Flipping through travel coffee table books is a wonderful wanderlust fix, at times when you can’t travel in real life. It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing ways to travel from home.
These large, hardcover books, featuring top notch photography, are full of inspiration. They let you escape to gorgeous destinations with astonishing scenery and will definitely give you some fresh bucket list ideas.
Treat yourself to a stunning book or select a perfect gift from this selection of travel photography books for a range of tastes and travel styles.
Here’s a selection of the best travel coffee table books:
This book lives up to its title 😉 National Geographic’s photographers present their unbeatable captures of landscapes and people.
An inspiration and a perfect gift for any photography lover, this book focuses on the most impressive images categorised under six sections: Mystery, Harmony, Wit, Discovery, Energy, and Intimacy.
This book portrays the nomadic lifestyle with the stories of people who live on the road and beautiful images that will spark your wanderlust.
It’s interesting to find the people who choose this lifestyle come from many different backgrounds.
A popular travel coffee table book, featuring adventures by National Geographic’s travel writers. It covers both well known and hidden places across all continents.
The breathtaking photos will inspire you to follow your wanderlust and the maps and travel tips will help you plan a trip to any of the gorgeous places in the book.
Perfect for armchair travel, this book has some spectacular photos from around the world by National Geographic photographers, and is super fun to browse through.
It will also give you some great ideas for your upcoming trips and tips on how to plan them.
The book that will remind you that anything is possible 😉
It is packed with suggestions for adventurous things to do around the world. With short, concise entries, it is an easy read that will spark your imagination and give you plenty of new ideas for your bucket list.
This Lonely Planet book covers 230 countries (all countries in the UN), with wonderful photos from each, plus some cool trivia and maps.
Eternal summertime and a celebration of colours and patterns.
This magnificent book features aerial photography by Gray Malin of beaches from around the world, from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro.
A beautiful book for ocean and nature lovers. Amazing underwater photography of sea life, coastlines and penguins 🙂
This unique, magical book offers an inspiring curated collection of destinations to escape to for some much needed peace and quiet.
This is a book to relax with when you need a break, or to gift to someone who works too hard 😉
This book is a real treat. Italy is known to be a photographer’s paradise and photographer Gray Malin turned its landscapes into a dazzling collection of images that will teleport you to Italy’s most beautiful and colourful places.
This book is a real joy. Seeing New York and Los Angeles from above is refreshing and impressive.
You’ll get to spot their most iconic buildings, and patterns and details that can only be seen in a picture taken from a helicopter.
Just from looking at the title, you know you should expect a coffee table book full of vivid colours.
The book celebrates Mexico and the Mexican lifestyles, focusing especially on homes. It takes you on a journey throughout the country and explores how people live with great vibrant photos.