ISBN: 9781925820584

Travel Your Way

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How we travel has changed; why we travel has not. Travel is curiosity, openness, and connection. In this thought-provoking guide, wanderers, dreamers and nomads are challenged to enhance their understanding of the world by exploring it on their own terms. With practical advice on getting off the tourist trail, connecting with locals, and understanding a place by asking the right questions, readers are given the tools to overcome barriers and restrictions and bring the world together.

 


“A serious-minded and thoughtful engagement with some of the joys and contradictions that travel brings to light, illustrated by rich vignettes from the author’s own adventures on the road. An engaging, articulate and enjoyable guide

Nick Hunt, author of  Walking the Woods and the Water, Where the Wild Winds Are and Outlandish.”


SPECIFICATIONS: 210mm x 135mm |Paperback | 232 pages

 

travel your wayNathan James Thomas founded Intrepid Times in 2014 as a vehicle for sharing stories from the road and as an excuse to meet and interview his favourite writers.

It has since grown into a popular home for travel writing with heart, attracting hundreds of contributors and thousands of readers from around the world. Nathan’s own travel writing has been published in places like Roads and Kingdoms, Outpost Magazine, and New Zealand Memories, and his work as a ghostwriter has been featured in Forbes, the Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review.

Originally from New Zealand, Nathan lived in China for two years and is currently based in Eastern Europe.

He is the editor of the travel writing compilation Fearless Footsteps, also published by Exisle.

The Gisborne Herald
To achieve the benefits of travelling, author Nathan James Thomas says, you need to go further, not always geographically, more psychologically further. Learn the language, the history, connect with locals, see the country through their eyes. The goal of travel is not to find yourself, it is to lose yourself.

Travel Your Way is the perfect book for seasoned travellers and new travellers who are about to buy their first oversized backpack.

The book has tips and tricks for those who want to really immerse themselves in a place, meet new people and uncover hidden gems that other tourists may miss out on.

If you are considering venturing out into the world and leaving behind the comforts of home, I highly recommend giving Travel Your Way a go before you leave.


Bare Essentials Journal
“Cultivating a mindset to embrace the world as an explorer is a valuable skill for storytellers. Travel Your Way by Nathan James Thomas, reveals how different perspectives can deepen an experience, spark creativity, empathy, and insight—dissolving our prejudices. Through which, we are able to communicate the value of diversity, equality, and compassion”


NZ Booklovers

Nathan invites us to rediscover the world on our own terms. He is redefining the travel guide genre by not looking at where to travel, but how to travel.  Ultimately, Nathan has written the book he wished was written when he first set out on a solo journey as a 17 year old.
If you’re considering backpacking, long term travel, annual leave or travelling for work Nathan shows how to make the most of every  place we visit.  Learn how to move beyond your comfort zone, overcome language barriers, connect with locals and understand the real story of the places you visit.

“Travel, now more than ever, deserves to be done well.”


Australian Women’s Weekly 

“Examines how to get more front the time you spend as a stranger in strange lands”. Click here to read” Click here to view


Let’s Find Out (Science Teachers Association of Victoria)
“offers sound advice to the prospective traveller.”


PS News

“This pandemic-proof edition of Travel Your Way is one for our tricky times, “with barriers and restrictions coming and going at a dizzying rate”. Thomas outlines steps you can take to enhance your travels and get more out of those trips you are able to make. We need to take travel seriously again. In this age of inequality and divide, look on it as a calling and a mission, which could help heal and connect. “True travel requires us to be humble. You cannot travel without first making yourself vulnerable.”

“It looks like we had to experience the loss of travel to understand how much we really need it!”


Craig Storti, author of  Why Travel Matters and The Hunt for Mount Everest
“Travel Your Way has something for everyone: great first-person stories, thoughtful reflections on the meaning and impact of travel, and practical advice on how to get the most out of your journey. It doesn’t preach—hence the title—but life lessons abound in these pages nonetheless.”


The Senior Newspaper
“From advice on how to accurately understand new places, to practical tips on meeting with locals, overcoming the language barrier and asking the right questions, Thomas shows you how to discover the world on your own terms. The result is a more rewarding journey and a greater sense of connection to everywhere you go.” Click here to read


School Days Magazine

“If you are thinking of travel from a cultural perspective and getting to know a country in-depth there are some good tips and advice.”


Food &Travel.com

“The author challenges readers to many aspects of travel: thinking deeply, empathising with locals, accepting differences more readily, and much more.”
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Nick Hunt, author of  Walking the Woods and the Water, Where the Wild Winds Are and Outlandish.”
“A serious-minded and thoughtful engagement with some of the joys and contradictions that travel brings to light, illustrated by rich vignettes from the author’s own adventures on the road. An engaging, articulate and enjoyable guide


Carmel McMurdo Audsley, Good Reads
“Reading this book makes you want to cherish the wonderful experience that travel is, and plan to get the most out of every destination. If you want to be a true traveler rather than just a tourist, you will find some great advice in this book. The influence of social media means that so many people travel to be seen, rather than to connect. If you are focused on yourself, you can miss the whole experience. Perhaps it will not be the selfies you took, but the people you met and experiences you had, that you will always remember. A book written from experience, with practical tips for your next adventure.”

Travel is the opposite of prejudice; it is curiosity, openness, and connection. Now, when our world is in flux, travel matters more than ever. How we travel has changed, but why we travel has not. With barriers and restrictions coming and going at a dizzying rate, now is the time to learn how to make the most out of whatever travel opportunities we are able to seize.

With the right techniques and attitude, travel can open our eyes to new cultures and dispel stereotypes. It can force us out of our comfort zone. However, the benefits travel can unlock – increased understanding of the world, greater courage, better connection between cultures – don’t come automatically. Truly experiencing foreign cultures is something we need to work at.

From advice on how to accurately understand new places to practical tips on meeting with locals, overcoming the language barrier, and asking the right questions, Travel Your Way shows you how to discover the world on your own terms. The result is a more rewarding journey and a greater sense of connection to everywhere you go, whether you’re on a business trip, or backpacking across the globe.

Learn how to make the most of every place you go by seeing the world with open, curious eyes, plan with excitement for future journeys, and reflect with greater appreciation on the travels you have experienced so far.

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