5 Coffee Table Books That Will Inspire You To Explore

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This year we're sure most of us, if not all of us; made travel a new years resolution. So in the spirit of exploration we've gathered up a few of our favorite coffee table books that will leave you inspired and determined to not fall short this time.

5 Coffee Table Books That Will Inspire You To Explore

ONE YEAR ON A BIKE: FROM AMSTERDAM TO SINGAPORE

Photographer Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey from Amsterdam to Singapore. He left behind routine for one year of slow travel, changing landscapes, and self-discovery. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside his beautiful photography.

On 16 April 2015 Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take him from Amsterdam to Singapore. Leaving behind repetitive routines, One Year on a Bike indulges in slow travel, the subtlety of a gradually changing landscape, and the lessons learned through traveling. Venturing through Eastern European fields of yellow rapeseed to the intimate hosting culture and community in Iran, One Year on a Bike is a vivid chronicle, captured in both a book and a film, of what can happen when the norm is pointedly replaced by exceptional self-discoveries and beautiful sceneries. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside the passionate curiosities that served as his impetus.

OFF THE ROAD: EXPLORERS, VANS, AND LIFE OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Off the Road is a collection of outdoor adventures, rigs and equipment that make up the ever so popular "van-life." Its stunning photography will instantly transport you to awe-inspiring landscapes while getting a glimpse at the lifestyle of those who make their home on wheels. The book also tells the stories of explorers from all walks of life; from young families to professional adventurers.

5 Coffee Table Books That Will Inspire You To Explore

CABIN PORN: INSPIRATION FOR YOUR QUIET PLACE SOMEWHERE

What started as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects, quickly grew into a mass collection of remarkable homes built in the backcountry of America and beyond. The site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the photographs featured in Cabin Porn are a reminder to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty that nature and simple design can provide.

5 Coffee Table Books That Will Inspire You To Explore

WANDERLUST: HIKING ON LEGENDARY TRAILS

Wanderlust explores legendary hiking trails from all corners of the world and different varieties of terrain. Its spectacular photography illustrates journeys of summits, astonishing vistas, and awe-inspiring locations. From modern day explorers to arm-chair travelers; Wanderlust provides inspiration and helpful tips.

5 Coffee Table Books That Will Inspire You To Explore

WILDSAM FIELD GUIDES

Wildsam was founded in 2012, with the belief that people want to know the truth behind a place. Their city and road trip guides are a combination of historical anecdotes, local interviews, short essays and hand-drawn maps. They provide a deeper understanding for place — far beyond what you might expect.

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