Summer can be the perfect time to go on vacation—longer days provide more time for sightseeing or exploring, and warm weather pairs perfectly with a cold drink on a relaxing trip. While it’s easy to decide when to travel, sometimes it’s hard to pick where to go and who to go with. This week we’re featuring five books that provide inspiration for your next summer vacation. While you may not be jetting off to Europe anytime soon, reading these in your own backyard will make it seem like you’re in a glamorous destination with your favorite travel companions. In fact, some of these books may even make you feel better about your own holiday—in most of these novels, the vacations—like best-laid plans—often go awry.
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