The Best Summer Travel Guides

Travel is one of life’s most rewarding pursuits, and there’s no better time to travel than during the summer months. It’s the perfect time to escape, explore, and recharge. No matter where you live, there’s always someplace to travel to. To help get you started, here are a few of our favorite travel guides. They’re perfect for planning an adventure or finding inspiration for your next vacation. 

Drives of a Lifetime

Road trips are one of the most popular ways to travel in America. In this book—presented in the tradition of National Geographic Traveler magazine's award-winning annual feature showcasing the world's best auto trips—you’ll find tips on where to go, why to go, and when to go! 

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016

Looking for travel ideas in 2016? This book has got you covered! Lonely Planet—the world’s leading guidebook publisher—has collected the best travel opportunities for 2016. This is the perfect book for seasoned travelers and first-time adventurers who are interested in staying in-the-know with the hottest trends, destinations, journeys, and all-around best travel experiences for the year ahead!

How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler

Christopher Elliott shares the smartest ways to travel in this expertly researched guide from National Geographic. Elliott’s experience as a lead travel expert and USA Today columnist offers a new and practical perspective on how to be an informed traveler. This book is perfect for anyone interested in finding the best airlines, car rentals, cruises, and hotels anywhere in the world. 

Eat, Pray, Love

While technically not a travel guide, Eat, Pray, Love is a book that perfectly captures the virtues of travel while offering some amazing anecdotes on how to travel well. An irresistible, candid, and eloquent account of Gilbert’s pursuit of worldly pleasure and spiritual devotion is a great place to start if you’re looking for travel inspiration.

A Moveable Feast

One of the best things about traveling is getting the opportunity to eat new foods. In many ways, food is the quickest way to experience a new culture, as it nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually too. This collection of essays and creative nonfiction will inspire you to travel to new places and try new things. Bon appetit! 

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