Thursday, December 2, 2010
Been meaning to let you know about this book, recently reviewed here in the Sunday New York Times. The book is In Motion: The Experience of Travel, by Tony Hiss. "Deep Travel," as conceived by Hiss, can be as simple as a walk to your favorite coffee shop. Or a trek in the Himalayas. The point being, deep travel lifts us from our routines, awakens a sense of wonder, and can give us a laser-like view into the world around us that we otherwise never notice.
Beware: The Times reviewer (William Dalrymple) calls In Motion an "interesting and ambitious but flawed meditation." If you love travel, especially via walking, you might find enough joy and interest in this newly published book.