The Art of Being a Tourist at Home: Expand Your World Without Leaving Your Home Town (Hardcover)

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The Art of Being a Tourist at Home: Expand Your World Without Leaving Your Home Town (Hardcover)

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A thoughtful book that celebrates "staycations" at a time when the world is grappling with the future of travel.

In The Art of Being a Tourist at Home, Jenny Herbert takes us on a journey through our neighborhood streets and our local parks, through museums and libraries, art galleries and bookshops. There's wonder to be found in the theatre and music-making all around us, vibrancy in fresh-food markets, new friends to meet through hobbies and clubs, and so many lifetime learning opportunities to be had-all without the stress involved in planning a holiday.

After all, why do we travel in the first place? It's an urgent question in these days of climate crisis and global instability. Staying closer to home makes good sense: it's cheaper, easier, less stressful and better for our health as well as the health of the planet. But Jenny doesn't suggest that we should abandon all future travel plans. Instead, she shows travelers of all kinds how we can still harness the spirit of travel through the art of the "staycation".

With beautiful illustrations throughout, The Art of Being a Tourist demonstrates that travelling at home offers the greatest potential for us to discover what contributes to our wellbeing and our happiness.
With over 20 years working in the tourism industry, and as a keen traveler herself, Jenny Herbert knows tourism from both sides. Her 2008 book The Intelligent Traveller was a guide to travelling well, how we might distinguish real travel from "McTourism", and how we need to be respectful and responsible travelers. Much about world tourism has changed since 2008 and Jenny recognizes the need to revisit the reasons why we travel, and the urgency to consider alternatives, without foregoing wonder, excitement and adventure. With a PhD in writing behind her, Jenny has turned her attention to demonstrating that much of what drives wanderlust can be satisfied right here at home. And without costing the earth.
Product Details ISBN: 9781741177107
ISBN-10: 1741177103
Publisher: Hardie Grant
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Pages: 144
Language: English