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The Art of Being a Tourist at Home

Expand Your World Without Leaving Your Home Town

Jenny Herbert



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Explore Australia
05 May 2021
In The Art of Being a Touristat 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 demonstrates that travelling at home offers the greatest potential for us to discover what contributes to our wellbeing and our happiness.
Imprint:   Explore Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   First Edition, Hardback
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 147mm, 
Weight:   470g
ISBN:   9781741177107
ISBN 10:   1741177103
Pages:   176
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

With over 20 years working in the tourism industry, and as a keen traveller 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 travellers. Much about world tourism has changed since 2008 and Jenny recognises 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.

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