Four Summer Travel Reads

Whether you are travelling locally or abroad this summer, you cannot go passed a good book to get through the long commutes. Long-haul flights, airport delays, bus trips etc, are made tolerable if you have a good book tucked away in your bag.  There were a stack of great new books released recently covering all tastes and interests.  But if you are stuck for choice, here are four books I have chosen to accompany me on my summer journey.


Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography – Richard I’Anson

lonely-planet-travel-photographyThis is one for anyone who wants to improve their photo-taking skills or maybe pick up a few extra tips. Learn from an international travel photographer to get the best results from Smartphones, DSLR cameras, drones and action cameras. So when you take off on your next adventure you will be able to return home with images which will make your friends and family jealous.

Some of the tips you will learn from this book are:

  • What equipment you really need (amateur or professional)
  • How to take the best shot when your target is moving
  • Software and computer compatibility including saving and sharing digital images
  • Photo etiquette, safety and security when you are out on location

The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology – edited by Don George

lonely-planet-travel-anthologyThere is nothing better than reading about the stories of other people’s travels.  Each year Lonely Planet publishes a collection of short stories from writer’s around the world.  This edition contains 35 passionate travel tales about journeys through Austria, Malaysia, Scotland, Thailand and more. All stories centre on a theme that if we follow our heart we will always find our way.

‘As you travel through these pages, may your mind be widened, your spirit enlivened, and your own path illuminated by these worldly word-journeys.’ – Don George.

Sit back and relax on that overland bus trip across Europe and let yourself be entertained by this new collection of tales written by travel writers from across the globe.


Happy Healthy Strong – Rachael Finch

happy-healthy-strong“Life is too short to feel unhappy in yourself”; this book is an inspirational read to help out with those New Year’s Resolutions you made. Once the party dies down and you get back into a routine again, it is so easy to fall back into old habits, so your health and wellbeing end up losing out.

The book is full of hints and information to assist you to lead a wholesome, holistic and happy life.  It contains delicious recipes, advice on mindfulness, work/life balance, confidence boosting tips and more.

Look great inside and out, love your body, love yourself, be happy and healthy and you will achieve your goals.

Get Your Sh*t Together – Sarah Knight

get-your-sht-togetherAfter I read Sarah’s first book, international bestseller “The Life-changing magic of Not Giving A F**k”, I was curious to discover what her new book would contain. In fact, it takes things one step further on the road to mental enlightenment.

In short, the author shares her tried and tested methods to de-clutter your mind, stop whining and start winning.  These frank and sometimes hilarious stories, you can apply her methods to your own hopes and dreams.

Seriously, just get started.  Identify your goal, set up a strategy, focus and commit.

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