Summary

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.
©2002 Alain de Botton (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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3 out of 5 stars
By Thomas on 21-11-16

Great book... better to read than listen though.

Great book... better to read than listen though. The pace is just a little quick for an audio book.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Phoebe on 29-06-15

Good for room travel

Insightful and beautifully read, with some moments of gentle humour. Sometimes seemed to wander off the topic of travel but always came back to the point eventually - often in a thought-provoking way.

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2 out of 5 stars
By quiltbrain on 10-12-17

Hard to read

I m glad I read it because it opened my eyes to traveling with intention, but I can’t say I liked it. I would not have read this except for school. Wouldn’t recommend it either.

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1 out of 5 stars
By J. Natael on 07-08-13

Dull, suggestions for better alternatives

I listened to about forty-five minutes of this book (almost a fifth of it) only to hear several long lists of what various characters ordered in restaurants and a long description of the basis of the opinion that imagination is better than travel. After that I gave up.

If you were drawn in by the title, like I was, I would recommend skipping this actual book and instead going for The Art of Pilgrimage or Vagabonding, either of which delivers much better what this one's title promised than it does.

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8 of 17 people found this review helpful

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