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The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel

by Alain de Botton

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Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: 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 to, we seldom ask why we go and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so.

With the help of a selection of writers, artists, and thinkers, including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth, and Van Gogh, Alain de Botton's best-selling The Art of Travel provides invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel minibars, airports to sightseeing.

The perfect antidote to those guides that tell us what to do when we get there, The Art of Travel tries to explain why we really went in the first place, and helpfully suggests how we might be happier on our journeys.

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An Uncustomary Review of The Art of Travel
Reviewer katherinepisana
 December 14, 2010
When I read de Botton admit to having guiltily scoffed down three pain au chocolat while making sure no one saw, I catch a reflection of myself in the author. You see, it just so happens that I too recently ate numerous pains au chocolat in guilty rapid succession while visiting France. In my defense, they were miniature packets of pleasure and with handfuls of tedious travel hours ahead of me, with no sense of when or from where my next meal would come, I simply had no other choice. It was an act of survival. I must admit...

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  • Published: 2002
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