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Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton


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In "The Art of Travel", philosopher and author Alain de Botton turns his unique perspective to the realm of travel. De Botton contemplates not just the how of travel, but the why, combining personal anecdotes from his own journeys with insights from other travelers and thinkers throughout history.

The book seeks to answer questions like, "Why do we feel a compulsion to travel?" and "How can we gain more from our travels?" He explores the anticipation and excitement of imagining a place, the joy of arrival, and even the poignant beauty found in longing for home.

"The Art of Travel" isn't a guide to specific places. Instead, it's a guide to viewing travel as an art, with its own rules and aesthetics. De Botton suggests that the artistry of travel has less to do with getting the right passport stamps and more to do with a sensitive awareness of our surroundings, an ability to be present in the moment, and an open-minded curiosity about the world.

An insightful and thought-provoking read, "The Art of Travel" encourages readers to see their own journeys in a new light and discover the philosophical and aesthetic joy of travel.

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton


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