This week on the plane I had a chance to read Julia Chaplins, Gypset Travel. Her second book about Gypset. The first being Gypset Style. I received the book as a gift from my brother for Christmas and hadn't yet had a chance to read it. I did the once over all the lovely photo's, but not the meaningful words. Journalist and travel writer, Julia Chaplin (above) gives a saturated and intimate depiction of people she calls Gypset. A clever word she designed. Gypsy + Jetset. What could be better?! The book is broken down into destinations with a set of criteria based on migrations of creative, (hipster) types seeking freedom through lifestyle and personal expression.
And though I enjoyed some destinations more than others, her optomistic attitide makes you fall in love with the ideas and concepts she outlines. She writes, "Before beginning this book, I assumed that utopias didn't really exist, but I have come to believe that, on a personal scale, they can.
Either way, it's the effort and commitment that's interesting..." I fell in love with the visual and romantic journeys she portrays in the book. It helped me feel a bit more engaged in booking more trips, taking more chances, and going after the mixed up life. It's an inspiring read.