How To be a Better Traveller is a guide to travel. While I do travel a lot I am not sure that I am actually a “good traveller” so I figured I’d check out this book to see if I could learn any tips and tricks. I found it interesting that the author mentions that people are most focused on non-essentials while traveling – that is your clothing and toiletries – all of which could be replaced (for the most part) at your destination. This book is also written from a British point of view, but I think that it can be read and utilized from people of any country who are traveling.
There is information on why you should always have your passport on you, who to ask for directions, why you should learn key phrases in the language of the country you are visiting, etc. This is a relatively quick read and under 100 pages but jam packed with great information and stories to help make you be a better traveler. Do you research before going to a new country. Read this book and then do even more research on the locations you are visiting based on the information you learn in the book.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
More of a ‘guide to travel’ than a ‘travel guide’, this book helps you to avoid the negative aspects of holidays and travel, providing you with practical tips on safety, saving money, avoiding hawkers and finding your way around unfamiliar places.
How to be a Better Traveller is aimed at readers who want to improve their travel experiences. From package holiday tourists to business travellers, indie travellers to armchair travellers, everyone can learn to travel well. Organised chronologically – like a journey itself – the book follows the stages of planning (packing, preparation and departing) through to the actual holiday (arrival, routines and local knowledge) to its ultimate completion (returning home). Along the way Chris covers general travel information (planning, flights, public transport), but also discusses the routines, the psychological preparation, the behaviours and habits you should adopt so that your whole travel experience becomes richer and more rewarding.
Travelling is one of life’s greatest experiences, it gives you a new lease of life, picks you up when you’re feeling down, helps you make new friends, educates you and gives you long lasting memories. This book ensures you get the most out of all your travels by helping you to become a better traveller.