From time to time, I’m sure all of us have wished for our own far away island where we could escape. If you’re looking for a virtual escape to some really, really remote places, Judith Schlansky’s book the Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty islands I have never set foot on and never will  is just the answer. Schlansky profiles fifty of the most isolated pieces of land on Earth, discussing their historical, geographical and maritime significance (or lack thereof). Hand-drawn maps accompany each island’s entry adding to the mystique of the remote and uninhabited. A must-read for armchair travelers, map nerds or those planning a VERY adventurous vacation!