The Idle Traveller: The Art of Slow Travel (Paperback)

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By Dan Kieran, Tom Hodgkinson (Foreword by)
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A call to reassess how and why we travel, and examine our own sense of place, starting at home

The Idle Traveller is an inspiration to travel more meaningfully and enjoy the journey. As we jet off, passing from airport lounge to hotel in our desperation to escape our everyday lives and find some better weather, we'd do well to ask ourselves what on earth we're doing. Do we really travel any more or do we just arrive? Besides extolling the virtues of staycations, Dan Kieran argues we need to toss the brochure, glide rather than fly, embrace disaster, be epic in our travel pursuits, and immerse ourselves in the life-changing experience of true journeying. Full of inspiration for making the journey more meaningful and fun, this book will transform the way you travel forever.

About the Author

Dan Kieran is deputy editor of the Idler. He is the editor of Crap VacationsThe Book of Idler Pleasures, and The Idler Book of Crap Jobs, and he has written for the Guardian, the Observer, the Sunday Times, and the Times. Tom Hodgkinson is the author of The Freedom Manifesto, How To Be Idle, and The Idle Parent.

Praise For…

"Deeply alluring . . . beautifully told. Wherever you travel, you'd gain a lot from reading this book."  —Telegraph

"Thought provoking and often comical."  —Lonely Planet

Product Details
ISBN: 9780749574734
ISBN-10: 0749574739
Publisher: AA Publishing
Publication Date: April 1st, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English