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Gift Ideas: Tour This Books


Travel to a magical place by touring this luxurious collection of books.  Just in time for the holiday season, what a better gift to give the travel lover than a book from online retailer carries an extensive collection of travel books that will make you want to plan your next vacation ASAP!

My picks include Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection, In The Spirit of Capri, In The Spirit of Miami Beach, In The Spirit of St. Barths, and In The Spirit of Aspen.

How to Avoid Overpacking?

Create a packing list for what you are planning on taking on your trip. I learned this from one of my co-workers and it has helped me tremendously. This will help you stay organized, as it will force you to plan in advance. Here is an example of the packing list my co-worker created in excel. However, feel free to use whatever format works best for you.

packing list

Packing List

A Good Travel Book To Read Before Going to France

My recommendation when traveling to France is Fodor’s France 2013.
Fodor's 2013 France

Fodor’s France 2013

Fodor’s is usually my go to publisher for travel books. This particular guide offers great maps, photos and amazing descriptions. It also includes recommendations on hotels and restaurants (make sure to check online before you go to verify that they are still open, as there might be a gap between when they published the book and the time you are going).

Live It Up On The French Riviera

Cannes, France

Cannes, France

In the spirit of one of my favorite locations, the French Riviera, check out this article from CNN’s travel section on how to best savor this wonderful place, “10 ways to live it up on the French Riviera”. I hope this inspires you to go one day!