Armchair Traveling

Angela Beck

Our new Spice Route Garnet, inspired by travels around the world, has us dreaming of the day when we can travel—even plan our travels—again. But just because we’re not yet globetrotting doesn’t mean we can’t read and watch travel-related books, movies and shows. (In fact what else is there to do with all this time??) So we pulled together lists of our favorites and plan on spending the next weeks or months reading and rereading, watching and rewatching, and continuing to enjoy our cozy time at home.

Travel Books

  • A Room with a View, E. M. Forster 
  •  Video Night in Kathmandu, Pico Iyer 
  •  A Year in Provence, Peter Mayle 
  •  A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway 
  •  A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute 
  •  West with the Night, Beryl Markham 
  •  A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry 
  •  Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson 
  •  Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer 
  •  Shadow of the Wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Travel Movies

  • Out of Africa, 1985 
  •  Motorcycle Diaries, 2004 
  •  Before Sunrise, 1995 
  •  Midnight in Paris, 2011 
  •  Roman Holiday, 1953 
  •  Doctor Zhivago, 1965 
  •  The English Patient, 1996 
  •  The Talented Mr. Ripley, 1999 
  • Lost in Translation, 2003 
  •  Samsara, 2001

Travel Shows

  • An Idiot Abroad, 2010-12 
  •  Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father, 2017- 
  •  Planet Earth, 2006  
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, 2005-2012 
  •  Ugly Delicious, 2018- 
  •  Chef’s Table, 2015- 
  •  Restaurants on the Edge, 2019- 
  •  Outlander, 2014- 
  •  Long Way Round, 2004-5 
  •  Killing Eve, 2018-

While we might not be packing our bags anytime soon, we can continue to armchair travel—and surround ourselves with beautiful, travel-inspired linens. Shop Spice Route Garnet now.

Angela Beck