From the worst train ride of his life (in Bagan) to the most singular literary hotel in the world (hidden at the end of a cul-de-sac in Thailand), Swick's stories provide entertaining and exacting insights into the places he's been, the people he's met, and reasons we travel. After being guided through these seven joys and seven tales, Readers will be left with a strong urge to catch the next flight to anywhere.
Renowned travel writer Paul Theroux said of The Joys of Travel:
“I am thankful to Tom Swick for–in the most elegant and insightful way–reminding us why we travel, and I greatly admire in his own travel the revelations of his human interactions across the globe. He is the ideal travel writer, through his example, showing us how to see. The Joys of Travel is itself a joy.”
Thomas Swick was the travel editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel for nearly two decades, and has traveled to more than sixty countries, chronicling his experiences in work that has appeared in the American Scholar, North American Review, Oxford America, Missouri Review, Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, New York Times Book Review, and more. He is the author of the travel memoir Unquiet Days: At Home in Poland, and a collection of travel stories, A Way to See the World: From Texas to Transylvania with a Maverick Traveler. He resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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