The Art of Being a Tourist at Home

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The Art of Being a Tourist at Home: Expand Your World Without Leaving Your Home Town
Jenny Herbert

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 neighbourhood 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 travellers 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 at Home' demonstrates that travelling at home offers the greatest potential for us to discover what contributes to our wellbeing and our happiness.

About the Author:

Travel and tourism have long been a part of Jenny Herbert’s life; she has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years, is a keen traveller and author of the best-selling The Intelligent Traveller: how to plan your perfect trip.

The world turns and this book, 'The Art of Being a Tourist at Home', is born from a growing concern about how our travelling ways have impacted on communities and the environment, and a recognition of how easily we can indulge the spirit of travel close to home.

Jenny is the author of 'The Intelligent Traveller: how to plan your perfect trip' and 'In the Shadow of a Hero'. She lives in regional Victoria, Australia with her husband Fred.

Dimensions: H 21.7cm x W 14.7cm

ISBN: 9781741177107

Publisher: Hardie Grant Travel

Publication Date: 2021

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 144