Winter is going strong, and there’s no better time to fuel your wanderlust. Here are my must-read books to inspire your next big trip:
1. How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits, by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline De Maigret, and Sophie Mas. These four accomplished French women have a fun, fresh take on what it means to be a Parisienne. They also share their address book for where to go in Paris no matter what you’re doing in the city. Trust me, you’ll want to put on a beret and hop on the next plane to France ASAP.
2. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert. This memoir follows Elizabeth after a difficult divorce as she attempts to find happiness in Italy, India and Bali.
3. The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure, by Rachel Friedman. Rachel’s memoir is a great book for anyone considering traveling abroad alone. This book will inspire you to book your flight with or without a travel buddy.
4. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed. In the midst of a messy divorce and in the wake of her mother’s funeral, Cheryl decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. This story of redemption explores her path through the wilderness as she confronts her demons.