Holidays

Holiday Travel Gift Guide 2008

by Cathay Che
Photography by Chris Astley

For Aspirational Travelers

You may not be able to make your round-the-world fantasy happen just yet, but that shouldn't stop you from daydreaming, planning, and preparing. Find inspiration for post-recession globe-trotting with these gorgeous, image-saturated books. Clockwise from top left: Surf Where You Find It, by Hawaiian surfing legend Gerry Lopez, is a meditation on the impact of travelers on the planet. Dive into the Japanese love of zany, groundbreaking design in Tokyolife: Art and Design, by Ian Luna. Then immerse yourself in the more traditional—but no less gorgeous—architecture of Tuscan villas in Meg Nolan's Italian Hideaways. The Book of Dreams is, quite literally, a glimpse into the nighttime visions and daytime fantasies of great Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini (center, open). Finally, figure out why British men look so good in suits in The London Cut, a history of Savile Row by James Sherwood.

Surf Where You Find It, $30
Available at Patagonia
Tel: 800 638 6464

Tokyolife: Art and Design, $75
Italian Hideaways, $45
The Book of Dreams, $125
The London Cut, $25
All available at Rizzoli Bookstore
Tel: 800 522 6657

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