The Idle Traveller: The Art of Slow Travel

The Idle Traveller: The Art of Slow Travel


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The Idle Traveller: The Art of Slow Travel by Dan Kieran

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749574734
Publisher: AA Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,209,180
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction Tom Hodgkinson 9

Chapter 1 Travel, don't just arrive 17

Chapter 2 Stay at home 45

Chapter 3 Be your own guide 75

Chapter 4 Embrace disaster 109

Chapter 5 Follow your instincts 139

Chapter 6 Lose your mind 167

Chapter 7 Be epic 197

Epilogue 217

Bibliography 218

Index 220

Acknowledgements 223

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