7 Inspiring Travel Books Perfect for Your Coffee Table ...


A few well chosen volumes are an interesting way to dress your coffee table, and what could be better than some inspiring travel books?

For one, they always contain fabulous pictures of wonderful places, and secondly, they don’t promote people to make judgments about you from your choice of reading material.

Inspiring travel books simply say, I am a child of the world, I have a passion for travel and want to learn about new places and new cultures.

These are some of my favorites.

1. 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Visit

Who isn’t drawn to Italy?

Susan Van Allen has created one of the most inspiring travel books about the land of pasta and Ancient Rome.

I love the adventures she serves up with great dollops of wit and passion.

Speaking directly to a female audience, she panders to every desire we could want from a trip to Italy, taking us through experiences of art, architecture, food, romance and scenic wonders.

And if you want to know where to shop, she gives us that too.

2. National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs

It’s a sure thing that National Geographic photographs are always beautiful, so if they put together a collection that they call Simply Beautiful, you know that they are going to be absolutely awesome.

This volume makes for one of the most inspiring travel books because it focuses on the natural beauty of our world.

There is little text so the focus is on the wonderful pictures themselves.

Picture after picture just leaves you breathless.

3. Paris in Color

English-born turned Parisienne blogger and photographer Nichole Robertson has curated a glorious collection of photographs that portray the very reasons why Paris is called the City of Lights.

The pictures delve into the soul of Paris, leaving no doubt why it is the city of lovers and romance, and why it has inspired so many artists and writers throughout the centuries.

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