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Wanderlust is notoriously difficult to manage. Once you've tasted the adrenaline rush of travel, it can feel unbearable to sit at home, knowing that adventure is out there waiting to be had.
But if you can't always get out and explore, then it's best to let a book do it for you. The wanderlust-quenching adventures below aren't the same titles you'll find on run-of-the-mill lists of "beach reads." Instead, they're a collection of tales -- both quippy and dense -- that'll take you from the beach to a mountaintop to the outback to Paris, all in a matter of pages. Read up!