Now it is time to gear up for the holidays – taking advantage of all the online sales today will definitely help me cross more than a few gifts off my list.
Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide publisher, brings you the world’s 500 best places to visit, in Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See Ranked
The New York Times: 36 Hours World – a three volume box set of the best-selling New York Time’s 36 Hours travel series, covering 365 destinations worldwide…need I say more.
Janelle McCulloch has created yet another beauty of a book – Provence and the Cote D’Azur is a must for Francophiles (and will convert those who are not upon first look).
Southern Living is celebrating their anniversary with Southern Living 50 Years: A Celebration of People, Places and Culture – as a lifelong fan of the magazine, I can assure you that anyone living south of the Mason Dixon line (or wishing they did) will LOVE this choice.
Amateur geographers and travelers alike will salivate over the beautiful maps in Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping the Modern World.
Your favorite wanderer can create his or her own travelogue, with Swept Away By Wanderlust, a charming travel journal, ready to be personalized for a special trip.
I really enjoy Marlena DiBlasi’s books about her fascinating life in Italy…I am sure her latest – The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club will be equally as enticing.
Guaranteed to instill wanderlust, provoke more than a few tears and be finished by the New Year,, Come Away With Me by Karma Brown is my favorite novel of the year.
Now…on to the giveaway…
Enter to win a copy of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See… Ranked by leaving a comment below sharing what you would choose as the #1 ultimate travel destination…receive an extra entry by following me on Instagram. I will choose a winner on Thursday and announce it on Friday’s blog.
Art and Sand says
What a fun list of books. I might buy the map book as a gift to the house.
Vel Criste says
Woohoo! And that's the book I want best of all on your fab list my friend!
Vel Criste says
I'm your 'stalker ' Sandy so I follow you on IG too!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
So happy that you were with your family for Thanksgiving! I hope that your mom is well.
This list is fabulous! You always have wonderful suggestions! I love this list and cannot wait to go check them out!
Have a wonderful week Sandy!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
I already follow on Instagram! My ultimate travel destination would be Antarctica!
What a wonderful giveaway!! all of thee books are winners! xo Karolyn
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
Dearest Sandy! HELLO! Glad to hear you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Now, it's time for the fun of decorating; we got snow and we are expected to get more this afternoon into tomorrow afternoon! The fun begins.
Put me into that giveaway, and though I love Provence, I'd sure love to go to Umbria! Hugs to you!
The Buzz Blog says
Machu Picchu tops our list for the #1 ultimate trip for us… We long to walk the Inca trail and see some of this beautiful country. And guess what? We're already follow you on Instagram. It was so good to see you just before the holiday and we hope you had help cooking up a storm!
C + C
Hmmm, I can't think of a #1 ultimate. We did French Polynesia on Paul Gauguin a few years ago to celebrate our 10th anniversary and that was so spectacular we want to do it again! I'd love to take a trip to Paris, maybe a week with cooking classes in Tuscany, the Amalfi coast…too many!!!!! I faithfully follow you on Instagram and I'd love to win this book for my mother for Christmas but if not, I'm buying it anyway!
Linzi Sutcliffe says
Great list of books! they look like great reads! I'm adding these to my book list! 😀
I think #1 destination for me right now has to be Iceland, years ago I never took an interest in the country, but after reading so much on the internet and seeing all of the great pictures, I would love to go there and explore!! It looks absolutely magical! 😀 x
Debra Phillips says
no one i know personally, is as much of a wanderer, as myself, so this list thrills moi, endlessly. sandy this list is exciting.
the most magical place i have been to is the galapagos islands; so very different and surreal
The enchanted home says
Wow you chose some winners….I see a few my dad would love and then of course a few for me:) I love the idea of books as gifts, everyone enjoys them and you can really personalize it depending on the recipient. Great ideas!!
Heather Lindstrom says
What a fun list, Sandy! You are definitely sharing some exellent gift ideas. Interesting you should mention Marlena DiBlasi. I was just finishing my first book of hers while visiting Kauai several years ago. I went back to read the forward and realized it was dedicated to a childhood friend of mine who is now an editor living in London/Italy. I had visited with my friend in London just a few years back. It is such a small world, isn't it?
Thanks for your kind comments on my wine country post. We are both such fans.
Great list–thank you! Miscellany of Curious Maps for my husband, and the travel journal for me.
I hope Greece and Italy are in our future. I took Greco-Roman History from an incredible high school teacher and would enjoy seeing everything first-hand. Of course, my heart is in India–I love her people, sights and sounds!
I'm obviously way behind in my blog reading. But this great list has helped me to finish gift buying for a couple of people on my list! Great suggestions!