Tag archives for travel books

Forgo the generic gift card this holiday season and wrap up a new travel-inspiring book instead with these five #TripLit recommendations from Don George.

Though it might not be quite time to hang up your winter coat for good, a bushel of books have sprouted to inspire a bout of warm-weather wanderlust. Check out our top picks for spring, then let us know what’s on your #TripLit list (or recommend a perennial favorite).

Our Summer Reading List

With vacation season on the horizon, we asked some of the biggest readers at Traveler magazine to share their favorite #TripLit with Intelligent Travel. Here’s what they had to say.

#TripLit: Travel Book Thursdays

Look for #TripLit posts on Thursdays on the blog, and join the conversation by following the #TripLit team on Twitter (@Don_George, @amytravels, @RRegister) and sharing your own literary finds and thoughts with us and each other by using the #TripLit hash tag.

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

Discover the natural wonder of Canada’s national parks with a new guide. Did you know that Canada was the first country in the world to establish a dedicated national park service, in 1911? Today, Parks Canada encompasses 42 national parks (including 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites), 167 national historic sites, and 4 marine conservation areas.…

Next vacation, head West! Offering 188 road trip suggestions from Mount Hood to Big Bend and everywhere in-between, this bucket list of breathtaking journeys also offers the destination’s distance from Los Angeles and a handy fuel- cost calculator. Why not head to Arizona for a walk on The Wave? [LA Times] Celebrate the summer season…

Book Excerpt: The Last Speakers

Welcome to a new feature on the blog we’re calling Library Fridays, where we’re teaming up with our National Geographic Books division to provide you excerpts and sneak peeks of some of our upcoming titles. Our inaugural excerpt, The Last Speakers, is one I’m particularly excited about. Part travelogue, part anthropological study, the book is…

World travel, with its exotic scenery and foreign accents, is easy to glamorize. But for every breathtaking wonder of the natural world, there is a landmark ruined by tourists, a four-hour wait on an airport tarmac, or a terrifying experience in a Turkish bathhouse. Any seasoned traveler can attest that sometimes the worst places make…

Our beloved book critic Don George is back this month reviewing the latest tome from Peter Mayle, a writer who first inspired us to pack our bags two decades ago with his best-selling A Year in Provence. His latest, The Vintage Caper, revisits Provence through a story of a multi-million-dollar heist of French wines from…