Years ago, I remember saying to my mother-in-law — a true homebody who resisted flying, much less venturing past the grocery store — that she and her husband should travel some since they had both retired. No need, she said, when they could just as easily see faraway places on TV.
Now, like or not, we’re all having to live like my dear late mother-in-law. Any travel these days has to be viewed rather than experienced in real life. That’s why this new book, Travel by Design, has such great timing.
In the Design Leadership Network‘s first book, published by Assouline, Sallick and editor Michael Boodro have showcased sumptuous travel photography and commentary from among more than 150 heads of architecture, design and landscape architecture firms across the country.
Notably, several DC talents are featured in the mix. Here’s the local sampling from this book that would make the perfect holiday gift in a year when we’re all being forced to stay at home.
(Only a few of the images from the book were released to use, which is why some of the commentary is not accompanied by a picture.)
Travel By Design covers more than 100 locations in 60 countries across the world. An equally valuable section in the back offers a directory containing DLN members’ best suggestions for hotels, restaurants, shopping, museums and activities — even travel services for particular countries. I’m going to be using this section when we’re all allowed to go out again, and in the meantime, I’ll be swooning over the photography, trying to decide where to go first!