Travelling the world is one of the most remarkable experiences of life and a prerequisite to broadening one’s perspective. But it can be exhausting. After an intrepid day there is nothing more rewarding than relaxing in style. Accommodation, therefore, is key. Location, design, and comfort must find an equilibrium in order to establish the perfect lodgings for the weary traveller. A great escape needs both adventure and elegance, tranquility and sensory stimulation. Whether your vacation is in the countryside of France or the bustling urban metropolis of Mexico City, a tasteful retreat can be your home base and re-charging station while you explore all that is on offer. The perfect place to stay can linger in your memory forever. As the Indian born novelist Anita Desai said, “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” But where to hang up one’s hat? A little advice goes a long way.
TASCHEN’s Great Escapes book series provide exquisite endorsements for hospitality around the planet. The series includes editions for major continents; Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Europe, as well as a special tome dedicated to that mecca of romantic escapism: Italy. These guide books are bursting with the very best recommendations in luxurious accommodation. Enticing photographs of outstanding hotels, guest houses, lodges, and resorts are paired with the details you need to make an informed booking; prices, services, and facilities are all noted. The books include literature suggestions too, so that you can learn about the landscape, history, and culture of your holiday destination while you unwind with a good read. The Great Escapes titles are complimented by other travel books in the TASCHEN collection, including publications that focus on relaxing activities like yoga and companions filled with more getaway and expedition ideas from all over the globe.