Here’s the problem: Your friend’s birthday is coming soon. Said friend is a travel enthusiast like you. Unfortunately, you don’t exactly have the budget to send him or her off to the exciting jungles of Africa or the royal deserts of Egypt. What will you do?
There’s no need to fret. Times like this create opportunities to think creatively. If you can’t send your fellow traveler to his or her dream vacation, then why don’t you just help him or her prepare for it?
Nowadays, there are more than a thousand, different books on traveling. Reading guides and browsing through coffee table books are sure to tickle your friend’s imagination. Who knows, a page or two from your gift could prompt him or her to take on a new adventure!And if your friend is the type who doesn’t really like to read, make sure to get him or her a book which has plenty of pictures! 😉
Personally, I love books. I consider them to be some of my most valuable possessions. Whenever I pick up a book that has something to do with travel, I immediately perk up. Just seeing vivid pictures of places,whether visited or not, brings me to a state of being where I feel like I’m standing on the beginning of something. Reading about another culture, similar or different, helps me become more familiar with the place I plan to go to. In a way, it is a factor that contributes to my overall vacation enjoyment.