Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious

Seth Kugel (Author)


Having captivated millions during his tenure as the New York Times's "Frugal Traveler," Seth Kugel is one of our most internationally beloved travel writers. With the initial publication of Rediscovering Travel, he took the corporate modern travel industry to task, determined to reignite an age- old sense of adventure that has virtually been vanquished by the spontaneity- obliterating likes of Google Maps, TripAdvisor, and Starwood points. Now in travel- friendly paperback, this "funny, inspiring and well- crafted" companion (Associated Press) reveals how to make the most of new apps and other digital technologies without being shackled to them. Writing for the tight- belted tourists and the fi rst- class fl yer, the eager student and the comfort- seeking retiree, Kugel shows all readers "not only where to look, but how" (Samantha Brown), and promises that we too can rediscover the joy of discovery.

"Travel is not about the destination but the experience. . . . That's what makes it] so appealing, so addictive, and that's what makes Rediscovering Travel so necessary." -- Peter Greenberg

Product Details

Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
November 13, 2018
6.2 X 1.3 X 9.4 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Seth Kugel, the New York Times's "Frugal Traveler" from 2010 to 2016, has appeared on CBS This Morning, NPR, and BBC Travel. He hosts the hit YouTube channel "Amigo Gringo," which has been profiled in the New Yorker, and lives in New York.


Covering topics including the reasons why we travel, safety and risks, effective technology use, and the ethics of travel, he writes for both families with one week of vacation per year and solo travelers with months to spend abroad. Kugel's sense of humor and varied experiences make the book an enjoyable, informative read. Whether their ideal vacation is a week on a Caribbean beach or two months motorbiking around Vietnam, readers will feel encouraged to reconsider how they approach their next trip away from home.
In this insightful and fun book, Kugel... takes on the increasingly commercial and technological aspects of 21st-century travel. His advice will stimulate travelers' curiosity while rescuing a sense of adventure that has been eclipsed by technology and corporate tourism... Kugel's advice for discovery-filled travel is thought-provoking and surprisingly simple.
Rediscovering Travel sets itself apart by making the 'case that low-budget, minimally planned travel can be more rewarding than a journey insulated from risk and serendipity.' The author spent years as the 'Frugal Traveler' columnist for the New York Times, so many of his anecdotes and suggestions are unmatched in both functionality and entertainment value. Indeed, 'travelers both timid and daring will find plenty of useful advice in this perceptive and provocative volume.