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An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad.
Going traveling is one of the few things we undertake in a direct attempt to make ourselves happy--and frequently, in fascinating ways, we fail. We get bored, cross, anxious, or lonely. It isn't surprising: our societies act as if going traveling were simple, just a case of handing over the right sum of money. But a satisfying journey isn't something we can simply buy, and sadly something that should fill us with excitement can often end up being a source of angst and stress.
This is the guide: not to any one destination but to travel in general. It talks to us, among other things, about how we should choose a place to go, what we might do when we get there, how we should make good moments stick in our minds and why hotel rooms can be such liberating places... In a succession of genial essays, we become students of an unexpected but vital topic: how to understand and more fully relax and enjoy (what should be) some of the finest experiences of our lives.
A philosophical guide to the joys of travel and adventure.
In this compact collection of twenty essays, The School of Life applies their signature mix of philosophy, practicality, and wit to the act of travel. We pursue travel as a means to make ourselves happy-so why do we often find ourselves bored, anxious, or lonely when on a trip?
This is a guidebook not to geographical locations, but to the philosophy of travel itself. In a series of genial essays, it examines why we travel, how we choose where to go, what we can do when we get there, and how to make the most of our time away. This compact book is beautifully designed to take with us on our journeys. Ultimately, it reminds us to practice that most illusive and vital skill of all: how to relax.
- A COMPACT AND PHILOSOPHICAL GUIDE TO THE ART OF TRAVELING
- 20 ESSAYS TO INSPIRE WANDERLUST
- INCLUDES BLANK PAGES FOR NOTES and a built in pocket for saving mementos.
- FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT