For many of us, foreign travel is still a seemingly far off possibility and so we’re having to look for other ways to satisfy our insatiable appetite for wanderlust.
Books have always been a means of escape for me, and they have definitely been my respite throughout the pandemic. Now, with travel restrictions being tightened yet again, they’re allowing me to travel to far flung destinations from the comfort of my own home. Not only that, they’re educating me, and causing me to rethink where, when, how and why I want to travel.
So, this holiday season, why not gift your favourite frustrated traveller one of 2021’s must read travel books?
Let’s Get Lost – curated by Finn Beales £25
Curated by award-winning travel and lifestyle photographer Finn Beales, Let’s Get Lost offers pure visual escapism with over 200 of the most mind-blowing shots of remote places. Each of the photographers profiled reveal their unique stories and the little-known locations they have discovered that allow them to capture such breath-taking images, from Chris Burkard’s perilous tour of Russia’s iciest extremities, and Emilie Ristevski’s wanderlust-filled journey through Namibia’s wild heart, to Timothy Allen’s airborne search for a long-lost Bulgarian monument.
For the adventurous amongst us, this book dares you to get off the beaten track and go in search of the most remarkable natural environments on the planet. Chapters capturing off-grid coastal views, rugged mountain landscapes, majestic forests and expansive wildernesses are all featured, stirring within you a sense of adventure. From the Pacific Northwest to Southeast Asia, New Zealand to Scandinavia, these are the places where amazing photos are taken, now you need to experience them.
Sustainable Travel: The Essential Guide to Positive Impact Adventures – Holly Tuppen £18
Having travelled around the world without flying, sustainability expert Holly Tuppen knows a thing or two about low-carbon and positive-impact adventures. Here, she shares what she’s learnt from over a decade of responsible travels. Sustainable Travel will help your trip to be a force for good with information on how to:
- Ask tour operators and accommodations the right questions
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Embrace slow travel
- Pack responsibly
- Benefit the people, cultures and places you visit
Also included is a guide to the world’s best regenerative travel experiences, including conservation-minded tours, community-led initiatives, alternative adventures, responsible destinations and green places to stay. A series of interviews feature the experts and unsung heroes of sustainable travel.
With so many of us looking to travel in a more sustainable way, but not sure how to go about it, this comprehensive guide reveals everything you need to know. It’s a must read for anyone looking to tackle the climate crisis and support nature and communities while travelling.
2% of the revenue generated from the sale of this book will be donated to the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity that has funded the protection of almost 900,000 acres of landscapes.
In line with the ethos of the book, to support independent and local suppliers, we’re encouraging people to purchase the book through UK Bookshop, which has raised over £400,000 for local bookshops.