There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry.
- Emily Dickinson
I've just discovered the wonderful travel book suggestions at the web site of Longitude Books, which allows you to browse books geographically by clicking on a map of the world. More than just guidebooks and travel narratives, the site also has interesting lists of recommended books, such as Italian mysteries, books that will help you choose where to go, and list of books about culinary journeys (what could be better than combining the pleasures of reading, travel and food?).