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The Art of Travel

De Botton, Alain (Book - 2002)
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Aside from love, few actvities seem to promise us as much happiness as going traveling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs, and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel, few people seem to talk about why we should go and how we can become more fulfilled by doing so. In The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, explores what the point of travel might be and modestly suggets how we can learn to be a little happier in our travels.

Baker & Taylor
An exploration of the human desire to travel presents a series of essays on airports, museums, landscapes, holiday romances, and hotel mini-bars, offering suggestions on how to render travel more fulfilling.

Blackwell North Amer
Aside from love, few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going traveling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs, and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel, few people seem to talk about why we should go and how we can become more fulfilled by doing so. In The Art of Travel, Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, explores what the point of travel might be and modestly suggests how we can learn to be a little happier in our travels.

Baker
& Taylor

An inquiry into the human desire to travel and the ways in which the travel experience is affected by anticipation and memory presents a series of thought-provoking and humorous essays on airports, museums, landscapes, holiday romances, hotel mini-bars, and master artists, offering suggestions on how to render travel more fulfilling. 50,000 first printing.

Authors: De Botton, Alain
Statement of Responsibility: Alain de Botton
Title: The art of travel
Publisher: New York : Pantheon, c2002
Characteristics: 255 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Local Note: Published also by Vintage International
Subject Headings: Travel Philosophy
Topical Term: Travel
LCCN: 2002510524
ISBN: 0375420827
0375725342
Branch Call Number: 910.01 B
TR790 .B68 2002b
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Jan 10, 2009
  • Johnmroses rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is wonderful book, with flowing prose and lots of insights about why we travel. The author combines his own experiences with the experiences of famous literary authors to explore various destinations. Highly recommended

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