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The Doctor Recommends: Must-Reads for the Week Ending June 14, 2013

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This week, Amazon launched a fun new tool called "Around the World in 80 Books," poised to help you find the required reading for your upcoming vacation. The picks are great, from Peter Godwin's When A Crocodile Eats the Sun (for imminent safari-goers) to Kurt Vonnegut's Galapagos (for the South America-bound). (Nikki Ekstein)

This Buzzfeed list of the 16 ways to make flying easier has a few ingenious solutions. Who'd have thought to bring golf balls on board to create your own little spa treatment? (Peter Schlesinger)

A Connecticut bill is claiming that the Wright brothers were not the "first in flight," 110 years after their historic plane took off in Kitty Hawk, NC. Whether or not German-born  Gustave Whitehead is truly the grandfather of aviation, there's no doubt about his level of wanderlust. Via Circa. (Adrien Glover)

Travelers that want to shop like a local should steer clear of New York's Chinatown. As Fox News reports, the city is looking to crackdown on tempting Prada, Louis Vuitton, and other designer fakes. (A.G.)

Caught in a travel disaster? Tweet about it. This infographic from HootSuite shows social media's vital role in disaster response across the globe, in case you don't have Trip Doctor handy. (Maria Pedone)

Live on London's wild side: according to the BBC, the London Zoo is now offering adults-only nights every Friday in June and July, complete with Bordeaux wines and up close encounters in its Tiger Territory enclosure. (M.P.)

Planning a glamorous night out this weekend? CNN curated a list of America's most expensive cocktails, including the $200 St. John cocktail from Osteria 177 in Annapolis, Maryland. (M.P.)

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