Three Books for Travel Inspirations

When the travel bug bites, the best cure is to follow where those itchy feet will take you. Whether you like the idea of taking winter cruises in the Carribean or into European ports or excited with the idea of Provence cycling holidays, here are some great reads that will inspire you to travel somewhere you have never been to.

No Reservations: Around the World on an Empty Stomach by Anthony Bourdain

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner

“Some places are like family. They annoy us to no end, especially during the holidays, but we keep coming back for more because we know, deep in our hearts, that our destinies are intertwined.”

Video Night In Kathmandu and Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East by Pico Iyer

“I loved the quiet places in Kyoto, the places that held the world within a windless moment. Inside the temples, Nature held her breath. All longing was put to sleep in the stillness, and all was distilled into a clean simplicity.

The smell of woodsmoke, the drift of incense; a procession of monks in black-and-gold robes, one of them giggling in a voice yet unbroken; a touch of autumn in the air, a sense of gathering rain.”