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“Capital Cities” Coffee Table Book…My Exciting New Collaboration!
I’m excited to announce a project that’s been in the works for a LONG time…”Capital Cities“, a stunning hardcover photography / travel coffee table book exploring capital cities around the world.
This isn’t something basic like a a travel guide or trip planning resource, but rather an “ode to capital cities”. Each city’s spread in the 258-page hardcover book explores unique facets of beauty, culture, history, and lifestyle through photography and short anecdotes.
Why capital cities?
Capital cities are one of the beating hearts of a country. Sometimes, like Prague, Buenos Aires, or Cape Town, they’re a gleaming destination that tops tourist itineraries. Or like Zagreb and Lima they may get a connecting flight and a few hours of exploration before moving on to other areas. And still others, like Ottawa, Wellington, or Ankara, may be overshadowed by other parts of the country and tend to get overlooked by visitors.
In all cases they are an fusion of a country’s culture, economy, population, food, and history (and often controversy *over* history and the correct capital city). They’re REAL, offering a slice of life that travelers sometimes miss.
What makes this book special?
This isn’t just some glossy brick of a book put out by a massive faceless publisher based on internet research, and that’s why I think this is one of the best travel coffee table books out there.
Instead Capital Cities features 450+ full-color photographs captured by 60 photographers from around the world (including yours truly!), paired with their own personal descriptions, feelings, and stories. It’s far more unique and intimate, each spread giving you a glimpse into life in another country.
The book’s full title is “Capital Cities: A Journey Around the World Through 118 Capital Cities”, and I actually contributed three separate cities’ spreads. While I’ve written travel guides here on the blog for Sofia, Reykjavik, and Jerusalem, the book looks at these cities in a different light.
I not only shared some of my favorite photos, but really tried to capture the essence of how it felt being there…smells, sounds, light, sometimes a fun historical fact that really helps you understand how the people think.
It makes a wonderful gift for yourself or other travelers in your life, and is something curious kids can enjoy and learn from as well.
What you can expect
- A beautiful hardcover book filled with 258 full-color pages of photos and stories
- Personal photo & story contributions from 68 different travel bloggers around the world
- Covers 118 capital cities across the world, traveling to every continent (even Antarctica!)
- We partnered with a small business publisher and a small printing company to fully support small & local businesses
Whether providing inspiration for a future trip or simply soaking in cultural experiences by osmosis, we hope each turn of the page transports you somewhere new or helps you see somewhere familiar in a new way.
You can order the book here and use discount code “ONEGIRLWHOLEWORLD” for 10% off your order (capitalization of the code doesn’t matter). In the U.S. this effectively cancels out the cost of shipping, which is really helpful (unfortunately given the premium quality and weight of this coffee table-style book, we couldn’t offer free shipping as the costs were significant).
While you’re at it you can check out Paul’s cool coloring travel map, which makes a great gift for kids and adults alike (no, he didn’t pay me to say that, I just think they’re really cool).
Here are a few sneak peeks of the book…
I hope that you love this book as much as I do, and want to say a big “thank you” for your support…from me, and the other travel content creators who have worked so hard on bringing it to life! Please let me know if you have any questions at all, you can contact me a number of different ways!
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