The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton

The Art of Travel

Alain de Botton

272 pages first pub 2002 (editions)

nonfiction essays philosophy travel informative reflective slow-paced


Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; ...

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reflective 90%
informative 60%
inspiring 51%
adventurous 28%
relaxing 18%
lighthearted 15%
hopeful 14%
funny 7%
challenging 3%
emotional 1%


medium 40%
slow 37%
fast 21%

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