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Best Travel Books of 2016

The Best Travel Books 2016 2016 was a great year for travel books! Here's my list of the best travel books of the year; those that will inspire you to travel, broaden your horizons, and become favorites you keep returning to. Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture Matt Goulding...
Rice, Noodle, Fish is part travelogue, part food guide, and one of the best I've read from either category in quite some time. Stunning landscapes might stir my wanderlust, but what I ultimately want to know is "What do they have to eat?" Matt Goulding ably answers that question, traveling...
A gorgeous new book from Taschen compiles over 800 vintage, straight-from-a-fairytale Photochrom photos from early 1900s Germany. Full of "medieval towns, rural traditions, and mystical forests, creating a fascinating and nostalgic panorama of a long lost epoch before the ravages of time and history set in," the photos offer a...
I've been meaning to post more frequent book recommendations, and Alastair Bonnett's Unruly Places has finally given me the push I needed! The book is a collection of short essays on strange, forgotten and mysterious places and spaces. Each is intriguing, but rather than serving as a tourist guide...
    Books about travel are increasingly a huge source of inspiration for me; a way to add destinations and experiences to my never-ending bucket list, and live vicariously through the author's experiences. I've resolved to spend more time reading, and less time staring at screens in 2015 (gonna get back...
    ┬áTruthfully, I'm only a couple chapters in, but I'm so enjoying reading How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean, that I had to share it with you! I'm not always great with history books. My eyes go blurry pretty quickly amongst a catalog...
For Valentine's Day, I got the boyfriend Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan (ha, romantic right?). I've been having a blast leafing through it, making plans for a future trip, and it's well worth a read. Love hotels, if you're wondering, are hotels that will rent for a...