Are you ready to go on vacations? Have you selected your destination already?

No? We are here to help you out, then. We’ve made an inspiring selection of travel books to whet your appetite for the summer vacation season 2018.

All you have to do is sit down and relax.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 (Lonely Planet)

If you’re looking for something to inspire your travel plans in 2018, this is the Lonely Planet team’s definitive answer.  This year’s volume of the annual publication comes in a larger, hardback format for greater coffee-table appeal and is a great starting point for your travel wishlist.


Van Life: Your Home on the Road by Foster Huntington

If you’ve ever fancied quitting the day job and heading off on the open road, this book will provide plenty of inspiration for you.

Featuring stunning photographs from Huntington’s chronicles of his adventures living in his van as he drives it across America, and the images he captures of the community of like-minded individuals he meets along the way.


Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova

Winner of the 2018 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, Kassabova’s masterful storytelling crisscrosses the triangle of borders between Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey, offering up a timely and compelling insight into an area she refers to as the “last border in Europe.”


Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World’s Legendary Places (National Geographic)

Published last year, and featuring beautiful photography, National Geographic’s curation of Timeless Journeys explores some of the world’s most renowned destinations, including Machu Picchu, Pompeii, and Egypt’s Great Pyramids.

This coffee-table-worthy tome will direct your wanderlust towards the destinations that have captivated travelers’ imaginations for centuries.

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kurlansky

As the Caribbean island opens up to American tourism, this insightful combination of cultural history, travelogue, recipes, historic engravings and photographs by an award-winning author and long-time Cuba reporter creates a compelling and stirring portrait of a city he has known for more than 30 years.

Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton

The Atlas Obscura team brings you this 2016 collection of 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

The weird, unexpected, overlooked, hidden and mysterious locations on display include a dazzling glowworm cave in New Zealand and a baobob tree in South Africa so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably.

The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA by Doug Mack

This American journalist’s 30,000-mile exploration of the USA’s most far-flung outposts and overseas territories provides a fascinating tale of American history and influence and the nature of empire.

Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves

The latest edition of Steve’s tract calling for more well-informed travel to challenging places has been substantially rewritten to include travel essays on fast-changing places like Israel, Palestine, and Erdoğan’s Turkey, and the thorny dynamics that have arisen because of Brexit, Europe’s refugee crisis, and the Trump presidency.

Destination Architecture: The Essential Guide to 1000 Contemporary Buildings (Phaidon)

An international perspective of 1,000 of today’s most compelling buildings which features beautiful photography accompanied by a brief description, addresses, websites, and opening times, this is a great book for discovering the architectural highlights of every continent.

The New Paris by Lindsey Tramuta

Beautiful photography peppered with detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in this whimsical and vibrant city.


The American journalist and writer of the blog Lost in Cheeseland’s love for the City of Light permeates the pages of this glossy volume.


Scottish Bothy Bible: The complete guide to Scotland’s bothies and how to reach them by Geoff Allan

With stunning photography that captures the spirit of bothying culture and Scotland’s wildest places, this first-ever guide to Scottish bothies reveals the country’s unique network of bothy cabins and mountain huts.


Scattered across Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes, these evocative abandoned crofts and farmsteads are free to stay in and offer a fascinating insight into the history of the country.  Allan’s guide also includes detailed information on locations and approach routes.


The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s Border by Garrett Carr

Northern Irish map-maker Garrett Carr charts his journey across a borderland which has recently taken on a renewed significance; the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.  A quiet but thought-provoking exploration of the people, history, and landscapes that make up this part of the world.


Whether you get one of these books or all of them, the Printing Report team wishes you a sensational vacation!