I think my favorite part about traveling is planning the trip itself. I love learning as much as I can about the city I’m visiting so I don’t have to attempt the research once I’m already there experiencing it. I also try to not load up my luggage with travel books, which is why I love any sort of pocket-sized versions that are easy to access and use. Two of my favorites are Wallpaper Guides from Phaidon and Herb Lester’s Guides to the Usual and Unusual. Both so interesting and different form the norm. The Wallpaper Guides can also be downloaded as apps so you won’t need to bring them along at all. Convenient.