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Why Travel Matters

Why Travel Matters

When you travel, you have a choice: You can be a tourist and have a nice time, or you can be a traveller – and change your life.

Most people who travel want to get something out of the experience. They want to grow and be changed. Whether travelling for pleasure or work, on a trip of a lifetime, gap year or a short break away, Why Travel Matters will help you broaden your mind and bring back a different self from the one who set out.

Using the wisdom of great travellers such as Paul Theroux, Freya Stark, George Orwell, Alexander Pope and Paul Bowles, plus the knowledge won during his years as an intercultural educator, Craig Storti lays out the ways we can approach travel for it to make a true impact. Covering the lessons we can learn from new approaches to daily life, the impact of environment and the ways we relate to ourselves, Why Travel Matters is a deeply practical guide to the transformational power of travel.
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Genre: Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure / Travel & Holiday / Travel Tips & Advice: General

On Sale: 14th June 2018

Price: £18.99

ISBN-13: 9781473670297

Reviews

A philosophical and anthropological exploration of how the act of travelling alters the traveller
Nick Hunt, author of 'Where the Wild Winds Are'
For those who have truly travelled, this is a warm, familiar tale; for those who only tour or sit at home, this may be the spark needed to whet one's wanderlust.
San Francisco Book Review
In practical steps, Why Travel Matters demonstrates ways we can go beyond mere tourism to become enlightened participants in new places everywhere. For all travellers - not to mention interculturalists - this book is a must.
Fanchon Silberstein, Former Director The Overseas Briefing Center, US Dept. of State
The farther I got into this book, the more I wished I had read it 50 years ago. Invaluable.
Sandra M. Fowler, President-Elect SIETAR USA
A highly intelligent and deeply engaging book that examines not only the beauty but also the importance of travel
Thomas Swick, author 'The Joys of Travel: And Stories that Illuminate Them'
A philosophical and anthropological exploration of how the act of travelling alters the traveller.
Nick Hunt, author of 'Where the WIld WInds Are'
A highly intelligent and deeply engaging book that examines not only the beauty but also the importance of travel.
Thomas Swick, author 'The Joys of Travel: And Stories that Illuminate Them'