Books can transport you to far-flung cities and bring local cultures to life. Here, Go Ahead staff members share some of the top books to read before tour, which are sure to inspire your next adventures—and help you pass the time while flying to a dream destination!
Nothing trumps an actual visit to Europe, where you're able to walk the cobblestone streets and soak up hundreds of years of history in each quaint village, bustling city, or expansive countryside. But when we're in between trips and longing for a taste of Europe's best treasures, these reads tide us over until our plane takes off.
We love when a good book transports us to some far-off destination, but every so often, we appreciate a reminder of what we have right in our backyard. Here, a few of our favorite American reads that stay close to home—while still transporting us to another time or era.
Learning about a new area of the world is always eye-opening—whether you're setting foot in a new city yourself or reading about the adventures of others. With the flip of a page, the following stories take readers to far-flung corners of the world, offering three very different perspectives of the South Pacific.