From Our Archive
This story was published before Summer 2021, when we launched our new digital experience.

Anthony Bourdain's Final Book Is Coming Out in 2021 — and It Will Make You Fall in Love With Travel All Over Again

Bourdain's longtime assistant has finished "World Travel: An Irreverent Guide," and it includes heartfelt essays from those who knew him best.


Into the Wild at a British Columbia Resort


Into the Wild at a British Columbia Resort

Tucked away in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, Nimmo Bay offers both adventure and...

A Food Lover’s Guide to Florence


A Food Lover’s Guide to Florence

Longtime Tuscan resident and cookbook author Emiko Davies shares her favorite...

Men’s Grooming Essentials for Grown-Up Routines


Men’s Grooming Essentials for Grown-Up Routines

A full-body approach to skincare and grooming, from LED light therapy to the the...

Anthony Bourdain's longtime assistant Laurie Woolever has completed the book the Parts Unknown and No Reservations host had begun working on when he died in France in 2018.

"World Travel: An Irreverent Guide" is meant to serve as a guide to several of Bourdain's favorite places. It's also meant to show the world what it was he loved so much about these places. The 480-page book offers both practical travel advice and a deeper look at Bourdain's life through personal essays from his family, friends, and colleagues.

RELATED: We Asked Independent Bookstores Across the US for Their Favorite Travel-Inspired Reads—Here are 19 Books They Recommended

In an excerpt published in Entertainment Weekly, Bourdain's brother Christopher wrote about the European trip that set his older brother's life of adventure in motion. The family cruised across the Atlantic on Cunard's Queen Mary and feasted on baskets of croissants, street cart waffles, and the Bourdain brothers' beloved steak frites.

"We all became enamored of, or in love with, or even a bit obsessed with, France, to varying degrees," Christopher Bourdain wrote. "We got the food bug, the travel bug, and the understanding that you could hang out with people from foreign countries, and learn things, and take pleasure in coming to understand them. This is where it all started."

RELATED: CNN's New Book "Anthony Bourdain Remembered" Celebrates the World Traveler One Year After His Untimely Death

Woolever, who worked with Bourdain for more than a decade and co-authored his final cookbook, "Appetites," leaned on episodes of Parts Unknown and No Reservations to source Bourdain's own words for the book. Each chapter features a custom illustration of Bourdain in his element from artist Wesley Allsbrook.

The book cover features an illustration of Bourdain eating at a street food stall in his beloved Vietnam. "World Travel: An Irreverent Guide" goes on sale April 20, 2021.


Let’s Keep in Touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

You’re no longer on our newsletter list, but you can resubscribe anytime.