At around this time of year, once the holidays are over, the blahs set in. And unless you or your friends are the lucky few, you neither have the funds or vacation time required to take a trip, far far away.
Enter the escape of a more literary sort. This big and beautiful book is brimming with gorgeous photographs, thoughtful writings and amusing sketches all about Africa. Written by photographer, adventurer and fabulous rake Peter Beard, the book is the closest thing you're going to get to going on safari, sans shelling out big bucks and getting painful injections in the heinie.
So beat the wintertime blues! Buy this book, rent Out of Africa, and settle in for a weekend virtual vacation in Kenya and beyond. Find it at www.taschen.com.