Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Rick Steves Iceland


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Hike vast glaciers, marvel at steaming volcanic lakes, and explore the land of the midnight sun: with Rick Steves, Iceland is yours to explore! Inside Rick Steves Iceland you'll find: Comprehensive itineraries that can be adapted for 24-hour layovers, 5-day visits, 2-week trips, and more, including the best road trips in Iceland from the Ring Road to the Golden Circle Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the stunning northern lights to hidden hikes and cozy bookstores How to connect with local culture: Soak in hidden hot springs, sample smoked fish, and chat with locals in moody and welcoming rural towns Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively Reykjavík and art and history museums and mile-by-mile scenic driving tours Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, an Icelandic phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Reykjavík, the Reykjanes Peninsula, the Golden Circle, the South Coast, the Westman Islands, West Iceland, The Ring Road, the East Fjords, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Iceland . Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Scandinavia or Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports .

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves; 2nd edition (April 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
  • ISBN: 978-1641712316
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 1.4 x 8 inches

                 

2. Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Walk in the steps of Socrates, test the acoustics of the amphitheater of Epidavros, and set sail for Santorini: with Rick Steves, Greece is yours to explore! Inside Rick Steves Greece: Athens & The Peloponnese you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending two weeks or more exploring Greece Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Parthenon and the Agora to the small towns and beaches of the Peloponnesian Peninsula How to connect with culture: Go back in time at the National Archaeological Museum, sample olives and feta in the Mediterranean sunshine, or sip ouzo at a local taverna Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Detailed maps for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, a Greek phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Complete, up-to-date information on Athens, Nafplio, Epidavros, Mycenae, Olympia, Patra, Kardamyli, the Mani Peninsula, Sparta, Mystras, Delphi, Hydra, Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Greece: Athens & the Peloponnese . Spending a week or less in the city? Check out Rick Steves Pocket Athens !

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves; 6th edition (June 23, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1641712309
  • Dimensions: 4.55 x 1.1 x 8.05 inches

                 

3. Rick Steves Snapshot Naples & the Amalfi Coast: Including Pompeii (Rick Steves Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

With Rick Steves, Naples and the Amalfi Coast are yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Italy includes: Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on the Amalfi Coast's best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps Top sights and local experiences: See ancient art at Naples' Archaeological Museum or travel back in time at the Pompeii Forum. Relax on the beach in Positano, go for a cliffside stroll along the coast, or feast on pizza where the dish was first created Helpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on track With selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Naples & the Amalfi Coast is truly a tour guide in your pocket. Exploring beyond the Amalfi Coast? Pick up Rick Steves Italy for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves; 6th edition (February 4, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1641712187
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.5 x 8 inches

                 

4. Rick Steves Rome (Rick Steves Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Explore ancient ruins and view Renaissance masterpieces in this truly modern Eternal City. Inside Rick Steves Rome,  the most up-to-date 2021 guide from Rick Steves, you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Rome Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel to corner trattorias, cozy wine bars, and the perfect scoop of gelato How to connect with local culture: Indulge in the Italian happy hour tradition of aperitivo , savor a plate of cacio e pepe , or chat with fans about the latest soccer match Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and sights like the Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums Detailed neighborhood maps and a fold-out city map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Updated to reflect changes that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic up to the date of publication Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Coverage of Central Rome, Vatican City, Trastevere, and more, plus day trips to Ostia Antica, Tivoli, Naples, and Pompeii Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Rome .   Spending just a few days in the city? Try Rick Steves Pocket Rome .

  • Author: Rick Steves
  • Publisher: Rick Steves; 22nd edition (January 19, 2021)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1641712958
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.75 x 8 inches

                 

5. Moon Coastal Maine: With Acadia National Park (Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Experience the best of Maine's spruce-studded islands, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character with Moon Coastal Maine . Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries like a long weekend Down East, five days in Acadia, and a two-week road trip, designed for history buffs, foodies, beach-goers, outdoor adventurers, and more Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Bike through timberland forests or take a lighthouse cruise down the Kennebec River. Sample wild blueberries, farmstead cheeses, and preserves from roadside farm stands, find the best beachfront lobster shack, or mingle with locals over a "chowdah suppah." Discover maritime history in a traditional fishing village or explore pedestrian-only islands packed with hiking trails. Watch the boats sway in a quiet harbor, unwind on a sandy pocket beach sandwiched between two headlands, or immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park Honest insight from Maine native Hilary Nangle on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from budget campgrounds to historic inns Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Recommendations for getting there and getting around by plane, car, train, or bus Thorough background on the culture, environment, wildlife, and history With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of coastal Maine. Exploring inland? Try Moon Maine . Hitting the road? Check out Moon New England Road Trip .

  • Author: Hilary Nangle
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 7th edition (May 21, 2019)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1640492264
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 1.2 x 7.5 inches

                 



6. Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip: With Shenandoah & Great Smoky Mountains National Parks (Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

From the sprawling green countryside of Shenandoah to the mists rising over the Great Smoky Mountains, endless adventure and beauty await along America's most scenic highway. Inside M oon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip you'll find: Multiple Itineraries: Choose from flexible getaways along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the ultimate two-week route, a four-day loop from D.C., and more Eat, sleep, stop and explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, restaurants, and more, you can listen to live bluegrass, find the best barbecue around, or sip local moonshine. Wander through the renowned museums in Washington D.C. or take a break in a charming mountain town. Explore a labyrinthine cave system, hike a leg of the famous Appalachian Trail, and spot black bears and elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Try your hand at gem mining, spend an afternoon antique hunting, or pick fruit at a family-owned orchard Maps and driving tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions, and full-color photos throughout Local expertise: North Carolinian and mountaineer Jason Frye shares his top tips for what to do Planning your trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LBGTQ+ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with children With Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip's flexible itineraries and practical tips you're ready to fill up and hit the road.   Exploring more of America on wheels? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip or Moon Drive & Hike Appalachian Trail . Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park .   About Moon Travel Guides: Moon was founded in 1973 to empower independent, active, and conscious travel. We prioritize local businesses, outdoor recreation, and traveling strategically and sustainably. Moon Travel Guides are written by local, expert authors with great stories to tell—and they can't wait to share their favorite places with you. For more inspiration, follow @moonguides on social media.

  • Author: Jason Frye
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 3rd edition (May 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1640494169
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.95 x 7.7 inches

                 

7. Moon Greek Islands & Athens: Island Escapes with Timeless Villages, Scenic Hikes, and Local Flavors (Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Soak up the sun, dance till dawn, hike through wild forests, or explore Greek history: Escape to the Mediterranean with Moon Greek Islands & Athens . Choose the right islands for you, with strategic itineraries for different timelines, budgets, and activities, whether you want to lounge on the best beaches, linger in ancient villages, explore the outdoors, or island-hop for a little taste of everything Focused coverage of Athens and 18 Greek islands, including Santorini, Mykonos, Karpathos, Corfu, Lefkada, and more Unique experiences and must-see highlights: Marvel at Oia's picturesque blue and white architecture or take a boat to the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Soak in therapeutic hot springs, hike through lush forests to waterfalls in Samothrace, or hop aboard a boat and discover hidden coves and wild beaches. Learn about local folklore in Olympos, explore Athens' contemporary galleries and ancient ruins, and savor authentic Greek cuisine, from roasted lamb and olives to dakos and fiery shots of ouzo Insight from Athens local Sarah Souli on how to experience Greece like an insider, support local businesses, and avoid over-tourism Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the landscape, history, and cultural customs of Greece and each individual island Handy tools and practical necessities like advice on getting there and getting around, and tips for solo women travelers, seniors, visitors with disabilities, LGBTQ+ travelers, and families with kids In-depth coverage of: Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Folegandros, Milos, Naxos, Anafi, Karpathos, Rhodes, Kalymnos, Samothrace, Ikaria, Lesvos, Alonnisos, Skyros, Corfu, Zakynthos, Lefkada, and Crete With Moon's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of Athens and the Greek islands. Exploring more of Europe? Check out Moon Rome, Florence & Venice , Moon Prague, Vienna, & Budapest , or Moon French Riviera .

  • Author: Moon Travel Guides
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 1st edition (April 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Europe
  • ISBN: 978-1640491472
  • Dimensions: 5.55 x 1.15 x 7.5 inches

                 

8. Moon Michigan: Lakeside Getaways, Scenic Drives, Outdoor Recreation (Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Moon Michigan reveals the best of the Great Lakes State's charming small towns, vibrant cities, and vast, untouched wilderness. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries for beach-goers, hikers, foodies, road-trippers, and more Unique experiences and can't-miss sights: Get your fill of vintage vehicles at Detroit's industrial museums, from the GM Showroom to the historic Ford House, or immerse yourself in the sounds of the Motown Museum. Watch hundreds of technicolor butterflies in the Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House, nibble on rich fudge, and unwind on a romantic carriage ride around the island. Browse the art galleries of Ann Arbor after a leisurely stroll through one of the city's breathtaking gardens, sip Chardonnay on a scenic tour of wine country, or explore Michigan's booming craft beer scene along an ale trail The best outdoor activities: Embark on Michigan's best hikes, from family-friendly day treks to rugged dune-scaling adventures. Hit the links at the top golf resorts, cruise along the Pictured Rocks, or relax on a serene, sunny beach. Spend a day fishing and boating or watching moose, elk, and black bears in their natural habitats. Swim in pristine lakes and set up camp under a crystal-clear summer sky or snowmobile and cross-country ski through freshly fallen winter snow Expert advice from Detroit local Paul Vachon on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to golf resorts and lakeside lodges Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history With Moon's local insight and practical tips, you can experience Michigan your way. Exploring more of the Midwest? Try Moon Minneapolis & St. Paul or Moon Wisconsin .

  • Author: Paul Vachon
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 7th edition (July 7, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, Specialty Travel
  • ISBN: 978-1640498433
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.85 x 7.5 inches

                 

9. Moon Maine (Travel Guide)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Explore the spruce-studded mountains, classic shoreline villages, and rugged character of the Pine Tree State with Moon Maine . Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries ranging from an eleven-day road trip through the whole state to a week exploring the coast, with ideas for every season Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Sample wild blueberries, farmstead cheeses, and preserves from roadside farmers' markets or find the best beachfront lobster shack. Trace picturesque lighthouses down the coast, stop to smell the roses at the botanical gardens, and taste some of Maine's best wines, craft beer, and mead. Watch the boats sway in a quiet harbor, mingle with locals over a "chowdah suppah," and unwind on a sandy pocket beach Outdoor adventures: Hike through majestic timberland forests or summit the peak of Katahdin on the final stretch of the Appalachian Trail. Take a moose safari, experience the rush of whitewater rafting, or ski the slopes at Sugarloaf. Canoe down the Allagash, paddle a sea kayak along the serpentine coastline, and immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of Acadia National Park Honest advice from born-and-raised Maine local Hilary Nangle on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from luxury hotels and historic inns to budget campgrounds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Essential information including background on Maine's landscape, climate, wildlife, and culture With Moon Maine's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of the state. Hitting the road? Try Moon New England Road Trip . If you're headed north, try Moon Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island or Moon Montréal .

  • Author: Hilary Nangle
  • Publisher: Moon Travel; 8th edition (June 23, 2020)
  • Genre: Travel, United States
  • ISBN: 978-1640498761
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 1 x 7.6 inches

                 

10. Remote Places to Stay


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Hotels & Inns Travel Reference - August 2021

Discover magical, remote locations around the world, from Africa to the Arctic, that will help you disconnect from modern life and enter a state of wonder. Silence. Calm. Open spaces. These are the new luxuries. In this turbulent era it has become ever more crucial to disconnect and slow down. Remote Places to Stay shares 22 out-of-the-way places where you can get off the grid and reconnect to the essentials, surrounded by raw pristine nature. Some of these remote places are only accessible by foot, others by train, small boat, or bush plane―but they are all places with a very strong sense of space. From lavish to spare architecture, from the Arctic to the desert landscapes of Africa, from a peaceful retreat in the Himalayas to a secret convent in the south of Italy, each exceptional retreat has been carefully selected to inspire and spark a state of wonder. Exploring the pages of Remote Places to Stay is a visual journey you will never forget.

  • Author: Gestalten
  • Publisher: gestalten (October 29, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Writing, Research & Publishing Guides
  • ISBN: 978-3899559866
  • Dimensions: 8.39 x 1.46 x 10.91 inches