Review: The Art of Travel

Unlike de Botton, I’m seldom disappointed with my travels, but I share his curiosity about considering why we want to travel in the first place.

In The Art of Travel, de Botton achieves this by reflections on the thoughts and experiences of other travellers, whether explorers, writers or other artists. What make The Art of Travel particularly enjoyable is the realisation that many before have gone through the trials and rewards of travelling.

Perhaps not surprisingly, De Botton identifies more with the trials. But he is a fine writer, and even the perpetually happy traveller should read this book. (4/5 stars)

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