Travel books

Top 10 travel books to inspire your next big trip

Ask anyone who’s traveled and they’ll likely mention a book or two as part of their inspiration. From brave souls who took on the world before the advent of airlines to modern-day adventurers who made life on the road their home, there’s a book to motivate all of us. Whether you’re planning your first trip or just looking for some new reading to accompany your latest journey, grab some new ideas from our top 10 travel books.
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10 Travel essentials the modern explorer should never leave home without

Go back 50 years and explorers would set off into the wilderness with little other than a knapsack and a thirst for adventure. These days there are all manner of helpful tools and devices out there designed to make your journeys go hitch-free. But where to begin? There's no need to pack everything you can find on the market — check out our list of true essentials and get set for any eventuality.
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10 Amazing (and useful) travel apps every adventurer needs

Given that apps help us manage much of our daily life, it’s no surprise they come in handy on adventures too! If you’re planning a trip away, it helps to be prepared, and that means downloading a bunch of seriously-helpful tools to prepare you for any circumstance. Don’t leave home without these 10 amazing travel apps!
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James Bond: No Time to Die — filming locations and how to find them

It’s been a long time coming, but as anyone who has seen the new James Bond movie No Time to Die will agree, the wait has been worth it. A retired Bond returns to active service and the most dangerous journey of his life, shot against some glorious locations in Europe and the Caribbean. Here we’ll pinpoint the exact places where some of the film’s most iconic moments took place — finding all of these makes for one unforgettable trip!
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5 New Orleans jazz clubs to swing into & shake your thang

From Creole cuisine, a French quarter, and the world’s biggest free festival in the Mardi Gras, New Orleans is a unique destination for travelers. And that’s without mentioning the music! Widely acknowledged as the home of jazz, the sound of brass can be heard almost everywhere you tread, and the style is ingrained in New Orleans’ creative culture. Check out our five favorite jazz spots and you’ll be guaranteed an unforgettable night out on the town.
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Salud! 5 Cocktails you must drink in Mexico

Say ‘Mexican cocktails’ and most people instantly think of the margarita. This famous beverage can be found across the world and it’s the perfect kick-starter to a royal night out. Nothing beats a genuine Mexican margarita though, and alongside tasting notes on finding a truly authentic tequila and lime, we’ll guide you towards the best Mexican cocktails and local favorites.
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Sunshine party vibes – get the lowdown on Jamaican music

It’s impossible to talk about Jamaica without mentioning the music. Alongside beautiful food, fabulous rum and sun-kissed coastline, reggae is a huge part of the local culture, and one of Jamaica's greatest gifts to the world. If you’re considering a Caribbean break, we'll help you find the right party vibes to match your taste with our lowdown on the local music.