The School of Life

How to Travel, Book

About

  • 30 Essays with Room for Notes and Observations
  • This is the guide: not to any one destination but to travel in general...how we should choose a place to go, what we might do when we get there, how we should make good moment stick in our minds and why hotel rooms can be such liberating places...
  • In a succession of genial essays, we become students of an unexpected but vital topic: how to understand and more fully enjoy (what should be) some of the finest experiences of our lives.
  • Included are a number of quizzes and practical exercises to help us reflect on what we have learnt, as well as room for recording our own thoughts and observations of wherever we find ourselves.


Going travelling is one of the few things we undertake in a direct attempt to make ourselves happy - and frequently, in fascinating ways, we fail. We get bored, cross, anxious or lonely. It isn't surprising our societies act as if going travelling were simple, just a case of handing over the right sum of money. But a satisfying journey isn't something we can simply buy: it's the result of an art that has to be learnt.

Essays include:

  • How to Choose a Destination
  • What is 'Exotic'?
  • The Importance of Sun
  • The Pleasure of the Airport
  • The Longing to Talk to Strangers
  • The Little Restaurant
  • Drawing Rather than Taking Photographs
  • The Advantages of Staying at Home
    Read an extract from the book.

         

        Materials & Details

            • Paperback book | 132 pages | 192 x 155 mm | Includes bookmark, notepaper, and envelope | Colour photographs

               

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              Brand & Designer

              The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence. They apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to everyday life. In their books, card games, classes, workshops etc. they address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.



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