How to Travel
The School of Life
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 like satisfying travel is simply bought by 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.
Through a series of essays, How to Travel discusses how we should choose a place to go, what we might do when we get there, how we should make good moments stick in our minds and why hotel rooms can actually be liberating places. Included amongst these are a number of quizzes and practical exercises to help us reflect, alongside room for recording our own thoughts and observations.