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Best Travel Coffee Table Books to Inspire You Right Now

February 7, 2019

21 Inspirational Travel Coffee Table Books That You Will Actually Pick Up and Read

I recently did the whole “put down roots thing,” when I started renting an apartment in my hometown of Los Angeles this past December. It’s a 6-month lease, but for someone always fantasizing about the next adventure, this was a small step in a more permanent direction. That being said, I am NOT a decorator. Like, I have no eye for design whatsoever. Luckily, the main living space had been previously furnished, so I have slowly been buying pieces for my bedroom. I did the Casper mattress, an IKEA dresser that is warped so I need to get that replaced, and I am kind of obsessed with Wayfair. I recently bought this lamp for the living room because we have no overhead lights in there and I think it looks quite nice. And, while I may not be looking into a career as an interior designer anytime soon, I am slightly obsessed with travel coffee table books. I want them everywhere…my dresser, nightstand, end table, and of course, my coffee table.

Travel coffee table books are not only great for your own perusal, but they are an excellent conversation starter for dinner parties or other hosted events. These books will seriously inspire both you and your guest’s wanderlust. They also make for great gifts, especially a house warming present! The difficulty comes with narrowing down your options because there are just too many good ones to choose from. Here is a narrowed down list of some of the best travel coffee table books on the market.

Best Travel Coffee Table Books

1. Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips

2. The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet)

3. National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals

4. In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World

5. History of the World Map by Map

6. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

7. National Geographic Stunning Photographs

8. Beaches

9. The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits

10. Follow Me To: A Journey around the World Through the Eyes of Two Ordinary Travelers

Destination-Based Travel Coffee Table Books

New York Coffee Table Books

11. Humans of New York

12. Kate spade new york: places to go, people to see

13. New York City on Instagram


Italy Coffee Table Books

14. One Hundred & One Beautiful Small Towns in Italy (Rizzoli Classics)

15. Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey

16. Dream of Venice

17. Inside Venice: A Private View of the City’s Most Beautiful Interiors

Paris Coffee Table Books

18. Paris in Color

19. The Louvre: All the Paintings

20. Paris in Bloom

21. The New Paris


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