Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: 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 to, we seldom ask why we go and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so.
With the help of a selection of writers, artists and thinkers - including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth and Van Gogh - Alain de Botton's bestselling The Art of Travel provides invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing.
The perfect antidote to those guides that tell us what to do when we get there, The Art of Travel tries to explain why we really went in the first place - and helpfully suggests how we might be happier on our journeys.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2014
- 129 x 198mm
Witty, Authentic, insightful; Alain De Botton’s novel is a must read for anyone who has ever been enchanted with the idea of travel. It is officially the best book I've ever read on a holiday! Whilst some of the best books transport you to other places, this books’ gift is allowing you to appreciate the world around you, from the mundane to the exotic, with the eyes of a wonderstruck traveller. - Lindsay (QBD)