Book it: Three of our favorite new page-turners offer inspiration for your next great adventure.

By Susan Hanson

David Moore had built a successful London marketing agency with coveted clients such as Disney and Coca-Cola before retiring in 2017. His life took a whole new direction when he and his wife set off on a ten-month, globe-spanning adventure that he chronicles in Turning Left Around the WorldMoore’s witty anecdotes of planes, trains, and tuk-tuks are made all the more amusing by his conversational style and irresistible British charm.

Wildlife photographer Paul Souders had published his work in the pages of National Geographic and other top magazines, yet one iconic image still eluded him: polar bears in their natural habitat. So at age 50, the recently married homebody came up with a plan. Arctic Solitaire: A Boat, a Bay, and the Quest for the Perfect Bear follows his humorous misadventures as he struggles to navigate a tiny boat more than a thousand miles across Hudson Bay, with dozens of color pictures – including his coveted white bear – to prove it.

In his popular Paris in Winter, artist and writer David Coggins combined vivid watercolor-and-ink drawings with poetic vignettes about his family’s visits to the City of Light. His latest, Blue: A St. Barts Memoir, brings the same lyrical writing and fanciful images to the Caribbean isle, where the Coggins clan has shared the same mountain villa and simple pleasures every year for the past two decades.

Top photo courtesy of Paul Souders