For your wish lists: take a trip to hidden places, learn to travel mindfully, enjoy street food in China, allow the earth to speak or turn a page in St. Moritz.
1/ MINDFUL TRAVELLING JOURNEYING THE WORLD, DISCOVERING YOURSELF
“Not until we are able to be fully present in a place, can we fully appreciate it…If we allow it, we begin to connect more deeply with the awe of life.” This is the essence of mindful travel, explored in seven chapters that is much more about how and why to travel than about where.
By Sarah Samuel, $18.99; quartoknows.com
2/ EARTH SPEAKS UP
Narrated by the earth itself, this book guides readers through cycles, energy, healing and how we respond to the earth’s entreaties. With exercises that spark contemplation this is a workbook and thought piece.
By Mary E. McNerney $14.99; sacredstoriespublishing.com
3/ ST. MORITZ CHIC
In sunny St. Moritz, flowers always find a way to bloom. A new book from Assouline showcases this glitzy destination. Described as the birthplace of winter tourism and known for attracting glitterati from around the world, this beautiful coffee table book is an intriguing glimpse into a place synonymous with glamour.
By Dora Lardelli, $120; assouline.com
4/ INSPIRED TRAVELLER’S GUIDE HIDDEN PLACES
As travel becomes more accessible, delving into the stories, legends and myths behind lesser-known destinations across the globe, becomes an ever more significant antidote to sameness. This book considers 25 such spots like a Norse relic built into a church in Sweden.
By Sarah Baxter, $26.99; quartoknows.com
5/ CHINESE STREET FOOD
Divided by region and including cost and a description of each dish, this is a fun and informative guide to eating like a local from one of the foremost cuisines in the world.
By Frank Kasell, $28.95; blacksmithbooks.com
This original article first appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.