An original and comprehensive look at what it is we seek when we set off on an adventure abroad – and at how we can travel better, so that our experiences overseas become truly transformative and memorable.
Going travelling 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 travelling were simple, just a case of handing over the right sum of money. But a satisfying journey isn’t something we can simply buy: it’s the result of an art that has to be learnt. 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 enjoy (what should be) some of the finest experiences of our lives.
What people are saying about How to Travel:
“How to Travel helped me narrow down where I want to travel to, why I want to travel there, and who I want to travel with. The blank pages included gave me room to respond to the questions posed in the essays, which made the reading experience that much more enjoyable. I highly recommend this book to anyone who dreams of experiencing a culture or world outside of their own but can’t decide on a place.” Larysa
“A lovely collection of thought provoking short essays with note pages for jotting down things like ‘useful foreign phrases’ or to ‘give drawing a go’. This book is very well presented with interesting quotes, images and photographs on different coloured pages on quality paper. It therefore has a nice feel and is really easy to read, no complex theories here. However, each piece on different aspects of travel is written well and makes you think which has real value…So enjoyable, and a perfect gift for someone preparing to travel.” Sue
“In classic School of Life form, the content is compellingly presented in an uncommon way, playful while authoritative.” Rick
“Has little pockets and fill in spaces that are so useful.” Joana