Two of my favorite books to peruse when being an armchair traveler are “Culture Trails” (Lonely Planet, 2017) and “Secret Journeys of a Lifetime” (National Geographic, 2011). Each book has beautiful photos plus marvelous descriptions of specific areas. The books easily evoke wanderlust dreams.
It’s great fun to browse and look at the many photos and descriptions or just open one of the books to any page and if I really like it, start looking on the web for more information. Because both of the books are several years old, there will be changes and when looking at the web, it can become an adventure as one spot invariably leads to another.
To me, it’s a good way to either relive great memories or start planning my next adventure. Find what you want to use to be an armchair traveler — photo books, fiction works or dvd/movies set in nearby or exotic locales, restaurants with ethnic cuisine … you get the idea. Use your imagination and start exploring.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Savor your journeys… real, imagined or virtual, near or far