The Art of Travel

This book by Alain De Botton is the perfect philosophical companion to your adventures and wanderings this year- even if you never leave home. Pairing philosophy with anecdotes on travel of  famous travelers , he questions the mind set of travel and makes wonderful insights into ways we can open up the way we perceive everyday to be happier and more fulfilled. His tone is irresistibly delightful and intelligent.

“We are sad at home and blame the weather or the ugliness of the buildings, but on the tropical island we learn that the state of the skies and the appearance of our dwellings can never on their own either underwrite our joy or condemn us to misery.”

This book is at the top of my list to prepare for a year of adventure and exploration! It is a perfect guide for not where to travel, but how to travel.

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