Travel in the time of COVID-19 is a tricky thing, to say the least. Most of the highlights of any trip—mingling with the locals, exploring museums and dining out in new restaurants—are pretty much off limits at the moment. But just because the CDC advises against booking a trip doesn't mean the wanderlust subsides. In fact, for most of us, realizing that you can't go, makes you want to travel even more. Sure, you could make like John Steinbeck and go on a social-distanced road trip through the United States. But our mind's eye is looking farther, to destinations overseas, and reading a book set in those countries is the easiest way to transport yourself there. In fact, the sights and language found within the pages seem even more vivid now that it's the only way to visit. Perhaps it's like Steinbeck wrote: “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” Here, our team's favorite reads featuring far-flung locations.