In 2009, a travel author and a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Elle, W and Condé Nast Traveler, Julia Chaplin, wrote a best-selling book called Gypset Style which was named after her clothing line (available at www.gypset.com). If Gypset Style is considered the Bible for women in love with the Bohemian Style, then her latest book Gypset Travel provides plenty of inspiration for everyone who has had an urge to pack it up and explore every single corner of our wonderful planet.
In Gypset Travel, Julia travels to the obscure enclaves of gypsy settlers from the Aeolian Islands in Italy and José Ignacio in Uruguay to Lamu in Kenya. On its 168 wonderfully illustrated pages, the book portrays the lifestyles of the Bohemian wanderers which are brimming with anecdotes that only free spirits can experience. Gypset Travel is full of interesting stories, historical facts and vibrant pictures that are guaranteed to make you smile and give you a few ideas for your next travels.
There are no stories about jetlag, airport security and X-rays, or fancy hotels. Instead, you’ll be able to read quirky stories about the people who lead the gypset life, learn about the little known getaways and experience second-hand what it means to travel light and carefree. It is a beautiful and inspiring read.
By the way, if you are wondering what the term “gypset” means, we’ll let Julia explain: “Gypset is about an emerging group of artists, musicians, fashion designers, surfers, and bon vivants who lead semi-nomadic, unconventional lives. It is an alternative way of traveling and living that’s based more on creativity than money.”
Get it from Amazon here.