It’s that time of year when we’re on the look out to find the perfect Father’s Day gift. Here, we’ve done the sorting for you and curated our favourite books for fathers who are into Food, Travelling, Running or Cocktails.
For The Cocktails & Wine Enthusiast
Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour explores the exciting new world of spirits and cocktails. From gin, bourbon and whisky to vodka, cachaça, tequila and more, Lonely Planet Food’s specialist spirit reviewers, writers and bloggers recommend where to go and what to taste at the best distilleries and bars in more 30 countries. With local itineraries in Australia recommending top sights and experiences, as well as a special section showcasing the world’s best cocktails, it also includes unmissable regional drinks from South Africa, Canada, Indonesia, the USA, Mexico, Japan, the UK and New Zealand.
Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour AU$29.99
For the Runner Addict
Lace up your running shoes all over the world! Australia is represented by six runs highlighted in the chapters “The Great Ocean Road Marathon”, “Melbourne’s Must-Do Park Run”, “The Ormiston Gorge Pound Loop”, “Sydney’s Spectacular Seafront”, “Ultra-Trail Australia” and “Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula”. Featuring everything from short city runs and cross-country trails to must-do marathons and long-distance ultras, each experience is defined by being truly epic – whatever your fitness level.
Lonely Planet’s Epic Runs Of The World AU$44.99
For the Street-Food Lover
For Around the World in 80 Food Trucks takes us through the streets around the world and sources 80 fast, fresh and mouth-watering dishes — Japanese, Lebanese, Mexican, Peruvian, and more — from the most exciting culinary minds on four wheels. There are 12 Australian-based food trucks featured: Açai Corner in Perth; Sydney’s Cantina Movil and Volkswurst; Clinto’s Kupmurriand Little Wahaca on the Gold Coast; Melbourne’s Greek Street Food, Mr Burger, Pasta Face, Toasta and Yo India; Little Bonnie Dot in Mullumbimby; and Adelaide’s Sneaky Pickle.
Around the World in 80 Food Trucks discovers how to cook a raft of crowd-pleasing dishes, from sea bass ceviche and Lebanese msakhan to old-fashioned American peach cake. It also introduces the chefs responsible, who share the stories behind their passion projects.
Lonely Planet Food’s Around the World in 80 Food Trucks AU$29.99
For The Travel Lover
This guide boast 20 of the world’s best long-distance driving routes, profiles of 10 #vanlifers and the vehicles they have created, along with practical advice on choosing and building your own dream campervan, The Vanlife Companion helps you prepare for a life on the open road. The campervan is hardly a new invention: VW first launched its iconic ‘Splitscreen’ in 1950. In the 1960s and 1970s, it was the hippies and the surfers – both of whom gravitated to the VW campervan – that thrust both the vehicle itself and romantic notions of the accompanying lifestyle into mainstream consciousness. Fast-forward to today. Travellers are more adventurous and there is an entire vanlife scene to be explored.
Lonely Planet The Vanlife Companion AU$29.99