Millions of people each year take trips. But how many are able to make each trip a journey of personal growth? The Way of the Traveler is the book to help people make the most of every trip. It's about learning to make the time before, during, and after travel an enriching experience; drawing on personal virtues to help you through potentially stressful encounters; and setting goals to ensure that even the most mundane two-day business trip brings new insights.
"Too much zen, not enough travel"
Even if the act of travel has been transformed beyond recognition in a mere decade or two, how much has actually changed in our favorite destinations in the past two hundred years? Listeners are invited to compare their impressions with those of veteran travelers and literary legends: Charles Dickens on Rome; Mark Twain on Paris and Versailles; and Washington Irving on Stratford On Avon. Added to this mix is elegiac verse by Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti.