Top 8 Books for Wanderlust: Inspirational Fiction Reads for Travel Lovers

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Let these 8 great books for wanderlust inspiration take you to far away places!

Though fiction, each is set in a foreign land or takes you on an amazing journey through the characters’ eyes.

Whether your looking for a good book at the beach or want to enjoy an escape from everyday life, you’ll want to check these out.

Learn more about these titles, below.

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Books About Martha’s Vineyard That Will Make You Want to Visit

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It’s amazing how restorative a visit to Martha’s Vineyard can be. But, it’s not always possible to make the trip when you need it most. Here’s an idea: escape to the island in a pinch by reading books about Martha’s Vineyard. With the list that follows, you’re sure to find something you like.

Should You Read “How to Keep A Secret” [Book Review]?

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If you love a good romance novel that takes place in Cape Cod, listen up. You may want to consider “How to Keep A Secret” (book) by Sarah Morgan. Set primarily on Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, this novel features a cast of several strong female characters. They are inspiring at times, and …

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15 Best Magazines About Travel that Will Feed Your Wanderlust

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There is something transformative about flipping the pages of a glossy travel magazine. You’re instantly transported to pristine beaches, fine dining, and luxury suites. It’s especially alluring when you’re itching for a trip—and can’t travel. Feed your wanderlust with what we think are the 15 best magazines about travel.

You might even want to subscribe to a few for your monthly dose of “vacation in a mailbox.”

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California’s Largest Used and New Book and Record Store [Photo Tour]

California's Largest Used and New Book and Record Store

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, I discovered a reservoir of quietude. It’s a peaceful refuge for Creatives and others longing to escape from the city’s frenzied pace, if only for a moment.

I joined the dreamers and writers, book lovers and music enthusiasts, artists and eclectics, and curious travelers who passed through the oversized door on 5th Street.

This oasis was The Last Book Store. Turns out, it’s California’s largest used and new book and record store. It’s also one of the largest independent bookstores in the world.

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Under the Tuscan Sun [Book Review]

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If you’ve seen the movie, Under the Tuscan Sun, you’ll know the story of recently divorced, middle-aged Frances Mayes. She meets Marcello, a handsome Italian who takes her from a villa in Tuscany to Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.

They eat with his family on the beach, drink homemade limoncello, and have a short-lived love affair.

Learn more about this beautiful tale that takes place in Italy. You’ll find out how the movie compares to the book and to the real Italian settings, below.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article with more helpful resources in June 2022.

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Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams [Book Review]

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If you’ve ever been to Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, you know it’s a very special place. Being from Massachusetts myself and only about an hour’s drive from the ferry, I’ve dreamed about making a permanent move. Well, that’s just what author Susan Branch considered in her book, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams.

This unique book offers so much to absorb!

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