Book It!

 

I’m headed to New York City this week and, frankly, I’m not looking forward to spending five hours crammed into the plane’s overcrowded economy cabin on the way there.

Of course a good book will definitely help pass the time.  To make things a little more interesting, I usually try to find something set in my destination to sort of set the mood for the trip. 

If you’re of a similar mind when it comes to your choice of reading material on the road, take a few minutes to check out Longitude Books.  This online travel-oriented bookseller’s website offers a cool search feature that allows you to enter either a destination or an activity (like kayaking) to get your own customized reading list.

A typical search will generate a list of recommended titles that run the gamut from standard and specialty guidebooks and maps to travel narratives, novels, biographies, and even movies set in your destination.  What makes this service especially cool is the breadth and depth of really interesting titles that you’d never find in a million years on the shelves at your local bookstore. 

Check their website out before your next long flight and you’ll be thoroughly immersed in your destination long before anyone asks you to return your seatbacks and tray tables to their upright and locked position.

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