographic

The National Parks
Photo: Ian Shive

The National Parks: Our American Landscape – Ian Shive

Great Journeys Lonely Planet
Photo: Lonely Planet

Great Journeys: Travel the World’s Most Spectacular Routes – Lonely Planet

Earth From Above
Photo: Environment Books Reviews

Earth From Above (Third Edition) – Yann Arthus-Bertrand

20th Century Architecture Phaidon
Photo: Phaidon

20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas – Phaidon

Africa
Photo: Amazon

Africa – Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado: “Genesis” is on until September 8 2013, in the Waterhouse Gallery at the Natural History Museum,Cromwell Road, London SW7 (020 7942 5000; www.nhm.ac.uk)

1001 Natural Wonders
Photo: Amazon

1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die: UNESCO Edition – Michael Bright and Koichiro Matsuura

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10 books that make us want to travel was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (631 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.