Capital Cities Book

A Journey Around The World Through 118 Capital Cities

By The Travel is Life Creators

(6 customer reviews)

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Step into the beauty, culture, history, and lifestyle of capital cities around the world through photography and short story. In this ode to capital cities, the Travel is Life Creators showcase 118 cities from every continent, including Antarctica!

A Collaboration By 68 Travel Bloggers & Photographers

Hardcover: 258 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″ x 2.5″
Weight: 2.0 lbs
ISBN 13: 978-0-9977710-2-2
Color: Full Color

i love capital cities

The best way to begin traveling a country is from its capital city. You can get anywhere from the capital.

Capital cities are the melting pots of countries that bring their culture and people together from all walks of life. They are where countries unite and history happens.

Capital cities are often overlooked and underappreciated on travel itineraries. They become a placemark on a map to catch a connecting flight or a destination in which to spend a night recovering from jet lag after leaving one time zone and entering another.

There are countless travel books about where to go after the capital city… like the beaches, mountains, pueblos, wonders of the world, and everything in between. And don't get me wrong — I love visiting those places and reading those books too. However, I wanted to create a book that explored the capital cities themselves, which are equally special, but don't always get as much attention.

This book is my ode to capital cities, but since I've only been to tens of capital cities myself, I asked for help from my friends. In this book, a group of professional travel bloggers and I, collectively called Travel is Life Creators, have showcased 118 capital cities from every continent in the world (including Antarctica).

Our mission was not to create a travel guide, but instead, to capture the culture, history, and lifestyle of capital cities through photography and short story. I hope that reading this book will allow you to step into each capital city through the eyes and lens of each photographer and writer so that you can see, hear, touch, taste, smell, and experience that city, even if just for a brief moment, before traveling to the next page.

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About The Publisher

Hi Travelers!

Thanks for being here — wherever you are in the world.

It's my pleasure to bring you Capital Cities: A Journey Around The World Through 118 Capital Cities. Creating this book has been a labor of love for the past two years, and I hope you love it. I certainly do!

Since founding Travel is Life in Dec 2015, I've been on a mission to teach you about the incredible people, culture, and history that make our world so special, and inspire you to travel with a global compassion, open mind, and open heart.

This book is an extension of that mission. I hope that it inspires hours of conversation about traveling the world in your home (or in those of your loved ones).

Happy Travels!

-Paul Drecksler

 

450+ Color Photos

Take a visual trip of a lifetime through every continent – including Antarctica! This 258 page hardcover coffee table book features 450+ full color photographs by 60 photographers from around the world. Here's a sneak peak at what's inside.

Contributors

Capital Cities Book is a collaboration by a community of professional travel bloggers around the world. Special thank you to the following contributors for your hard work, ongoing effort, and dedication to seeing this project through completion.

Aga Goodman
Amy & Dave Tull
Amy & Dave Tull
Traveling Tulls
Tanya & Andy Korteling
Tanya & Andy Korteling
Can Travel Will Travel
Anisa Alhilali & Russell Wood

Anisa Alhilali
& Russell Wood
Two Traveling Texans

Anna Deaki & Anthony Royer
Anna Deaki
& Anthony Royer
Green Mochila
Barbara Bryan
Barbara Bryan
Let's Go Mum!
Bonnie Truax
Bonnie Truax
43 Blue Doors
Bruna Venturinelli
Bruna Venturinelli
Maps ‘N Bags
Carol Guttery
Carol Guttery
Wayfaring Views
Charu Goyal
Charu Goyal
Travel with CG
Claire Summers
Claire Summers
Claire's Itchy Feet
Daniela Koleva
Daniela Koleva
Ipanema travels to…
Daphne Hargrove
Daphne Hargrove
Travels with Daphne
Darcy Vierow
Darcy Vierow
Plan, Ready, Go!
Deeptha Doshi
Deeptha Doshi
The Globe Trotter
Derek Hartman & Mike Walsh
Derek Hartman
& Mike Walsh
Robe Trotting
Dhara Nargundkar
Dhara Nargundkar
It's Not About The Miles
Veronika Primm

Veronika Primm
Travel Geekery

Emma Erichsen
Emma Erichsen
Erika Van 't Veld
Erika Van ‘t Veld
Erika's Travelventures
Erin Mushaway
Erin Mushaway
Sol Salute
Fiona Lawless & Jerry Scott

Fiona Lawless
& Jerry Scott
A Couple of Drifters

Hanna Thomas & Boyan Ortse

Hanna Thomas
& Boyan Ortse
Solar Powered Blonde

Heather Raulerson
Heather Raulerson
Raulerson Girls Travel
Heather Wicksted & Matthew Daw

Heather Wicksted
& Matthew Daw
Reason 2 Roam

Jacob Laboissonniere

Jacob Laboissonniere
On The Way Around

Jessica Fergen

Jessica Fergen
One Girl Whole World

Joel Marrinan

Joel Marrinan
In My Korea

Julie Peters
Julie Peters
Travel As Much
Kat & Chris Butler
Kat & Chris Butler
Worldwide Honeymoon
Keri Hedrick
Keri Hedrick
Our Globetrotters
Kesi Irvin

Kesi Irvin
Kesi To And Fro

Kimberly DeCarrera

Kimberly DeCarrera
RV Tailgate Life

Lieze Neven

Lieze Neven
Glitter Rebel

Liz Richardson
Liz Richardson
Marcea Cazel

Marcea Cazel
My Cornacopia

Mary Jo Manzanares

Mary Jo Manzanares
Traveling with MJ

Matěj Halouska

Matěj Halouska
Czech The World

Menty Yu

Menty Yu
Gusto Beats

Mona Molayem

Mona Molayem
Mona Corona

Nicky Mackenzie
Nicky Mackenzie
Above Us Only Skies
Ophélie Schaffar

Ophélie Schaffar
Limitless Secrets

Paul Drecksler

Paul Drecksler
Travel is Life

Rachel Story & Sasha Savinov

Rachel Story
& Sasha Savinov
Grateful Gypsies

Sage Scott
Sandra Foyt
Sandra Foyt
Getaway Mavens
Sarah Vanheel

Sarah Vanheel
Cosmopoliclan

Patricia & Sergio Sigler
Patricia & Sergio Sigler
Nomads RTW
Siori & Fermin Longcob
Siori & Fermin Longcob
The Present Road
Susan Gleissner
Susan Gleissner
This Big Wild World
Trina Phillips
Vanessa Ball
Vanessa Ball
Wanders Miles

Reviews

6 reviews for Capital Cities Book

  1. Veronika Primm

    I feel honored that I could have contributed to this wonderful book (Prague, Warsaw). And beyond grateful that Paul took on the mammoth task to put together all the different contributions and turn it into this masterpiece. There’s so much behind publishing a book, I had no idea.
    I’d love to see the book at every café I visit, all over the world. The words and photographs bring such a unique perspective to each of the capital cities. To flip through the beautifully designed pages and experience the cities through the eyes of curious travelers is just the best pastime. I’m sure it’ll inspire many to go see the places themselves and I can’t wait to hear about it. I have found a lot of inspiration myself as if I needed to be enticed even more to travel! 🙂

  2. Emma

    A wonderful armchair tour around the world. This book is a great example of how travel bloggers across the world adapted in difficult times due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and collaborated to produce this beautiful book. In times of uncertainty and no travel, it was a privilege to be able to contribute to this book and to read the personal stories of so many other travellers.

  3. Joel Marrinan

    I've flicked through every (e)page of this book and I'm so excited by it. Beautifully presented, loads of knowledgable and interesting insights, and bright, colourful pictures. This will be proudly on display for guests to flick through and I'm sure it'll raise awareness of not only the world's capitals, but the people, culture, sights, food, and energy each major city brings to the world. 5 stars, no doubt.

  4. Claire Summers

    I'm so excited for the launch of this book and super stoked to have been a contributor. Having seen a preview of the full book I was amazed at just how well designed it is. It really is the perfect coffee table book, full of beautiful images and interesting personal stories that connect the people to the places. great job Paul and everyone involved. I can;t wait to get my copy!

  5. Mona Molayem

    I was a contributor to this book (Oranjestad, Aruba and Suva, Fiji) but didn’t see the rest of the contributions until the book was finished and was completely blown away! I loved how personal each story was, and how the book was completely unlike generic fact-based travel books. The information you’ll find in this book you won’t find anywhere else, and touches deeply on the authentic culture, people, and atmosphere, as told through the lens of seasoned travelers. The photographs also feel equally as personal. Truly a unique work of art that I am so proud to be a part of.

  6. Paul @ Travel is Life

    I love this book! It's been a labor of love for the past two years, and I'm extremely proud of how this book came out. Thank you to all the contributors who made it possible.

    Creating a book of this caliber was a tremendous responsibility. Curating photos and stories from our community of travel creators, working with different photography and writing styles, designing a book that encapsulated their voices and vision while still offering thematic and visual cohesiveness, and finally bringing it to print in a hardcover coffee table book that looked and felt as quality as the contents of the inside involved a lot of patience (for everyone involved), trial and error, and willingness to dive into unknown territory.

    The outcome of this journey is something I'm extremely proud of. I hope that you love this book and that it inspires hours of conversation about traveling the world in your home.

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Capital Cities Book

A Journey Around The World Through 118 Capital Cities

By The Travel is Life Creators

(6 customer reviews)

Pre-Order Your Copy Today

Ships April 2022 | International & Domestic Shipping Available (Calculated At Checkout)

$60.00

Step into the beauty, culture, history, and lifestyle of capital cities around the world through photography and short story. In this ode to capital cities, the Travel is Life Creators showcase 118 cities from every continent, including Antarctica!

A Collaboration By 68 Travel Bloggers & Photographers

Hardcover: 258 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″ x 2.5″
Weight: 2.0 lbs
ISBN 13: 978-0-9977710-2-2
Color: Full Color