My Favourite Travel Books for Planning & Inspiration

I have to be honest, I am not the massive reader I once was. I very much like to be busy and therefore can often find I read a page and have no idea what it said, or I suddenly remember an “urgent” task I must get done straight away.

However, there is one type of reading I have no problem concentrating on, travel books (non-fiction mind you)! Whether they be inspirational, coffee table or planning, as long as they are related to travel I really don’t mind. They give me both my travel and organisation fix and I always come away with new ideas for my next trip.

All of the books on this list are ones I personally own and love, some so much I have also gifted to other travel (and organisation) lovers in my life!

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Slow Tourism: An Immersive Travel Experience

Have you ever landed back home after a break, put some laundry on, sorted through the mail, got half way through making that cup of coffee in an effort to fight the jet lag and thought, “I need another holiday.” Well, I think there may well be an antidote to this and it’s something you may have heard of, slow tourism.

We travel for so many different reasons, however I would hazard a guess that for many of us it is to disconnect from the daily grind for a while, reset from the manic nature of work and household chores and return refreshed and ready to take on your life again. Realistically though, I find this doesn’t often happen and I can come home having had an amazing time, but somehow forgot (or ironically, didn’t have time to) chill out and actually relax.

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Airport Fast Track Services for a Luxury Travel Experience

Have you ever arrived at an airport and it’s touch and go whether you’ll make it onto the plane? That’s me, most of the time. It is not my husband, who leaves for the airport three days before our flight is scheduled to leave. We often travel separately to the airport.

Anyway, to combat my slight tendency to run things to the wire (I love the pressure!), there are various airport fast track services that virtually guarantee the time it will take me to get through the airport, meaning I get to allocate even less buffer time!

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My 2019 and Travel Plans for 2020

And just like that, another year over! 2019 had a lot to live up to after what was an absolutely incredible 2018, where I not only got married, but had the most amazing hen party in Iceland (of all places, there was a good reason for choosing this destination though) and an epic honeymoon in Oman.

However, 2019 has not done so badly, however I definitely did not expect it to turn out the way is has. After loving the intense and fast paced nature of my various jobs in retail logistics for the last seven years, something that I suspect had been building for a while led to me, quite unexpectedly, serving my notice in March.

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Five Emerging Luxury Travel Trends 2020

Luxury travel trends are something I have always followed closely; although to be fair, I enjoy following most things to do with travel! Travel trends are always interesting because like most people on the planet, I have a decent level of nosiness about what others are doing. It is also is a great source of inspiration for future trips and makes me consider new experiences to incorporate into my travel. I read lots on the subject throughout the year, but with the release of the Virtuoso Luxe Report and Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, my ideas for my own travel over the next couple of years really begin to take shape. This is my round up of five emerging luxury travel trends in 2020 that have resonated with me the most, let me know what you think!

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