Ten Books For The Wanderers On Your Christmas List...And A Giveaway!!!

Happy "Cyber Monday" and last day of November! I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend celebrating with family and friends.  We had a low-key and relaxing weekend at home with all three children in town and my mother up from Florida. 

Now it is time to gear up for the holidays - taking advantage of all the online sales today will definitely help me cross more than a few gifts off my list. 

Books make such great gifts because, honestly, can you ever really have too many? Here are ten "hot of the presses" books that will satisfy every wanderer on your shopping list this year...and be sure keep reading to the bottom for the chance to enter a special holiday giveaway. 

Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, brings you the world's 500 best places to visit, in Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See Ranked

 The New York Times: 36 Hours World - a three volume box set  of the best-selling New York Time's 36 Hours travel series, covering 365 destinations worldwide...need I say more. 

Having fallen in love with Napa earlier this year, if I found In The Spirit of Napa Valley under my tree this year, I would not be disappointed (hint, hint)...a perfect gift for the wandering wine enthusiast on your list. 

For anyone on your list considering a safari next year, Geoffrey Kent's (founder of luxe safari operator Abercrombie and Kent) memoir, Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer, would be the perfect gift (add my contact info and I promise to take care of booking a trip of a lifetime for them!) 

 Janelle McCulloch has created yet another beauty of a book - Provence and the Cote D'Azur is a must for Francophiles (and will convert those who are not upon first look). 

Southern Living is celebrating their anniversary with Southern Living 50 Years: A Celebration of People, Places and Culture - as a lifelong fan of the magazine, I can assure you that anyone living south of the Mason Dixon line (or wishing they did) will LOVE this choice. 

 Amateur geographers and travelers alike will salivate over the beautiful maps in Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps: Mapping the Modern World.


Your favorite wanderer can create his or her own travelogue, with Swept Away By Wanderlust, a charming travel journal, ready to be personalized for a special trip.

 I really enjoy Marlena DiBlasi's books about her fascinating life in Italy...I am sure her latest - The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club will be equally as enticing.


Guaranteed to instill wanderlust, provoke more than a few tears and be finished by the New Year,, Come Away With Me by Karma Brown is my favorite novel of the year. 

Now...on to the giveaway...

Enter to win a copy of Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel: Our List of the 500 Best Places to See... Ranked by leaving a comment below sharing what you would choose as the #1 ultimate travel destination...receive an extra entry by following me on Instagram. I will choose a winner on Thursday and announce it on Friday's blog.

Happy Shopping!!!