Coffee table books that inspire wanderlust

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Jam-packed with glorious full-page pictures and expert insight, travel-themed coffee table books can be a great source of wanderlust. Here’s our pick of the 10 best.

Jam-packed with glorious full-page pictures and expert insight, travel-themed coffee table books can be a great source of wanderlust.

Oh, and casually left around the home (read: carefully placed where visitors can’t miss them), they have the added bonus of making their owners look worldly and smart too.

Here’s our pick of the 10 best, all of which are still available at affordable prices.

“Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection” by Condé Nast Traveler

“Condé Nast Traveler Photographs: 25th Anniversary Collection” by Condé Nast Traveler (Image: Assouline)

“World’s Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places” by National Geographic

“World’s Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places” by National Geographic (Image: National Geographic)

“The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World” by Lonely Planet

“The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World” by Lonely Planet (Image: Lonely Planet)

“Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips” by National Geographic

“Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips” by National Geographic (Image: History.com)

“The National Parks: Our American Landscape” by Ian Shive

“The National Parks: Our American Landscape” by Ian Shive (Image: Ian Shive)

“Great Journeys: Travel the World’s Most Spectacular Routes” by Lonely Planet

“Great Journeys: Travel the World’s Most Spectacular Routes” by Lonely Planet (Image: Lonely Planet)

“Earth From Above (Third Edition)” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

“Earth From Above (Third Edition)” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Image: Environment Books Reviews)

“20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas” by Phaidon

“20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas” by Phaidon (Image: Phaidon)

“Africa” by Sebastião Salgado

“Africa” by Sebastião Salgado (Image: Amazon)

“1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die: UNESCO Edition” by Michael Bright and Koichiro Matsuura

“1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die: UNESCO Edition” by Michael Bright and Koichiro Matsuura (Image: Amazon)

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Coffee table books that inspire wanderlust was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (523 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.